"The Athlete" The Wood Dog is strong, confident, competitive and outgoing with a brave heart. They will protect you in any situation. They’re the first to bark at the mailman or any stranger, protecting their territory. They love walks, but getting along with other dogs isn’t their
strongest suit – their abundance of confidence, curiosity and strong will can sometimes get them in trouble. Your Wood Dog is incredibly determined. When they are out of balance and not getting proper nutrition, these dogs are susceptible to ear and eye infections, allergies, dermatitis, skin conditions and high blood pressure.
Confident/ Pushy Protective
Can fight with other dogs
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"The Best Friend" Earth Dogs are our relaxed and lovable friends who are easygoing and friendly to other dogs and people. Extremely loyal, they like nothing more than spending their time eating and sleeping! They will eat anything and everything and are prone to becoming overweight. Chances are, if your dog chewed up your favorite shoes when they were a puppy, they’re an Earth Dog. They prefer short walks, or none at all, but, when you’re filling up their food bowl, they’ll come running! When they are not eating right they can experience intermittent bouts of vomiting, obesity, loss of appetite or loss of muscle mass.
Slow to respond
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"The Shy One" Often a bit of a “Scaredy Cat”, it takes the Water Dog a while to become acquainted with places and people. Curious, but fearful at first, they will need coaxing to feel comfortable. They can sometimes nip or bite if things are moving too fast. They like solitude and quiet thinking, although when they’re nervous they will seek comfort with you or one of the other dogs in the house. Water dogs like to keep you nearby, often sitting at your feet. When out of balance, the Water Dog can experience rear weakness, bone and growth
related diseases, urinary incontinence, arthritis, and kidney disease.
A good observer
Comforted by other dogs in the house
Fears loud noises
Biter (especially when fearful)
Can be deaf
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"The Socialite" The “people person” of the dog world, the Fire Dog is funny, charismatic, and loves to be the center of attention. They are very friendly and affectionate and insist on being noticed. Fire dogs are very “chatty”, can bark a lot and often becoming restless. They are the ones that get overly excited when you walk through the door. But they will always be your lap dog—picking their “person” in the family as their soul mate. When they are not eating right and their system gets out of balance, they may experience heart disease, separation anxiety, inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatitis.
Center of attention
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"The Scholar" The Metal Dog can be the best-behaved dog unless they don’t agree with the rules you set for them. Quick learning Alpha dogs, they are slow to bond with other dogs, and prefer to be an “only child”. But, once they become attached, that bond is strong and they will do whatever it takes to protect the family. They are not cuddly, but they do love games and ball-chasing. If they sometimes seem haughty or vain, it’s because they are quietly watching you for cues to tell them what’s next. When a Metal Dog is out of balance they
may experience asthma, diabetes, skin allergies or constipation.
Bossy to dogs
Not cuddly and can hold a grudge
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