Dog Breed Personalities that Match Your Zodiac Sign

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Depending on your sign and astrological modality, it’s highly possible to find the perfect breed that matches your cosmic personality!

Did you know, that according to the American Kennel Club, there are about 200 wonderful dog breeds that are categorized into one of seven groups based on their personality, physical traits, and more?

Before adopting a new four-legged family member, it’s important to be informed of the personality and characteristics of the specific breed of dog you desire to care for. Matching zodiac signs with dog breeds is possible when considering the traits of each breed and which of the seven groups they belong to.

For instance, fire signs are usually active and high-energy zodiac signs that would pair nicely with lively breeds from the working and sporting groups. Meanwhile, the social, community-focused air signs would be best represented by the intelligent, pack-focused breeds from the herding and hunting groups.

However, typically hardworking earth signs would be better matched with dog breeds that are equally driven, such as the breeds from the working and terrier groups. Lastly, the easygoing, sensitive water signs will likely see a reflection of their personalities in the dog breeds that are part of the non-sporting and toy groups.

Scroll on down to see which dog breed personality type matches your sun sign and/or rising sign:


Early Neutering Poses Health Risks for German Shepherd Dogs, Study Finds |  UC Davis
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As a vivacious fire sign who is always on the go, a German Shepherd matches your personality to a T, Aries! German Shepherds are known as a dog that has a bark almost worse than their bite, which is similar to your own forthright nature. Like a German Shepherd, you tend to be initially fierce but secretly sweet. German Shepherds are also incredibly loyal and protective of their loved ones – just like you. Plus, German Shepherds are one of the top choices for breeds that are trained to work with law enforcement, which is perfect given that your planetary ruler is warrior Mars.


Basset Hound Dog Breed Information & Characteristics | Daily Paws
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Sweet yet stubborn is an excellent way to describe a Taurus and Basset Hounds! This adorable dog breed is known for its droopy eyes, wrinkled face and long ears, which perfectly captures your own cuddly aura. Although you and the Basset Hound look undeniably sweet, you are also both known to be incredibly stubborn but notably relaxed. Like you, Basset Hounds are reportedly easygoing and prefer a lazy schedule over an active one. However, this dog breed can also be challenging to train since Basset Hounds can be headstrong. It’s no surprise that you and the Basset Hound have a low-maintenance temperament as long as you both can do your own thing.


Siberian Husky Dog Breed Complete Guide - AZ Animals
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Aside from being exceptionally talkative, Geminis and the Siberian Husky also share social personalities and keen intelligence. Similar to the Siberian Husky, you are an undeniably friendly zodiac sign who thrives when you’re around others. You and the Siberian Husky tend to work exceptionally well in a pack since community is important to both of you. However, you are both strong-willed and curious, so you both need plenty of outlets to avoid becoming restless. And very much like Geminis, the Siberian Husky can be mischievous if left to its own devices!


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If 101 Dalmatians was your favorite childhood movie, then this might be a sign that Dalmatians perfectly capture your cosmic personality, Cancer. This lovable spotted dog breed is well known for having a playful yet sensitive disposition. For the caring Cancer, you are perfectly matched with the Dalmatian since this is a loving, family-focused dog breed. Dalmatians also tend to be energetic, which complements your own motivation when you’re emotionally invested and attuned to your ambitions.


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With just its name and kingly disposition, it’s no surprise Leos are matched with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Similar to the popular Leo, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an infectiously sweet temperament despite being somewhat high maintenance. With the desire to be the centre of their favourite person’s world, both Leos and Cavaliers will never settle for anything less than dedicated adoration. And that’s not hard to do with such an affectionate and playful dog breed that is also incredibly adorable!



Why Poodles are Good Dogs, and Doodles too | K9 University Chicago
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No other dog breed perfectly captures Virgo’s intelligence quite like a Poodle does! Poodles are best known for their mental agility since these are dogs that are quick to pick up anything while training. As a Virgo, your natural alertness matches the Poodle’s quickness beautifully since this sharp pup can readily adapt to any and all changes. Although Poodles’ are praised for their intelligence, this lovely dog breed is also known to be eager to please. Very much like you Virgo, the Poodle wants to appease everyone so they are happy to perform endless tasks and tricks to be the good dog that others expect from this breed.


Bichon Frise Dog Breed Information & Characteristics | Daily Paws
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The small, white coated Bichon Frise is a highly favored dog breed throughout the world as they are considered one of the greatest “personality dogs” in the world. Given this admirable reputation and outstanding popularity, the Bichon Frise embodies the enviable social standing of the charming Libra. Similar to Libras, the Bichon Frise is not only popular for its charming personality, but also for its intelligence and looks. This tiny, furry companion is an excellent choice for a lapdog to snuggle with since the Bichon Frise loves to be loved just like Libras who are ruled by the planet of love herself, being Venus!


Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Information & Characteristics | Daily Paws
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It’s no secret that Scorpios are a beautiful yet intimidating zodiac sign, and capturing that Scorpionic energy perfectly is the Doberman: a striking dog breed with a sleek body and sharp face that perfectly illustrates Scorpio’s alluring yet enthralling aura. Sharing Scorpio’s reputation for being very intense, the Doberman was once regarded as a dangerous dog breed due to misinformation. Which is a stereotype that most Scorpios understand well: being misjudged for their intimidating demeanor.

What most don’t know is, although both the Scorpio and Doberman have a strong presence, they’re both secret softies that are incredibly loyal to a select few people in their lives where they get to open up and reveal their secretly sweet personalities.


Is the Border Collie the Canine Companion for You? | LoveToKnow Pets

Sagittarius, if you need a bold, lively pup that mirrors your spark and zest for life — the Border Collie is your furry counterpart since you and this pup share a strong desire for adventure. Border Collies are hailed as incredibly smart dogs since this herding breed is known to be easy to train and notably adaptable.

Like the Border Collie, you are also a high-energy fire sign who needs to be on the move a lot. Since both you and the Border Collie have a shared likeness in mental and physical agility, it’s no surprise that this playful pup is your cosmic counterpart!


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Your perfect dog breed should mirror your no-nonsense look, hardworking attitude, and protective energy, Capricorn. Although there are many wonderful working breeds to choose from, the Bullmastiff’s bravery, confidence and fearlessness to tackle any job best match your cosmic personality. The Bullmastiff is an impressive pup since this working breed is known for its size and muscular stature, which makes them a perfect choice for hard work. Since Capricorns and the Bullmastiff share a fastidious attitude, this implies that both you and the Bullmastiff share the ability to be excellent protectors, leaders, and companions.


The Lesson of the Two Borzois - Ottawa Humane Society

Aquarius, did you know that you are statistically considered to be one of the rarest zodiac signs? Between your uniqueness, individuality and ingenuity, you are truly one of a kind, and it’s why the Borzoi is the perfect dog breed to match your extraordinary cosmic energy. Just like you, Borzois are also considered a rare dog breed after almost going extinct during the Russian Revolution. Although these captivating, long-nosed dogs are far and few in-between, you tend to share the Borzoi’s friendly personality once comfortable with your community and surprising stubbornness when you’re determined to complete a goal.


Italian Greyhound: Dog Breed Characteristics & Care
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Pisces, you are perfectly mirrored by the Italian Greyhound’s sweet yet sensitive personality and gentle soul. Like you, the Italian Greyhound is an excellent lapdog since this toy breed loves to snuggle with its favorite person. Given that you and the Iggies (what Italian Greyhounds are affectionately called) share the same lovable personality, this could possibly be the most precious connection that’s deep, dreamy, and everlasting!

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