Taking on a new pet of any kind is a huge commitment – but dogs especially depend on their owners, and often need to be a companion by your side.
You should consider every part of your life before taking on a dog, to make sure their traits and personality match your lifestyle – so you can have a brilliant life together!
If you’ve spotted a lucky pup who you think could fit into your family, or if you’re just considering inviting a dog to live in your home, you need to think about your house, family, job – even your star sign.
But could your date of birth help dictate which dog suits you best? Read on to discover what the stars say about the ‘perfect’ pup for you.
March 21 – April 19
The first sign in the zodiac is Aries, which is a fire sign, ruled by Mars. Aries people are often full of energy and impulse. They take initiative, but can sometimes make impulsive decisions – so it’s important Aries people take a moment to consider before they take on a dog!
Aries people will do best with a fun and bouncy dog who’s not afraid to be silly and playful – just like the Aries. But, their dog should also be able to be calm and chilled at times, to keep Aries people grounded, and remind them to kick back and relax once in a while.
April 20 – May 20
Taurus people love to love and be loved in return! This earth sign is ruled by Venus, making them loyal people, who love to have secure and stable relationships. They love to be around people with similar interests and attitudes, and will never give up on someone they like.
Taurus people should look out for especially loyal and affectionate pups, and because they are considerate they would be the perfect match for a dog who might sometimes suffer a little with separation anxiety. A Taurus can be relied on, and would love to feel needed and appreciated by their furry friend – loyalty and dedication is very important to them.
May 21 – June 20
The third sign in the zodiac is an air sign, ruled by Mercury, the Gemini. Many people take imagery associated with the Gemini too literally, and think they have two personalities, or are disingenuous, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Geminis have an innocent and childish quality, they’re inquisitive and have a strong desire to learn.
For this reason, Gemini people make the perfect puppy training partner – after all, they’re learning just as much about teaching their furry friends as they are learning commands. It’s not just young pups Geminis are eager to train either – they’re highly adaptable people and would love the challenge of training a more mature dog who has a tendency to misbehave.
June 21 – July 22
Cancerians are notoriously emotional, loyal and sensitive. They’re the first water sign in the zodiac, and they have little grasp on their inner feelings due to being ruled by the moon. To the outside world, they can be intriguing and mysterious, but at home, they’d just love a dog who’s always up for a snuggle.
Their emotional nature means they love to be loved, need to feel wanted, and yearn to feel like they’re positively impacting those around them. While other signs might find a dog who’s always pining for attention a little annoying, Cancerians love nothing more than a needy pup to make them feel wanted and special.
July 23 – August 22
Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac – it’s a fire sign, ruled by the sun. This makes Leo people bold, brave and creative. Leo’s have energy that many other signs are drawn to – they’re self-confident and stand out, but they’re also warm-hearted, and love to be social with people who radiate good energy.
When it comes to taking on a new dog, Leos are usually drawn to the same confidence that they exude themselves. They tend to go with pups who are big, bold and beautiful, and often love their canine companions to be large and in-charge, just like they are! When they find that powerful pup, their love and friendship is like no other.
August 23 – September 22
Known for their hardworking and conscientious nature, Virgo belongs to the Earth element and is ruled by Mercury. Virgos notoriously love helping others – be that people or animals – and their organised nature mean they’re often meticulously prepared for just about anything.
Virgos are a perfect match for working dogs, who love to get the job done. Since Virgos are so hardworking, they’re usually picking up plenty of projects and are always appreciative of a helping hand. Virgos won’t be put off by some behavioural issues either; they will be more than happy to spend time teaching and training their furry companion.
September 23 – October 22
The seventh sign of the zodiac is Libra – an air sign ruled by Venus. Libras can often be misconstrued as high-energy, outgoing people, due to their tendency to be natural social butterflies, but they’re actually generally relaxed, chilled and peaceful.
Libras hate being alone, but don’t like to spend too much time in loud, energetic environments. Instead, they like peace and harmony in their homes and would love nothing more than to come home from a busy day to a calm, chilled pup, who’s always up for lounging around and relaxing. A dog with a relaxed temperament could help provide refuge from a Libra’s taxing social commitments.
October 23 – November 21
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars and is perhaps the most outgoing of the water signs. They’re trustworthy and strong, they make excellent leaders, and are one of the best friends a person can have. You can trust a Scorpio with your secrets and you can always rely on them to give you the facts.
Scorpios don’t really blend well with passive people and wouldn’t gel well with a quiet, shy pup. Scorpios should look for strong, confident dogs that can match their brave and assertive nature. Scorpios can be particular about who they let into their lives, but then they will always give any lucky pup in their lives their total devotion.
November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius is known for being the most free of all the zodiac signs. They’re a fire sign ruled by Jupiter, which means they’re open-minded, fun-loving and humorous. They don’t like anything too serious and hate to be tied down to things involuntarily.
While taking on a dog is a big commitment, many Sagittarius people are drawn to dog ownership when searching for a fun-loving companion that will be just as excited for their adventures as they are. Sagittarius people will be drawn to dogs who can protect them on their journeys – being more of a partner in crime than an obedient subordinate. But it’s also important their pups are funny, goofy and love to play.
December 22 – January 19
Capricorn is the tenth sign in the zodiac and is the most practical and disciplined. An earth sign which is ruled by Saturn, Capricorns are highly dedicated to their responsibilities and take their working, social and familial roles seriously.
Capricorns are often highly respected – and they respect others in return. They’re polite and fair by nature and can really thrive with a canine companion that does the same. Capricorns are often drawn to pups that aren’t too silly and hyper, and they like their furry friends to be a little playful, but mainly look for a pup who’s well behaved and dependable. Capricorns are also a good match for dogs who can be a little shy or nervous.
January 20 – February 18
Despite the somewhat misleading name, Aquarius is an air sign and is ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Often emotionally complicated people, they may come across as shy and reserved but are energetic and unique when coaxed out of their shells.
When feeling confident, Aquarians are progressive, interesting, intelligent and original – but the more thoughtful of the sign can be a little shy at first. Aquarius people should look for a playful yet calm pup that won’t overwhelm them; a fun companion will always encourage them out of their shells and to show their true colours.
February 19 – March 20
The final sign of the zodiac is Pisces – a water sign ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. They’re the most intuitive sign and can often feel the impact of negativity around them due to their highly empathetic nature – but they are always wanting and willing to help.
Pisces people are usually the best judge of character but are also the best sign in the zodiac when it comes to connecting with another being. Pisces people should seek the company of a boisterous pup as their energetic ways will cheer up the Pisces when the world gets them down. But Pisces people will also be more understanding and loving of a rambunctious dog that others may deem to be too hyper.
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