© Original Drawing by Shi-He Wang
The Dog is the 11th sign of the Zodiac.
If you are born between October 8 and November 6th you are
influenced by the sign of the Dog.
The time of day ruled by the Dog is between 9.00 pm to 11.00
The Dog is associated with the home, and specifically to the
guarding of the home. In ancient times, at dusk, the house was
locked up and guards posted, including guard dogs. This is the
main meaning of the Dog sign.
Like the Dog, the Dog person is noted for his loyalty, and willingness
to serve. In China, dogs normally lived outside the house, not
inside, so the Dog is more in the nature of a German Sheppard
or a Rottweiler. Even so, the elite did breed house pets like
the Shih Tzu and Shar Pei, but these are not the dogs referred
Dog people decidedly protect those who are known to them and
loved, and can be quite defensive in unknown situations, at
least until it becomes known. Dog people may seem standoffish
at first, but once they get to know you they can lavish affection
like no other sign.
Dog people are known for their hospitality, their comfortable
home life, courage, dedication, persistence, and ability to
serve. However, introverted Dog people tend to be defensive
and critical may also appear cynical and grim at times.
The Dog is Yang by Nature.
Those born in a Dog year will find Horse, Tiger and other Dog
people most compatible. They will find Rat and Rooster people
the hardest to deal with.
How the Dog relates to;
The Rat; These two are great companions, even though there
may be friction between them arising out of two distinct approaches
to life. While the Dog prefers the traditional ways, the Rat
prefers the latest fad. Still these two are such great friends
they don't allow such differences to stand in the way of enjoying
each other's company.
The Ox; Not the best of pairings. Both are traditionalists
to such an extent they often miss opportunities for improvement.
Their disagreements may seem petty and unimportant to onlookers,
but are often very upsetting to the pair. Not an auspicious
The Tiger; This is an auspicious union. While there are many
differences, both seem to have similar views on the important
issues. These two work well together and usually are successful
at whatever they choose to do. A long a prosperous life is indicated
The Rabbit; This is a union that will require a great deal
of hard work to keep it together. There is obvious physical
attraction, but sharing responsibilities may prove to be challenging.
The Dragon; As much as the Dog would love to trust the Dragon,
the Dragon's mystical and magical nature is problematic for
the pragmatic Dog. It often seems the Dragon is keeping secrets,
when it is simply mystical knowledge that is 2nd nature to the
Dragon, but beyond the Dog's pragmatic nature to grasp.
The Snake; There are deep feelings of affection between these
two, if not openly expressed. But it is like two individuals
pursuing the same path, rather than a partnership. Still, there
is comfort in knowing the other is there when needed.
The Horse; The Horse is one of the ideal partners for the Dog.
These two are energetic, full of fun and laughter, as they enjoy
life to the fullest. They rejoice in bringing laughter wherever
The Sheep/Goat; These two are fairweather friends. When times
are good they are good to each other, but when times are bad
taking care of each other is not a priority. These two often
have much higher expectations than their combined abilities
can live up to. To succeed much work is needed to weather the
storms of life.
The Monkey; This is a delightful couple who enjoy each other's
company thoroughly. Independent enough to get on with their
lives during periods of separation, they nevertheless take great
delight in being reunited. Each takes great pleasure in admiring
the efforts of the other.
The Rooster; Not an auspicious union. There are disagreements
at every level between these two. They don't have the same priorities,
goals or expectations which makes harmony problematic. Still,
some think it is worth the effort.
The Dog; Two Dogs together is an auspicious union. These two
tend to take life one step at a time, with a strong family life,
a happy home, comfort and prosperity priorities they pursue
single mindedly. Indeed, it is often the case that these two
can read each other's minds.
The Pig; While both the Dog and Pig tend to emphasize home
life, stability, and traditional values, there are hidden differences
that make this a less than auspicious union. The more open these
two are with each other the better things will be.
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