The Dog is the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac system. It belongs to the “earth” element among the Chinese five elements. The Dog is the most faithful friend and the best partner of mankind. Therefore, people born in the Year of the Dog are immensely loyal, very invested with work, and will not quit easily.

The Dog hour refers to the time from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. In ancient times, people go for night patrols before calling it a day, and they will bring along their best friend – the dog. Night patrol moments are related to the dog.

Years of the Dog

Lucky Things

Lucky Numbers : 3, 4, 9
Lucky Flowers : rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Lucky Colors : Green, Red, Purple

Personality of the Dog


The Dog has a reputation of being loyal and courageous, has strong determination, especially having a good sense of justice and faithfulness, he would rather ensure the sufferings than to trouble others. The Dog is agile, gives it all in work, seldom emphasizes objective reasons, and does not blame others; the Dog is honest, upright and kind-hearted, faithful, and reliable, as such he is popular and respectable.


The Dog’s shortcomings are obvious, most importantly is that he does have opinions on matters, strongly blinded, not flexible. The Dog has many friends because of his ego, he lacks sticking to principles, emotionally unstable, and if he is not well educated, it is easy to make mistakes based on his own independent actions.

The Dog and the Life Path Number

In Numerology, the birth date has significant influences on people’s life. In fact, a life path number can be derived from the sum total of the digits that make up your birth date. Your life path number together with your Chinese Zodiac sign can explore the real you. Here are the traits of the Ox in reacting to different Life Path Numbers.

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Life Path number
Shy, like to help others silently
Unstable marriage, prone to involvement of third party
Friendly towards strangers, demanding on the family
Egoistic, prone to money loss
Born with a sense of justice, unaccepting of unfairness
Free spirited, dislike control
Weak self-control, prone to temptation
Possess good sense of obligation and dedication to friends
Smart and possess good investing skills

The Compatibility of the Dog with other Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Dog Combines with the Western Zodiac Signs

In the laws of the universe, many areas will use the number “12” to divide some static systems. In the West, there are twelve constellations and in the East, there are twelve zodiac signs. Their difference lies in one goes with using a month as the unit of measurement, and the other uses a year for the unit of measurement. When the zodiac is combined with the constellations, it creates a unique character. The following is a character combination of the Dog with the 12 zodiacal constellations.

Jan 20 - Feb 18Very intelligent, an intellectual
Feb 19 - Mar 20Has faithful friends, thinks for others
Mar 21 - Apr 19A warrior, often studies things that cannot be understood
Apr 20 - May 20Is a faithful friend, smart and capable
May 21 - Jun 20Kind, but bad-tempered
Jun 21 - Jul 22Sensitive, loyal and mighty, self-sacrificial
Jul 23 - Aug 22Speaks too much, and has no couth
Aug 23 - Sep 22Likes art and crafts, talented in technical skills
Sep 23 - Oct 22Cowardly, needs support and guidance
Oct 23 - Nov 21Very cunning, loves to pretend
Nov 22 - Dec 21Very successful, unstoppable
Dec 22 - Jan 19Often keeping a lookout, nervous