Year of the Dog: Chinese Horoscope

Loyalty is this Chinese astrology sign’s hallmark, but when threatened, the Dog can be territorial, too.

Dog Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Loyal and sweet, the Dog is an elegant soul who keeps it real, no matter how fussy she looks. Like an eager pup, this sign responds to praise and attention and knows how to court it. Nobody pulls off simple glamour like Dogs. Put one in an elegant gown or tuxedo and the cameras start clicking. There are plenty of show dogs among this sign! Their barks can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they’ll bite. (A threatened Dog can be vicious, though.) Although some are divas, most Dogs are simple creatures of habit. Some might find them boring, even infuriating, because they’re so faithful to their routines. Dogs hate drama, but they love mischief. Sometimes, there’s a thin line between the two for them. Still, no matter how crazy a Dog can make her friends and family, few can resist this sign’s charms. It takes a mere scolding for Dogs to become loveable creatures once again. One beautiful, repentant smile and every mess will be forgiven.

Western Sign: Libra

Ruling Planet: Venus

Compatible With: Horse, Tiger

Famous Dogs: Madonna, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Vince Vaughn, Kelly Ripa, Christy Brinkley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Clinton, Kirsten Dunst, Sofia Coppola, Kid Rock, Michael Jackson, Matt Damon, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Brigitte Bardot, Alec Baldwin, Mariah Carey, Taraji P. Henson, Tina Fey, Queen Latifah, Matt Damon, Tonya Harding, Sarah Silverman, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Lambert

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Dog

1934: Wood Dog
1946: Fire Dog
1958: Earth Dog
1970: Metal Dog
1982: Water Dog
1994: Wood Dog
2006: Fire Dog
2018: Earth Dog

See another Chinese Horoscope sign:

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Year of the Tiger AstroTwins
Year of the Rabbit AstroTwins
Year of the Dragon AstroTwins
Year of the Snake AstroTwins
Year of the Horse AstroTwins
Year of the Sheep AstroTwins
Year of the Monkey AstroTwins
Year of the Rooster AstroTwins
Year of the Dog AstroTwins
Year of the Pig AstroTwins

Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.