FABRIC velvet Year of the Dog: 1982, 1984, 2006, 2018 Dogs are fighters and warriors. They never give in and are always on alert and ready for action. People born under the sign of the dog are introverts and only share their feelings when it’s really necessary. They can be extremely stubborn and know exactly what they want. They are faithful and loyal to their friends and family; they know how to keep secrets and are very dependable. These traits make them loved even though they are not quite sociable. They are so full of empathy and suffer when others around them suffer.