Feeling like you need a companion now that the new year has rolled around? This article breaks down the best dog breeds for every zodiac sign.
Adopters look at all kinds of aspects when it comes to finding their next furry friend. People usually consider dog size, family compatibility, and household capacity, but what about that love at first-sight bond? For that instant, puppy connection, sometimes it is best to just go with your gut. This is where your horoscope sign can help. We use astrology for answers to all kinds of daily life dilemmas – work, friends, romance – why not for finding your pet pal?
ARIES (Mar. 21 – April 20)
This bundle of joy and energy is perfect for the ambitious Aries. The Retriever is an outgoing breed that loves to play, making exercise a dual affair. Its passion fits well with the Ram, and it even comes in multiple different colors (chocolate, yellow, and black). It is so laid-back; it is the most popular breed in the U.S! The Retriever weighs about 75 pounds and typically lives between 10-12 years.
Portuguese Water Dog
This dog is easy to train and eager to please. The Portuguese Water Dog is adventurous and athletic, making it a perfect fit for the always-moving Aries. It prefers an aquatic lifestyle, but with its high-energy and stamina, could sustain all sorts of exercise. The Portuguese Water Dog is also very affectionate and can live up to 13 years. It weighs about 55 pounds.
The Sheltie is a smaller dog with a sharp mind and an attitude for play. Its caution around strangers makes it a strategic watchdog, as well as an excellent farm pet. Its intelligence will give the Aries owner a run for their money. The Sheltie is obedient and playful. It weighs around 25 pounds and can live between 12-14 years.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 20)
This pooch is highly protective and will devote themselves solely to you. Their dependable, stable nature makes them a strong match for the stubborn Bull. These dogs are bright, fun-loving, and active. A Boxer’s form of play is to bop you with their paws. Watch out! They weigh about 70 pounds and typically live between 10-12 years.
These dogs work in packs, much like the Taurus. They love company and children, making them the perfect addition to any fun-loving family of Bulls. And just like the friendly Taurus, these puppers are happy-go-lucky, curious, and loyal. Beagles typically live up to 15 years and weigh under 20 pounds.
Contrasting to our most recent pup, the Great Dane is named so for its massive size. But don’t let their height fool you. Great Danes are some of the most caring and gentle dogs around. Perfect for the easy-going Taurus. They are patient and certainly dependable. Because of their size (weighing almost 200 pounds), their lifespan is much shorter. They typically live between 7-10 years.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
The Collie is a mirror for intellect and energy. The Border Collie can expertly match the Gemini’s value of emotional intelligence, independence, and creativity. Being both smart and affectionate, the Border Collie loves challenges, just like the Twins. This medium-sized dog is also easy to train. It weighs about 55 pounds. Their lifespan is 12-15 years.
The Shepherd exudes confidence, loyalty, and above all, protection. This dog displays two, opposing sides, just like its Gemini owner. The Shepherd will do anything for its family, while also appearing reserved to strangers. This dog is a prime example of courage, as it is often the breed of choice for police officers and army units. The German Shepherd weighs 90 pounds and can live up to 10 years.
This hairy pupper is known for its curiosity and high energy. Its lust for adventure makes it a great companion to the Gemini. Its charm can quickly turn into willful stubbornness, but most Geminis can appreciate the challenge. Bearded Collies weigh about 55 pounds. Their lifespan is 12-14 years.
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
Cancers expect utmost devotion and attention from everyone in their life – including their pets. Greyhounds are thoughtful and sensitive, making them the perfect pairing for the Cancer Crab. This gentle breed will make sure never to disappoint their owners. They are tall and sleek, making them appear quite noble. They weigh up to 70 pounds, with a lifespan of 10-13 years.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This sweet pup appears as elegance and grace. They are an adaptable breed that is sure to fit to their owner’s habits. Their creativity makes them a strong companion for the Cancer owner. Cavalier Spaniels are smaller, weighing only about 18 pounds, with a lifespan of 12-15 years.
Cancers need a dependable companion, and one that will fight for them, no matter what. That’s why the Rottweiler is a great choice. They are loyal and loving, and nothing at all like their reputation states. A larger dog, they weigh around 135 pounds and can live between 9-10 years.
LEO (July 23 – August 23)
One of the most flamboyant signs of the zodiac, the Leo Lion is determined to be the star of the show. They are courageous, bold, and passionate, and need a dog to match. This muscular dog, named appropriately for its large size, is powerful and dignified. The Mastiff is also docile, and sweet, which is a good combination for the Leo. Its lifespan is 6-10 years and it weighs up to 230 pounds.
Otherwise known as the “gentle giant”, the Bernard is good-natured, friendly, and kind. At the same time, its bold, inquisitive nature makes it a fantastic match for the Leo owner. It is a large dog, weighing about 180 pounds, and with a lifespan of 8-10 years.
On the flip side, we have the tiny, bug-eyed Pug. This playful pup is excitable and curious. The Leo loves its charming, mischievous side. It is a much smaller dog, only weighing up to 18 pounds. Its lifespan is 13-15 years.
VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23)
As the Virgo Virgin likes dependable animals, the Siberian Husky is an excellent choice companion. This active dog is one of the most hardworking and dedicated around. A pack dog, the Husky lives for family and doggie siblings. Its outgoing, playful nature will keep the Virgo constantly entertained and busy. A large dog, it weighs 60 pounds. Its lifespan is 12-14 years.
This dog is fearless and responds well to the cautious Virgo. The Doberman Pinscher is the most protective of almost all the breeds. Family is a very serious matter to the Doberman! They are fairly large dogs, and quite active. They weigh about 100 pounds with a lifespan of 10-12 years.
The Pointer, though being highly logical and meticulous, can also be quite sensitive. Its vulnerability makes it a strong match for the Virgo. It is the picture of power, grace, and strength. The Pointer is a proud dog, as are most Virgos. It weighs 75 pounds, with a lifespan of 12-17 years.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23)
The Libra Scales are peace-loving and fun. The gentle, Shih Tzu is the perfect pairing for this zodiac owner. Initially bred for the Chinese Emperors, the Shih Tzu is affectionate, sweet, and guaranteed to treat you as if you lived in a royal palace. It is a small dog, with lots of fluffy hair. It weighs a total of 16 pounds. Its lifespan is 10-18 years.
This squat, fun-loving dog is another perfect match. Just as the Libra exudes stable energy, the Bulldog is extremely mellow. Its calm, kind energy is the opposite of its otherwise brutish appearance. Don’t let its protruding jaws and thickset muscles fool you! The Bulldog is a sweet as cherry pie. Even at 50 pounds, this dog will constantly try to sit on your lap! It is medium-sized, with a lifespan of 8-10 years.
This dog is the ultimate caretaker, otherwise known as the “nanny dog”. The Libra loves balance and peace, making this gentle giant a perfect fit. The Newfoundland is a dog that is made to please and welcomes almost everyone with love. As a huge dog, it weighs about 200 pounds. They live about 9-10 years.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)
Scorpions are active, determined, and driven people, which is why the elegant Dalmatian is a perfect match. They like things to be done their way and to stand out as unique. Well, Dalmatians certainly stand out! They are aggressively active, making them a stellar competitor for fellow Scorpions. They are loyal to their human families, though not as open to strangers. They are large dogs, weighing at 70 pounds. They live up to 13 years.
English Springer Spaniel
This breed possesses great energy and is highly trainable. The Springer Spaniel’s devotion, intelligence, and athleticism make it a strong match for Scorpios. The pupper is also excellent with children! It weights about 50 pounds and lives up to 14 years.
American Staffordshire Terrier
The loyal AmStaff is sociable and strong. Its attentiveness makes it an excellent companion for any Scorpio, especially as the dog is brave and passionate. This mutt is trustworthy and above all, smart. The American Staffordshire Terrier weights about 65 pounds and lives from 12-16 years.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)
Sound like a mouthful? Don’t worry, this good-natured pup is as comical and happy as its mischievous Archer owners. The Lhasa Apso maintains just enough energy to keep everyone guessing – and wanting more. This trait is perfect for the ever-curious, travel-hungry Sagittarius. And just like our Archer friends, this dog certainly loves to entertain for a crowd. Applause for this one please! Its small size makes it easy to carry around, weighing only about 18 pounds. It can live between 12-15 years.
This tiny, hotdog pup is confident, courageous, and outgoing. Just like the adventure-seeking Sagittarius, the Dachshund often displays a reckless attitude. Its easy, extroverted nature makes it a great match for the Archer. Do not judge it on its size! This dog packs a big bark and will often challenge larger dogs. It weighs about 16 pounds and can live 12-16 years.
This doggo struts around with a positive attitude, making it the next best pet for the Sagittarius. Just like our Archers, Boston Terriers love to be the life of the party. They will do almost anything for attention. Its quick to seek new adventure and loves to meet new people. It weights about 25 pounds and lives up to 13 years.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20)
This adorable, curly-tailed dog is the perfect pal for our security-loving Goats. Capricorns love adaptable, dependable, and above all, attentive people in their lives. The Shiba Inu is just that! It is active and alert, making it a great walking buddy. Its smaller size makes it easier to handle, weighing only 20 pounds. The Shiba Inu is loyal to its owners and lives about 16 years.
Chinese Shar Pei
The Capricorn Goat also values intelligence and a sense of calm. The Chinese Shar Pei possesses these traits, and more. This dog can get easily bored, so needs an assertive, practical owner to raise it. Good thing Capricorns are so dedicated! Just like our committed Goats, these dogs will rely on you for life. They weigh about 55 pounds and live between 8-12 years.
This dog is perfect for the more disciplined and independent of the Capricorn Goats. The Belgian Sheepdog’s hard work and commitment is difficult to beat. Its versatile and vigilante nature makes it another perfect match for the Capricorn. It is a larger dog, weighing at about 70 pounds, and can live up to 14 years.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 18)
The Aquarius Water-Bearer may be shy and reserved, but they are also creative and full of fun ideas. The Poodle is the perfect pet to bring them out of their shell. Its fluffy curls are simply a distraction from its highly intelligent persona. This dog is often relaxed and happy, offering a secure environment for the Aquarius. They have miniatures, which only weigh about 15 pounds, and the standard, weighing at about 60 pounds. Both are probably the smartest dogs around! They live between 10-18 years.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
This big-eared beast is truly a devoted dog. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi loves to play and is great with kids – making it a fantastic addition to any Aquarius household! Its fun-loving nature is great for the nervous Aquarius and can even start conversations in the park! Just like the Poodle, it is a highly intelligent dog, which is an important trait for the Water-Bearer. This dog weighs about 35 pounds and can live between 12-15 years.
This breed possesses intelligence, kindness, and above all, independence. Perfect for the introverted Aquarius! It is essentially the dog-version of our Water-Bearer. Though it does not wish to be in the spotlight, the Havanese certainly loves to entertain whoever is around. Weighing at about 13 pounds, this cheerful dog can live up to 16 years.
PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20)
This tiny, but lively, pup will keep the anxious Pisces from taking themselves too seriously. The Fish member of the zodiac will love the ease in which the Chihuahua fits into a home. These animals are quiet, cautious, and very small. Perhaps they are too easy to carry around (look for high-heeled women with tiny, two-eared heads poking out of their handbags)! Chihuahuas are charming and sassy, and they are easy to care for. Perfect for the sensitive and creative Pisces! Word of caution: Chihuahuas can get anxious around sudden, loud noises. They typically weigh under 6 pounds and can live up 16 years.
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This dog is friendly, duty-driven, and passionate. The Weimaraner needs as much mental stimulation and adequate exercise as its Pisces owners. Otherwise, it can get nervous and high-strung! Coined the “Gray Ghost” for its fearless aptitude, the Weimaraner will protect you to the end of your days. It can weigh up to 85 pounds and live 10-13 years.
This adorable little pup is thoughtful and creative, perfect for their Aquarius counterpart. These dogs will bring a curious and bright mind to their owners’ households. The Maltese loves affection and will be sure to support their owners forever. Be warned: If you stop paying attention to them for one second, they’ll charm you until you’re petting them once again! They are fluffy and small, weighing under 7 pounds. They can live up to 15 years.
We hope you like the dogs associated with your zodiac sign! Perhaps you were already dreaming of these breeds; you just didn’t know where to look. Happy adoption hunting!