Kaitlyn Cawley•February 18, 2020•5 min read
So your dog is an Aquarius, meaning they are confident and forceful, but quite reserved about showing emotions (if they have any at all). Aquarius dogs are independent, critical thinkers who have a bit of a rebellious streak in them. They are social and well-liked, but as their emotions can be a bit capricious, they are hard to pin down.
Aquarius dogs may have many acquaintances but very few close friends. Overall, they have a humanitarian streak, wanting to help people and other animals in a grand way, but they’d be less interested in getting caught up in details or in doing so on a smaller scale. An Aquarius dog would be more likely to teach others to fish than to provide another hungry dog with a meal for a night. They enjoy making a difference and will fight for a fairer life for all.
Aquarius Dates: January 20 to February 18
Symbol: The Water-Bearer
Ruling Planet: Uranus
At their best, Aquarius dogs are powerful presences who speak their mind. They are original thinkers with a creative streak and are always looking for a bigger, better solution to life’s problems. They don’t get bogged down in details, they are idealistic, sometimes eccentric thinkers who can observe a situation from many different perspectives in order to come to the best solution. Aquarius dogs have a natural instinct to help others and will use their superior intellect and out-of-the-box thinking to move the world forward. Aquarius dogs adapt to the situation and energy that surrounds them so they perform best when they are around people and pups who work at the same high standard as they do.
At their worst, Aquarius dogs can display changeable, mercurial attitudes to people and things. They enjoy their unique way of looking at the world and can be dismissive or condescending to others who see it differently. Aquarius dogs can quickly disengage from situations they dislike, leaving them aloof and uncaring when they’re not invested in particular matters. It takes a lot for an Aquarius dog to open up and even when they do, sharing is a lifelong process. Because Aquarius dogs view the world in such a detached manner, they can very easily look down on more emotional people or dogs, without realizing that sometimes those emotions are rooted in reason and they’re alienating those who are closest to them.
Aquarius dogs are fueled by good conversation, like many air signs. They respond well to social situations and find that interacting with others recharges them. Although they enjoy having fun and getting involved in deep, intellectually stimulating conversations, they also treasure being alone and spending time with themselves. An Aquarius dog can have as much fun at a dog park with other pups as they can in their own backyard with just a stick to entertain themselves. An Aquarius dog loves the feeling of being motivated and can be listless without a cause or something to fight for. They believe in truth above all else and spend very little time sugarcoating anything, as they wouldn’t want things to be sugarcoated for them.
Aquarius dogs are acutely aware of how much freedom they have in any given situation. They hate the feeling of being constrained and are constantly looking for new means to disrupt old, tired ways of thinking. Aquarius dogs dislike intolerance as their way of thinking allows them to understand both sides of the situation easily. They love using their brains as much as possible and hate dealing with simple people and busy work as they become bored easily. Although Aquarius dogs are open-minded, they dislike having their core beliefs changed as so much of their personality is founded on them. And even though Aquarius dogs enjoy healthy debate, they dislike confrontation. This is less about fear and more that they view said confrontations as unnecessary, and Aquarius dogs hate doing things they consider to be non-essential.