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The Dog You Should Have, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

These are the dog breeds you'll be most compatible with, according to an astrologer.

When deciding on a breed, prospective dog owners take a lot of factors into account—size, activity level, temperament, and more. But aside from all the practical aspects, your horoscope is another way to explore the compatibility you'll have with your new best friend. Whether you're an adventure-seeking Sagittarius who needs a travel buddy or a family-oriented Pisces who's looking for a dog that's great with kids, astrology can help you choose your new pet. Here, find out the dog breed you should have based on your zodiac sign.

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Aries: German Shepherd

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As a fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of action and energy, Aries is an assertive leader who loves competition, physical activity, and the great outdoors. You also have a loving and devoted side when it comes to those you hold most dear.

A German Shepherd has a caring and playful spirit that's just as active and fiercely loyal as you. Together, you and your new buddy can enjoy hours of hiking, swimming in the lake, or just playing tons of catch in the backyard.

Taurus: Dachshund

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Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, romance, and creativity, Tauruses are sensual yet practical people who prefer to take things slow in life. There's nothing you love more than waking up at your own pace and starting your morning slowly.

And you need a furry friend who enjoys that same leisurely lifestyle, which is why a Dachshund is a perfect pup. This breed is known for its loveable and lazy personality and is equal parts snuggly and sweet (just like you!).

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Gemini: Jack Russell Terrier

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Geminis are ruled by curious, communicative, and adaptable Mercury. You're a natural social butterfly who loves going out and meeting new people. You're always on the go, so the dog breed best suited to your personality is one that enjoys hitting the park, taking long walks, and meeting new friends at doggy daycare.

Jack Russell Terriers are some of the most outgoing, playful, smart, and adaptable dogs, and they're also sharp as a tack and easy to train. Expect plenty of afternoons on puppy playdates with this lovable scamp by your side.

Cancer: Border Collie

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Cancers are ruled by the moon, which informs your emotions, intuition, and your sense of security. And as a water sign, you're a natural nurturer and homebody. You're extremely family-oriented, so you'll want a dog that is great with children, as well as other animals.

A lovable Border Collie is dynamic, hardworking, and smart, and they're easy to train and steadfastly loyal. This dog is known to be a gentle, people-loving sweetheart—just like you!

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Leo: Golden Retriever

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Leos are ruled by the sun, which oversees identity, life purpose, and vitality. As a fire sign, you're a charismatic go-getter who tackles life head-on. Your sense of adventure is the driving force behind almost all of the decisions you make, and the dog that suits you best will share your bright and bold personality.

Fun-loving Golden Retrievers are characterized by their gentle and affectionate nature, as well as their striking golden coats. Together, you'll enjoy playing outside, lounging around on a lazy afternoon, and maintaining your gorgeous manes.

Virgo: Sheltie

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Earth sign Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which oversees communication, so you're a perfectionist with an analytical eye. There's no job or dream too big to scare you, and you always reliably show up for yourself and others.

The dog that fits best with your sensitive and giving personality is the Sheltie, known for being just as hardworking and affectionate. You'll easily tune into each other's needs, and you'll both find a lot of structure in developing a daily walk and playtime routine.

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Libra: Poodle

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Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and attraction, which means you like to get out and make new friends wherever you go. That's why the best dog breed for you will not only match your friendly demeanor but your independence as well.

We think a poodle is perfect. They're lively, active, fun-loving dogs with a sense of adventure. They love attention from people and other animals but also know how to enjoy alone time. Together, you'll be quite the charming pair.

Scorpio: American Bloodhound

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Water sign Scorpios are co-ruled by Mars, the planet of action, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, so you're a reserved and mysterious type who plays their cards close to the chest. It takes time to win your trust, but once it's earned, you're one of the most loyal and dedicated signs of the zodiac.

The American Bloodhound is a dependable, determined go-getter. You'll appreciate their fearlessness and loyalty and will have no trouble showing them your more vulnerable side.

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Sagittarius: Brittany Spaniel

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Fire sign Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, travel, and expansion. You're a free spirit who's always on the lookout for the next big adventure. Unlike other signs, you're not tied down to a certain location or ideology.

The dog breed that best matches this vibe is the Brittany Spaniel, who's as independent, energetic, and carefree as you are. The Brittany is a quick and curious dog that's always on the lookout for fun, and their size makes them perfect travel companions—so you can road trip together and bond over your love of the outdoors.

Capricorn: Belgian Sheepdog

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Capricorns are earth signs that are ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline and hard work, so you have a practical and focused approach to life. Reaching your goals is your number one priority.

The dog that fits best with your personality is the Belgian Sheepdog, a breed that is determined yet calm just like you. They're highly trainable herding dogs whose versatility and intelligence make the perfect match for your structured lifestyle.

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Aquarius: Pitbull Mix

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Aquarians are air signs that are ruled by Uranus, which oversees rebellion, revolution, and change. As the zodiac's most eccentric sign, you find connections with people from diverse backgrounds who share your same humanitarian ideals.

The dog that suits your social, quirky personality is a Pitbull mix. These pups are very people-oriented, affectionate, and playful. They're also known to mold their energy levels to their living situation, which makes them adaptable enough to fit your ever-changing lifestyle.

Pisces: Australian Shepherd

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Water sign Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusions, and magic. Of all the zodiac signs, you're one of the most empathic and creative. Known for your intuitive approach to life, you need a dog that also knows how to trust its gut.

An Australian Shepherd has the same loving personality as you, and they're famous for their good-natured temperaments. You two will be perfectly content snuggling, daydreaming, and bonding with one another.

Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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