Zodiac Signs and Dogs – A Brief Guide

A Brief Guide to Zodiac Signs and Dogs

In this article, Zodiac Signs and Dogs, we’ll explore the different personality traits associated with each zodiac sign.

Dog owners know all too well that dogs have different personalities – but could this be based on their zodiac signs?

You may be looking for a loyal companion or a dog that will keep you entertained, or do you already have a dog and want to know if its personality is true to its zodiac sign?

Read on to look further into the zodiac signs and canines.

*This post is for entertainment purposes.

What Are The Different Zodiac Signs?

The zodiac is a system of astrology that divides the world into twelve astrological signs. Each sign corresponds to a particular location in the sky and has its own specific characteristics.

There are also three houses (fire, water, earth), which relate to different aspects of personality.

It is thought that people (and dogs) tend to have certain personality traits and abilities based on their corresponding zodiac sign.

Zodiac SignDates
AriesMarch 21 – April 19
TaurusApril 20 – May 20
GeminiMay 21 – June 20
CancerJune 21 – July 22
LeoJuly 23 – August 22
VirgoAugust 23 – September 22
LibraSeptember 23 – October 22
ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
CapricornDecember 22 – January 19
AquariusJanuary 20 – February 18
PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20

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Let’s take a look at the twelve zodiac signs and what traits you may see in dogs born under their sign.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Aquarius

Aries, the Ram, is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is a leader who is always ready to take charge. This sign of fire and air is ruled by Mars, which makes them highly motivated and very energetic.

Aries dogs are born leaders— alpha, assertive, determined, and ambitious.

This can be both good and bad for your dog as they may have difficulty following instructions if you ask them to do something that goes against their nature.

If you have an Aries dog breed, it is crucial to be mindful of how you handle these personality traits, as they can quickly turn into destructive behavior if not appropriately controlled.

Aries dogs need a lot of exercise and stimulation, as well as plenty of attention. Avoid giving them too much free reign, or they’ll become destructive.

These dogs typically do well in homes with active children who will give them enough exercise and stimulation.

Breeds That Fit Well As Aries:

Doberman Pinchers are the epitome of the Aries sign. Dobermans have dynamic, outgoing, confident personalities. Once you get to know them, you’ll find that their tough-guy exterior covers up a loving heart.

Other breeds that have typical Aries personalities are the Mastiff, Bulldog, and Boxer, which have a strong presence and often enjoy leading activities.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Taurus

Taurus, the Bull, is a sign of earth and water. They are slow to anger but fiercely loyal once they have formed a bond with someone or something.

This sign is ruled by Venus, which gives them a soft heart as well as a serene temperament that can sometimes put them at a disadvantage when dealing with other dog breeds that may be more aggressive.

Taurus canines are not fond of change and are known to be stubborn.

Breeds That Fit Well As Taurus:

The Taurus of canines is the Basset Hound. Bassets are low-energy dogs primarily interested in investigating. They are known to be charming, lovable, loyal, and quiet but can be stubborn on the flip side.

The Bulldog, Boxer, and Old World bull breeds like the Portuguese Porto-Breed can be a good fit for a Taurus dog. These breeds have a lot of energy but are also gentle giants who will take things slow when with their new family members.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Gemini

The zodiac sign of Gemini is ruled by Mercury which means they are constantly in a state of flux.

Gemini dogs are analytical, creative, curious, and quick-witted but can also be fickle and change their mind quickly.

They thrive on new ideas and interactions, so a home with a lot of activity outside or one that offers plenty of opportunities for mental stimulation would be ideal for this sign.

Being incredibly intelligent and inquisitive, they can be a source of joy and also get into mischief. They have a comic tone that is absolutely delightful and will keep you amused.

Breeds That Fit Well As Gemini:

The Jack Russell Terrier comes to mind when you think of a Gemini canine. They are lively, bright, curious, and smart. Their bodies and brains are never-ending bundles of energy. Easily bored, the Jack Russell Terriers are constantly on the move, searching for something new to do.

Other dog breeds that tend to do well as Gemini Dogs include the Poodle and Portuguese water dog breeds like the Casal de Perro and mixed breed dogs like the Collie-Retriever and Labrador mix.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Cancer

Cancer canines are creatures of the earth and have a deep affection for those around them.

Motivated by emotion rather than reason, they are nurturing, caring, and protective of their family, which can sometimes make them overlook faults in others which can lead to problems down the road.

Being affectionate, they can be great emotional support pets.

Cancer dogs also have a strong sense of smell and can be afraid of loud noises.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Cancer:

The Newfoundland has the personality traits that are known as the Cancer zodiac sign. They are gentle giants, good-natured, affectionate, and loving but also protective. They are a breed that is the happiest being with its family.

Other dog breeds that tend to do well as cancer dogs include Shih Tzus, Poodle mixes, Bulldogs, and French bulldogs.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Leo

Leos are the sign of the lion. They are powerful and regal creatures that are born to rule and have a strong sense of self-esteem. They can be demanding and will not hesitate to put their foot down when they don’t feel like someone is meeting their expectations.

Being charismatic, they radiate friendliness, vigor, and strength from within. Being a single dog in a home that adores and tailors to their every demand is what Leo canines prefer over competition.

Leo dogs also have a deep well of compassion which can make them wonderful companions for those who need someone to lean on during difficult times.

They also look forward to a visit to the doggy spa, where they can be groomed and pampered.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Leo:

Can there be any better representation of the king of the jungle than the Golden Retriever with its gorgeous coat? Golden retrievers adore being the center of attention. These delightful, loving, outgoing, and affectionate dogs are playful and gentle with children and tend to be people-pleasers.

Other dog breeds that do well as Leo dogs include English Bulldogs, Staffordshire terriers, and Poodle mixes, as these breeds tend to be strong, loving, and tolerant.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Virgo

Virgos are practical and analytical creatures who are good at taking things step-by-step and taking direction well.

They have a wide range of knowledge which can be a great asset in problem-solving. However, Virgo dogs also have a strong sense of duty, are passionate, dedicated, and have a passion for service.

With their bark, actions, or serious look, Virgo pups are able to communicate. They thrive on structure and schedules, like eating at the same time each day. They enjoy being groomed and clean.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Virgo:

The Virgo of dog breeds is the Bloodhound. A Bloodhound is diligent and focused. They get engrossed in tracking what they’re after and focus when following a scent. In addition, the Bloodhound’s dedication to helping others mirrors Virgo’s desire to serve.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Libra

Libras are peace-seeking creatures that desire harmony and balance in all things.

Libra dogs are usually very gentle and patient, making them an excellent choice for someone new to dog ownership.

However, they also have a strong sense of self-awareness which can lead them to be selective about whom they trust and allows into their circle.

They prefer peace and quiet over action and adventure and are uneasy in a tense or chaotic atmosphere.

Canines ruled by Venus have pleasant personalities and strong bonds with other pets and people. They prefer being around people and frequently accompanying their humans from room to room.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Libra:

The Libra of dog breeds is the Poodle. They’re bright, friendly, and adventurous, much like Libra. They’re cheerful, outgoing, fun to be around, and eager to please. Poodles prefer human interaction over being alone.

Other dog breeds that do well as libra dogs include Poodle mixes, Labrador Retriever mixes, Bulldog mixes, and Golden retrievers, as these breeds tend to be friendly, outgoing, and tolerant.


Scorpios tend to be secretive creatures that desire control and secrecy. They can be seen as anti-social and will hide in places, making them hard to find.

Scorpio dogs are usually very independent and strong-willed. However, they also have a deep understanding of human emotions, seeming to be able to read your thoughts as they make eye contact.

Once they feel you have betrayed them, they won’t easily forgive.

Being devoted to one person is important to them. It takes time to establish trust, but once they do, you’ve gained a lifelong companion and ally.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Scorpio:

The American Pit Bull is the Scorpio of dog breeds. They are known to be relentless, persistent, fearless, and ready to carry on when things get tough.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Sagittarius

Sagittarius canines desire adventure and freedom in all things. They have a strong sense of independence which can lead them to be reckless regarding their safety.

Sagittarius canines like adventure and like to roam. They are happy outside, so they may not be the best candidate for apartment life.

Sagittarius dogs are usually very upbeat and optimistic.

These dogs will entertain you with their antics and make excellent traveling buddies.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Sagittarius:

The Sagittarius of dog breeds is a Siberian Husky. They are social by nature, and they love action and adventure. Siberian Huskies are lively, friendly, playful, mischievous, and talkative. These energetic pups are always up to something and will let you know.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Capricorn

Capricorns are known to be responsible creatures that desire order and discipline in all things.

Capricorn dogs are usually very patient and diligent, with a strong work ethic. However, they also have a deep sense of responsibility which can lead them to be overzealous regarding their duties.

Capricorn dogs can make excellent guard dogs and can become bored when not busy.

Breeds That Fit Well As A Capricorn:

The Capricorn of dog breeds is the Border Collie. Border Collies have a strong work ethic, similar to that of Capricorns.

They are full of vigor, have a sharp intellect, are trustworthy, and will gladly assume duties.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Aquarius

Aquarius canines are non-conformists and tend to be emotional, reflective, and intuitive. They’re highly social and outgoing with other pets and people.

Aquarius dogs often have a great sense of humor, making them a lot of fun to be around.

However, they also have strong intuitiveness, which can lead them to become overwhelmed if they do not have enough control over their emotions.

They love change and hate being bored. Aquarian canines are always ready for a new game, toy, or adventure.

Breeds That Fit Well As An Aquarius:

The Aquarius of dog breeds is the Basenji. They are known to be quiet, intelligent, affectionate, energetic, alert, confident, and playful. They are autonomous thinkers who chart their own paths.


Zodiac Signs and Dogs - Pisces

Pisces is ruled by Neptune and are highly intuitive and sensitive. Being able to sense your moods, they make excellent therapy dogs.

Pisces canines are kind and caring to a fault, which makes them gentle souls. These are the type of dogs that will follow their pet parents around and love being by their side.

Pisces dogs often see their family as extensions of themselves and will do anything to make them happy.

However, Pisces dogs can also be very clingy, which can be difficult for some dog owners to deal with.

Breeds That Fit Well As An Pisces:

The Pisces dog breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They’re lap dogs who are loveable, clever, amusing, gracious, and empathetic.

Since they can sense feelings and have pleasant temperaments, they are good at working with people with special needs.

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Zodiac Signs and Dogs has outlined the different zodiac signs, what they mean, and some of the dog breeds that fit well for each sign.

When comparing my dogs’ personalities with their sign, one is described perfectly while the other does not. If you are considering getting a dog, I suggest not relying 100% on their zodiac sign. Think of the breed that would best fit your lifestyle.

Does your dog’s personality fit with their zodiac sign? Please comment below.

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