Dog (zodiac)

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The Dog () is eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character , also refers to the actual animal while , also refers to the zodiac animal.

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Dog", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
14 February 1934 3 February 1935 Wood Dog
2 February 1946 21 January 1947 Fire Dog
18 February 1958 7 February 1959 Earth Dog
6 February 1970 26 January 1971 Metal Dog
25 January 1982 12 February 1983 Water Dog
10 February 1994 30 January 1995 Wood Dog
29 January 2006 1 February 2007 Fire Dog
16 February 2018 4 February 2019 Earth Dog
2 February 2030 22 January 2031 Metal Dog
22 January 2042 9 February 2043 Water Dog

Chinese zodiac Dog Compatibility Grid[edit]

Sign Best Match Average Match No Match
Dog Dog, Tiger, Horse Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Monkey, Rat Dragon

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly Branches of Birth Year: 戌 Xu
The Five Elements: Earth
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Ninth
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium, orchid
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, gold
Season: Autumn
Closest Western Zodiac: Libra


In the sexagenary cycle, 2018 (16 February 2018–4 February 2019, and every 60-year multiple before and after), is the Celestial stem/Earthly Branch year indicated by the characters 戊戌. It is the current year, until 5 February 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". Retrieved 14 March 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Neil Somerville (2005). Your Chinese Horoscope 2006: What the Year of the Dog Holds for You. p. 367. ISBN 9780007197736.