Which Dog Breed Should You Get, Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Do you often find yourself looking up to the stars and seeing an adorable, barking bundle of fluff just begging to be loved forever? If so, then the fates might be telling you that it’s time to bring a dog into your life. While dogs may be humans' best friends, they also happen to be a lot of work, so it’s important to think carefully about what breed would fit your own unique lifestyle. Just like when you're picking a romantic partner, choosing a pup is easiest when you check your star chart.

Humans have been turning to their zodiac sign for advice since practically forever, especially when it comes to making important decisions like which career path to choose or which unicorn hair color best suits you. One could reason that if there is a perfect job or partner for everyone based on his or her astrological destiny, then there must also be perfect dog breeds for each zodiac sign, too.  

See for yourself what kind of pooch will make the perfect addition to your brood.

  • Aries - German Shepherd
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    People know that they can never tell you what to do, Aries. Your endless energy and fearlessness make you a force to be reckoned with whether you’re being heroic or simply proving your athletic prowess. Some people might call you bossy, but you don’t pay those naysayers any mind.

    The German shepherd is a great choice for you due to his loyalty, protective spirit, and active nature. Originally bred in Germany to be great herders, German shepherds were particularly useful to soldiers during World War I. These days, the stoic pups continue to be heroes in the face of danger because they're most commonly employed by law enforcement agencies.

  • Taurus - Chihuahua
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    Tauruses like you know how to appreciate the finer things in life. Whether it’s the hottest new restaurant in town, a chic art gallery opening, or the latest trend in high fashion, you’re bound to be involved with it because your taste is on point. It’s no wonder your friends always come to you for advice on being more classy.

    The Chihuahua dog may have a reputation for only being an adorable accessory, but you know that his value as a life companion is worth far more than that. These dogs' larger-than-life personalities more than make up for their small stature (the Chihuahua breed is the smallest in the world). And their devotion is second to none. Just make sure to adopt your precious pup for the right reasons, because this breed is one of the most commonly abandoned in the country.

  • Gemini - Golden Retriever
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    A Gemini like you loves companionship because you’re empowered by the presence of others. You also posses the communicative energy of the planet Mercury. Naturally social, you're adventurous and fun to be around.

    Golden retrievers make great life companion for Geminis. These good doggos are incredibly friendly, and they desire companionship just as much you do. Don’t count on them to be good guard dogs, though. They’re a little too trusting, and they hardly know how to be aggressive.

  • Cancer - Greyhound
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    Cancers usually love to take care of people. Consequently, your patience and constant desire to help those in need make others love you. However, the harsh realities of the world can tug on your heart strings and make you sensitive at times. 

    Greyhounds are perfect for you. They are known for their sweet and mild tempered natures and often need a loving home because they're abused in the racing circuit. Not only do greyhounds make great pets, but the natural caregiver in you will feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment because you saved them from potential misery.

  • Leo - Havanese
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    When you’re a Leo, it’s hard not to look at the world with a glass-half-full attitude. Your big heart and warm spirit are infectious to everyone around you. The essence of your fiery spirit is solar-powered, which contributes to your positive outlook. 

    The Havanese pooch is the furry equivalent to your Leo spirit. He loves everything and everyone. These spirited pups require a lot of quality time, though. And they don’t like to be left alone for very long. Since being brought to the US after the Cuban revolution, Havaneses have become one of the most popular breeds among American dog owners.

  • Virgo - Chow Chow
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    As a Virgo, you know what it means to be dedicated, resourceful, and hardworking. Everyone knows they can count on you in a pinch, no matter what the task. Sometimes, it’s hard for you to imagine why everybody else isn’t as reliable and consistent as you, but you do your best to keep your judgment at bay.

    Chow Chows were bred in northern China for a variety of purposes, including hunting, herding, and guarding their owners' homes. These fluffy puppies are characteristically docile, and they rarely act out. You can depend on a chow chow to be as constant as you are.