Which dog breed is the best for you based on your sun sign personality? We’ve found you the best cuddle-monsters that share your personality traits.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Outgoing Aries is active, trend setter. When choosing a dog, they probably like to choose a slightly less popular breed, but one that will draw attention and also be able to keep up with their lifestyle. You need a strong, confident breed to match your zodiac sign.
The German Shepherd is an active breed requiring plenty of exercise and brain stimulation. Ideal for sporting types as they love obedience training, agility and fly ball. Similar breeds: any of the shepherd breeds or crossbreeds would be suitable. If you need a smaller dog, then a feisty Jack Russell may suit.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Taurus enjoys the quality things in life, so their dog also has to be of good quality too. Taureans are quite happy to ramble around the park, so a good-looking dog that doesn’t require too much exercise would be most suitable.
Large breed types would be the eye-catching St Bernard and, if you don’t mind longer walks, a Bernese Mountain dog. Ideal smaller breeds are the neat and chippy Scottish Terrier or West Highland Terrier.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Gemini must make sure they are able to commit to dog ownership in the first place. It might seem like a good idea, but your flighty tendencies may indicate that you are better off borrowing a friend’s pup for walkies.
If your heart is set on having your own dog then you need a breed you won’t get bored with. Take a look at the Flat Coat Retriever – described as the Peter Pan of dogs because they retain their puppy playfulness throughout their lives. Alternatives would be any of the Poodles – their high intelligence and slight air of flightiness will match the Gemini sun sign personality well.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Cancerians love dogs and need one with a long life expectancy. They also need a breed that is as home-loving as they are. There’s only one breed for you, and that is the ever-popular Golden Retriever. Their even-temperament, film star looks and loyalty are all you need in a canine companion. Your Goldie will enjoy splashing along the shoreline as much as you do.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Leos love to be in the limelight, so a dog that reflects your star qualities is just right for you. The Afghan Hound might be perfect for you as long as you are happy to groom that long silky coat and deal with the fact that they aren’t the cleverest of pooches. Another suggestion would be any of the good-looking Setter breeds, especially if you are the active sort. A cross breed such as the gorgeous Golden doodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle) might be just right for your sun sign personality.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Virgos are gentle souls and would prefer a quiet-natured rescue dog rather than anything flashy. Consider a retired Greyhound. Contrary to their appearance they don’t need too much exercise, and love to sprawl on the couch all day. Greyhounds make wonderful, loyal companions and you will feel good knowing you opened your heart and home to one of these deserving dogs.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Well-balanced Libra prefers a well-balanced dog. Nothing too showy or that requires a lot of work. You need a Labrador Retriever. Easy to train, loves to be with you whatever you are doing. He’s happy to accompany you on any activity and equally happy to be your cuddle-buddy. Your Lab will be your best friend for life.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Scorpio needs a dog they can share their secrets with. They also need one that is tenacious, fiercely loyal and intense. A terrier breed would be ideal for you. A Jack Russell is the first choice, but any active terrier breed will be fine. A Yorkshire Terrier might fit the bill; often perceived as spoiled lap dogs, they were originally bred to be efficient ratters. They are independent, trainable and active. If you are looking for a larger breed, then consider the Doberman, their handsome but slightly demonic appearance might suit Scorpio perfectly.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Adventurous Sagittarian’s do well with active dogs. Once the Sagittarian commits to dog ownership, they tend to want to put a lot into it. This sun sign personality makes good dog trainers and owners. Sheepdogs and Collies are ideal for Saggies. The Border Collie is perfect as long as you are willing to put in the work. They need lots of exercise and brain stimulation. A bored Border is not a good pet.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Down-to-earth Capricorn likes a dog with a similar personality. Therefore their ideal companion is usually within the Gun dog breeds. No-nonsense Labrador Retrievers, Spaniels and Pointers are perfect for Cappies. More outgoing Capricorns may prefer the personality of the Boxer – challenging while young, they usually settle into a routine as they grow older. Just like a Capricorn.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Aquarians are gregarious people so their dog needs to display good sociability. Often Aquarians are drawn to toy breeds, such as Chihuahuas, that handy little take-anywhere dog. Bichon Frise are also sweet natured and fun. If you are looking for a larger breed, then consider the Springer Spaniel; always affable, they make good companion dogs for Aquarians.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Sensitive Pisces needs a similarly tempered dog, so thinks about breeds such as the delicate Italian Greyhound or a Whippet. If you like bigger dogs, then perhaps a Borzoi will be a good choice. They thrive on reward-based training and can’t stand raised voices or an unsettled household. Like Pisceans, Borzois require gentle nurturing and a stable environment.
We’d love to hear about your dog, and whether he or she fits your sun sign personality.