Ever wondered what dog breed is compatible with your horoscope sign?
For millennia, mankind has looked to the skies for answers.
We marvel at shooting stars that promise a wish, and we make those wishes hastily out of fear that the magic will expire in a matter of seconds.
On a clear, moonless night, a star canopy can be a wondrous thing to behold. Besides the spectacular view it affords us, the endless galaxies in the vast universe are shrouded in mystery. And it’s this mystery that has inspired timeworn lore, tales of extraterrestrial life and constellations that could define our character traits.
Astrology is the belief that the position of the stars and the movement of the planets can influence our personalities and behaviors. Similarly, an astrological horoscope, which is bound to the Earth’s full rotation of the sun, breaks down these personality traits into four elements:
Fire, Earth, Air & Water.
In this article, we pair each of these elements with three dog breeds that reflect the personality and behavioral characteristics of their corresponding signs.
But before we begin, a disclaimer: some of the pets on this list require very specific habitats to thrive. For example, although an Alaskan Malamute would pair well with an Aries, unless that person lives in, say, Alaska, then they should consider other “Fire breeds.”
Fire Breeds are ambitious, energetic & impulsive
When we think of elements that complement each other, we think of Water and Earth as a good pair. After all, water feeds the soil. In turn, thousands of flora species are able to thrive, sprouting from the earth every second of the day.
But when it comes to the horoscope, we soon find that opposing signs aren’t really made for each other. In fact, they can come into constant conflict based on their distinct personality traits.
This is why fire signs bode well with other fire signs. The same goes for water flowing well with water signs, and so forth.
Out of the twelve “houses” in the horoscope, Aries is the youngest (and most capricious of all.) His buddies are Leo and Sagittarius, also known for their competitive spirits and unrelenting spontaneity.
For these fiery personalities, Dalmations, Akitas and Border Collies are a great fit!
These breeds are alert, intelligent and bold. And for an active Aries who loves the outdoors, they’re sheer perfection.
Earth breeds are dependable, trustworthy & stubborn
The three “down-to-earth” signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, all of which can be as stubborn as a mule.
In a general context, stubbornness has a negative connotation to it. After all, we don’t want to be known as the stubborn, unyielding person who lacks an open mind and despises change.
But when it comes to choosing a dog breed, stubbornness can be an endearing quality. A stubborn dog knows what she wants and can even hint at what’s best for her versus what the owner thinks is best for her.
For example, a stubborn dog might sense danger and refuse to budge from the pavement on a night walk. The next thing you know, you’ve both spotted what appears to be another dog in the near distance, only to realize, upon closer observation, that it’s actually a coyote (can someone ring the alarm, please?!)
Uh, let’s turn around, shall we? You say to your “stubborn” dog who just spared you from an altercation with a wily creature.
For these grounded personalities, Bull Mastiffs, Great Danes and French Bulldogs are excellent pairings.
Sure, these breeds can be super stubborn, but they’re also smart, affectionate dogs who love to spend most of their time getting pampered by their human companions.
Air breeds are inquisitive, adventurous and social
In this group of easy-breezy pets, the Alaskan Malamute stands out with its bold strength and long-lasting endurance. But, as mentioned earlier, this breed thrives when it has access to cool, wide-open spaces, so if you’re an earth sign living in a cramped apartment in Los Angeles, it’s best that you choose a different pooch from this group of go-getters.
So may we tempt you with a Chihuahua? This feisty little breed can easily fit in your purse, mini-carrier, and tiny LA apartment!
Air signs like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are analytical thinkers that make excellent communicators. Perhaps this is why Chihuahuas like to bark at, well, pretty much anything!
The Cavalier King Charles’ Spaniel rounds up our third choice of these airy, curious breeds.
Water signs are mysterious, sensitive and artistic
Perhaps the most enigmatic group in the horoscope, water signs like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are not as easy to read as others.
This is due in large part to their deep sensitivity and emotional prowess. These personalities tend to withdraw into their minds when they’re overcome with feelings and emotions, often choosing to process these in solitude rather than to talk it through with others.
Although this tendency to withdraw from the rest of the world can be perceived as a character flaw, it’s actually an awesome strength: water signs are considered to be the most fiercely loyal of all, and Scorpios takes the top prize when it comes to unwavering devotion.
For these alluring personalities that are as mysterious as the universe, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Beagles are the perfect companions.
But whether or not your pups are compatible with your horoscope signs, we hope that you’re enjoying the life-improving benefits of dog ownership and keep vibing with your furry friends!