2018 Year of Dog —  It is time to begin reflecting on last year (the Year of the Rooster) and prepare for the Year of the Dog. This year’s Chinese New Year kicks off It starts 16 February! It is the Year of the Dog which shares links to the Earthly Branch symbol . What does this mean for your health?

The Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is ideal for lifestyle changes. Begin a new workout, start a new business, travel to a new city, become a vegetarian, start doing yoga! Likewise, endeavours you made last year will bear fruit this coming year.

2018 Year of Dog

This means, stay the course. Do not veer off balance and continue along your regular path while considering what details you might add or alter to enhance and lead to more satisfaction.

2018 Year of Dog


We have gathered the basics about the Year of the Dog. Use this information to enhance your insight into what the Year of the Dog means to your life. Reflect on the elements relating to the Dog cycle and consider what this means for you or any of your loved ones born within the Dog Cycle.

Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign; years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042

People born within these date ranges are said to have been born in the “Year of the Dog”, while also bearing the following elemental sign:

Start date End date Heavenly branch
14 February 1934 3 February 1935 Wood Dog
2 February 1946 21 January 1947 Fire Dog
18 February 1958 7 February 1959 Earth Dog
6 February 1970 26 January 1971 Metal Dog
25 January 1982 12 February 1983 Water Dog
10 February 1994 30 January 1995 Wood Dog
29 January 2006 17 February 2007 Fire Dog
16 February 2018 4 February 2019 Earth Dog
2 February 2030 22 January 2031 Metal Dog
22 January 2042 9 February 2043 Water Dog