Water type dog

Character type

The Five Elements correspond to five types of dogs, these are not breed specific, although some breeds fit more into a certain element.

While a dog’s character can fit into different elements, usually one element dominates.

Characteristics of the dog's water type

  • Calm, not pushy
  • Alert
  • Safety comes first
  • Wise appearance
  • Graceful way of moving
  • Quirky
  • More people-oriented
  • No ‘follower’
  • Tail often carried low (also breed-bound)
  • Not big eaters

Physical and character traits

  • Sensitive animals – gut feeling
  • Sensitive to emotions and energies
  • Alert, observant
  • Calm, reserved, not pushy
  • Lives out of caution and fear
  • Safety first – shelter, distance
  • Solitary
  • Stubborn
  • Shivering and trembling
  • As fast as water
  • Not big eaters
  • Petite and slim
  • Stop eating easily
  • Lower pain threshold
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Work and sports for Water type dog



  • Dog racing
  • Breeding animals

Dog breeds

  • Greyhounds
  • German shepherd
  • Danish dog
  • German dog
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