Chinese Astrology/Dog and Rooster
The Dog and the Rooster have trouble communicating with one another. The Rooster insists on being in control of its immediate surroundings, including the people who happen to fall within that scope. The Dog has a similarly strong will based in high principles. Sometimes, however, the Dog thinks it is being upright when really it is being merely dogmatic. The Rooster has quite a keen mind and will see right through the Dog's attempts at maintaining its backbone; this is when arguments may occur between these two Signs.
As lovers these two have rather different interests: The Rooster is concerned with appearances and wants to keep the house clean and in good order in case friends drop by; this Sign also focuses a lot of attention on its mate's physical appearance and may nag the Dog to tuck in its shirttails or polish its shoes. The Dog isn't as interested in all this pretense; the Dog, possessing lots of energy, is more interested in activity. However, both of these Signs make very loyal partners when in love, and the Dog has great diplomatic skills. These two may be able to smooth over any rough patches, especially if they are emotionally intimate.
As business partners these two may fare far better. Both Signs work hard and have complementary skills for business. The Rooster's clever mind is perfect for handling the practical side of the business, such as the finances; this Sign never lets a detail slip by unnoticed. The Rooster possesses a basically conservative nature, ensuring against unnecessary risk-taking. The Dog's high standards make it a trustworthy business partner, one the Rooster can count on. The Dog's skills of diplomacy will also come in handy here, partly to smooth any associates' feathers ruffled by the Rooster's exacting ways.
Remember that each year is associated not only with a Chinese Sign but also with one of the Chinese Elements -- Metal, Water, Wood, Fire or Earth. That means there's Metal Dogs, Water Dogs, Wood Roosters, Fire Roosters ... Find your Element as well as your Sign and see how your Element affects your Animal nature.