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 2020 & 2021

- Last modified on Sep. 02, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Marla from USA | Sep. 11, 2020 15:17Reply
I'm a Fire dog (12/09/46 and husband is Rooster 09/28/45. Will we divorce or separate?
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Answered by Carter | Sep. 17, 2020 02:51

The prediction shows that the marriage will continue. If you two still have feelings on each other, you should find ways to solve the problem and improve the current situation.
Asked by Zoey from USA | Sep. 01, 2020 22:11Reply
Born 1994, Will I achieve my dream Job?
I’m a 25 year old Full time voice teacher, I’m just trying to get sober again in a 12 step program. I have ptsd, Generalized anxiety disorder, chronic major depressive disorder, and panic disorder. I’m struggling to stay extremely thin which is how I like my body. It’s my dream to become a pop star and tour around the world performing for big audiences. What are my chances of achieving this?
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Answered by Matthew | Sep. 02, 2020 19:53

You are a person that have strong willpower. Thus you deserve a better life. It is predicted that you still have several chances to achieve your dream. Don't give up.
Asked by Conde Nouhou from GUINEA | Jul. 01, 2020 09:01Reply
Check my financial situation
My name is Conde Nouhan, born 17/12/1982. I am in a bad situation since last year . I work and work but seem to never get ahead. My office is closed, no money to pay the staff and the shop. I own my landlord too. The only way I see myself being able to get out of this situation is to win a lottery and come into a large amount of money. Is that any opportunity for me to overcome this situation?
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Answered by Emerson from CANADA | Jul. 06, 2020 01:24

It is not suggested to rely on the lottery. Maybe you can try to find a part-time job first. And then accumulate the wealth step by step. Don't worry. You need to have more confidence about yourself.
Asked by Rickwin from MALAYSIA | Jun. 30, 2020 06:57Reply
Born August 1970
Currently unemployed. Want to know my chances of getting a job soon.
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Answered by Ellen from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 06, 2020 00:49

The situation would change into a better stage in the second half of the year especially from September to December. You will finally find a nice job because you have outstanding abilities.
Asked by Anon from USA | Jun. 17, 2020 12:11Reply
Birth Date : 01 November 1994, time : 01:04 am , wealth, finance and career for 2020?
Completely stuck in my career, finance and education, seeking direction and guidance for this year and the next

Thank you
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Answered by Anna from DENMARK | Jun. 22, 2020 00:24

Fortunately, you may have several breakthroughs in the following months. You should keep the positive attitude and set up several goals. Then just achieve them one by one. Good luck!
Answered by Anon from USA | Jul. 07, 2020 00:18

Which months in specific ? Any idea ?
Answered by Anna | Jul. 12, 2020 19:04

September, October, November and December are auspicious ones for you.
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