The Chinese year 4704 is the year of the dog, and runs from 29th January 2006 to 17th February 2007.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar runs in a series of 12 year and 60 year cycles. Each of the twelve years is represented by an animal symbol.
Year of the Dog Attributes
People born in a year of the dog are believed to possess the following character traits and attributes:
They are the most likeable of all the Chinese zodiac types. Like the real animal, dogs are loyal. They are the ones people are most likely to turn to when they need help.
The dog person will come through every time. This is because they are sensitive to others and empathize with them, particularly if someone has suffered an injustice. They react instantly with the same feeling as though they had been personally offended. Friends know that they can rely upon their Dog friends to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis.
Dog types are honest, intelligent and straightforward. They will take on any responsibility that is given to them and you can be sure that they will do their job well.
People born in this year tend to be easily upset and shocked more often than the other more signs.
The dog is loyal, unselfish, and idealistic. They can sometimes be worriers and overly critical. Dogs go best with tigers and horses. Their secret friends are other dogs, tigers, horses and rabbits. Dogs get along worst with Dragons, whom they perceive as arrogant and flashy with no substance.
Other Dog Attributes and Associations
Zodiac Location 11th / 12
Ruling hours 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Direction West Northwest
Season and month Autumn, October
Roughly equivalent western sign Libra
Other Dog Years
10 February 1910 - 29 January 1911
28 January 1922 - 15 February 1923
14 February 1934 - 3 February 1935
2 February 1946 - 21 January 1947
18 February 1958 - 7 February 1959
6 February 1970 - 26 January 1971
25 January 1982 - 12 February 1983
10 February 1994 - 30 January 1995
29 January 2006 - 17 February 2007
2018 - 2019
2030 - 2031
Family Group of 8 Different Size 2006 Year of the Dog Gold Bullion Coins
Famous People Born in the Year of the Dog
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Andre Agassi, former professional tennis player
Andy Gibb, singer
Andy Roddick, professional tennis player
Ava Gardner, actress
Bill Clinton, former President of the United States
Christopher Lee, actor
Claudia Schiffer, supermodel
David Bowie, British Rock and Roll musician
David Gilmour, guitarist & vocalist of Pink Floyd
Donald Trump, real estate tycoon
Freddie Mercury, lead singer for Queen
George W. Bush, President of the United States
Herbert Hoover, former President of the United States
Kate Bush, British musician
Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States
Linda Ronstadt, singer
Madonna Ciccone, singer, actress, author
Mariah Carey, singer
Michael Jackson, singer, actor
Mother Teresa, Albanian Catholic nun
Sharon Stone, actress
Steven Spielberg, director, producer
Sylvester Stallone, actor
Tonya Harding, Olympic figure skater
Uma Thurman, actress
Winston Churchill, former British prime minister
A number of countries including China and Australia issue coins bearing Chinese lunar calendar symbols.
Those issued by The Perth Mint in Western Australia are produced in 9999 fine gold and 999 fine silver as bullion coins, in sizes (weights) from 1/20th of an ounce to an enormous 10 kilos. They also produce a number of proof, coloured and collector coins.
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