Dog (zodiac)

The Dog () is eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character , also refers to the actual animal while , also refers to the zodiac animal.

"Dog" in regular Chinese characters
Zodiac dog, showing the gǒu (狗) character for dog
Chinese paper cutting

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