If you were born in a Dog year, here are some character traits which you'll likely recognize in yourself or someone you know who was born in the Year of the Dog:
- Fiercely loyal
- Givers prepared to sacrifice their self-interest to help others
- Seek to address injustices
- Promote equality for all
- Voice for the voiceless in society
On the negative side, Dog year people can tend to resist change. Once they've made a commitment, they stick with it even if it no longer serves them. Adapting to changing circumstances is a challenge for them.
Lori Read, author of Chinese Horoscopes, summarizes the character of Dog Year individuals this way: "Of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac (there are 12 of them), Dogs are the least materialistic for they are unselfish individuals who care more about people than they do about money or success."