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

- Last modified on Dec. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Lu from AUSTRIA | Feb. 15, 2020 22:19Reply
Can this (April 82 female water dog) & ( September 88 male earth dragon) work? We're together for 12 years, married 2 years ago and I love him so much. But he's given us 1 more month.
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Answered by Mike from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 19, 2020 17:39

You are quite compatible, deeply attracted by each other. You are both responsible, willing to share the family duty. Thus don't worry.
Asked by Lizzett from UNITED STATES | Jan. 29, 2020 08:41Reply
Hi am fire dog and i was born in 2006 august 24
I am always a clumsy person and always manage to break something in my house and my dog fortune said I will twist my ankle or wrist and its very rare for me to get hurt like that so can it come actually true?
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Answered by Anthony from SINGAPORE | Feb. 02, 2020 18:24

Well, Lizzett, yes, you should pay much attention on that in daily life. However, there won't have serious problems. Don't worry.
Answered by Lizzett from UNITED STATES | Feb. 10, 2020 08:10

Okay, thank you very much!
Asked by Gareth Thompson from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 24, 2020 17:40Reply
Male Dog born 12 may 1982
I’ve been having a lot of health problems over the past 3 year. And wanted to no if my health is going to get better?
I no your not a doctor. I just need a little bit of hope to hold onto to help give me that push if I need it. Thanks
Answers (2)
Answered by Ronald from CANADA | Feb. 02, 2020 18:23

According to the situation, the situation would change into a better stage in 2020. Thus you should keep the positive attitude towards the health condition. :)
Answered by Gareth from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 03, 2020 03:04

Thank you so much 😁🤗❤️
Asked by jam from PHILLIPINES | Dec. 27, 2019 13:20Reply
hi im leaving my phillipines country before end of this yr. im female dog born in June 11 1994.
i just want to know if is it a good year 2020 for me to earn more money? did i choose the right decision ? thanks in advance .
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Answered by Emily from POLAND | Dec. 30, 2019 22:33

Yes, you should have more confidence about yourself. 2020 will be a good year for you to accumulate wealth because you have outstanding abilities.
Asked by Arun Gopinath from INDIA | Dec. 02, 2019 10:58Reply
My birth date ia 23 November 1982 . I want to know about my success in career
When will i get a proper growth in my career . I am in the Film Industry. Also want to know about my marriage . when will it happen .
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Answered by Makayla from CANADA | Dec. 02, 2019 22:01

The prediction indicates that you will be luck in your career. You are advised to make full use of intelligence and get some successes in career. Keeping modest attitude towards people around will help you maintain harmonious relationship. In addition, about your love relationship, you may fall in love with someone in the first half of 2020. Good luck!
Answered by arun gopinath from INDIA | Dec. 03, 2019 09:15

Thank you so much for the reply
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