Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and 2030
The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.
The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch xū, and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang, the Dog is yang.
In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái. It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds.
A Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work.
Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits.
Despite how they act, they are worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this stop them. Once they decide on something, no one can persuade them against it.
Men born in the Dog year are straightforward and genuine. They are energetic, though they’re more pessimistic inside.
Very opinionated, they’re always ready to correct others and defend their stance. It’s not that they want to show off. They just feel it’s necessary to help others realize their mistakes.
These men care deeply for their family. Their stubbornness fades in the face of their loved ones. They work to understand and compromise, resulting in a harmonious family life.
Women born in the Dog year are very cautious. They are indifferent towards people they don’t like, and don’t trust easily. But once they do, it’s permanent. They are intensely protective of their friends and family.
They are genial and independent. They love outdoor activities and being in nature. However, they are also hard workers and don’t give up until they succeed. Security and a stable income are her requirements for a career.
Most compatible with Dog: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse
Dogs are the most compatible with Rabbits. They’re attracted to the Rabbit’s kindness, while the Rabbit supports Dogs in the background.
Dogs are often pessimistic and need a Tiger’s reassurance. Tigers also need a Dog’s loyalty. With Horses, both understand and respect each other’s opinions.
Least compatible with Dog: Dragon, Ox, Goat
Dogs and Dragons clash strongly and are the least compatible. Neither trusts each other and they have intense arguments.
There’s a cold relationship with Oxen. They have different interests and can’t interact smoothly. Dogs and Goats are able to tolerate each other, but there’s not much else.
Lucky Things for Dogs:
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
Lucky days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
Lucky directions: east, south, and northeast
Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Unlucky Things for Dogs:
Unlucky colors: blue, white, gold
Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
Unlucky direction: southeast
Unlucky months: the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months