The 5 Element Theory and Dog Personality

Did you know that there are personality types for dogs? And each of those types may have a different food requirement. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine uses a system of classification called the 5 elements.

The 5 elements apply to personality, disease predisposition patterns, and dietary considerations. The 5 elements are: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

Wood Dog: Energetic, determined, pushy, independent. decisive, competitive, confident, dominant, aggressive, strong, fearless, impulsive, hasty, athletic stamina, alpha animal, pioneer spirit. These pets we would call “The General”.

Fire Dog: Joyful, vibrant, charismatic, lively, playful, communicative, friendly, affectionate, loves to be petted, center of the party, sensitive, normal mental activity. These are referred to as “The Emperor”.

Earth Dog: Loyal,sturdy, tolerant, grounding, friendly, relaxed, laid back, round and large, slow and consistent, serene and balanced, will have normal bowel activity, good appetite, an easy-keeper. These are referred to as “The Mother”.

Metal Dog: Quick learner, even tempered, strong scene of fairness, will love order, obey the rules, and appear aloof, quiet, and independent. These dogs have a symmetrical body, a disciplined attitude and a good hair coat. These are referred to as “The Organizer”. I like to call them the fun police.

Water Dog: Strong presents, observant, may be careful, timid, shy, fearful, self contained, may hide and runs away, meditative, have a long life span, strong teeth and bones. They are referred to as “The Observer”.

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With Christine Johnson

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