Sign Of The Dog

 You know your birth sign and  your family members' signs. Your family dog is a member of the inner circle. How about that sign? Here's your chance to find out. This a Chinese Shih Tzu site...let's look at both Chinese and the western interpretations. Grab a drink, kick off your shoes and check out the sign of the dog!


More than 2,000 years ago, the great heat of summer led to a superstition among the ancient Romans. They believed that the excessive heat, together with the increased disease and death associated with it, was somehow connected with the rising and setting of the star Canicula - - the Little Dog. They conferred the name of "Dog Days" to those two hot summer months. This unfair bias upon the good name of dogs has long been disproved. Scientists observe that Canicula rises later and later each year; in millions of years, they predict, the star will herald the frost and snow of winter! "The Dog Days' remain a popular phrase among insensitive people. Get a life.  Dogs are people too.  Just ask one!
ARIES - THE RAM - MAR 21-APRIL 20


TAURUS - THE BULL - APR 21-MAY 21


GEMINI - THE TWINS - MAY 22-JUNE 21
THE MONTH OF THE HORSE


CANCER - THE CRAB - JUN-JULY 23
THE MONTH OF THE SHEEP


LEO - THE LION - JUL 24-AUGUST 23
THE MONTH OF THE MONKEY


VIRGO - THE VIRGIN - AUG 24-SEPT 23
THE MONTH OF THE ROOSTER


LIBRA - THE SCALES - SEP 24-OCT 23
THE MONTH OF THE DOG


SCORPIO - THE SCORPION - OCT 24-NOV 22
THE MONTH OF THE BOAR


SAGITTARIUS - THE HUNTER - NOV 23-DEC 21
THE MONTH OF THE RAT


CAPRICORN - THE GOAT - DEC 22-JAN 20
THE MONTH OF THE OX


AQUARIUS - WATER BEARER - JAN 21-FEB 19
THE MONTH OF THE TIGER


PISCES - THE FISH - FEB 20-MAR 20
THE MONTH OF THE RABBIT
 


 
I am the unquenchable fire,

The center of all energy,


The stout heroic heart.

I am truth and light,

I hold power and glory in my sway.

My presence

Disperses dark clouds

To tame the Fates

I am the  !

The mighty and magnificent Dragon never ceases to enchant. The Dragon puppy  is full of vitality and strength. To him life is a blaze of colors and he is constantly on the go. Proud, aristocratic, demanding, whimsical, the powerful Dragon can intimidate those puppies who challenge him. In spite of his volcano emotions, the Dragon takes love and adulation for granted from his people, they are his just due.  While the Dragon maybe stubborn, irrational and overbearing, he can forgive you the moment he gets over his outbursts. And since things are supposed to work both ways, he expects his people to forgiven his errors, too.

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 Mine is the wisdom of the ages.

I hold the key to the mysteries of life.

Casting my seeds on fertile ground

I nurture them with constancy and purpose.

My sights are fixed.

My gaze unchanging.

Unyielding, inexorable, and deep

I advance with steady, unslackened gait.

The solid earth beneath me.

I am the 


The snake pup is the deepest thinker and enigma of the Chinese cycle. He is endowed with an inborn wisdom of his own; a mystic in his own right. He is a graceful puppy, who loves food, rarely barks and might even sing for you during full moon. He trusts his own vibrations rather than outside advice from his people. He is more often than not right!

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 I am the kaleidoscope of the mind.

I impart light, color and perpetual motion.

I think, I see, I am moved by electric fluidity.

Constant only in my inconsistency.

I am unshackled by mundane holds,

Unchecked by sturdy, binding goals.

I run unimpeded through virgin paths.

My spirit unconquered--

My soul forever free.

I am the 


The puppy born under the horse is cheerful, popular and quick-witted. He has raw sex appeal rather than good looks. Earthy and warmly appealing, he is very perceptive. His changeable nature may lead him to be rash and stubborn at times. Be careful, the puppy born under this sign could be a wanderer, might like to see what is going on in the next backyard. He loves exercise both physical and mental, would do well at  Frisbee and excel at agility. His mind works at remarkable speed and whatever he may lack in perseverance, he will make up in intelligence.

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 I am nature's child.

I trust and am rewarded by trust.

Fortune smiles upon my countenance.

All things blossom

In the gentleness of my love.

I strive to find beauty in all I behold.

I am fair of face of full of grace.

I am the  !

The puppy born under this sign is sweet, loving and shy.  The Good Samaritan, sincere and mild-mannered. He is known for his gentle and compassionate ways, always forgiving his litter mates for any wrong doing. He dislikes strict schedules and cannot take too much discipline or criticism. Loves children, and is a homebody. You will find him snoozing next to his little folks. He will smother and mother the objects of his affections.

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 I am the seasoned traveler

The genius of alacrity,

of the Labyrinth. Wizard of the impossible,

My My brilliance is unmatched

In its originality.

heart is filled with potent magic

That could cast a hundred spells

I am put together for mine own pleasure.

I am the 

Of all the animals in the lunar cycle, the Monkey bears the closes resemblance to the Naked Ape himself, Man. The Monkey puppy is inventive, improvises play, and the motivator in the Chinese zodiac. The pup is capable of drawing everyone to him with his guile and charm. Being the quick-witted genius of the cycle, he is clever, and can solve intricate problems, and will be a fast learner. He can master anything. No challenge will be too great.

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 I am on hand

To herald in the day,

And to announce its exit.

I thrive by clockwork and precision.

In  my ending quest for perfection.

The ever-watchful administrator.

I seek perfect order in my world.

I represent unfailing dedication.

I am the ROOSTER!

The Rooster or Chicken puppy as he is called, is the Don Quixote of the Chinese cycle. The dauntless hero, he is the most misunderstood and eccentric of all the other puppies. He is the epitome of self assurance and aggression, but at heart he could be very conservative. The male pup will be attractive and dashing. The prince fowl is radiant and proud of his fine feathers and as an impressive carriage. You won't find him hiding; he struts about with dignity. He shines when he is the center of attention. He could be a TV or movie star.  Rin Tin Tin and the first Lassie were Rooster pups.

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 he martial strains have summoned me

To hear your sorrows,

Still your pain,

I am the protector of Justice,

Equality--my sole friend.

My vision never blurred by cowardice,

My soul never chained.

Life without honor

Is life in vain.

I am the 


This maybe the most likeable of all the signs in the Chinese cycle. The puppy born in the month of the Dog is intelligent and straightforward. He has a deep sense of loyalty and a passion for justice. Generally amiable and unpretentious, he will know how to get along with his litter mates and not be too demanding. He can always be counted on to do his share. For a friend, all you have to do is call him. No matter how much he might feign indifference, he cannot ignore a call for help. He will stick to the object of his affection no matter how unworthy. You won't find him leaving home just because he discovers his master has the proverbial feet of clay. He will stick it out through thick and thin.

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 Of all God's Children

I have the purest heart.

With innocence and faith,

I walk in Love's protective light.

By giving of myself freely

I am richer and twice blest.

Bonded to all mankind by common fellowship,

My goodwill is universal

And knows no bounds.

I am the BOAR!

This puppy is gallant and sturdy, courageous. He will apply himself to whatever task you set for him, and you can rely on him to learn quickly and remember the command. Outwardly he may appear rough but scratch his head and you will find pure gold. His litter mates will seek him out because he sets harmony for the entire pack. No doubt he will argue over a bone or toy, but he will never carry a grudge. He just loves to have a good time.

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 I am the self proclaimed acquisitor

I am a link yet I function as a complete unit

I am at encompassing heights

And strike my target

Sure and steady.

Life is one joyous journey for me.

Each search must end with a new quest.

I am progress, exploration and insight.

I am the womb of activity.

I am the 


The charm of the Rat puppy is an universally known and loved as the Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse. He could be forthright and honest but in such a disarming manner that you find yourself at a disadvantage. Gets along well with his litter mates but doesn't much like to shares his toys. In spite of his hoarding ways, he will never be found alone because he emits such fantastic appeal.

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 Mine is the stabilizing force

That perpetuates the cycles of life

I stand immobile against the

Test of adversity.

Resolute and unimpeachable.

I seek to serve integrity,

To bear the burdens of righteousness.

I abide by the laws of nature,

Patiently pushing the wheel of Fate.

Thus, I shall weave my destiny.

I am the 


This is the puppy that is a worker.  He is dependable, calm and methodical, piling his toys carefully for later play. He is patient and sticks to routine. He is a trustworthy character, and can be entrusted with responsibility. He will not fall short of his duties. In fact this puppy could get carried away with his responsibility.

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I am the delightful Paradox.

All the world is in my stage.

I set new trails ablaze;

I seek the unattainable,

And try the untried.

I dance to life's music

In gay abandon.

Come with me on my carousel rides

See the myriad colors,

The flickering lights.

All hail me the unparalleled performer.

I am the 


In the East, the Tiger symbolizes power, passion and daring. This puppy is rebellious, colorful and unpredictable. He commands respect and awe from his pals. The impulsiveness and vivacity of the Tiger pup are contagious. He will arouse every sort of emotion from his humans except indifference. He loves being the center of attention.

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 I am in tune with the

Pulse of the universe

In my quiet and solitude

I hear the melodies of the soul.

I float above commonplace

Dissent and decay

I subdue by my ability to conform.

I color my world

In delicate pastel hues.

I epitomize harmony and inner peace.

I am the 


A puppy born in the month of the Rabbit possesses one of the most fortunate of the 12 animal signs. The Rabbit or Hare as he is referred to in Chinese mythology is the emblem of longevity and is said to derive his essence from the Moon. This puppy will sing for you! He will be reserved and peaceful and enjoy his surroundings.

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