Leo Dog (July 23 – August 22): The Alpha Dog

Leo Dog (July 23 – August 22): The Alpha Dog

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, Leo dogs 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). 

Leos are known for their alpha-mentality, so getting them a companion to lead and teach through life will help them thrive. Another thing that your Leo pup is sure to love are regular trips to the dog park because they are truly social butterflies. As long as your Leo dog is comfortable around any breed, the dog park is a great place to burn energy, make friends, and play endless rounds of fetch. Truly, any game that puts your Leo as the center of attention is always going to be a favorite. Try a classic game of chase, hide and seek, or even some fun agility activities.  

When it comes to treating your Leo dog, it’s no surprise that these pups love exciting flavors. The Milk-Bone® Stuffed Dog Biscuits are a fun way to surprise your Leo! These tasty treats are stuffed full of bacon and beef flavor that will keep them begging for more.  


Leos dogs love their humans and they will go to remarkable lengths to safeguard their caretakers. When you hear stories about canines dragging their owners out of a burning building or awakening them when they detect a gas leak or an intruder, it's usually the work of a Leo dog. 

They are fearless, brave and believe it is their job to protect you. But the deed alone is not a just reward for a Leo dog; they love to be praised lavishly and would not say no to those gold and purple medals for bravery, happily preening for photos wearing them.  

If you’re searching for a companion for your pet, it’s important to understand what other zodiac signs are the most compatible. The Leo dog zodiac gets along best with the other fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius, as well as Aquarians, who won't be put off by their arrogant ways. But Gemini and Libra dogs are great matches to the boundless energy that some Leo dogs have. Any one of these dogs are great companion choices but, honestly, Leos doggies get along with just about every kind of dog. 

Most Desirable Leo Dog Traits: 

  • Fearless 
  • Brave 
  • Loyal 
  • Natural-born leader 
  • Generous 


Least Desirable Leo Dog Traits: 

  • Can be domineering 
  • A little vain 
  • Impatient 
  • Selfish 
  • Childish 

*Disclaimer: This article is for entertainment purposes only.


Now you know which dog zodiac sign aligns with your canine companion. That means you can use your new astrological knowledge for some serious bonding! For example, if you have an Aries dog in your household, you can appeal to their energetic spirit by getting them out of the house more often – take them on challenging hikes or let them roughhouse at the dog park. Or, if you have a food-loving Cancer or Taurus dog, you can mix up their treat flavors and textures to make their tummies happy (just keep treating under 10% of their daily caloric intake to ensure they don’t get too thick around the middle).

But who are we kidding – no matter your dog’s sign, they all deserve tasty treats! And they all love eating them, too. You don’t need to chart the stars to figure that one out! Check out all the awesome treats the Milk-Bone® brand has to offer.

From the Dog Blog

Golden Retriever eating dog cupcake at a birthday party in a kitchen Photo The Ultimate Birthday Cupcakes Recipe
four dogs hanging out at a dog birthday party Photo Dog Birthday Party Ideas

Throw the ultimate DIY dog birthday party with these cute and fun ideas from the Milk-Bone® brand.

golden retriever celebrating his birthday with balloons around him Photo Dog Birthday Treats

Find birthday treats for dogs that are sure to get that tail wagging. Learn more at Milk-Bone®.

Sign up for Milk-Bone® news and offers
* indicates required fields.
Does this pet have a birthday or an adoption day?
Sorry we encountered an error!
Thanks! We'll be in touch with more furball fun. Thank You!