Chinese Astrology symbolizes the Dog and all those people born in this year as being of honest, loyal, dependable and friendly character. If the person is also a Western Astrology sign of Aries, then they usually acquire a generous share of the Dog's honesty and frankness. An Aries Dog personality is believed to be immensely truthful and open, but not at all blunt. They will tell you the truth about things, and it will be in the nicest possible way. The Aries Dog hates to hurt the feelings of others, yet finds it very hard to lie, so he or she tends to be tactfully forthright instead.
The Aries Dog is a rather warm-hearted person who has a kind, caring nature, but one who is not easily fooled. These personalities may appear soft and easy to manipulate, but actually they are amazingly alert and perceptive. Many Aries Dogs have an uncanny way of seeing through people who try to take advantage of their kindness and patience. They also seem to have an instinct for doing the right thing. These individuals sometimes have what is known as a sixth sense that notifies them of people with bad intentions. They will normally be fairly skilled judges of character and avoid others who may not be as frank as them.
An Aries Dog picks his close friends carefully, as he likes to be encircled by those he trusts and can rely on. These people prefer to have a few very good friends rather than lots of casual acquaintances. They can be a little shy and sometimes cautious, and on edge when socializing, as they are often not as self-assured as other Aries personalities. An Aries Dog can be especially bashful when it comes to finding a soulmate. They will generally wait until others approach them to get to know them better, rather than the other way around. Once teamed up they will be extremely devoted to their partners.
Natural curiosity steers the Aries Dog personality towards spending his spare time exploring and learning new things. They love to visit interesting places, and expand their knowledge by studying or reading about subjects they are fascinated by. As gifts, the Aries Dog will appreciate anything that will educate and entertain them. They like to have something constructive to do, as they are not normally into sports or other physical activities as relaxation methods. These characters also have a love of music, and often find this the most relaxing distraction of all.
Weaknesses in the Aries Dog persona tend to be focused on their intuitiveness - they can sometimes get things wrong. These people often rely heavily on their instincts to evaluate people, things and situations. Occasionally, they can miss out on good friendships, genuine bargains and rare opportunities. They cannot help their built-in defenses and on occasion may regret not trusting someone or something. As the Aries Dog is not prone to dwelling on the past, his weakness does not direct him away from his forthrightness and optimistic view on life for long.