People born in the Chinese Year of the Dog are thought to have their personalities influenced by the friendliness and devotion of this animal. All cultures around the world recognize the Dog as an extremely loyal companion and a symbol of true friendship. The sun sign of Virgo from Western astrology often denotes a methodical yet sensitive personality. The Virgo Dog is therefore usually extremely loving, considerate and sensible in action and thought. This prudent character of the Virgo Dog individual helps them to be some of the calmest and most composed Virgos. They seem to be immensely appreciative for the company and companionship of others.
A Virgo Dog is intelligent and perceptive, and many of these personalities will enjoy studying or teaching others. They are incredibly quick to learn new ideas and skills and pass them on. These are very thoughtful characters who are not judgmental, and can often be found working with people in their choice of career. They have effective and kind communication abilities, and are able to convey information or advice without being patronizing. This particular ability makes them easy to talk to, and gains these personalities a lot of friends and respect.
As the Virgo Dog is often surrounded by friends, he or she may take a while to yearn for the need to settle down. They tend to think that settling down with a special someone will put an end to their social lives. Their prudence in relationships is just the same as their deliberation of everything else in their life. They like to take their time choosing a soulmate and they aim to do things properly. A Virgo Dog will only commit if they are absolutely certain that their chosen partner will equally return the love they give. These individuals put a lot into a relationship once committed, but they need partners to make the same effort.
At home, the Virgo Dog likes to have a place for everything, and know instantly where things are when they need them. They can get rather annoyed if someone disturbs their orderly layout. If their possessions are left as they were, these Virgo's are relatively simple to live with. They enjoy puttering around at home in their non-working time and listening to music or just relaxing. Doing nothing for a change is sometimes the busy Virgo Dog's favorite way of winding down. Many live active lifestyles and so in their leisure time they need to rest and relax.
When the Virgo Dog's responsible and astute personality is disconcerted by something or someone, they really show it. Shocks or confusion can cause the normally cheery Virgo Dog to turn into an anxious wreck. The shock or disturbance will have to be something substantial, but if it is, you will encounter the weaknesses of the Virgo Dog personality. They can temporarily lose all confidence, be tearful, and sometimes take it all out on those that they love the most. They will generally require lots of hugs and sympathy at these times.