If you're an astrology fiend, you’ve probably wondered what dog breed fits the best with your zodiac sign. Each breed has its own quirks and temperament, as do the horoscopes! Some thorough research can help you choose the best pup for yourself, your lifestyle, and your home. Ready to find out if you and your pup are a perfect astrological match?
Aries is a hot-tempered and stubborn sign - and we say that with love! They are the leaders of the Zodiac and their pack, which is why the best dog breed for an Aries is the Doberman Pinscher. The Dobermann breed is vigilant and loyal, what’s more, they are energetic dogs with playful temperaments and are very protective of their pack.
Doberman Pinschers are also excellent guard dogs and are easily trained. This should mean the world to the Aries who wants to be able to take their dog with them anywhere they go and at any time.
Taurus is a sensual and mild-mannered sign. They like their guilty pleasures, and they live for all things comfy and enjoyable. They are very into aesthetics and love beautiful things, people and art. This is why the best breed for Taurus is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This breed has docile nature – they don’t typically bark and they can experience separation anxiety when they’re separated from their family - they truly love to be with their people!
What a perfect match for the PDA-loving Taurus – these dogs adore being pet and snuggled and are not overly demanding nor particularly active.
Gemini is the sign of communication and hot gossip. They are the CCTV of the group and natural know-it-alls in the best way possible. The best breed for this dual sign is the curious, energetic, and smart Pomeranian!
A Gemini could have entire conversations with their Pomeranians and have a blast even when they are alone together. When united, their feisty sides thrive.
Cancer is a “family” sign, which means they are relationship-oriented and prefer activities that they can share with their closest loved ones. The perfect breed for them is the majestic and loyal Bernese Mountain Dog.
Since Cancers love hiking, camping, and all kinds of outdoor adventures, they pair perfectly with a mountain dog who could spend all day outside, especially in the winter months.
Leo is the stage sign – these individuals are born with major main character energy and they know it! They are beloved by kids and dogs who appreciate their enthusiastic nature. The ideal dog breed for a Leo is the popular Golden Retriever. This breed is fiercely loyal, good-natured, outgoing, and playful.
They tend to be the most likable breed on the block, with majestic fur that fits perfectly with that effortless Leo charm.
Virgo is a sign of duty and resilience. These people find their mission in life by being of service to others. They're organized and hard-working, which is why the best breed for them is the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Not only are they sharp as a tack, but they also follow orders to the letter.
These dogs are one of the least-shedding breeds, which is perfect for the orderly Virgo who likes to keep things neat and tidy.
Libras are considered the artistic masterminds of the zodiac. They need a quiet home and harmony in their surroundings, which is why the perfect dog for them is the Saluki. An exquisite dog specimen that looks like it was made for Libra’s aesthetic eye, their temperament is an excellent match for a phlegmatic Libra.
The Saluki is a devoted but not overly demonstrative breed - gentle and compatible with both children and other dogs.
Scorpio is the sign ruled by transformative Pluto. Scorpios are in fact more often cat people than dog people - but there is one particular breed that can cater to their taste. The Peruvian Inca Orchid. A rare, hairless breed of dog, they look like they jumped right out of a mythology book. These dogs are alert, protective, intelligent, and passionately affectionate towards their owners – an excellent match for Scorpios.
Loving and devoted, the Orchid is happiest when by their owner's side, and like the lively Scorpio, they have energy for days!
Sagittarius is the great adventurer of the zodiac. In order for them to thrive, they'd be best suited as the owners of a Border Collie. This breed is both highly-intelligent and fun-loving, two traits that are valued by Sagittarians. They are extremely energetic, acrobatic, and athletic dogs that would fit right in the Sagittarius’ lifestyle and adventuring nature.
Since Collies are so smart and able to improvise, they are the perfect dogs to be taken out in the wild and on travels.
Capricorn is the workaholic of the zodiac, and their Saturnian nature can be prone to being overly serious. But, these individuals do value things and relationships that stand to the test of time. This is why the best breed for Capricorns is the Australian Cattle Dog.
These dogs are said to live quite long and they are working dogs through and through - extremely loyal, devoted, and obedient. A perfect match for the dedicated Capricorn.
Aquarius individuals are the quirky advocates of the Zodiac. They have a future-forward mindset and are very tech-oriented. Because of this, they need a dog that is just as unique as they are. The breed that would best go with their temperament is Pembroke Welsh Corgi. These “small” dogs are very lively, vocal, and active.
They need constant attention and a fun lifestyle which will, in turn, make Aquarius opt for more fresh air instead of staying TOO connected to their screens.
Pisces is the Zodiac’s dreamer and psychic. These empathetic sponges absorb everything around them. This is why the best dog for them comes from the Setter family of breeds. Setters are gentle, friendly, and placid dogs that can sense their owners' emotional states and give them loving support.
These gentle dogs are very sociable and they enjoy being with both people and other dogs.
Mary Aragon is the tarologist and astrologist behind AbcTarot. Her mission is to make tarot and astrology understandable for everyone as a tool for reflecting on and understanding our lives. She does readings in her own words and believes calmness, clarity, and optimism are important tools for looking at the future, setting goals, and moving forward along our path.