The Dog is the 11th Animal sign of Chinese Zodiac. Among the animal signs of Chinese Zodiac, those born in the Year of the Dog are blessed with most of the finer traits of human nature. The Dog is man’s best friend. Dogs represent loyalty, justice and equality. These are the givers in life, prepared to sacrifice their own dreams, ambitions and desires for the sake of those they love. They are always ready to jump to the defense of any member of their family or friends who is being attacked by either word or deed. Because they feel they know best, they can sometimes appear bossy. Since they try to do their best, they are excellent workers and their ideals are often profound and original. The Dogs find it difficult to adapt to change. They have a reputation for being pessimistic and expect the worst to happen. Mood swings characterizes its emotional life and often the Dog needs to run off to be alone in order to recuperate. The sensitive Dogs need to warm up to others over time and gradually learn to trust them. The Dogs are agreeable companions when whey are in good moods. Of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, Dogs are the least materialistic because they are unselfish individuals who care more about people than they do about money or success. The Dog’s mantra seems to be: Live right, look out for the little people and fight for injustice whenever possible. Here are my auspicious Chinese brush paintings to wish you a successful and prosperous Year of Dog, and many more. Dog Years: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030. (Please click here to view more images of lucky dogs.)