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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Dog


Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Dog

A dog lantern in Shanghai's Yu Gardens during Chinese New Year celebrations.

© 2011 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

Birth Years*:

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

*For the sake of simplicity, I have noted the years per the Gregorian calendar. However, since we're talking about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the New Year can be any time between January and February. If your birthday falls in these months, and you're not sure where you land, use this website to find your zodiac sign.


  • Honest
  • Faithful
  • Loyal
  • Trust-worthy
  • Worrisome
  • Sharp-tongued

Compatible With:

Horses, Tigers



Good Career Choices:

  • Leader
  • Secret agent
  • Teacher
  • Business people

Famous Dogs:

Cher, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Dorothea Dix, Benjamin Franklin, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Golda Meir, Socrates

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