Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog is eleventh in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Dog years are …1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Dog.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar, each zodiac animal's year comes around every 12 years. It traditionally begins with the Year of the Rat.

Dog Years

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Types of Dog Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Dog 1934, 1994 honest, considerate, warm-hearted, and righteous
Fire Dog 1946, 2006 generous, hopeful, down-to-earth, and trustworthy
Earth Dog 1958, 2019 responsible, hard-working, courageous, and tolerant
Metal Dog 1910, 1970 prudent, diligent, independent, and enthusiastic
Water Dog 1922, 1982 provident, energetic, popular and polite

Dog's Personality

Dogs are loyal, courageous, and firm. They have a sense of justice, they would suffer pains by themselves rather than bring troubles to others. If they are in trouble, they seldom shirk responsibility or shift the blame to others. This nature makes dogs popular among friends and colleagues.

However, Dogs often lack an opinion when dealing with complex things. They are inclined to be blind. It is easy for them to drift with the tide. if they don't have scientific guidance.

Dog's Compatibility

Dog’s Compatibility

Best Match with Dog: Tiger, Horse

Dogs and Tigers have similar personalities and could make a satisfying match if they have similar preferences.

Dogs and Horses will work for the same goals and offer support to each other.

Worst Match with Dog: Rooster

Relationships of Roosters and Dogs will be full of tension and end in arguments. They fight often and can't compromise.

How to Get Luck for People Born in the Year of the Dog?

Lucky Things for Dog

Dog's Lucky Things

  • Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky Colors: red, pink
  • Lucky Directions: south, east

Dog's Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Unlucky Colors: black
  • Unlucky Direction: north

Dog's 2021 Horoscope

Dog's 2021 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad forecasts for Dogs in 2021 are, or what type of Dog you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.


People born in a Dog year will easily experience poor health, having, in turn, an impact on their family's health in 2021. They will often have foolish ideas or be in low spirits.

They should chat with friends to release negative emotions and spend weekends with family in the suburbs to enjoy the beautiful scenery and improve their mood.

Pay special attention to personal safety, especially when driving, exercising, or using sharp objects.

Career and Finance

This year people who used to work hard will again display their ability, and gain recognition and admiration from their boss. But when Dogs make great progress they should beware of envious colleagues or onlookers.

Anyone who wants to start up a business this year must first have a careful plan then take action, strengthen the bonds of friendship and listen to others' suggestions, all of which will help their business.


People born in a Dog year will have good relationships with family, friends, and colleagues, but should be careful with their words and actions. They had better have more frequent contact with friends and communicate gently and politely with colleagues.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dog

  • Anne Hathaway (American actress): born 12 November 1982)
  • Michael Jackson (American singer and dancer.): 29 August 1958
  • George W. Bush (the 43rd president of the United States): born 6 July 1946
  • Zhou Enlai (the 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China): born 5 March 1898
  • Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom): born 30 November 1874

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in 2021!

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