The way you nurtured them from a young pup? Or do you suspect there might be some higher and more mysterious forces at work? For example, is your dog's destiny written in the stars? Well, let's take a look at astrology and dogs to find out!
Do dogs have horoscopes?
The Pisces dog
Allisyn Nichols is one person who believes every dog has a horoscope. The dog astrologist has a pet pooch named Watson, and Allisyn says he's a typical Pisces. Pisces dogs are born between the 21 February and the 20 March. As a water sign, Pisces pooches are easy-going creatures who go with the flow. Allisyn also believes they're full of unconditional love and are the true one-person dog!
The Aquarius dog
Aquarius dogs are another water sign that also runs deep. Their sign is the water bearer, which makes these thoughtful pups naturally intelligent, loyal, and a little bit quirky. In other words, they're full of surprises and will always keep you on your toes!
The Taurus dog
At the other end of the scale, we've got the Taurus dog, represented by the bull. Unsurprisingly, dogs born under this sign are strong-willed and like to do things on their terms. And size doesn't matter when it comes to a Taurus dog. Astrologist and canine herbalist Rita Hogan is the proud owner of a Taurus pug named Finnbar. She loves him with all her heart, but she also admits he's the most stubborn dog she's ever had!
The Leo dog and Sagittarius dog
The fire signs of the Zodiac include Leo and Sagittarius. A Leo dog and a Sagittarius dog share many of the same characteristics and are known as extroverts with big hearts and even bigger personalities. These furry guys love the outdoors, get along with everyone, and love being the centre of attention. But be warned, if they're not getting the attention they want, they'll soon let you know about it with a very loud bark!
The Aries dog
Aries is a fire sign and this will make the Aries dog a strong and confident one.They are also smart and playful and will want to be the centre of your attention. Don't take it personally of your dog doesn't come to you when you call him, it is a dog which is self assured.
The Gemini dog
Gemini dogs are an enigma, a bundle of contradictions perfectly encapsulated in their sign of the twins looking in opposite directions. Dogs born under this sign can be outgoing and reserved, passive and assertive, independent and prone to separation anxiety.
The Libra dog and Scorpio dog
According to astrologists, Libra dogs and a Scorpio dog are not the best pets for the first time dog owners. These pooches crave structure, routine, and can be a little tough to train. Without the proper socialisation, they quickly assert themselves as the leader of the pack and will probably overwhelm the inexperienced handler.
The Capricorn dog
Capricorn dogs are ruled by the earth sign Saturn, making these grounded and relaxed animals the perfect companion for less active dog lovers or anyone looking of a lap dog. Laidback Capricorn dogs love nothing more than snuggling up in a quiet spot with their favourite human!
The Cancer dog and Virgo dog
Last but definitely not least, we have Cancer dogs and the Virgo dog. Virgo dogs take a calm and considered approach to life, carefully weighing up all the options before they make any decisions. These guys are like the engineers or the health and safety officers of the pooch world. Cancer dogs are natural-born home-bodies with a sweet disposition; they're ideal for families with small children or other sensitive pets.
Nobody can really prove how much the cosmos or the stars influence our dog’s behaviour. So while the mysteries of the universe can give our lives (and our dog's personalities) a deeper meaning, there's no substitute for the tried and tested methods of canine care. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and lots of love and care are the key ingredients for raising a happy pup. Then you can watch their personalities develop to the fullest and decide for yourself if your furry best friend really is a Virgo, Libra, or a Leo!