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The Dog (狗) is eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 戌. The character 狗, refers to the actual animal while 戌, refers to the zodiac animal.
|Start date||End date||Heavenly branch|
|14 February 1934||3 February 1935||Wood Dog|
|2 February 1946||21 January 1947||Fire Dog|
|18 February 1958||7 February 1959||Earth Dog|
|6 February 1970||26 January 1971||Metal Dog|
|25 January 1982||12 February 1983||Water Dog|
|10 February 1994||30 January 1995||Wood Dog|
|29 January 2006||17 February 2007||Fire Dog|
|16 February 2018||4 February 2019||Earth Dog|
|2 February 2030||22 January 2031||Metal Dog|
|22 January 2042||9 February 2043||Water Dog|
|Sign||Best Match||Average||No Match|
|Dog||Dog, Tiger, Horse||Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Monkey, Rat||Dragon|
|Earthly Branches of Birth Year:||戌 Xu|
|The Five Elements:||Earth|
|Lucky Numbers:||3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7|
|Lucky Flowers:||rose, oncidium, cymbidium, orchid|
|Lucky Colors:||green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, gold|
In the sexagenary cycle, 2018 (16 February 2018–4 February 2019, and every 60-year multiple before and after), is the Celestial stem/Earthly Branch year indicated by the characters 戊戌. It is the current year, until 5 February 2019.