Your Zodiac Says…This Dog Part I

Whether or not you put a lot of stock in horoscopes and zodiac signs, they can offer a different interpretation that makes you reevaluate situations, sometimes for the better. When searching for the best dog breed for your lifestyle, it may help to look to your zodiac sign for answers.


Known for their enthusiasm and optimism just as much as their moodiness and impatience, these rams should scout out dogs like Schnauzers. This breed is playful, energetic, and generally good-tempered. Like Aries, they do have a stubborn streak that comes out if they’re pushed to do something they don’t enjoy. They require a bit more patience than other dogs, which is a good challenge for Aries to undertake.


Though they can be dependable and hard-working, members of the Taurus team sometimes lean toward laziness if the reward isn’t motivational enough. That’s why they might like owning Saint Bernards, arguably the breed that most enjoys being couch potatoes. Taurus also prefers small, close-knit groups rather than large social circles, as do Scottish Terriers.


Geminis are highly social creatures who crave constant forward motion and variety in life. Their dog soul mates are Golden Retrievers or Labrador Retrievers because their friendliness and intelligence keep twins entertained. There’s never a dull moment with these dogs—they require lots of play time—so flighty Gems will rarely get bored with them.


Crabs need dogs that are as sensitive and loyal as them, which is why a Chihuahua or a Pomeranian would be a perfect fit. They’ve both been specially bred as lapdogs, and since Cancers prefer to keep their loved ones close, that works out well. Little dogs like these needs lots of pampering and can get moody when they don’t get it. Cancer folks do too; as long as they don’t neglect each other, it’ll be great.


These lions are born leaders—confident, graceful under pressure, and eager workhorses. Their perfect canine companions are working dogs like Rottweilers. These dogs are happiest when given a job. They’re also dominant and need a strong and fearless leader, like a Leo, to balance their authoritative nature.


Fiercely independent and logical, those under this sign shouldn’t opt for clingy dogs like their Cancer chums. Instead, they need equally inquisitive dogs who don’t mind a little solo time when it’s in pursuit of knowledge. Dalmatian have these characteristics—they love sniffing out a story. Virgos will appreciate miniature versions of their detective selves.

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