Dog - Personality and Characteristics


Candid, allegiant, quick-witted

The Dog is the symbol of honesty, frankness and extremely loyalty in all groups. People having the Chinese zodiac Dog sign always have industrious, genuine and righteous characteristics. In addition, most of them have a good sense of humor. Their smooth-talking and resourceful personality traits win high popularity among surrounding people.


Cool-headed, insistent, active

People born in the Year of the Dog have straightforward personality traits according to Chinese zodiac analysis. In career and love, they are faithful, courageous, agile, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and inspire other people's confidence. They could be good leaders. If they fall in love with someone, they would not change. They can also be tremendously stubborn at the right times.


Lack of patience, conservative, anxious

Most women under this sign are quite appealing but lack stability. Chinese zodiac dog personality can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. They are irritable and usually bothered by unwarranted anxiety. They sometimes try to flaunt and be brave. They are likely to be an armchair theorist but deficient in practical experience. 


Loyal, keen, creative, patient

Most Dog people are born theoreticians which mean that they seldom apply the theory into practice throughout daily life. Although they have wonderful ideas and good proposals, they lack practical experience. Consequently if they can meet a nice and intelligent leader, they can make full use of their advantages. They are loyal to their jobs and no matter how many troubles they meet, most of them won’t give up easily. They can always complete work tasks within the required time. Bosses can trust them and give them vital work to do. Thus generally speaking, they can get promotions and have stable incomes in early and middle ages.

 Best Jobs for Dog

Chinese zodiac Dog characteristics are honest, cheerful, candid and right-minded, so they can find satisfying jobs easily. During work, they prefer to solve problems in a simple and efficient way. They like doing competitive work because their outstanding abilities need to be aroused by difficulties.

Suitable Jobs: doctor, teacher, lawyer, writer, politician, judge, accountant, civil servant, programmer, or philosopher

 See more about
Dog's Best Jobs and Working Partners
Dog's Best Business and Career Fields 


Money management, stable income, saving money all the time

They can always foresee and catch many golden opportunities to expand own business and gain promotions. If they want, they can try their best to fight for their goals. Generally speaking, most of them have busy and challenging jobs that require their involvement in many social activities. Dogs' charming personality traits win them high popularity among colleagues and business partners. However, although they have stable and abundant income, they are not good at saving and managing money. As a result, they may experience money shortages. Thus they are not advised to invest large amounts of money into unfamiliar fields. In addition, recording daily costs and controlling unnecessary expenses are good ways to save money.

Love and Relationships

Shy, loyal, impressible, enchanting

Although most people born in the Year of the Dog don't know many methods to please their soul mates, they belong to the most loyal type. They have many attractive characteristics in love relationship, such as kind-heartedness, considerate and responsible that can provide enough sense of security to their partners. However, they easily get hurt by others’ words and behaviors sometimes because of their sensitive personality. Thus, it is better not try to cheat them as far as possible in daily life. This always reduces their trust. In addition, they are willing to seek a simple and comfortable love life. Giving them enough space and appropriate distance is an effective way to keep love fresh all the time.

Best Matches: Rabbit
Bad Matches: Dragon, Sheep, Rooster

 See Love Compatibility of Dog, to know more about their compatible Chinese zodiac signs, what they are like in love, and how to get along with them.


Gastrointestinal and respiratory disease, neuralgia, influenza

They are susceptible to fatigue from their busy work. They always want to accomplish every work task perfectly; consequently this tends to increases blood pressure. Lower immunity may bring several respiratory diseases. It is suggested to get enough sleep and keep a healthy diet. In daily life, lightly-flavored food is much better. Eating less hot and spicy food can avoid gastrointestinal problems efficiently. In addition, regular exercise is needed. A timely treatment is suggested when they feel unwell. 

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Dog:

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Personality by Western Astrology Signs

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

 Dog Fortune in 2019

- Last modified on May. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Joana from HOLLAND | Apr. 14, 2019 02:52Reply
Hey im girl born in 31 may 1994 dating older men .
He is soo kind van soo sweet he is born in 07 September 1963 . What can you say about this match ? And the future?
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Answered by Anne from USA | Apr. 14, 2019 20:12

Hi, your love compatibility is great and it is possible to maintain your relationship. However, you may also meet some conflicts due to your large age difference. Communication is very important and learn to be more considerate. Best wishes :)
Asked by Lina from MALAYSIA | Apr. 11, 2019 21:28Reply
I am currently unemployed for 5months, I am born in a year of a dog, 1970. Will I be employed again
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Answered by Lily from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 14, 2019 20:02

Don't worry too much and you may have a chance to get a job again this year according to your zodiac prediction. Your career fortune is not bad and things may have a rising tendency in the next half year. Try to take more interviews and catch every opportunity, good luck :)
Answered by Lina from MALAYSIA | Apr. 16, 2019 22:58

thanks lily
Asked by Sally from SINGAPORE | Mar. 12, 2019 08:47Reply
Born on 4/6/1970, what is my career prospect in 2019?
Just quit my job, when to expect my next new job opportunities?
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Answered by Nick from MALAYSIA | Mar. 12, 2019 19:45

Hi, this year your job career is just so so. But you may see some good changes in March and April. You can take advantage of every chance to try to take more interviews. Good luck!
Asked by Khairul from MALAYSIA | Mar. 03, 2019 10:57Reply
Virgo dog and Capricorn snake
Are we compatible August 31, 1994 and January 16 1990
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Answered by Sean from USA | Mar. 03, 2019 19:49

The love compatibility is on average and you may need to make more efforts in your relationship. Better understanding and communication may help a lot to improve the compatibility. Good luck!
Asked by Bruno from USA | Jan. 21, 2019 20:38Reply
Dog born in 1982. It’s been a rough 2018 and January 2019.
Confidence level is dipping with constant failures. Is there any relief in 2019? Want to give some exams and clear them + want some relief/help in life.
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Answered by Jerry from CANADA | Jan. 22, 2019 19:07

Your fortune will meet a rising tendency and things will get better in the year of 2019. Don't worry too much and keep a positive attitude. Set your goals and achieve them step by step. Life is always hard but beautiful. Best wishes!
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