The Zodiac and your dog's personality: See if you can match some personality traits!

Have you ever wondered where your dog’s personality comes from? I always wonder why my two pugs are so different despite growing up in the same environment. Francis is attentive, affectionate and mischievous while Finnbar is your typical curmudgeon; serious, hates change, and only wants affections on his terms.

Finding out the why of your dogs personality might seem complicated but it may be as simple as looking to the stars. You could pay big bucks for a canine psychologist or a dog whisperer but your answers may lie below.


Aries (March 21 – April 20)

  • Aries is known as the "Ram" and is ruled by the bright and burning planet of Mars.
  • Aries are ruled by passion and drive, and are confident, strong, smart, inquisitive,and playful.
  • Taking "no" for an answer may not be in the mindset of a dog under Aries.
  • They may not come when called but don't take it personally.
  • An Aries dog wants to be the center of your world.
  • You may find yourself at the Vet more often than you would like due to their natural curiosity combined with headstrong confidence. 

Taurus (April 21 – May 20)

  • Taurus is the Bull which is ruled by the planet Venus. 
  • Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and gentleness. 
  • Taurus is an earth sign and has a lot of will power. 
  • The Taurus dog wants to have their cake and eat it too.
  • When they want to do something, then that is the way it is going to be. 
  • Taurus dogs are inherently shy and need to feel secure. 
  • They love to be shown affection but only on their terms. 
  • The Taurus dog needs a balanced and peaceful environment. Loud noises and chaos will get them stressed and upset.

My pug Finnbar is a Taurus, he is afraid of thunderstorms and other loud noises like hammers. He is also the most obstinate dog I have ever had.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

  • The sign of Gemini is the Twins which are ruled by the planet Mercury.
  • Mercury is the planet of intelligence. 
  • Gemini is an air sign with an earthen spirit. 
  • Gemini dogs can be both passive and aggressive, positive and negative, outgoing and reserved. 
  • Gemini dogs aren't into “ownership”. 
  • Guardian is the way of the Gemini and these dogs weave their spirit in the world rarely bonding with one person. 
  • The Gemini is a quick learner, loves exercise, has a quick wit, and is affectionate. 
  • The Gemini dog can also be nervous, indecisive in their eating habits, and prone to separation anxiety due to their need to be with others.

Cancer (June 21 -July 20)

  • The sign of Cancer is the Crab which is ruled by the Moon. 
  • The moon is emotional, sensitive and nurturing.
  • Cancer is ruled by water which is fluid and moving. 
  • Dogs born under this sign are loving and  are sweet natured.
  • Cancer dogs need constant reassurance.
  • New places and people can make them pull back and become ill-tempered.
  • Cancer dogs love to nurture other animals.
  • The Cancer dog is a  good companion for other dogs.
  • They are controlled by their appetites and can quickly gain weight--be careful not to free feed the Cancer dog.

Leo (July 21 – August 20)

  • The sign of Leo is the Lion which is ruled by the Sun. 
  • The sun is warming, noble, and generous.
  • Leo is a fire sign with energy to burn. Does this sound like your little spitfire?
  • Leos love the outdoors and everything that comes with it. 
  • The Leo dog enjoys barking. 
  • No matter the location- your Leo dog loves to be the center of attention. 
  • Leo Dogs are the most loyal dogs in the zodiac.

Virgo (August 21 – September 20)

  • The sign of Virgo is the Virgin which is ruled by Mercury. 
  • Mercury is the planet of intellect. 
  • Virgo dogs are super calm. When Virgo and Mercury are combined, they create the calmest dog in the astrological line up. 
  • Like the Taurus, they love a routine and don’t do well with change. 
  • Virgos like to talk and follow you from one place to the next. This behavior makes them a great dog for people who enjoy the outdoors and love to travel. It also is good for people who tend to talk to themselves. You don't sound crazy when you talk to an animal all day!

Libra (September 21 – October 20)

  • The sign of Libra is the Scales which are ruled by the planet Venus. 
  •  Libra dogs are indecisive and a have a little ADD. 
  • They have a short attention span are difficult to train. 
  • Libra dogs are loving and pleasant but need gentle discipline in order to feel secure. 
  • If you want a dog that will just go with the flow and deal with complete chaos, a Libra dog is not for you.
  • Structure is a must.
  • Libras also have irregular eating habits. They tend to eat only when they feel like it.

Scorpio (October 21 – November 20)

  • The sign of Scorpio is the Scorpion which is ruled by the planet Pluto.
  • Scorpio is a water sign and is highly emotional. 
  • The Scorpio dog is robust and is strong willed. Does this sound like your puppy?
  • They usually get what they want and are very influential over other dogs and people. 
  • Scorpios need daily exercise to help relieve stress.
  • Like their fellow Libra they crave structure. Without structure, the Scorpio dog will take advantage of everyone and everything he or she comes in contact with.
  • Scorpio dogs are extremely intuitive and never forget when they have been wronged. 
  • A Scorpio dog likes solitude but also enjoys your good company. 
  • They love to be fawned over and groomed. They will soak up your attention.

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

  • The sign of Sagittarius is the Archer which is ruled by the planet Jupiter. 
  • Sagittarius is a fire sign that loves a challenge. . 
  • These dogs are happy, optimistic, outgoing and kind. 
  • You have to watch your Sagittarius dog around others because they have a tendency to get picked on. 
  • They love to get physical affection and feel they are your one true love.
  • Loyalty is a Sagittarius’s specialty, making them want to be with you at all times. If you are not careful, this trait can turn into separation anxiety.
  • The Sagittarius dog craves companionship and loves to have another dog or animal in the house--may I suggest a Cancer or Aquarian dog?

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)

  • The sign of Capricorn is the Goat which is ruled by the planet Saturn. 
  • Saturn is an earth sign and one of the most grounded signs of the Zodiac. 
  • This makes Capricorn dogs clean, refined, and intense, with a mind of their own.
  • They love to run and exercise. 
  • Capricorns don’t sleep as much as other dogs and suffer from anxiety in stressful situations.
  • They don’t always make the best companions for other animals. If they are forced into getting step-siblings, they may take time to get used to them.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20)

  • The sign of Aquarius is the Water Bearer which is ruled by the planet Uranus.
  • Aquarius is an air sign which is the most intelligent and intuitive sign in the zodiac.
  • Aquarians are unpredictable and can go from zero to sixty in about two seconds. 
  • These dogs are also difficult at times in that they do what they want when they want.
  • What makes us adore them is that they are extremely loving and love others. 
  • The Aquarian dog is perfect if you want them to be a companion to another dog, cat or chicken? They will be game to whomever you pair them up with. 
  • However, Aquarians need their space and alone time to plot and plan their next amazing surprise and just when you least expect it they will dazzle you.

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

  • The sign of Pisces is the Fish which is ruled by the planet Jupiter.
  • Pisces is a water sign and mixed with the air of Jupiter, you get a dog with a magical sensitivity.
  • Pisces dogs are inherently sweet.
  • They need a peaceful atmosphere to flourish because they get stressed easily.
  • Like Leos, these dogs sometimes get bullied because of their non-aggressive nature. 
  • Pisces dogs are very independent dogs. They do what they want without attracting the attention of others. 
  • What does this mean for you? Don’t be fooled. They have you well trained.

I hope these sun sign astrological descriptions can give you some insight into your dog’s personality. I encourage you to explore astrology and dig deeper into this fun way of looking at the stars. I don’t have a clue of when my rescue pug Francis was born. By the description, I think she might be a Leo.