Chinese Astrology/Dog and Ox
The Dog and the Ox make a good match, whether their relationship is romantic or platonic. Both these Signs will appreciate one another's trustworthy, honest nature, and especially the Dog, who tends to be a worrier and has trouble allowing itself to trust others. The Ox is honorable and intelligent and will never give the Dog reason to feel jealous or betrayed. The Ox will also especially appreciate the Dog's loyal decency and will want to return the favor.
As lovers these two can provide one another with much comfort and stability. The Ox likes to create a harmonious, orderly home life and this sort of calm is sure to soothe the Dog's sometimes oversensitive nature. The Dog naturally tends toward a pessimistic mindset and the Ox can serve as the Dog's rock, lending its sturdy shoulder to lean on when the Dog gives in to its irrational fears. Again, this is not a relationship that's prone to betrayal; these two both set high standards for their own conduct and that of others. Both can be rather dogmatic at times, in fact, which may lead to arguments, especially since the Ox has a stubborn streak. The Ox also shies away from discord, however, so communication between these two will generally be smooth.
As business partners these two will go far. They both have a clear vision of good and bad business practices and both will maintain their high standards. Neither will ever have to worry whether to trust the other; both Signs are honorable and dependable. The Ox's gift to the business is its hardworking nature and its penchant for doing things right the first time, and the Dog's gift is its intuitive ability to read other people's characters.
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, Fire Oxen, Earth Oxen ... Find your Element as well as your Sign and see how your Element affects your Animal nature.