The Dog

Types of this zodiac sign recognize those who are sincere and those who are not.
Chinese zodiac sign Dog | Photo: © Waldemar Dąbrow -

Chinese zodiac animal Dog (戌)has good knowledge and insight into human nature. Chinese zodiac animal sign Dog has its fine intuition and is able to realize those people, who are sincere or have something to hide. First impression, which a dog offers is without hesitation and doubt towards another person. Though Dogs are equally reserved and they take their time to give their confidence to one another and begin to share what they intend to give. A quick decision is not theirs.

Those who have got a Dog might be lucky

The Dog just makes its distinction between black and white towards its people - you are my friend or you are not. There is nothing to clarify within the relationship to each other. In case of having its friendship – the Dog always remains at your side. It is sustainable and permanent as long as you reply the dog’s loyalty – as long as the dog can keep it - your included sincerity and honesty as well.

There is no better and more faithful companion of man as well… The dog’s devotion and enthusiasm towards its people cannot be topped. Giving all as long as it can – is still the continuing motto of its days. If you ever would have lost its confidence it might be almost impossible to regain its confidence one more time. If a decision was made, this decision would not have been reconsidered once again. For Dogs it is the most significant topic to meet a character that gives its profound and confident friendship in return. Maintaining nodding acquaintance is never its part.

Dogs are bringing on social projects

Giving justice is the significant topic in their life and they are willing to gain justice and – if it’s their perfect day: mutually influential and mutually agreed.

When dogs are working their reasonable and level-headed mind provides throughout delayed handling, but in sooth and consistent way. Dogs are willing to help their companions with convincing strength and analytic consideration. But, however, Dogs are still brooding and tend to slide into pessimistic estimation. On the surface Dogs would never show their inflicted deep emotional hurt - trying to make the best of it and hide their detriments and show spontaneously a good humoured way.
In case of deviation of their route and routine – and in case of this fear of failure their disappointment is even worse than they might have been expected… they turn to vicious dogs – be aware and avoid potential unpredictability. But normally, in case of not being hurt seriously and ill-treated Dogs are rather open-minded and have high degree of judgement and critical ability as well.

No need being the leader of the pack - and it’s the same matter concerning career…

Zodiac sign of the Dog does not reach out for a medal – if anyone does. There is no need for luxuries and riches - they just need a warm and safety place...not much more than this. They are happy to try being helpful – giving advice or assistance for those, who are standing close to them.

Regarding love matters and romance the zodiac sign of the Dog is actually reserved. It’s regarded with caution and suspiciousness. Dogs like to flirt and soon they are falling in love on the one hand, but on the other hand they take their time and to develop and consolidate a romantic relationship at all. For the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog matrimony is quite desirable.

The five elements of the Dog

Earth Dog

Born as a sign of the element of earth you may be intelligent and responsible – with regard to other signs you are more upholding traditions. Common sense is their measure – never allowing themselves being too risky and adventurous.
They are most of all practical and logical, however, caused by these characteristics each enterprise would be flourishing.
It is controlled when other are upset – keeps calm within challenging situations. Even if they are emotional stimulated they appear calm and firm to one another. Earth Dogs are really and truly kind-hearted – finally patient, but optimists and even tempers.

Fire Dog

They are passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive: The Fire Dog represents confidence and impatientness– bursting with strength. Innovative projects, renewals and improvements in general are set on the list. Defying all odds they are regrettably haunted by pure egoism and their predominating behaviour won’t be welcome. On professional level the Fire Dogs dominates the upper floors of the managers and members of the executive boards.
Selected from the group of all types of Dogs the Fire Dog is the most ambitious one. It is devoting all its energy to make its idealistic dreams come true – to gain its goals. It is extroverted and open-minded for new experience… it likes to be in the centre. This Dog would not just snarl – it could bite as well, if needed.

Wood Dog

These kinds of persons prefer feeling the ground beneath their feet – close to their adequate element wood. Wood Dogs endeavour a maximum certitude in life. They collect material and non-material goods by maintaining of ethic and attitude to morality. They bring up projects and ideas with persuasion and assertiveness towards lucrative sustainability.
Those Dogs are distinguished from the other types of Dogs: they would like preferring more luxury – they attach more importance to these material goods than other members of this species. They are exceedingly diligent and like to succeed – and they like to be surrounded by luxury. These warm-hearted and open-minded Wood Dogs prefer working together in a group with companions.

Water Dog

The Water Dog shows itself adaptably towards distinct forms of changes – in contrary towards the Metal Snake, which reflects more resistance. Variable conditions and dependence are accepted without hesitation and doubt. Water Dogs are inquisitive minds and like to develop further on mental level. Born in the year belonging to the element of water this type of Dog has sensitivity and likes to communicate – keen sense of intuition. Sometimes it is tired and shows passive presence for a while…
The element of water reinforces the dog’s impressions and intuition – precautious and vigilant towards whatever occurs. Empathizing with companions the agile zodiac animal sign of water dog is equally ruled by the smoothness and effervescence of this element. But water dogs are more musing and brooding than their conspecifics – and as a result much more calm.

Metal Dog

The Metal dog is strong, firm and high principled. It is controlled when other are upset – keeps calm within challenging situations. Obstinate and with ambition - the Metal Dog follows its imagination and is equally goal orientated.
A superbly functioning network is the profound foundation and when the dog has decided to give someone its heart then loving kindness is presented. Noble characters, whose thoughts and ideas may be convincing the good might triumphs in the end: Disciplined and precise – towards obligations to the law.


Represented hours of the dog:
7h p.m. - 8h p.m.

Cardinal direction: west-north-west

Season / month: autumn / october

Fix element: metal

Parallel zodiac sign: Libra

Positive characteristics: intuitive, faithful, helpful, reliable, fair, motivated, wise, unselfish, idealistic

Negative characteristics: withdrawn, leery, critical, sturdy


Ideal Partner:
Horse, Tiger

Rat, Monkey, Snake, Pig, Dog, Rabbit

Moderately suitable:
Ox, Goat, Rooster


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