Just when you thought we’d ascribed everything humanly possible to the supposed character traits of each star sign (see: calming essential oils, indoor plants, home decor, sex tips), we’ve gone and found something else. Enter: Dogs. Ahead you’ll find a lighthearted list of the dog breeds that appear to best represent the full spectrum of each of the zodiac signs. Fun! Cute! Shareable! It goes without saying but we’ll mention it anyway—it’s just a bit of a giggle. A pet is a living being and forever friend, not a fun purchase that can be shelved or given away if you quit caring. Before buying any sort of pet you should always do your research and make a choice based in your reality, not what Magic Meg says is a good move for you. Disclaimer aside, it’s fun to think about hanging with a furry friend that shares your personality. Who better than a beautiful doggo to cuddle up with? Especially when they truly understand how the ~universe~ has shaped you. (Nothing against cats, they’re nice too.) Ready to find out which dog breed suits you best? Let’s go.
Gemini (22 May to 21 June)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Jack Russell Terrier
Easily bored? Tick. Full of beans? Tick. Stubborn as a mule? Double tick. Geminis are well suited to the frenetic nature of this cute-and-compact breed. People under this sign tend to be energetic and always up for an adventure so choosing an equally curious pup to tag along with you makes sense.
Cancer (22 June to 22 July)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Italian Greyhound
This breed might seem too frenetic and outdoorsy for a homebody Cancerian, but once they’ve had a good run, Italian greyhounds can be incredibly lazy. They’re also legit cuddle monsters and can be very demanding of affection. (Just like Cancerians.) Refuse them a snuggle and they’ll blacklist you.
Leo (23 July to 22 August)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Labrador
One of the friendliest and most charming signs of the zodiac, there’s really no better match for a Leo other than the Labrador. Both are loyal to and protective of their loved ones, and both really enjoy hamming it up. Being the centre of attention is a given, too—whether that’s just for pats or otherwise.
Virgo (23 August to 23 September)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Chow Chow
A Virgo might be more drawn towards owning a cat than a dog due to their resistance against anyone needy or overly clingy. The good news? For dog lovers, the Chow Chow fits the bill. They’re aloof and love to spend time solo. Plus, you’re both reserved with strangers but warm towards your family.
Libra (24 September to 23 October)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Pomeranian
The people-pleaser of the zodiac, you live for hanging with your best mates. The Pomeranian loves company just as much, making them great companions for anyone this highly social. You’re both intelligent and like order so there’s a good chance that together you’ll rise to the top of puppy training class.
Scorpio (24 October to 22 November)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Dalmatian
Scorpios aren’t generally the type to choose a common breed. Some prefer to make a statement wherever they go—including the dog park. Dalmatians fill this desire, showing off statement-making spots and a playful nature. This breed doesn’t do well when left alone, but a passionate Scorpio can deal.
Sagittarius (23 November to 21 December)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Beagle
Sagittarius is known as the wanderer of the zodiac making you a good fit with the Beagle. This breed famously likes to follow its nose, allowing curiosity and a come-what-may personality to guide them through life. Plus, you both share a tendency to play the *extrovert*.
Capricorn (22 December to 20 January)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Pekingese
This tiny pup has a distinguished history, having been a favourite of the emperors of China as far back as 800 A.D. You’re into the fact they’re so refined, feeling a sort of posh kinship. (Lol.) Both super-independent but loyal to those you adore, you’ll appreciate (and reciprocate) the one-to-one devotion.
Aquarius (21 January to 19 February)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: King Charles Cavalier
First, you’re both pretty. (And whether you’d like to admit it or not, that matters to you.) Also? The King Charles Cavalier is graceful and gentle—traits you look for in all of your friends. Best of all, they’re friendly and happy-go-lucky, mirroring your ability to always give people the benefit of the doubt.
Pisces (20 February to 20 March)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Saint Bernard
You might already know that this breed has been utilised for many years in search-and-rescue operations—their willingness to always help others is just one reason why they’re a fantastic fit for a generous Pisces. Exceedingly gentle, they’re also highly intuitive, loyal and empathetic. (Just like you.)
Aries (21 March to 20 April)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Border Collie
Brave and full of a zest for life, the border collie fits in with Aries-born traits so well it’s almost a bit spooky. You both share a huge deal of determination (read: stubbornness), an endless enthusiasm for things you truly care about and an interest in anything that’s even remotely physically challenging.
Taurus (21 April to 21 May)
Your Perfect Pet Pal: Boxer
Taureans are playful, patient and protective, just like Boxers. You both assume the role of bodyguard in your relationships (figuratively and sometimes literally), watching over your family and friends with a keen eye. Boxers tend to be incredibly loyal and a bit silly too—TBH it’s just like looking in the mirror.