If an Aries dog chooses to adopt you, make sure you have a lot of energy. The first sign of the Zodiac, they are spirited and vivacious with an antic sense of humor.
A Taurus dog is inherently shy and has a great need for security. They don't like to ride in the car, hate to move and abhor loud noises and chaos of any kind. Try not to argue in front of your little Taurean and take more care on July 4th with your Taurus pooch than you would with other signs. Both thunderstorms and fireworks send them into a tizzy.
A Gemini dog is an excellent companion for owners who enjoy a lot of outdoor activity. Ruled by Mercury, these pups are intelligent and excitable; they require a big yard to race around in or long walks to burn off nervous energy. They also have a very low boredom point and need constant changes of scenery, toys, activities and food types. The more exotic the better – they are food adventurists.
Cancer is the sign of the crab, and dogs born under this Zodiac sign are only "crabby" when faced with new situations, places or people, or are forced to be separated from their home. With their deep need for security and strong attachment to their humans, they can feel a little lost if they have to be boarded when their family goes away on trips. They are at their best when they are reassured that they are very handsome, smart and well-loved by their dog parents, and will give back tenfold when they feel loved.
A Leo dog is born to be a leader and that can prove problematic if he or she is not going to be an only dog child. Luckily, they have sunny dispositions, are friendly and really seem to like other dogs. If nature can take its course, the other canine householders will start looking to the Leo as the leader of the pack and you won't have to spend all your time breaking up spats (or booking an appointment with a dog whisperer).
Virgo dogs can be a joy to own, if you are the consistent type. They like stability and routine and get anxious if that's denied them. While calm on the surface, if they feel threatened, intimidated or just discombobulated, they get anxious and it upsets their fragile tummy.
Ruled by Venus, the sign of beauty, most Libran pooches are extremely handsome, well-proportioned and have an innate grace and charm. They love it if you notice their appearance. There’s no compliment more meaningful to a Libra dog than "You're so pretty!" regardless of gender.
If you're looking for an outwardly affectionate pet, you might have to look elsewhere. Until their humans win their trust, Scorpio dogs can be a little aloof and distant. But once they let you into their lives and hearts, they love passionately and fiercely. There is no sign that feels more deeply or is as loyal. Scorpios are also alluring to other signs and are outrageous flirts, so don't be surprised if they have their own canine fan club.
Of all the signs, the Sagittarius dog is the most engaging. They are sociable and good-humored. They are rarely shy, make friends easily with both humans and animals and always seem to be in a good mood. If they could tell jokes, they would. They love to make their pet parents laugh and will go to great lengths to entertain.
Canines born under this sign have great dignity, poise and self-possession. Even when they are puppies, they act much older than their age and need very little training or guidance. It seems that they were born knowing and they only get better with age. An earth sign, Capricorns are healthy and among the most long-lived members of the zodiac.
Ruled by Uranus, the planet of intelligence, sudden change and eccentricity, if your pup is born under the sign of the water bearer, he will be a distinct individual.
Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac, symbolized by two fish swimming in the opposite direction – which, like Gemini (another mutable sign) may make you feel like you've gotten two dogs for the price of one. Affectionate, peace-loving and eager to please one moment, these natives can do an abrupt about-face, becoming a little remote, unreachable or moody. But don't take it personally, they've only wandered off to think deep, profound thoughts. They are mystical beings and unerringly intuitive. In fact, if your Pisces dog takes an instant dislike to someone, or if he seems to bark "at nothing," it's almost always something, and pet parents should take notice.