The Dog is extremely well known as man's best friend for his well-balanced, calm, sensible and affable nature. In Chinese astrology, the Dog is considered a symbol of moderation, and people born in their year are believed to gain much temperance to their personalities. When that individual is a Capricorn in Western astrology, this results in a very temperate and friendly personality. A Capricorn Dog is not as reserved as most Capricorns, as they tend to be a little more open with their emotions. They are also slightly more considerate and sensitive to the feelings of others.
Capricorn Dogs are intelligent and alert; they usually have their feet firmly on the ground, and they are quick and decisive. These personalities generally possess a quite positive and enthusiastic outlook, but they can sometimes be hurt easily by the words of others. A Capricorn Dog does not like to be criticized, and is prone to taking things too personally. They are mostly confident and collected, but do not seem to have the same high level of ambition as many other Capricorns. They will work hard for a living and most will be happy with uncomplicated jobs that come with regular hours.
A Capricorn Dog is a homely person who will look after his or her interests first, but will not be greedy. These individuals do not really like money at all, but they realize it is a necessary evil and are careful with it. The Capricorn Dog will often have a small amount put away for use in emergencies. They like to plan ahead, and rarely get behind with bills and other financial commitments. These people have a natural sense of duty and will, for the most part, insist on sticking to rules and agreements. This makes them great friends and work-mates, with the potential to be excellent capable parents.
Abiding by laws and sticking to promises is a strong character trait of the Capricorn Dog personality. In relationships, this emerges as an immensely strong capacity for loyalty and devotion. This is probably due to the honest, faithful Dog influence rather than the Capricorn Goat's usual detached emotions. A Capricorn Dog is fair, non-critical, appreciative, attentive, affectionate and even-tempered. This and their devoted personalities ensure that most relationships they have with others will be successful and long-standing. They do not make promises easily, and will do almost anything not to break them.
One thing is lacking in the Capricorn Dog personality that can be viewed as a weakness in their characters. This is a sense of humor: it is exceptionally rare to discover a Capricorn Dog with any kind of wit. They do laugh at things, but often it is only because everyone else is laughing. They find it difficult to see the humorous side of things especially when they are upset. If they find the right partners in life, these Capricorns may develop a more comedic frame of mind. They may then discover how much it really helps in life.