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What to know about the loyal Dog in the Chinese zodiac

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

As the 11th animal in the zodiac cycle, the dog is known for its loyalty, friendliness, and lovable personality. People born in the year of the dog are said to be reliable, honest, and always there for their friends and family. They're also known for their playful nature and love of adventure.

Years of the Dog in Chinese astrology include: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030. Dogs are loyal, sensitive characters who are very close to the family.

Don't be fooled by their friendly demeanour - dogs can also be fiercely protective when it comes to their loved ones. In Chinese culture, the dog is seen as a symbol of protection and guardianship.

We all know that dogs love to bark, but did you know that in Chinese astrology, the sound of a dog barking is considered a sign of good luck? So if you hear a dog barking, take it as a positive sign that good things are on the horizon.

And speaking of good luck, the dog is also associated with the element of earth, which is said to bring stability, grounding, and prosperity. So if you're a dog person, you might want to surround yourself with earthy tones and materials to attract abundance into your life.

Let's not forget about the dog's adorable appearance. With their wagging tails, floppy ears, and wet noses, dogs are basically furry balls of happiness. And who doesn't love snuggling up with a warm, cuddly pup on a cold winter day?

5 Chinese elements Dogs can be paired with:
  • Metal Dog - a perennial warrior but fiercely loyal

  • Water Dog - creative and faithful character

  • Wood Dog - sociable and dutiful individual

  • Fire Dog - insecure but sweet souls

  • Earth Dog - grounded and level-headed people

12 Western star signs Dogs can be paired with:
  • Aries - ambitious, brave and unafraid

  • Taurus - stubborn, diligent and loyal

  • Gemini - impulsive, extroverts and clever

  • Cancer - sensitive, caring and dependable

  • Leo - fiery, confident and a leader

  • Virgo - humble, practical and kind

  • Libra - balanced, intelligent and friendly

  • Scorpio - deep, mysterious and passionate

  • Sagittarius - lovers of freedom, spontaneous and intellectual

  • Capricorn - ambitious, organised and goal-oriented

  • Aquarius - creative, intelligent and distant

  • Pisces - emotional, creative and sympathetic

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