Year of the Dog

The dog is the eleventh animal of the Chinese Calendar, coming after the Rooster and before the Pig. Those born in: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 are called Dogs. For all the Dogs who are waiting excitedly for their year, the next Year of the Dog begins on February 3rd, 2030, and ends on January 22nd, 2031.

Dog Years are much the same as the animal they coincide with, filled with familial love, powerfulness, willfulness, honesty, benevolence and compassion.

During these years, people become more spiritual and don’t value worldly possessions as much.

Your enterprise will prosper, as it is under the protection of the Dog’s vigilant eye, which will help maintain unity and rule of law.

The Dog’s Personality

Dogs are deeply kind and reliable people. They are dependable, devoted, trustworthy and sincere, with an excellent sense of morality, always wanting to help out the little guy. They have a gloomy worldview, always looking at the empty side of the glass.

Dogs are faithful, friendly, gentle, careful and alert. Because of their profound faithfulness and honesty, these people will do just about anything for the person they consider most important.

Men Born in the Year of the Dog

These Dogs are keen to build a beautiful and congruous family with their one true love. They want to have a solid and smooth relationship. As such, when they succumb to romantic affairs, they will be very adamant about showing their intense emotions. They tend to strongly believe whatever their spouse tells them.

Women Born in the Year of the Dog

They are very attractive but rather erratic. They can be quite distant and apathetic at social events. They tend to fret and complain about many things and they are known for their silver tongues. They are quite anxious and contentious.

The Dog’s Elements

Wood Dog – 1934 and 1994

They are very honest and blunt when it comes to love. They make sure to make their sentiments known and wish others to feel the same way. In their love lives, they are rather stubborn and laid-back and are not particularly passionate or sentimental

Fire Dog- 1946 and 2006

These Dogs are smart, receptive and have a detective’s hunch. Dogs overthink too much, but seldom turn words into action. Headstrong and proud, they love showing off.

Earth Dog – 1958 and 2018

They are very emotional people. These Dogs are guardians and desire a happy family. These Dogs are known to be sincere, trustworthy, nice, helpful, contemplative and highly aware of their own limitations. They are a rather calm and delicate spirit, but also resilient and tenacious when needed.

Metal Dog – 1970 and 2030

They are careful and highly confident. Regardless of what their task is, they are very self-reliant and don’t want to involve others, and are incredibly diligent, always completing what they set out to do. Furthermore, they are truthful, straightforward and dependable.

Water Dog – 1922 and 1982

They are quite possibly the most delightful of all the signs in the Chinese zodiac. They are known to be easy-going, bold, affectionate, compassionate, charitable, altruistic and friendly.

Lucky Things about those born in the Year of the Dog:

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers which include them (such as 32 and 58)
  • Lucky days: the 9th and 11th days of every lunar month
  • Lucky colors: white, blue and pink
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
  • Lucky directions: South-east, and north-east
  • Lucky months: the 5th, 9th and 11th lunar months

Unlucky Things about those born in the Year of the Dog:

  • Unlucky colors: green, purple, gold
  • Unlucky numbers: 2, 6, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: south
  • Unlucky months: the 5th and 8th lunar months

The Dog’s Love life

The best matches for Dogs are Rabbits, Horses and Tigers. Horses and Dogs are very compassionate and can maintain long-term relationships based on reciprocal dignity and faithfulness. Rabbits are very affectionate which makes Dogs feel cherished.

Male Dogs will have a long and successful marriage if paired with Rabbits, Rats and Tigers, whilst girls are best paired with Rabbits, Monkeys and Pigs.

The Dog is least compatible with the Dragon, Goat, Rooster, and other Dogs. Dogs are incompatible with Dragons, Goats and Roosters, as well as other Dogs.

These people fail to consider the other person’s emotions. The goat is particularly bad at this as they are shy and compliant.

Even though those born in the Year of the Dog are known to be trustworthy, they are also known for their bravery and intelligence, which can make others jealous or envious.

Best Careers For Dogs

Dogs are incredibly dutiful and follow orders well. They do all they can to finish whatever task is bestowed on them. Due to their ambitious nature, they would do well to get a job that is inherently competitive.

They are reliable, honorable and accountable. They are reputable and won’t sabotage others for their own advantage, and will put hard work into their projects to make them as good as they possibly can be. They are aware that a shoddy job can even lead to death, in the case of architecture for example. As such, Dogs make good builders, architects and engineers.

Great careers for Dogs: holy man, psychiatrist, professor, attorney, lawmaker, veterinarian, theorist and inspector.

The Dog’s Health

Generally, Dogs are healthy and will likely have happy lives. They are athletic and resistant to diseases such as the flu or the common cold.

During intense stages of work and plenitude of social events, Dogs should make sure they are well-rested and keep active, which brings both mental and physical advantages. Because they are not very interested in cash and control, they are not overburdened and feel better in both their personal and professional lives.