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 

 Horoscope in 2024

- Last updated on Feb. 04, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Joanne from MALAYSIA | Jan. 10, 2024 12:17Reply
Im water dog and my bf is pig are we compatible?is there any chance for me to move to other country
.my bf and i is in a long distance relationship and he wants me to move where he is right now? Is it posdible for us to be together? Is he the one for me?
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Answered by Jessica | Jan. 10, 2024 23:19

Your love compatibility is very high and it is easy for you to maintain a great relationship as long as both of you can be honest with each other. However, moving to new places is risky thing and you have to make it clear. Just follow your heart. If you are still hesitated, don't do that.
Asked by Verde tiera from FILIPINO | May. 17, 2023 21:10Reply
Im metal dog,, do i have a change to move another place for work,,
Hi,, do i have a change to move to another work place,, for work.... thank you,,
Im a metal dog,, born 1970..
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Answered by David | May. 17, 2023 23:58

Generally, this is a lucky year for Dog people. In career aspect, you may have a lot of chances and it is possible for you to move another place to work if you are well-prepared. Good luck!
Answered by Sony | Jan. 07, 2024 01:09

Im a metal dog too.
Asked by j from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 04, 2023 08:15Reply
dog gemini 1994 lover 1970 dog libra
is this a good match?
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Answered by Selina | Jan. 09, 2023 22:22

It's 55% match.
Asked by LYL94 from SINGAPORE | Jul. 20, 2021 04:32Reply
Hi, im a wood dog of 17.12.1994, which is my lucky month for lottery bets
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Answered by Christine from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 26, 2021 01:20

Lunar August and November are relative two good months for Dog People in 2021.
Answered by Ana | May. 26, 2022 17:32

we are the same! 7.12.1993
Asked by JK from UNITED STATES | Dec. 13, 2020 21:03Reply
Both zodiacs his dragon and mine dog
Are saying we are not compatible. We have been together 10 years and it is challenging every day. Should we believe regarding compatibility and just let the relationship end? All the trades match per our zodiacs.
Answers (2)
Answered by Estelle | Dec. 14, 2020 18:30

You should believe your relationship and have more confidence. Sometimes, the prediction is just a reference for you. Don't worry.
Answered by Nikkie | Aug. 21, 2021 19:53

I am a dog and had a 15 years relationship with a dragon , it was very challenging as we were only 32% compatible. Good luck
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