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Dog Zodiac Signs: What Your Dogs’ Astrology Signs Says About Their Personality

You probably know your own zodiac sign, but do you know your dog’s zodiac sign? Dog astrology signs can provide insights into what makes your pet tick, and knowing more about your dog’s personality can help you better care for them.

Since the beginning of time, people have been staring at the stars and planets in the sky trying to figure out their place in the cosmos. By examining the positions of the planets at the time of an indivdiual's birth, astrologers can learn a great deal about a person or pet, such as their character and potential as well as their limitations and how to resolve them. Astrology can also give us insight into current issues, the timing of events and how compatible we are with the important people—or pets—in our lives. 

Is your dog an attention-loving Leo, rebel Aquarius or energetic Aries? Read on to learn about the dog zodiac signs and what your dog’s astrology sign says about them.

dog zodiac signs - Aries

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac so it’s no surprise that these pets are born leaders. Male or female, these alphas love action and excitement. They are ambitious, courageous, thrive on being the boss and being first. Mars ruled canines are independent, driven and determined. They may insist on walking you rather than the other way around. They have a mind of their own and don’t necessarily come when they’re called. On the plus side, they have big hearts and a loving spirit that is irresistible and contagious.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Sagittarius, Leo and Gemini

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Pisces, Cancer and Libra

  • Strengths

    Tons of energy. Love to exercise and be outdoors. Fun personality.

  • Weaknesses

    Loves to exercise—even when you don’t. Competitive with other dogs. Possessive of their owners.

Element:
Fire

Ruler:
Mars

What to Get Your Aries Dog

The IRIS 4-Panel Exercise Plastic Play Pen gives your Aries pup a secure space to play and exercise outdoors.

Fire signs like Aries burn up a lot of energy. American Journey’s Grain-Free Oven Baked dog treats (lamb recipe) will help keep your pup satisfied between meals.


Dog zodiac signs - Taurus

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You can sum Taurus up in one word: cozy! Born in the spring when the ground is lush and warmed by the sun, they’re sensual, earthy and natural. They are also practical, dependable and hard working with a deep love of nature and beauty. Like their human counterparts, Taurus canines can be stubborn and hate change. Do not move their water or food bowl. They also don’t like exercise but need it; make sure they have a regular routine. They thrive on creature comforts met in a physical environment that is quiet and safe. They have a loving disposition and are extremely loyal.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Leo and Aquarius

  • Strengths

    Affectionate. Dependable. Loves to snuggle.

  • Weaknesses

    Can be lazy. Immovable at times. Lives to eat.

Element:
Earth

Ruler:
Venus

What to Get Your Taurus Dog

Taurus pups love their naps! They’ll feel special with their very own couch, like the FurHaven Comfy Couch Orthopedic Sofa Dog Bed.

Food is very important for a Taurus. If your furry friend loves food a little too much, consider switching to a weight control formula, like Solid Gold’s Fit and Fabulous with Alaskan Pollock dog food. (Always speak with your vet before transitioning your dog to a new diet.)


Dog zodiac signs - Gemini

Illustration: June Digan

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Ruled by mental Mercury, the Gemini sign is associated with communication, information, speaking and media. Gemini dogs are usually vocal. They are always busy and on the move, so they have a lot to bark about. Like their human counterparts, Gemini canines are super smart and highly curious, which can lead to both fun and mischief. Their personality can change from calm to crazy at the drop of a biscuit. But they have a comic quality that is thoroughly charming and will keep you entertained—and on your toes.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Aquarius and Libra

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Cancer, Virgo and Pisces

  • Strengths

    Curious. Smart. Loves to play.

  • Weaknesses

    Finicky eater. Hates routines. Chases cats.

Element:
Air

Ruler:
Mercury

What to Get Your Gemini Dog

Even a fussy eater like a Gemini will go wild for a meaty snack. Try Triumph’s Grain-Free Salmon Jerky Bites for Dogs.

Your always-on-the-go Gemini pooch can travel in style in Outward Hound’s PoochPouch Front Dog Carrier.


dog zodiac signs - Cancer

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Cancer is a water sign, motivated by emotion rather than logic, which makes them sensitive, compassionate and intuitive. Born when the sun is highest, they possess a quiet but intrinsic power and move at their own speed. Cancer canines love their naps and snacks. Since they’re not a fan of exercising, several short walks are better than long hikes. Loud noises are upsetting; they thrive best in safe, cozy surroundings with people they love. Born nurturers, they make good companions to other pets. Best of all, they’re deeply devoted and protective of their human parents.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Virgo and Pisces

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Sagittarius and Gemini

  • Strengths

    Sweet disposition. Make great emotional support pets. Affectionate.

  • Weaknesses

    Can put on weight. Afraid of thunderstorms. Doesn’t travel well.

Element:
Water

Ruler:
Moon

What to Get Your Cancer Dog

The Frisco Dog Igloo Bed is the perfect retreat for your nap-loving Cancer canine.

Cancer pups are sensitive and easily upset. Help keep them calm during stressful situations with NaturVet’s Quiet Moments Calming Aid Plus Melatonin Dog Soft Chews.


Dog zodiac sign - Leo

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

Leo is the sign of the king, queen, performer and the lion. They are proud beings who are born to rule, born to shine and love being the center of attention. Naturally charismatic, they exude warmth, vitality and power. Leo canines don’t like competition; they prefer being a single dog in a household that worships them and caters to their every need. They also adore being groomed and pampered and look forward to a trip to the doggy spa. Whether out on a hike or strolling through downtown, these celebrity pups will make you look like a star.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Libra, Gemini and Sagittarius

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius

  • Strengths

    Demonstrative. Entertaining. Good health.

  • Weaknesses

    Requires lots of attention. Acts like royalty. Doesn’t like sharing the spotlight.

Element:
Fire

Ruler:
Sun

What to Get Your Leo Dog

Buddy Wash Original Lavender and Mint Dog Shampoo and Conditioner will make your Leo canine feel totally pampered.

Pup Crew's "Mommy's Little Star" striped dog dress is perfect for a sign that’s born to shine.


Dog zodiac signs - virgo

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Virgos get a bad rap. They are said to be critical, obsessive and overly analytical. The truth is they care a great deal and want things to be perfect. They are extremely dedicated and hard-working, with high ideals, great integrity and a love of service. Like Gemini, they are ruled by mind planet Mercury so Virgo pups know how to communicate, with their bark, actions or a serious look. They do best with order and routines: same food, same time of day. They also love being clean and groomed. They make great babysitters for kids and pups alike.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Capricorn and Scorpio

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces

  • Strengths

    Clean. Takes direction well. Quick learners.

  • Weaknesses

    Picky eater. Bossy. Doesn’t like to share toys.

Element:
Earth

Ruler:
Mercury

What to Get Your Virgo Dog

Virgos love routine. A programmable automatic dog feeder, like PetSafe’s Healthy Pet Simply Feed dog feeder, can help ensure their mealtimes stay on schedule.

Virgos often have sensitive digestions. Nutramax’s Proviable-DC digestive health supplement is formulated to reestablish healthy intestinal balance.


dog zodiac signs - Libra

Illustration: June Digan

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Ruled by romantic Venus, Libra is the sign of love and marriage. Their goal is to create harmony, beauty and tranquility, so it’s no surprise this sign is associated with the artist, lover and the diplomate. They are known for their charm and have the gift of sensing what others need. Venus-ruled canines have appealing personalities and are deeply attached to other pets and humans. They prefer company rather than being alone and often like to follow their humans around. They’re uncomfortable in a stressful or chaotic environment and value peace and quiet over action and adventure.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Leo, Gemini and Aquarius

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Capricorn and Scorpio

  • Strengths

    They have a calming presence. Social. Exceptionally good looking

  • Weaknesses

    Overly attached. Easily frightened. Doesn’t like to be alone.

Element:
Air

Ruler:
Venus

What to Get Your Libra Dog

Libras love staying close to their humans, especially at night. Help your pup get up into your bed for some snuggle time with Frisco’s Foldable Nonslip Pet Steps.

Like Virgos, Libras like to be fresh and clean. Frisco Hypoallergenic Grooming Wipes with Organic Aloe for Dogs & Cats make it easy to keep your pet looking their best.


Dog zodiac signs - scorpio

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpio is a much-misunderstood sign. They’re known for being sexy and mysterious—which is often true, but it’s really about intensity with this sign. Scorpios know that life is tenuous and live more passionately as a result. They are the shamans and psychologists of the zodiac, exploring deep subjects, living on the edge. Like Scorpio humans, Scorpio canines are private, make serious eye contact and seem to be able to read your thoughts. They love being loyal to one person. It takes them a while to build trust, but when they do, you have a friend and ally for life.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius

  • Strengths

    Independent. Devoted. Magnetic personality.

  • Weaknesses

    Can be anti-social. Doesn’t forgive easily. Hides in places where you can’t find them.

Element:
Water

Ruler:
Pluto

What to Get Your Scorpio Dog

Frisco’s Indoor & Outdoor Soft Dog Crate will give your Scorpio dog their own private space.

Trixie’s Activity Flip Board Interactive Dog Toy will keep your curious Scorpio canine fascinated for hours.


Dog zodiac signs - Sagittarius

Illustration: June Digan

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius is the symbol of the traveler, the philosopher and the student. They may not know the meaning of life, but they know life has a meaning and are on a quest to find it. For them, life is a daring adventure. They are known for their big dreams, big personalities and a love of travel. Sagittarius canines need room to roam and can feel anxious when they’re forced to stay indoors. They are happiest being outside as much as possible. They have colorful and comical personalities and are friendly (both with people and pets), and make superb traveling companions.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Leo and Aquarius

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces

  • Strengths

    Healthy. Great on road trips. Vivacious personality.

  • Weaknesses

    Love to wander off alone. Easily bored. Impulsive.

Element:
Fire

Ruler:
Jupiter

What to Get Your Sagittarius Dog

The Dogit Car Safety Dog Belt is built to keep your dog safe and secure when traveling in the car.

Fire signs are particularly active and may do well on a high-protein diet. American Journey Landmark Plateau Blend Grain-Free dog food is formulated with 70 percent animal-source protein and natural fats to support active muscles. (As always, speak with your vet before transitioning your dog to a new diet.)


dog zodiac signs - Capricorn
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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns are associated with responsibility, authority and power. Ruled by serious Saturn, this sign is known for its drive, determination and strong work ethic. Their symbol is the mountain goat; they have ambitious goals and are not afraid to work hard to climb to the top. Cap pooches aren’t lazy. In fact, they come alive when they have an opportunity to learn a new task or skill. They follow orders and love to complete their duties. They’re great guard dogs and babysitters; they’ll even keep other pets and family members in line.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius

  • Strengths

    Steady personality. Predictable. Protective.

  • Weaknesses

    Bored when not busy. Can be pushy. Moves slowly.

Element:
Earth

Ruler:
Saturn

What to Get Your Capricorn Dog

To prevent boredom in your Capricorn dog, give them something to chew on, like Good 'n' Fun Triple Flavor Kabobs Chicken, Duck & Chicken Liver Dog Chews, which are designed to provide long-lasting entertainment.

Capricorn canines have a sense of dignity and deserve to dress for success. This Frisco Boulder Dog & Cat Puffer Coat fits the bill.


Dog zodiac signs - Aquarius

Illustration: June Digan

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Aquarius is the sign of the rebel and the non-conformist. These individuals are smart as a whip, stubborn, rational and eccentric. Aquarius people and pets alike march to their own beat and make their own rules. Governed by eccentric Uranus, they can be unpredictable at times. They love change and hate being bored. Aquarian canines are always ready for a new toy, trick or getaway. They may not be warm and cuddly, but they’re extremely social and outgoing with people and other pets. In fact, no one makes a better or more loyal friend than these zany canines.

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Cancer and Scorpio

  • Strengths

    Outgoing. Highly intelligent. Loves new things and people.

  • Weaknesses

    Lots of nervous energy. Doesn’t always obey orders. Needs stimulation.

Element:
Air

Ruler:
Uranus

What to Get Your Aquarius Dog

Give your Aquarian pup the independence they crave with Trixie’s Dog Club House in glazed pine.

Aquarian pups love to be outside. Frontline Plus flea and tick treatments for dogs are formulated to keep fleas and ticks at bay while your dog explores the great outdoors.


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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Ruled by inspirational Neptune, Pisces governs the invisible and the unseen world of inspiration and imagination. These are the dreamers, mystics and musicians of the zodiac. Deeply sensitive and highly intuitive, they need space and quiet. Pisces canines are gentle souls—kind and caring to a fault. They love being close to their humans, sometimes even following them around and sleeping under the covers. They also sense your moods which is why they make excellent therapy dogs. Dozing in a sunny spot with some easy listening music is their happy place. (See our Zen Dog Spotify playlist.)

  • Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn

  • Least Compatible Zodiac Signs

    Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius

  • Strengths

    Loving disposition. Quiet. Good with other pets.

  • Weaknesses

    Highly sensitive. Overly attached. Can be lethargic.

Element:
Water

Ruler:
Neptune

What to Get Your Pisces Dog

Pisces pups need quality down-time. Let them enjoy it in Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Donut Self-Heating Orthopedic Dog & Cat Bed.

Water signs like Pisces will be fascinated by Drinkwell’s Platinum Pet Fountain.

Now that you know your dog's zodiac sign, you can use that information to better care for, train or simply understand your dog. Just remember: Nothing is written in stone; nothing is preordained. Your pet’s birth chart is a map of the heavens at the time of their birth. How they navigate it is up to them and you.

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By: Virginia Bell

dog zodiac signs astrologist Virginia bell
Virginia Bell is a full-time astrologer, author, and speaker based in New York City. She has written astrology columns for magazines and websites including Refinery29, Huffington Post, US Weekly, TV Guide, and Die Welt (the German publication). She currently writes a sun sign column and celebrity profiles for the CBS magazine, Watch! She is the author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life. She lectures on astrology, aging, and the second half of life. Her website is virginiabellastrology.com.

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