Year of the Dog

Written by Ruru Zhou Updated Nov. 16, 2022

The dog occupies the 11th place of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. The recent years of the Dog are 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, and 1946… The next dog year will come in 2030. If you were born in one of the years, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Dog. 

According to Chinese culture, the dog is a sign of loyalty and prosperity. The Chinese believe the arrival of a dog to one's house means the arrival of wealth. Hence, people born in the year of the dog are believed to have these personality traits. 

Year of the Dog 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970...

The Chinese zodiac Dog years come every 12 years as a cycle. The most recent zodiac years are 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, and 1946. 

Chinese Zodiac Dog Years and Element

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is around one or two months later than the Gregorian calendar. 

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. The most recent dog year is 2018. It is the year of the Earth Dog.

Dog Years Birth Dates Element
2030 3 Feb 2030 to 22 Jan 2031 Gold Dog
2018 16 Feb 2018 to 4 Feb 2019 Earth Dog
2006 29 Jan 2006 to 17 Feb 2007 Fire Dog
1994 10 Feb 1994 to 30 Jan 1995 Wood Dog
1982 25 Jan 1982 to 12 Feb 1983 Water Dog
1970 6 Feb 1970 to 26 Jan 1971 Gold Dog
1958 18 Feb 1958 to 7 Feb 1959 Earth Dog
1946 2 Feb 1946 to 21 Jan 1947 Fire Dog

Use the Chinese Zodiac calculator below to find out your zodiac sign and element.

Chinese Zodiac 1994

1994 is the year of the wood dog. The wood dog year begins on 10 Feb 1994  and ends on  30 Jan 1995. People born during this period are wood dogs. Wood dogs are earnest, friendly, cautious,  and reliable. 

Chinese Zodiac 1982

1982 is the year of the water dog. Chinese zodiac 1982 is from 25 Jan. 1982 to 12 Feb. 1983.  The water dogs are attractive, cheerful,  and loyal to friends. 

Chinese Zodiac 2006

The Chinese zodiac sign in 2006 is the dog with the element of fire, so it is the year of the fire dog.  Chinese zodiac 2006 begins on  29 Jan 2006 and ends on 17 Feb 2007.  The Fire dogs are generous and easygoing. 

Chinese Zodiac 1970

1970 is the year of the gold dog. The gold dog year starts on 6 Feb 1970 and continues to 26 Jan 1971. If you were born during this period, your Chinese zodiac sign is the gold dog.  The gold dog is independent and talented. 

Chinese Zodiac Dog's Lucky Numbers and Colors

See below the lucky numbers and colors for dogs. Follow these lucky things and avoid these unlucky ones for you, and you will have a prosperous life. 

Dog's Lucky colors

Dog's Lucky Numbers and Colors 2023

Unlucky Things Dogs Should Avoid

Dog’s Personality

Dogs are loyal, courageous, and firm. They have a strong sense of justice. Although they may be not so good at expressing themselves, they are willing to dedicate themselves to the person in their hearts. 

Dogs are loyal and kind. They dedicate themselves to their families and work very hard at their workplaces. They are usually the best employees in companies. 

However, dog people often lack their own 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 Love Compatibility - The Romantic Relationship

Each Chinese zodiac sign can be best or worst matched with other zodiac signs due to its personality traits. The best matches for the dog are the zodiac Tiger and Horse, while the worst match is the zodiac Rooster. 

Year of the Dog's Compatibility

Best Match with Dog: Tiger, Horse

Dog people and tiger people have similar personalities and could make a satisfying match if they have similar preferences. The tiger and dog can cooperate well with each other at work. If you have a dog partner, you will get a fortune easily.

Drawing on the dog’s independence and sincerity, the energetic horse people would fall in love with the glamorous dogs at first sight. Dog people and horse people will work for the same goals and offer support to each other.

Worst Match with Dog: Rooster

Roosters are not compatible with dogs as they have quite different natures. Relationships between Roosters and Dogs will be full of tension and end in arguments. They fight often and can't compromise.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator


Dog's Horoscope in 2023

The fortune for dog people is average in 2023. They will obtain some achievements in their careers but there are also many ups and downs. 

Dog's Horoscope 2023

Dog’s Career Predictions in 2023

Dogs' fortune in career depends on the kind of work they are engaging in. Dogs who are engaging in creative work such as designing will make great achievements in 2023, while dogs who are doing their own business may see many twists and turns in 2023. 

Dog’s Wealth Fortune in 2023

Dogs who are doing creative work will have a very prosperous year in 2023 in their career. They may have the chance for promotion in their workplace and see an increase in salaries. While dogs who run their own business may not be so lucky this year, they will see many hardships in their business. 

Dog’s Love Horoscope in 2023

The relationship is the biggest challenge for dogs in 2023. It is hard for single dogs to meet their beloved ones this year. For married dogs, your relationship with your partners may not be as sweet as before. 

Dog’s Health Horoscope in 2023

Dogs, your health fortune is not so good in 2023. The chance for you to get hurt in road accidents is a bit high, so be careful when driving on roads. 

Read more details on Dog's Horoscope in 2023.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dog

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 2023!

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