Chinese Year of The Dog

Year Of Dog - 2018

The Dog is the eleventh of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to legend, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by when each animal arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After they’d finished, they set off to the Jane Empror’s party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. So the Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs ‘Wàng Cái ‘(旺财), which means ‘prosperous wealth’ and derives from the sound of dogs’ barking(旺旺—wàng wàng).

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner

Recent years of the Dog are:

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1934

1946

1958

1970

1982

1994

2006

2018

 

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although xū is associated with earth, the years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).

Full details of each year.

YEAR CELESTIAL STEM EARTHLY BRANCH ZODIAC ELEMENT YIN YANG
1934 jiǎ Dog Wood Yang
1946 bǐng Dog Fire Yang
1958 Dog Earth Yang
1970 gēng Dog Metal Yang
1982 rén Dog Water Yang
1994 jiǎ Dog Wood Yang
2006 bǐng Dog Fire Yang
2018 Dog Earth Yang
2030 gēng Dog Metal Yang

Personality and characteristics

A Dog’s most defining characteristic is its loyalty. A Dog will never abandon its friends, family or work.

Honest and just, the Dog is popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They’re also good at helping others find and fix bad habits.

Despite how calm a Dog can act, they can be worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this feeling get in their way. Once a Dog decides on something, no one can persuade them against it.

ELEMENT YEAR FORTUNE
Metal 1910, 1970 These Dogs are traditional and attractive. They have high self-esteem and don’t like receiving help. But they like helping others, though it sometimes causes problems for themselves. They will take over someone’s position and it’ll open up a smooth road to success.
Water 1922, 1982 These Dogs are calculative planners. They focus on building a strong foundation for their future. But when faced with difficulties, they can become very pessimistic. They work hard, but should create bigger goals in order to use their full potential.
Wood 1934, 1994 These Dogs are trustworthy and polite. If given help, they’ll do whatever they can to repay the kindness. They adhere strongly to morals and ethics. Others can find it hard to understand. They do well in jobs that require patience and will keep fighting until they succeed.
Fire 1946, 2006 These Dogs are dream chasers. They generally have smaller dreams that are easy to fulfill, which motivates them to continue on. When friends have trouble, they’ll give advice but won’t set out immediately to help. Every step must be thought out carefully before they act.
Earth 1958, 2018 These Dogs are stubborn and never give up. They aren’t very connected with the world and society. Though stubborn, they respect other perspectives. They believe that as long as they work hard, they’ll make it.

Men born in the Dog year are straightforward and genuine. They are energetic, though they’re more pessimistic inside.Very opinionated, they’re always ready to correct others and defend their stance. It’s not that they want to show off. They just feel it’s necessary to help others realize their mistakes.

These men care deeply for their family. Their stubbornness fades in the face of their loved ones. They work to understand and compromise, resulting in a harmonious family life.

Women born in the Dog year are very cautious. They’re indifferent towards people they don’t like, and don’t trust easily. But once they do, it’s permanent. They are intensely protective of their friends and family.

They are genial and independent. They love outdoor activities and being in nature. However, female Dogs are also hard workers and don’t give up until they succeed. Security and a stable income are their requirements for a career.

Compatibility

Most compatible with Dog: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse

Dogs are the most compatible with Rabbits. They’re attracted to the Rabbit’s kindness, while the Rabbit supports Dogs in the background.

Dogs are often pessimistic and needs a Tiger’s reassurance. Tigers also need a Dog’s loyalty. With Horses, both understand and respect each other’s opinions.

Least compatible with Dog: Dragon, Ox, Goat

Dogs and Dragons clash strongly and are the least compatible. Neither trusts each other and they have intense arguments.

There’s a cold relationship with Oxen. They have different interests and can’t interact smoothly. Dogs and Goats are able to tolerate each other, but there’s not much else.

Lucky things for Dogs

  • Colors: green, red, purple
  • Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Mineral: emerald
  • Directions of auspiciousness: north, northwest
  • Directions of wealth: southeast
  • Directions of love: south

Unlucky things

  • Colors: blue, brown
  • Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Careers fit for Dogs

UnknownDogs are loyal and obey all orders. They put in their biggest effort to accomplish any task given to them. Because they aren’t satisfied with being worse than others, a competitive job would suit them well.

They are also sensitive to details and have strong reasoning skills. They see the dangers of being in a position of high status. This is why they’re willing to stay in the background and support others. They’d do well in a behind-the-scenes type of job. Dogs are observant and have strong morals. They judge everyone before deciding if the person is trustworthy. This makes them a good candidate for careers such as referees, lawyers and interviewers.

Health and lifestyle

Dogs are healthy overall, but the status of their health often has drastic changes. Though they seem resilient, it actually hides the symptoms that they may have. The smallest colds can put them in bed for days. Be wary of influenza and other contagious diseases during summer and autumn seasons.

They should pay attention to their digestive system during their youth. Their biggest enemy is their unhealthy diet.

Once in the workforce, Dogs will constantly be busy. The stress will lead to headaches and migraines. In extreme cases, it can even lead to hysteria.

To create a strong base, Dogs should begin the habit of exercising early on. Taking breaks as needed and relaxing activities such as yoga are recommended.

Scottish Kennel Club (SCK) Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva

 

 

By Edith M Young

To CSJ,

Many thanks for supporting our Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva last weekend. We were delighted with all that you sent as were the exhibitors.

Please see attached photographs taken by SKC member Ruth Dalrymple.

PHOTO INFO in order as attached:

PUPPY WINNER – Ria Johnston with her winning pug: Riajae On the Brink

– with (from l-r):

Edith Young (SKC’s new Secretary)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

Dick Morrison (SKC Steward)

DOG WINNER – Kirsty Torbett with her winning cocker spaniel – KirlinJis Made You Look JW,

with (from l-r):

Irene McManus (SKC Convener)

Margarette Mulholland (SKC Steward)

Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

PUPPY RESERVE – Karen King with Karamyst Star Maker JW, with (from l-r):

Stuart Payne (SKC Show Manager)

Edith Rose (SKC Steward)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

DOG RESERVE – Jennifer Anne Murray with Happypaws Carefree ShCM – with (from l-r): Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

Margaret Lowe (SKC Steward)

Christine Smith (SKC Steward)

More photographs in Our Dogs  by photographer, Sandra Whyte

Thanks again for your continued support

Edith M Young
Office Manager/Club Secretary
The Scottish Kennel Club
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 665 3920

Email: edith@scottishkennelclub.org

 

Veteran Charlie gets back in harness to win Gold!

Bethan and Danny Fitzgerald had stopped racing their ‘oldie’ sled dogs but felt that early retirement just walking on the beach and in the forest didn’t suit them so Danny decided to treat them to a 6 dog race at the New Year’s race at Thetford ….. and Bethan told CSJ, “They ran like 3 year olds and won Gold!

Charlie ran like a dream pulling the bike and was just pipped into second place by a younger dog, so the next weekend Danny raced Charlie again on the bike at the prestigious BSSF British Championships round one and two race. The great combination brought home a Gold and were the second fastest team of the whole weekend – the old boy still has it!”

Veterinary Surgeon B

eth went on, “Charlie will be 7 years old this year and thankfully is still looking amazing. Looking after our dogs is our priority especially as most are at senior status this year. A lifetime of good nutrition and training helps the

 longevity of the dog, especially for the larger breeds. A fine balance of the right amount of energy in their com

plete diet is key for growth and maintenance. Thanks CSJ for providing the best nutrition for our dogs!”

 

There’s more about their Scandinavian sled dogs (a precise combination of Norwegian Pointer, Greyhound and Alaskan Husky) and Bethan and Danny’s remarkable successes in World, European and National Championships since becoming enamoured by the sport in 2006 at https://www.csjk9.com/profiles/bethan-and-daniel-fitzgerald_p1217.html

Find out more

The journey to selection for 2018 the GB International Agility Team has started. By Mark Laker

By Mark Laker

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Last weekend young handlers and this years senior squad attended the first two Agility Team GB days at Nottingham Trent University Brackenhurst Campus.

Interest in the European Open Juniors [EOJ] increases each year. Two years ago 70 handlers attended the first try-out day, this year there were 140. And of course the standard increases too. Approx. 50% of the top performing young handlers from day 1 will be invited to go forward to the second day in February. 
 
We’ll then select the team who will represent GB in The Netherlands in 2018
 
For the senior handlers their first squad day was designed to set the scene for the 2018 World Championships in Sweden and the European Open in Austria and help them start their preparations. For the first time this years squad includes handlers from the Development squad and ex-juniors. So we have a diverse group with good depth across all heights.

Press release – 6.12.17. Mud larks at sled-dog World Championships!

Mary Carter IFSS World Championships Wetland 2017, Poland_previewMary Carter didn’t let the mud stop her from winning a fantastic Silver medal at the 2017 World Championships of the International Federation of Sleddog Sports held in Poland in November. 

As seen in the photo Mary gritted her teeth and triumphed in the ‘6 dog Rig pure breed’ race despite being splattered in mud from head to toe, whilst husband John persevered to take Bronze in the ‘8 dog Rig pure breed’.

CSJ’s Ceri Rundle says, “We’re so proud of all the handlers’ achievements at both the 2017 World Sleddog Association World Championships in Italy and the IFSS World Championships – with dogs fuelled by our CP30, Salmon Oil and STORM® Canis! everyone did incredibly well…

John Carter had already done a brilliant job at the WSA World Championships to win Gold in the ‘8 dog Rig pure breed’ whilst Vickie Pullin had pulled out all the stops to get the Silver medal in the ‘Bikejoring Women Elite’ – also going on to take Bronze in the ‘2 dog Scooter pure breed’ – before travelling to Poland.

Once there at the IFSS World Championships, Ben Robinson beat the exhausting conditions and strong competition to bring home a wonderful Gold medal from the ‘Canicross Mens Elite’ race.

With Vickie Pullin also getting a Bronze medal in the ‘2 dog Scooter pure breed’ and 5th, 6th and 9th in 3 other disciplines, young Jada Amoah coming 11th in the ‘Canicross Womens Junior’ and Danny Fitzgerald coming back from injury to get 19th in the ‘Bikejoring Mens Elite’ races, we couldn’t be happier for them all and send them huge congratulations!”

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Scottish Gundog Association 2017 Field Trials

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By Dougie Gibson*

Here are the prize winners of the three field trials you kindly supported:

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Shows winner, Willie Drummond, making his dog up to a FTCh, with 2nd Andrew Cunningham, left and 3rd Davie Wilson right with judges Richard Claydon and Jim Adamson

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Shows winner Billy Sankey (his first ever win at a trial), 2nd Dougie Gibson right (me) and 3rd Alan Sankey with Judges Eddie Scott and Willie Drummond

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Shows winner Kim Varty with handler Ian Openshaw and judges John Dickson and Richard Claydon

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A big thanks for supporting the trials.

*Dougie Gibson has taken on the task of Spaniel Secretary for the Scottish Gundog Association (SGA) as well as secretary for the Highland Gundog Club and SGA.

Tackling livestock worrying and encouraging responsible dog ownership

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All Party Parliamentary Group Releases Report on Dog Attacks on Livestock

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare has revealed an increase in dog attacks on livestock, which is costing farmers millions of pounds and causing great distress. Read the press release: APGAW Press Release Livestock Worrying

Read the new full 17 page report on – ‘Tackling livestock worrying and encouraging responsible dog ownership’ here
APGAW Livestock Worrying Report 2017 

Image_001Read the full 17 page report on – Tackling livestock worrying and encouraging responsible dog ownership’ here
APGAW Livestock Worrying Report 2017 

View as a turning pages pdf: http://127.0.0.1:8138/#p=1