Searching for the perfect dog breed to match your zodiac sign? Look no further! From Aries to Pisces, we found the best breeds for each sign. Read on to find out which dog breed is compliment to your zodiac.
Traits: Passionate, impulsive, adventurous, argumentative, charismatic
First documented 350 years ago, the Thai Ridgeback is an energetic working breed with a potential for wanderlust. Of modest size, this breed is incredibly stubborn and loves to push boundaries. As an Aries, you should push right back. They’re liable to chase after a squirrel at any moment, often letting their impulses get the best of them. An Aries should have the drive and determination to train a Thai Ridgeback, who will, in turn, be unquestionably loyal to their parent.
Traits: Loyal, possessive, generous, homebody, gluttonous
The Basset Hound is an affectionate, laid-back dog who loves to chill with their people. Often calm and lazy, this breed is an ideal companion for the homebody Taurus. Like a Taurus, the Basset Hound has an unyielding loyalty to their family. They also tend to fair well with other dogs in the house, so long as they are introduced properly.
Traits: Social, superficial, clever, charming, scattered
Best known for their multicolored eyes and big personality, the talkative Siberian Husky makes a wonderful companion to the affable Gemini. While this breed can be quite clever, they can also be ditzy at times. The Siberian Husky is known to be an escape artist, getting bored easily with their surroundings if left alone for too long. They need social interaction and mental stimulation to avoid being destructive. This is ideal for an extroverted Gemini. A Siberian Husky may be exactly what this sign needs to introduce a good balance of work and fun into their life.
Traits: Sensitive, dependable, anxious, affectionate, emotional
There’s more to the Vizsla than their regal appearance. This large breed needs your affection — and lots of it. Also known as the “velcro Vizsla” because of their tendency to get attached, this sensitive dog is a perfect companion for an emotional Cancer. A relationship between a Vizsla and a Cancer is a two-way street of constant love. This breed really doesn’t like to be alone and can be anxious around new people. For a Cancer, having a Vizsla in your home can be the perfect excuse to skip a social event and snuggle up on the couch.
Traits: Ambitious, vain, outgoing, confident, pretentious
The lion of the dog world, the independent Chow Chow is larger-than-life. These fluffy pups boast a unique blue tongue and boisterous mane, grabbing the attention of anyone in their presence. For a Leo, a dignified Chow Chow might be the ideal partner. Although their appearance is hardly subtle, their temperament tends to fall on the quiet side. This is a good match for an outgoing Leo.
Traits: Work-oriented, reliable, aloof, analytical, kind
Border Collies have one thing on their mind: work. They require a lot of physical and mental exercise. Much like a Virgo, the Border Collie is go go go. There is never a dull moment with this energetic but mild-mannered dog. They don’t like to be cuddled, which can be good for a Virgo whose love language is most likely not physical affection. Give a Border Collie a job and lots of stimulation, and you’ll have a reliable business partner who will never leave your side.
Traits: Sociable, artistic, indecisive, fair, gullible
Best dog for a Libra: Papillon
Perhaps most famous for their inclusion in 16th century portraits, the Papillon is a sociable friend with a bubbly personality. With a name that literally translates to “butterfly” in French, this breed loves to meet new people and pups. For a friendly Libra, the gregarious Papillon can make an adorable best friend. Seeing that they enjoy just about all people, this breed is an exemplary partner for strolling around town and saying hello to everyone you meet.
Traits: Protective, moody, wise, obsessive, intuitive
Best dog for a Scorpio: Shiba Inu
The intelligent Shiba Inu has a bold personality and a unique appearance to match. This breed is strong-willed and alert with an impeccable intuition. It’s not uncommon for a Shiba Inu to think they are smarter than you — a nice challenge for a smug Scorpio. Shibas are independent by nature, so it’s important to socialize them from a young age to avoid snippiness around other dogs. This can be a good excuse for an individualistic Scorpio to mingle with the rest of society.
Traits: Friendly, open-minded, mouthy, optimistic, forgetful
Best dog for a Sagittarius: Great Pyrenees
Larger-than-life, the Great Pyrenees has boundless energy and an unstoppable affection for their caregiver. They are intelligent, independent, and love to figure things out by themselves. Likewise, a Sagittarius with a positive outlook and ability to match their energy is a great fit. A Great Pyrenees also requires lots of socialization from a young age — something that a social butterfly like a Sagittarius should be able to provide.
Traits: Practical, workaholic, disciplined, stern, driven
Best dog for a Capricorn: German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a practical, stoic dog who wants nothing more than a task to do. Intelligent and driven, this breed also likes to please. They will work hard for their person, which is undoubtedly a beneficial trait for an on-the-go Capricorn. Whatever you do, take your GSP with you; they are well-behaved with proper training and want to accompany you to all of your errands.
Traits: Eccentric, idealistic, unique, unpredictable, intellectual
Best dog for an Aquarius: Giant Schnauzer
Playful, bold, and sometimes unpredictable, the Giant Schnauzer is an ideal companion for an eccentric Aquarius. Much like the Aquarius has a knack for intellect, the Giant Schnauzer also boasts an incredible mind. Their intelligence can be of great use if properly trained. If left to wander, however, they can be quite unpredictable. A Giant Schnauzer and an Aquarius can be thick as thieves, feeding off of one another’s uniqueness and desire for activity.
Traits: Empathetic, compassionate, oblivious, self-pitying, creative
Best dog for a Pisces: Great Dane
Previously, the Great Dane‘s job was to hunt. However, that desire has been bred out of them. The result? A massive dog with a heart of gold. A gentle giant with a sensitivity to their surroundings, the Great Dane can be a confidant and cuddle buddy to an empathetic Pisces. Although this massive dog isn’t nearly as hunting-oriented as it once was, it hasn’t lost its protective nature. For a quiet Pisces, having a defender in the form of the mighty Great Dane isn’t such a bad thing.
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