The Dog is born under the signs of loyalty and anxiety. He/she exudes confidence whever he/she goes and is admired for his dignity and carriage. He/she is a good judge of character and can asses people better than any other sign of the Chinese zodiac. His/her assessments are quick and sure. He/she is a very direct person who will not skirt around the issues and prefers others to do the same. Never vague, you will always know where you stand with the Dog. Although he/she speaks frankly, the Dog will wisely listen to others and try to garner every bit of information before coming to a decision of his/her own. The Dog will be happy to give advice and will be happy to take some , too. He/she is a very helpful person and dislikes to turn down a friend in need.
The Dog hates injustice and if he/she feels someone has been treated unjustly, he/she will do everything in his power to help right the wrong. He/she is honorable and expects others to be the same. He/she is always ready to aid a good cause and he is well liked and admired for this characteristic.
The Dog is not a social being although he/she is very friendly. He/she is a one-on-one person who would rather have a small quiet dinner with friends rather than attend a large, noisey party. He/she dislikes large social functions such as weddings and dances. The Dog can shine at small affairs with his/her excellent conversational skills and sense of humor, but he/she tends to become invisible in a large crowd, and he/she knows it.
The Dog does have a temper but is always cool in a crises. He/she is loyal and trustworthy and expects those traits from his/her friends. He/she will be badly hurt if a friend betrays those traits. He/she is capable of holding a grudge all of his life and is given to bouts of worrying and fretting.. Sometimes his/her view of the world is quite pessimistic. Many times his/her biggest worries are of his/her own making and in reality are trivial problems that other signs of the zodiac would not give a thought to.
The Dog is a very intuitive person and uses this talent to help make his/her decisions. For a career, the Dog prefers to specialize and become an expert in his/her chosen field. He/she usually does well in jobs in which he/she feels he/she is dealing with the welfare of others in a positive capacity. He/she sometimes has trouble setting goals . He/she may go through his/her entire life without setting that special goal for himself/herself. The Dog cannot get motivated without a goal and since he/she is not good at setting goals for himself/herself , he/she will not be quite as successful financially as some of the other signs. This is alright with the Dog, however, because he/she is not materialistic and does not measure success with financial gain. He/she will be unhappy if he/she does not have enough money to support his/her family, though.
The Dog is a physically attractive sign and can look very muscular and well shaped. He/she will make a loyal husband/wife but not an easy person to get along with. He/she will demand that his/her wife/husband adhere to the same high degree of loyalty as he/she does. The Dog can get along with another Dog and with the Horse, Pig, Tiger and Monkey. The Dragon will be too flamboyant for the Dog. The Goat will be too imaginative and the Rooster too irritating for the Dog but the Rat, Ox , Rabbit and Snake will be a good match.
The Dog is great with kids and can be an affectionate and playful parent. Children will love the Dog parent. He/she will be caring and giving and will have a tendency to worry over his/her offspring.. The Dog will lead an active life full of good works and the world will be a better place for his/her having been born.
You are a good listener and encourage your partner to share their problems, but when it comes to revealing your own feelings you are more reticent, wary of burdening others with your worries.
You need reassurance and encouragement, and enjoy the company of someone who has the confident and adventurous spirit that you sometimes lack. You are faithful and tender but it is important to you that your loyalty is reciprocated. You do not enjoy the excitement of the chase or thrive on jealous scenes, and when you feel isolated you soon become anxious and reserved. It could also take a long time for you to regain your trust once you have been hurt or deceived.
You may find it easier to form a friendship first and let it slowly develop into a romance, but once committed you are loving and faithful and will not be slow to defend your partner's reputation. Do not be distressed by imaginings caused by an incidental remark or unintentional criticism when you already know that the relationship is established on firm foundations.
You can be relied upon to act responsibly, and can be trusted with sensitive information. You need to have a clear sense of the job description and its final aim but once sure of your role, you are a dedicated and steady worker. Avoid aggressive and competitive occupations, as these will only make you nervous; focus instead on work that enables you to build trusting relationships with other people.
You are a conscientious colleague, and once you have made a commitment you fulfill it to the best of your ability. Although you can be hesitant - particularly if you are faced by a sudden deadline - you work well as a member of a team, but are also an accessible leader. You like to keep the peace with your colleagues, but you are not afraid to stand up in defense of a good cause and will work tirelessly on behalf of others. You are suited to a career in education, law, social work or research. You would also be a good teacher, doctor, counselor, campaigner or member of a religious order.
You have an honest and courageous nature, ready to fight for a worthy cause or to defend friends in trouble. You are sensitive to others and empathize with them, particularly if they have suffered an injustice, reacting quickly with the same feeling, as though you had been personally offended. Your friends value this trust and loyalty, and know that you can be relied upon to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis. It is rare for you to betray a confidence or withdraw from a commitment.
When you are told a story or hear of an event you need to know all the facts, and are dissatisfied if you fell you have only been given half the story; but it is precisely this search for the truth that can make you over-critical. You feel it is your duty to point out weaknesses - no out of spite, but because you feel honesty is the best policy. There are many times, however, when your advice is welcomed and your enthusiasm appreciated. You can inspire confidence without being forceful, and you are not usually misled by appearances nor preoccupied with the superfluous.
There is a pessimistic side to your character and your spirit is drained when you hear of situations beyond your control, such as natural or human disasters. You sometimes find the world overwhelming and need to withdraw from crowd to a quiet place where you can mull over these worries. You want everything to work out in the best possible way and are anxious about the potential problems that may befall you or those around you. Try not to exhaust yourself thinking about problems that have not yet materialized. There is no doubt that have a strong sense of duty and responsibility, but at times you need to relax and realize that it is impossible for you to shoulder every burden.
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