The dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to a myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be determined by the order in which they arrived at his feast. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another land helping a god to defeat evil spirits. Then they left for the party together. Since they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor followed the order in which they met the god in the other land. So Dog finished eleventh.
In China, it is still popular to call dogs Wàng Cái. It means "prosperous wealth" and comes from the barking sounds of dogs (wàng wàng).
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Those born under auspices of the dog are honest, friendly and trustworthy. They are protective, generous in their love and have a strong sense of justice.
They are also intuitive, good judge of characters and are able to figure out human nature almost instantly. Diplomatic they may be but they are equally fast with their razor sharp
barbs when slighted. Like the animal itself, they are homebodies who care deeply for their families above else. On the negative side, dogs can be overly judgmental and self-righteous. Nothing is good enough for the.
Their eternal quest for the right way at times ends in all consuming depression or disappointment. Dogs find it hard to compromise and may refuse to get off their high horses.
There are five types of Dogs, each with different characteristics:
Type of Dog
Year of Birth
These Dogs are trustworthy and polite. If given help, they’ll do whatever they can to repay the kindness. They adhere strongly to their morals and ethics. Others can find it hard to understand. They do well in jobs that require patience and will keep fighting until they succeed.
These Dogs are dream chasers. They generally have smaller dreams that are easy to fulfill, which motivates them to continue on. When friends have trouble, they’ll give advice but won’t set out immediately to help. Every step must be thought out carefully before they act.
These Dogs are stubborn and never give up. They aren’t very connected with the world and society. Though stubborn, they respect other perspectives. They believe that as long as they work hard, they’ll make it.
These Dogs are traditional and attractive. They have high self-esteem and don’t like receiving help. But they like helping others, though it sometimes causes problems for themselves. They will take over someone’s position and it’ll open up a smooth road to success.
These Dogs are calculative planners. They focus on building a strong foundation for their future. But when faced with difficulties, they can become very pessimistic. They work hard, but should create bigger goals in order to use their full potential.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Dog:
Melania Trump, Naomi Campbell, Steven Spielberg, Dolly Parton, Donald Trump, Prince William (crown prince), Kate Middleton, Justin Bieber, Lee Chong Wei, Michael Jackson, Prince, Mother Teresa, Sophia Loren, Donald Trump, Madonna, Alec Baldwin, Abdul Razak Hussein, Dolly Parton, Ana Torroja, Andie MacDowell, Andrea Bocelli, Angela
Bassett, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Cheech Marin, Christiane Amanpour, David Niven, Diane Keaton, Ethan Hawke, George Gershwin, Herbert Hoover, José Carreras, George W. Bush, Judi Dench, Julieta Venegas, Julio Franco, Kevin
Bacon, Irene Fernandez, Norodom Sihanouk, Lina Romay, Linda Ronstadt, Lino Martone, Liza Minelli, Lorenzo Lamas, Luis Aparicio, Luis Miguel, Madeleine Stowe, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Prince William, Queen Latifah, Reggie Martinez Jackson, Roberto
Clemente, Sharon Stone, Shirley MacLaine, Socrates, Susan Sarandon, and Tommy Lee Jones.
Health: Overall speaking, dogs enjoy good health for they are happy all of the time. Dogs are active doing sports, so they are resilient to fight illness, such as colds, coughs, and fever. In heavy work and frequent social activities, in addition to proper excise, they should pay attention to having enough rest, which will benefit both physical and mental health. Since dogs are not crazy about seeking for money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in life.
Career: Due to loyalty in personality, dogs tend to choose a career on the principle of servicing others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees, as they work heart and soul at their tasks. They are easy-going and kind, and always are ready to alleviate the workload of others, which make them very popular in their work circle. Recommended careers for dogs include
businessman, doctor, police officer, scientist, counsellor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge. Dogs are often seen as valuable employees, work well as a member of a team, and are also able to become an accessible leader.
Horse and Tiger
Dog and Horse: They will make a happy couple. Both respect each other and value loyalty highly.
Dog and Tiger: They have mutual respect to each other. When a balanced and harmonic relationship is established, they will adventure together to achieve a long term success.
Words of Caution:
The Dog tends to have frequent conflicts with the Dragon. Both have strong and unyielding characters that happen to be hard to relate to each other. The Dragon is too proud to accept the Dog's caustic comments and critical approach. The righteous Dog will not give up and compromised.
East, South, Northeast
green, red, purple
3, 4, 8
Rose, Cymbidium Orchid
the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a
profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.