Dog - Pig Love Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

The zodiac signs of Dog and Pig share more than a few personality traits in the Chinese astrological system. Thus chances of a compatible relationship between these two are quite high even though the partners may have to negotiate a few rough patches along the way.

High points of a Dog-Pig love match

The best part about a Dog-Pig union is likely to be its loving and loyal basis. Since both the Dog and Pig are essentially faithful and trustworthy, neither is likely to stray and cheat on a partner. The Pig is deeply loving and compassionate and would never do anything to hurt another human, much less a romantic partner. On his/her part, the Dog is fiercely protective of his/her loved ones and is ready to safeguard the relationship with all their might and resources. Like the animal whose symbol this sign bears, the Dog takes immense pride in his/her loyal nature and thus would be deeply committed to this relationship.

A relationship ground in mutual loyalty and commitment is actually great news for both the Dog and Pig partners since at heart both these are emotionally insecure beings. While the Pig needs to be taken care of and romanced in a relationship, the Dog needs to be completely assured of a partner’s fidelity. Unlike the more self-assured Tiger or the carefree Horse, the Dog and Pig are signs which need consistent proof of a partner’s love which is also why they are best able to understand each other’s needs and fulfill them.

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Then again both the Dog and Pig feel alike as far as socializing is concerned. Neither is highly gregarious in the manner of the Horse or the Rat and will prefer to make a loving home than be out partying with friends. Both signs are family-oriented and would love nothing more than to be immersed in quiet domestic pleasures like perhaps cooking or reading.

Even more importantly the Dog and Pig are well placed to complement each other with their individual gifts. And one of chief examples of this is the way the romantic attentions of the Pig will cancel out the negative moodiness of the Dog. When the latter sinks into one of his/her morose moods, he/she will find the Pig partner willing to do anything to cheer him/her up, including coming up with lavish surprises. Pigs are fond on indulgences, especially of the culinary sort; what’s more they like to bestow these indulgences on others almost as much as they like them themselves! Thus the  Pig will sense when their Dog partner is in a bad mood and help to make it better. Conversely, the Dog will provide a protective and loving environment which is important for making the Pig feel self-assured. Though deeply intelligent, the Pig suffers from a kind of diffuseness and inability to communicate which can come across as indecisiveness or even a passivity to more confident signs like the Rooster or Monkey. Unlike them, the Dog is far more understanding and particularly protective of less assured signs like the Rabbit and Pig which is why the former will make a great partner for the Pig.

Challenges of a Dog-Pig love match

Although the Dog and Pig seem to be highly compatible for a stable, loving relationship, even this have its own share of problems. With the Dog and Pig for partners, the problems are not likely to be volatile in nature but could still make for a certain lack in the relationship. The chief cause of this could be the couple’s tendency to get stuck in a routine which in turn may lead to some boredom. Although neither Dogs nor Pigs are usually tempted to stray, they can find themselves unfulfilled. Not only this, the Pig has a more romantic and imaginative nature and wishes to be romanced and wooed in a sentimental manner. Despite the Dog being a highly devoted and protective partner, he/she is not very imaginative in nature which is why he/she may not be able to fulfill the deepest of their Pig partner’s desires. On his/her part, the Pig is something of a sensualist and can sometimes even be extravagant as far as personal grooming is concerned. This may not go down well with the Dog who has rather Spartan tastes and likes to live the simple life.

Then again the tendency of each partner to emotional insecurity can create problems in absence of mutual trust and understanding. Both the Dog and Pig need unquestioning love and loyalty from a partner in order to thrive in a relationship. When such support is not forthcoming, the Dog can become moody and bitter while the Pig can succumb to depression or become highly obstinate. At its worst, the Dog can even stray away from the relationship when feeling unloved and neglected. While such an occurrence is unusual for the inherently devoted signs, both partners should work at better communication of their needs and expectations so that there is minimum scope for misunderstandings.