Recent years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… 2018 is classed as an Earth Dog year.
The Dog occupies the 11th position in the Chinese zodiac after the Rooster and before the Pig. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year cycle.
Chinese Zodiac Years of the Dog
People born in the following date ranges are believed to be born in a year of the Dog and are called Dogs.
Those born in January or February should take particular note of when Chinese New Year falls to confirm their birth sign. Each Dragon year also has one of five elements associated with it.
You can check the table below or use our “Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign” tool to find your zodiac animal sign.
Dog’s Personality: Dogs are loyal, honest, but not good at communication.
Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.
As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality.
When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when making comments, and infer that all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Dog
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
Which Type of ‘Dog’ Are You?
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Dog comes once in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Dog, each with different characteristics.
Zodiac Dogs’ Love Compatibility
See below for the compatibility of the Dog with other animals, and find out if the Dog is compatible with your sign or not.
Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals works on the principle that only those whose characteristics match have good compatibility. Those who don’t match need to put more effort into their relationships.
- Best with:Rabbit
- Worst with:Dragon, Goat, Rooster