Which Dog is Best for You?

Trent Tabor


Usually, during this time of year, I would be writing about how each of you would do on your finals. However, given the passing of my dog, Willie, I have decided to write an article about which breed of dog would suit you. There are plenty of organizations to adopt a dog from, such as Petfinder and the ASPCA.

Photo provided by Kathleen Tabor

Aries: March 21-April 19

A dog that loves to play, such as a Labrador Retriever, is best suited for you, as you are ambitious, independent and highly competitive. The most popular breed in the United States, this lively, extroverted dog has a laid-back demeanor but needs to be active and mentally stimulated. That means there will be plenty of opportunities for competitive fetch races and games.

Taurus: April 20-May 20

While there are many loyal dog breeds, the Great Dane is magnificent. You will have a lifetime of unshakable love from this imposing yet gentle breed.

Gemini: May 21-June 21

A Gemini wants a dog that reflects their emotional intelligence since they are curious and energetic. The Border Collie checks all the boxes: loving, intelligent and active. This breed is extremely simple to teach and eagerly accepts any challenge.

Cancer: June 22-July 22

Loyalty is essential to Cancers. While the Rottweiler has a brutish image, it is an affectionate and devoted breed. It’s also a fantastic guard dog — a plus for your sign, who is always on the lookout for threats.

Leo: July 23-August 22

Although Saint Bernards are the gentle giants of dog breeds, they have a lovely, playful personality and are exceedingly tolerant and protective with youngsters. Even the family’s smallest members are safe in the large paws of a Saint Bernard.

Virgo: August 23-September 22

You require a dedicated dog, so the Siberian Husky is the breed for you. These dogs used to carry cargo across frigid terrain as sled dogs. Therefore, whatever task you ask for is likely to be obeyed. The Siberian Husky thrives on family life and will get along with other dogs because it is a pack dog.

Libra: September 23-October 23

Although the thick-set Bulldog appears to be a bruiser, it is a very calm dog with a kind, gentle demeanor. Also, don’t dismiss the breed as too huge to be a lapdog. After all, no matter how much it weighs, the Bulldog will make every attempt to snuggle up on its owner’s lap for some relaxation.

Scorpio: October 24-November 21

With its distinctive spotted coat, the exquisite Dalmatian is lively and extroverted enough to keep up with you, no matter how competitive or motivated you are. Matching the stamina of a Dalmatian is a feat that even the most athletic of people of your sign will find challenging. Despite its aloofness toward others, the breed is always devoted and affectionate to its human family.

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

The outspoken attitude of the Dachshund is a suitable fit for you. Life with a Dachshund is frequently a delicate balance of excitement and responsibility, but there is never a dull moment.

Capricorn: December 22-January 19

The Chinese Shar-Pei is very dependable, clever and quiet, and it adapts well to living with older children. A confident, experienced owner who can train a Chinese Shar-Pei without becoming bored is needed. Training a Shar-Pei should not be too difficult for people of your sign since they are known to be practical and dedicated. You may also consider finding another foreign dog breed, such as a Shiba Inu or a Belgian Sheepdog.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18

Don’t be fooled by the Poodle’s fluffy appearance — this is an intelligent dog. The Poodle is also cheerful and laid-back, making it an excellent breed for coaxing you out of your shell. Having owned a Poodle, I would personally recommend a Poodle mix, such as a Labradoodle or an Aussiedoodle (seen in the picture), as Poodles need lots of grooming.

Pisces: February 19-March 20

A playful puppy, such as a Chihuahua, might prevent a sensitive Piscean from taking life too seriously. The personality of this breed more than compensates for its lack of stature. Having myself interacted with Chihuahuas at my grandmother’s house allows me to attest to this.

Astrological Engagement

Okay, the dog stuff is over. We’re talking meteor showers now. The σ-Hybrid meteor shower will be in Cancer this year, also affecting Leo and Gemini.

Cancer is most likely to undergo a revelation, with the earlier mentioned signs experiencing positive side effects. According to Rachel Lang from WellGood, a meteor shower represents “beauty rising from ashes.” If you are a Cancer, Leo or Gemini and happened to look out at the sky at 9 p.m. on Sunday, you may be in luck. 

As fall classes end, I will not write articles until the spring semester begins on Jan. 29. If you want to your sign to connect to another person’s sign, look at this calendar and find an astronomical event that astrologically represents you, your friend or a family member.

Have a great winter break!

Until then,
Trent Tabor, AKA The Pizza Conjurer