Year of the Dog

狗 (Gǒu)

Dog is a straightforward and honest sign upholding justice. People of Dog sign are diligent, eager to learn knowledge, virtuous, sincere and as cool as cucumber. They usually come to front and win over the opposite sex with the unconditional loyalty. The honest Dogs are ready to defend the weak and helpless, listen and share the pain of others, and never put on an act. They are strong-willed, suit action to the word and consider the situation. But people born in the year of Dog can be confused, fragile, stubborn, indecisive and less independent.

  • 狗 (Gǒu)
  • Xu (戌)
  • Yang
  • Earth (Tu)
  • Amitabha, The Buddha of Infinite Light
  • Northwest
  • East
  • Southeast

Things that will bring dog luck:

  • 3, 4, 9
  • green, red, purple
  • east, southeast, south
  • rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
  • Diamond

Things that dog should avoid:

  • 1, 6, 7
  • Blue, White, Golden
  • Southeast

Dog Years

Year When Stem-Branch Element Yin Yang
1934 Feb.14, 1934 – Feb.3, 1935 Jia Xu Wood Yang
1946 Feb.2, 1946 – Jan.21, 1947 Bing Xu Fire Yang
1958 Feb.18, 1958 – Feb.7, 1959 Wu Xu Earth Yang
1970 Feb.6, 1970 – Jan.26, 1971 Geng Xu Metal Yang
1982 Jan.25, 1982 – Feb.12, 1983 Ren Xu Water Yang
1994 Feb.10, 1994 – Jan.30, 1995 Jia Xu Wood Yang
2006 Jan.29, 2006 – Feb.17, 2007 Bing Xu Fire Yang
2018 Feb.16, 2018– Feb.4, 2019 Wu Xu Earth Yang
2030 Feb.3, 2030 – Jan.22, 2031 Geng Xu Metal Yang

Dog Love Compatibility

Inarticulate in expressing their feelings, Dog people prefer the long and lasting love. They are kind-hearted, traditional and conservative, and would not fall in love readily. But once they do, they will treat their loved ones wholeheartedly. They are too stubborn to consider from many aspects or think about the feelings of others, which can affect the relationship to some extent and even cause a failed marriage.
  • Best with: Rabbit
  • Worst with: Dragon, Goat, Rooster

Dog in 2019

Career: Come Down to Earth & Don't Take Shortcuts

Officials born in the year of the Dog should not take shortcuts or go after fast luck this year but come down to earth and be careful in offering help which may bring them trouble; a steady attitude towards everything will bring them some unexpected good luck. Businessmen born in the year of Dog will get many chances and opportunities and need to be prudent in investment, so as not to make a wrong judgment due to improper selection and suffer money losses; they'd better seek steady development in this year.

Wealth: Save and Cut Spending

Despite the good luck for wealth, Dogs tend to spend a lot, especially on the opposite sex. Therefore, they are suggested to save and cut down some unnecessary expenses. In particular, those married Dogs and those working for the government should watch out for the windfall, so as not to damage the reputation or invite trouble due to money.

Marriage: Select Properly & Keep Away from Illegal Love Affair

For the married people of Dog sign, love relationship can be eventful this year and they should not quarrel over trifles; it is of particular importance to keep the opposite sex at distance, or an illegal affair or one night stand would ruin their career and family! Single Dogs should be careful in starting a relationship, never draw a conclusion blindly but investigate from many aspects to avoid any possible deception.

Health: Care for the Elderly & Seek Medical Advice in Time

Pig belongs to water while Dog belongs to earth and the two elements are an inter-restriction group. In human body, water refers to kidney, blood and urinary system while earth represents spleen, stomach, abdomen, intestines and digestive system. Therefore, people of Dog sign should pay attention to their kidney and stomach health, care more about the elderly and kids and seek medical advice in time to nip in the bud.