Worst Dog Breeds for All 12 Horoscope Signs
There's no perfect dog breed, but some dog breeds are a better fit for some people than others. Before bringing home the first cute dog you come across, research the breed thoroughly. And we mean thoroughly.
Every dog has a personality of its own, but dog breeds do come with inherited traits that determine everything from their energy levels and tendency to bark to how much they shed. Some breeds are affectionate, while others are more catlike. Based on your zodiac sign, these are the worst possible dog breeds you could bring home.
Aries dates: March 21-April 19
Aries folks are known for being hardheaded and direct — sometimes painfully so. They're confident and tell it like it is. It can be a little harsh on the receiving end, but they believe that authenticity is more valuable to a relationship than leaving things to fester quietly. That's why their biggest pet peeve is usually passive aggressiveness.
Dachshunds are masters at this. Did you invite someone new over without several days of advanced notice? Consider your shoes peed on. In a hurry and pulling on the leash? Time to sit down and refuse to move. Aries people aren't usually the most patient, and the dachshund's stubborn personality will give even the most hard-headed Aries a run for their money.
Taurus: Jack Russell Terriers
Taurus dates: April 20-May 20
Jack Russells are impatient, which isn't great for a Taurus. Taurus is an earth sign, and they function a bit like the Earth itself: Land masses move, but they do so at their own pace. Rushing them is useless. They'll move when they want to, and pressuring them to change directions or hurry up is a waste of time.
Jack Russells are just as hard-headed but opposite in terms of approach. They want to go-go-go. The faster, the better. See that squirrel? We need to chase it now. Dinner must be served now, a walk must happen now, and if pet parents don't keep up, a Jack Russell terrier is likely to take out its displeasure on the couch cushions.
Taurus is also level-headed and practical. They're grounded and like to plan ahead. This is a sharp contrast to the impulsiveness of terriers. Skip a Jack Russell and get something like a basset hound. They're laidback and even-keeled, just like a Taurus.
Gemini: Australian Shepherds
Gemini dates: May 21-June 20
Geminis are a very go-with-the-flow crowd. They have plenty of hobbies and like to keep an open enough schedule to leave room for spontaneity. They prefer to avoid strict schedules, which make them feel claustrophobic and micromanaged. It makes them feel like their independence is being stolen.
Australian shepherds are stunning to look at, and they're one of the most intelligent dog breeds on record. But they need daily structure to give them a sense of purpose. They thrive when given a job to do with clear expectations. They're not into trips to the craft store and pensive strolls in the park. They want to get straight to business, and Geminis are likely to find them too demanding and high-maintenance to get along.
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Cancer: Shiba Inus
Cancer dates: June 21-July 22
Cancer is the sign of empathy and affection. They love to give, and one of their biggest pet peeves is indifference or detachment. They just want to be appreciated, so the often cat-like personality of the stoic Shibe isn't a great fit.
Shiba Inus are alert and confident, and they do form tight bonds with their owners. That said, they're also pretty independent. They're stubborn and refuse to do anything they don't want to do, and that includes going on a walk if they're not in the mood. Cancers are better off picking a happy-go-lucky golden retriever instead.
Leo dates: July 23-Aug. 22
Leos value etiquette and respect. They're easily annoyed if someone doesn't bother saying hi or behaves rudely. They value good manners, and that's where the incompatibility with doodles comes in. Many poodle mixes, particularly the large varieties, are hyper and impulsive.
It's not that they mean to be rude, but they're so clingy and excited to see you that they're likely to jump up, lick your face and leave muddy paw prints on your just-ironed shirt. Goldendoodles can be trained with patience and consistency, but Leos might not want to deal with the chaos of the puppy stage.
Virgo: St. Bernards
Virgo dates: Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If Virgos hate one thing, it's a mess. Dishes strewn across the countertop, papers all over a desk and piles of dirty shoes kicked haphazardly by the door are all surefire ways to annoy a Virgo. They detest clutter and chaos, and this applies to their entire home and to their pets.
With this in mind, a St. Bernard is obviously not the best choice. They're slobbery, high-shedding piles of love. They show their love generously, all over the floor, couch and every piece of black clothing you own. Either Virgos could use their new Bernie as an exercise in letting things go, or they can pick a neat and tidy hypoallergenic breed like a miniature poodle.
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Libra dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Libras hate complainers. They're extroverted social butterflies who want to have fun, and if you're not a vibe, they don't want to be around you. As optimistic as they are, they don't tolerate whining very well.
Pomeranians are on the same page when it comes to fun, but they're far too high-strung to mesh with a Libra. Maybe it's because they're 90 percent fur, but they feel compelled to walk through life with the bravado of a dog 15 times their size. They have a "bark first, ask questions later" approach to other dogs, people and anything that moves. A leaf might get yapped at. The mailman definitely will. Libras can cross Poms off their dog breed list for sure.
Scorpio dates: Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Scorpio is a mysterious sign that treasures privacy and independence. They can't stand nosy people who are constantly prying into their personal life. They're likely to shut people like that out of their life entirely if they can. Some Scorpios might consider dogs to be an exception to the no-nosiness rule. But for those who still enforce it with canines, steer clear of vizslas.
Vizslas don't look like typical lapdogs, but they'll do their very best to behave like one. Don't be fooled by their serious expressions and sleek build. They're at the top of the velcro dog list. They hate being left alone. They prefer to follow their owners everywhere. They will stand guard by the shower and follow you to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
If you don't like anyone being all up in your business, don't get a vizsla. You'll be very safe — but very annoyed.
Sagittarius dates: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Sagittarians are the poster children of freedom and spontaneity. They're funny and outgoing and spend as much time as they can out and about, socializing with like-minded buddies. It's not that a Sagittarius would hate a bulldog, but they would probably get bored of owning one.
The default state of being of a bulldog is sleepy. They're affectionate and friendly, but they'd rather lounge the day away than join their owner on a lunch date or trip to the dog park. Since Sagittarians naturally get bored easily and tend to avoid commitment, a bulldog is a poor fit. A Boston terrier has a similar look with a much livelier temperament that matches the energy of a Sag to a tee.
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Capricorn dates: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Capricorn is grounded and reserved. They lean more toward the serious side of the spectrum, looking up to educated authority figures with strong principles. Their biggest pet peeve is cockiness when it isn't deserved. Confidence isn't off-putting to them, but unearned arrogance is. They have big dreams, and they're not afraid to work hard to achieve them. Anyone who's all talk and no walk will get an instant look of disdain from a Capricorn.
Little, fiery Chihuahuas won't waste any time pushing a Capricorn's buttons. They think they're all that even though they weigh 2 pounds and prefer riding in a stroller to taking a walk like a real dog. Capricorns would prefer that a small dog accepts itself for what it is rather than walking around town like the toughest German shepherd around. Chihuahuas will never do that, so Capricorns should never get one.
Aquarius dates: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
There's nothing that drives an Aquarius mad like being judged. Aquarius folks are unapologetically themselves, and anyone who looks down on them for it can see themselves out.
Corgis, unfortunately, are skeptical by nature. They're athletic, lively and affectionate, but they won't hesitate to give you the side eye if they think you're being weird. Female dogs are more likely to judge you than male ones, and this is backed by science. Since corgis naturally look like they'd prefer sitting down to afternoon tea than hanging out with your eclectic collection of friends, leave them to the royal family and get a more accepting pup instead.
Pisces dates: Feb. 19-March 20
For Pisces, nothing is more annoying than being pressured, whether by a busy schedule or a friend who can't take no for an answer. Huskies definitely fall into the "can't take no for an answer" category. They don't bark very much, but they do talk.
Husky owners unanimously agree that they're one of the most talkative dog breeds, arguing through a series of increasingly persuasive howls until they get their way. For Pisces people who prefer not to be rushed, the demanding attitude of the willful, mischievous husky is a major turn-off.