In Chinese astrology, the Dog is described as a good friend and listener to his companions, and a fair and dependable leader. His appearance in a person's birth chart signifies that the individual concerned will inherit this animal's rationality. Leos, with their carefree, sometimes dreamy personalities, benefit greatly from the steadying, friendly, and sensible influences of the Dog. A Leo Dog is a personality that has their feet firmly on the ground and is alert and serious, but still has a great sense of adventure and knows how to have fun. This is a magnificent mix for a good all-around character and creates people with very pleasing personalities.
Leo Dogs have a very realistic outlook toward everything they do and everyone they meet. They are highly perceptive when it comes to assessing situations and people's words and expressions. These personalities are very attentive and respond well to emotions, as they have a tendency to have a balanced view of the world. This, and their ability to listen carefully without judgment, typifies their understanding and unselfish nature. These are fantastic characteristics for working with others harmoniously and peace-keeping within families and relationships.
The Leo Dog has a strong sense of justice and loathes any kind of unfairness, and they are inclined to have high moral standards. Their impartial and moralistic view urges them to always stand up for people less fortunate than themselves. These Leos will often choose a profession that helps others in this way. In their free time, the Leo Dog loves to swim, keep fit, and occasionally just put their feet up. They seem to possess an excellent method of finding a balance between work and rest that many of us find so difficult. This is probably because they do not try to take on too much at once, and are brilliant at organizing their time.
Home and family are important to the Leo Dog, and he or she will strive to build a solid base for those they hold most dear. These people will work long and hard to achieve goals, though they will do it methodically and with careful planning. A Leo Dog is sometimes forgetful, but will always be apologetic and try to make amends. They are extremely reliable people the majority of the time. In close relationships, these personalities value friendship, loyalty and trust, and they make romantic, thoughtful and affectionate partners. They are usually respectful and only make promises they fully intend to keep.
Being overly emotional about injustices is one of the Leo Dog's few weaknesses. This viewpoint regarding fairness is pretty strong in these Leos, and it is not usually until middle age that many of them learn to manage it. In their youth they can become incredibly outspoken about the unfairnesses of this world. As they grow older and wiser, the Leo Dog learns to control this weakness to outbursts of opinion. It will never disappear and they will always be quite opinionated on such matters, but their reactions do get less aggressive and more realistic.