Tiger - Dog Love Compatibility in Chinese Astrology


In the actual wild, both the Tiger and Dog are predatory animals; in the Chinese zodiac though, these animal signs represent human personalities which are far more evolved and forward-looking. As such both the Tiger and Dog share similar traits which are important in enhancing their romantic compatibility. And yet the relationship could face some challenges in the long run too.

High points of a Tiger-Dog love match

A shared value system always goes a long way in making two individuals compatible and this could be the secret of a successful Tiger and Dog love match too. The Tiger has a marked altruistic nature and he/she is sincerely interested in the betterment of their fellow humans; in fact their original intellect often helps them to come up with effective out-of-the-box answers in solving various problems of society and economics. They are of a forward-looking bent of mind and can work tirelessly for causes and projects which they truly believe in. The Dog for his/her part has a strong sense of righteousness.

Born with an innate sense of decency and a need for equilibrium in a chaotic world, Dogs strongly denounce injustice and wrongdoing. They value honor and truth and are usually among the first to speak out against injustice and champion the cause of the downtrodden. Thus both the Tiger and Dog are not only well suited to understand each other’s motivations but indeed to encourage and assist them. In case of a materialistic partner like the Ox or someone who cannot look beyond self-interest like the Monkey, both animal signs would have been hard-pressed to explain their humanitarian bent of mind, much less to expect understanding for them. Thus in this equation, the Tiger and Dog will motivate each other to do greater things and be a staunch support even in case they are not immediately understood by the mainstream world.


Even in their individual traits, the Tiger and Dog partners are quite suited to each other. The open and liberal nature of the Tiger is best placed to take the Dog’s natural pessimism in stride – in fact when the Dog seems particularly stricken down by low moods, the sociable and adventurous Tiger partner can even help the former to lighten up and look at the positive side of life. On the other hand the Dog is an extremely generous partner – they will give their all before asking back anything in return. In this way the Dog will ensure that his/her Tiger partner feels completely secure in love without being troubled by a lack of freedom or being overwhelmed by expectations. And even though a household made up of a Tiger and Dog couple is likely to be chaotic – since neither is very good at practical matters and niggling details or running a home – they would probably like it that way and in any case, whatever mess that they create is equally likely to be resolved together.

Challenges of a Tiger-Dog love match

The biggest hurdle to a successful Tiger and Dog pair is likely to be a shared obstinacy of character. Despite a generally liberal and easy-going nature, when faced with opposition to his/her views, the Tiger can get quite stubborn and opinionated. At such times, he/she are quite likely to dig in their heels and refuse to even consider the validity of alternative perceptions. Likewise though the Dog is a champion of the just and righteous, frequently they too can reveal a deep obstinacy of nature; on such occasions, the Dog becomes stubborn in the extreme since they in their heart of hearts they know what is right and what they want and will not be convinced otherwise. A sign like the Rabbit or the Goat may not have possessed fire or energy enough to attract a Tiger or Dog but at least they would have been far more accommodating in nature. Thus though the Tiger and Dog in their own ways may be right, this lack of adaptability may eventually prove harmful for the relationship down the line.

Yet another factor which could act as a hurdle to Tiger-Dog compatibility is the latter’s mercurial nature. When happy the Dog is easy-going, chatty and friendly but when things go wrong, the same person can become anxious, irritable and nervy. It is this lack of emotional stability which makes the Dog falter at times, more so in intimate relationships. In order to rise above their own pessimistic natures, they need constant encouragement and support from loved ones if they are to give their best in a personal situation. Thus when feeling unloved or neglected, the Dog can look for appreciation elsewhere and one thing can quickly lead to another. While the Tiger in general is quite an accommodating person, he/she will still not tolerate infidelity; even when things have not reached such an extreme, the Tiger may eventually tire of his/her Dog partner’s emotional instability and drift away to relationships where there is more balance and calm.