So your dog is a Taurus, and as an earth sign, they are extraordinarily connected to the physical world. Not only are they nature lovers (who enjoy a hike or two!), but they’re also grounded and practical. Taurus dogs are more concerned with “how” than they are with “why.”
The kind, stable Taurus dog is a fixture in the home — you rarely have to call for them because they’re already there. They thrive when being provided responsibilities and respond well to task-based conditioning. When they’re not being their occasionally stubborn selves, they enjoy being trained. Taurus dogs surround themselves with all the pleasures of the physical world — aesthetic beauty, delicious food, and a solid chair leg to hump — these are a few of a Taurus dog’s favorite things.
Taurus Dates: April 20 to May 20
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
At their best, Taurus dogs are focused, diligent, and stable. They prefer solid ground, literally and figuratively, and they look for people and occupations that also provide the same reliability. Because they look at the world so logically, they have a strong sense of what’s fair and what’s not, and will advocate for perceived injustices. They pride themselves on their integrity and seeing things through until they’re finished. When it comes to hard work, they’re never afraid to get their paws dirty. You can always count on a Taurus dog to keep a detailed to-chew list and to keep on top of it. They’re some of the most reliable pups on the planet!
At their worst, Taurus dogs can be difficult to deal with and utterly averse to change. They develop strong connections and dislike when anything disrupts their status quo. In relationships, they can be highly dependent; when the person or animal they’re seeing doesn’t match their intensity, they can become jealous and possessive. Their connection to the earth and their grounded perspective can sometimes mean that they take things too literally and have little concept of abstract thought. They can be so tied up in the physical that they also display materialism, and an obsession with stuff.
Hedonists by nature, Taurus dogs prefer things they can touch, smell, and (especially) taste. They enjoy the finer things in life, like fancy collars and indulgent treats. As they’re ruled by the planet Venus, they value beauty above all else, which is why they like aesthetically pleasing environments as well as having and saving beautiful things. Taurus dogs love having stuff, which can either be expensive or valuable in a sentimental sense. If you’ve ever stumbled upon a Taurus dog’s hiding hole, you might find a gold watch next to an old bone, sandwiched between the cat’s stuffed toy you haven’t been able to find for a few years. They seek security and will often latch on to more practical occupations to ensure there’s kibble on the table every night.
The dependable, organized Taurus likes things to look a certain way and loves when things go to plan. Unfortunately, life isn’t always so clean cut. Taurus dogs don’t respond well to breaking from routine and can be very resistant to change (especially when they don’t agree with it). A Taurus dog can become depressed when forced to live in messy surroundings that don’t appeal to their inner desire for everything to be beautiful. Sensual and tactile Taurus dogs also need consistent physical contact to feel good and will sometimes beg until they get it. They don’t like being left to their own devices (unless those devices include really, really good food) so make sure you always have a way of keeping a Taurus dog entertained.