Have you ever wondered why your dog has the personality he does? How your dog was raised and what breed she is absolutely play a role in her personality, but there are still some traits that defy logic. Here, we turn to the stars to get a glimpse into the doggie zodiac of why are dogs are who they are. (For those of you with rescue dogs who don’t know your dog’s birthday, this may give you an idea of when to celebrate based on their behavior.) Mostly it’s fun and fun to share with your friends and family. Which zodiac sign best describes your dog’s behavior?
Aries Dog (March 21 – April 20)
The Aires dog is adventurous, courageous, and optimistic almost to a fault. Sound like your pup? Chances are, he’s an Aires baby. Aires dogs will spend their day chasing squirrels in the yard (and never giving up, no matter how high that squirrel is up that tree) and using their bravery to protect you from evil things, like the mailman. Aires are wanderers, so it is an excellent idea to get any dog, especially an Aires dog, microchipped and spayed/neutered. Their adventuresome spirit combined with their can-do attitude can lead to roaming.
Taurus Dog (April 21 – May 20)
Does your dog just “decide” when a walk is done and plop down on her butt, refusing to move? That’s typical Taurus Doggo behavior. Taurus dogs are notorious for their stubbornness – it’s her way or the highway! These Earth sign pups also love indulging themselves, whether that is with loads of fine dining (see: table scraps from your toddler) or with luxurious toys. Be sure that your Taurus dog gets plenty of exercise to balance out any binging he may do. While Taurus dogs can be stubborn and a bit gluttonous, they are incredibly loyal, loving companions.
Gemini Dog (May 21 – June 20)
Feel like your dog is happy and playful one minute, and then withdrawn and sulky the next? Your dog may be a Gemini. Geminis often get a lot of flack for their alleged dual-personalities and mercurial demeanors. Despite the occasional emotional whiplash, Gemini dogs are actually incredible. They are extremely charming and will win over even the most stand-offish of guests. Their magnetism makes dealing with an erratic, quirky temperament totally worth it.
Cancer Dog (June 21 – July 20)
Cancer dogs are cuddly, loving creatures. Cancer is a water sign, which is ruled by emotions, and the Cancer dog has a surplus of those. Cancer pups are sensitive creatures, and may appear hurt if their outward signs of affection towards you are not 100% reciprocated. These dogs are also incredibly nurturing creatures and they are most in their element when they are taking care of someone of whom they are fond. This makes Cancer dogs amazing foster mama dogs to rescued pups.
Leo Dog (July 21 – August 20)
Leo is represented by the lion, and Leo dogs’ personalities are as big as said lion’s mane. Bold, goofy, and a teeny bit melodramatic, Leo pups love being the center of attention with goofy antics like tail-chasing or with an expressive howling session. Leo doggos are also incredibly extroverted and will surely win over any guests you have over. Be wary, however, because sometimes Leo dogs’ need to be in the spotlight 24/7 can be a bit tiring for some.
Virgo Dog (August 21 – September 22)
Is your dog more on the quiet side and a stickler for the rules? Looks like you have a Virgo pup on your hands! A Virgo dog can be a bit of a worrywart and may have some anxiety issues if not properly trained. Virgo pups are also incredibly analytical and practical so if they see a bunny in the yard that is too far away to catch, they will save their energy and wait for a better opportunity. They are also hard workers and love pleasing you.
Libra Dog (September 23 – October 22)
Libra dogs are all about having every part of their lives balanced. Like the scales that represent them, Libra dogs are always weighing their options before making a decision – like whether or not to chew on your favorite shoes – which can sometimes make them procrastinators. That half eaten bone? A Libra dog will get to it later. As doggos who thrive with balance, the Libra canine loves living with another dog to be his partner in crime. Loving and fair, Libra pups are pretty great.
Scorpio Dog (October 23 – November 22)
Scorpios are known for the intensity they bring to every aspect of their lives. Scorpio dogs do not have a “chill” button, which is clear by their fierce loyalty to those they love. This loyalty can quickly turn into envy or jealousy if the Scorpio dog feels like her territory and provider (you) is threatened to be taken away by a new significant other or anyone else. To avoid a Scorpio pup’s potential territorial issues, be sure to stick to routine training. Despite their somewhat intimidating personas, loving a Scorpio doggo is totally worth it, as their love for you will be undying.
Sagittarius Dog (November 23 – December 22)
Does your dog longingly stare out the window at seemingly nothing? Does he ponder deep things, like who IS that identical dog on the other side of the glass? Sounds like you have a Sagittarius pup on your hands. Sagittarius doggos often have their head in the clouds and love exploring the world around them. You will make your Sagittarius dog’s day by taking them on an exciting new hike, a cross-country road trip, or out to the beach. Sag canines can also be very impatient, so be sure to give them plenty of toys to occupy themselves with when you are at work.
Capricorn Dog (December 23 – January 22)
Capricorn dogs are ruled by the planet Saturn, an earth sign that is one of the most grounded of the zodiac. This makes Capricorn pups organized (they always know where their favorite toys are) and in touch with their physical body (they can run around for hours). Capricorn doggos are also prone to anxiety, so be sure to ease any separation anxiety or other fears with proper training and preventative measures. If these anxieties are eased, Capricorn dogs love socializing with fellow dogs and humans alike.
Aquarius Dog (January 23 – February 18)
Aquarius is a very intelligent and intuitive sign. They seem to know exactly when you are about to walk through the door and know not to whine at you during your favorite show. They are extremely loving pups and adore being snuggled. Sometimes Aquarius doggos can be a bit stubborn, and will do what they want, when they want to do it. This includes barking at the bush’s shaking shadow outside the front door for thirty minutes straight. Aquarius dogs can benefit greatly from obedience training, and will love how much affection you give to them for their good work.
Pisces Dog (February 19 – March 20)
The Pisces dog has a dreamy sort of personality and craves nothing but peace and harmony. If another dog growls at a Pisces pup, she will back down to avoid violence and aggression. They are inherently sweet and make excellent pets for families with small children. Don’t let their sweet-as-sugar persona fool you, though. Behind that innocent look, the Pisces pup knows that he has you wrapped around his paw, just like he had planned.
What sign is your dog? Do the sign’s typical personality traits line up with your dog’s? Let us know in the comments.