Cancer Dog Personality: What Being A Cancer Says About Your Dog

Kaitlyn Cawley

February 18, 2020

4 min read

So your dog is a Cancer, and you probably already knew that before you were even sure what their zodiac sign was. That’s because these extremely emotional, intuitive, and intense signs are one of the most distinguished personalities in the zodiac. Cancer dogs are gentle, compassionate, and the bleeding hearts, which when it comes to naturally sweet creatures like dogs, means that this trait is intensified.

Cancer dogs may whine when they break toys or feel sad when a potential new friend doesn’t sniff their butts back. They can be overly sensitive, but still manage to bottle up their feelings until they explode! And when they explode, it will take a long time to pick up the pieces. Good luck!

Cancer Dog Traits

Cancer Dates: June 21 to July 22
Symbol: The Crab
Element: Water
Ruling Planet: Moon

Cancer Dog Strengths

  • Nurturing
  • Gentle
  • Complex
  • Dedicated
  • Imaginitive

At their best, Cancer dogs are kind, caring creatures who use their gentle natures to empathize and relate to others. They are dreamers with vivid imaginations and you’ll often find them running in their sleep. Despite being emotional, Cancers are complex and can’t always voice exactly how or what they’re feeling, which doesn’t matter as they prefer to be tight-lipped about what they’re thinking anyway. They make fierce friends who care almost too much, so once you have one by your side you should rest easy. You’ll never wonder if a Cancer dog loves you.

Cancer Dog Weaknesses

  • Defensive
  • Pessimistic
  • Moody
  • Insecure
  • Suspicious

At their worst, Cancer dogs can be needy and express that neediness ad nauseam. They have insecurities they can’t always verbalize and that manifests into suspicion. If you accidentally leave a Cancer dog out of a dog date, they can only assume it was on purpose and this is a part of a larger scheme to slowly ice them out. They can expect the worse in people, believing that the best way not to be let down is never to expect anything at all. Sometimes Cancer dogs will beg and beg, but nothing you give them will satisfy their needs… as they’re not 100% sure what they want in the first place.

Cancer Dog Likes

  • Home
  • Charity
  • Close family & friendship
  • Water
  • Listening

You won’t find any dog happier to be home in familiar surroundings than the Cancer. Cancer dogs value the relationships they build and cherish them as much as they do any material goods. They’re impassioned listeners (as they prefer listening to talking) and provide wonderful emotional support for any negative circumstance big or small. (This makes them wonderful support animals!) They adore the water and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean. If they don’t like baths it’s because the body of water isn’t big enough. So if you’re having trouble bathing your Cancer dog, try using a lake… or the ocean.

Cancer Dog Dislikes

  • Being alone
  • Revealing their emotions
  • Strangers
  • Any critique of those they’re close to
  • Cruelty

There’s no sign more adept at talking themselves into a bad mood than a Cancer. One of the things a Cancer dog hates mosts is the pessimism they’re often prone to. That’s why Cancer dogs don’t necessarily like being alone, at least not too often. Cancer dogs prefer listening to speaking and dislike letting people or other pups into their thought processes. They prefer people they know to those they don’t and can be very shy when confronted with strangers (forget about crowds). They’re sweet creatures who don’t have a bad bone in their bodies and despise cruelty above all else.

Read more about other water signs
Find out more about the other dog zodiac signs

Written by:

Kaitlyn Cawley