Rat and Dog Love Compatibility: A Beautiful Relationship

These two like their privacy and can’t stand clinginess so their challenge is to find the perfect balance between affection and neediness.

Rat and Dog Compatibility

Most of the time, a Rat and a Dog make a beautiful couple and it seems like the pessimistic Dogs can become happier in the presence of Rats.

While the Rat is charismatic, sensitive and a little bit aggressive, it’s the opposite traits of Rats and Dogs that make them attract each other a lot.

CriteriaRat and Dog Compatibility Degree
Emotional connectionStrong❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
CommunicationAverage❤ ❤ ❤
Trust & DependabilityStrong❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Common valuesAverage❤ ❤ ❤
Intimacy & SexStrong❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Two loyal partners

There are many things Rats and Dogs can do for each other once in love. When their life is going the way they want it to, the Dog becomes very easy-going and relaxed.

However, they become worried and pessimistic as soon as something bad gets to happen. The Rat is intelligent, sharp and enjoyable, so he or she can immediately make the Dog partner feel better when they are feeling down.

Dogs are happy with someone so generous and caring as Rats are, but they feel like they can’t trust these people because the latter usually have their own agenda and hidden motives.

Rats will never be brought down by the Dogs’ insecurity and unexplained fear because people in this sign love to be challenged and can be stimulated by all this.

Therefore, while different, Dogs and Rats make beautiful couples. It’s possible Rats will get bored with personalities that are too steady and dull as they need stimulation, but Dogs usually have many moods and interesting ideas to make Rats curious about them.

Furthermore, Rats will recognize Dogs as their loyal friends and will want to treat them the same because people in this sign are always treating their dear ones with generosity and kindness.

They like their privacy, so they should get together with a person who isn’t in any way clingy. While they love to be sociable, they don’t stay at parties for too long because they give a lot of importance to family rather than to having fun or obtaining a high position in society.

Not at all driven to become rich or to get recognized for their efforts at work, many tell them they’re only wasting their resources on domestic issues. However, only family and a comfortable home can make them feel truly fulfilled.

The positives

Considering all the positive traits Dogs and Rats exhibit when falling in love, these two signs have very good chances at forming a great couple.

While Rats may not be as loyal as the Dogs, they may become truly committed when seeing how devoted Dogs actually are to them. Rats are the happiest when surrounded by friends, family and people whom they can really trust.

It’s very easy for the Rat man to observe how loyal one of their friends and even their lover actually is. When the Dog woman is with the Rat man, she can appreciate his honesty and decide to continue the relationship for as long as it can work.

Not only loyal, the Dog woman is also very protective with the people she loves. This is what makes her strong as a partner. She’ll appreciate the fact that her Rat man wants a happy family and to keep his loved ones safe.

They both want safety and to make their relationship more stable than anyone has ever seen. The members of their family will always feel safe and protected with them. Both these two people want stability, so they’ll make sure everything at their home is inspiring security.

More than this, they’ll try and avoid any turbulence that may appear in a Rat and Dog marriage by keeping everything calm.

Both Rats and Dogs appreciate the efforts each of them makes in order for security and love to be the main things that matter in their union. This is a couple between two signs that can get along very well in romance.

Their friends will admire their connection when visiting or when going out. What’s good to know is that neither of them makes friends with just about anyone because they’re both picky and don’t trust any person.

Rats and Dogs can learn a lot from one another, especially since the latter can be too pessimistic. These natives are always thinking of the worst as far as their love life goes.

If they happen to work on a project, they need their partner to watch over them in order to not get possessive. Rats may be just perfect for Dogs because they’d be just what these want when it comes to love, not to mention they could be taught how to be more optimistic.

Furthermore, Dogs can show Rats how to be less impulsive in love. Rats are known to never be happy with what they already have and to wish for more. In this situation, Dogs can help them be satisfied with them as their partner.

It’s important to give Rats a purpose and direction in life, so Dogs can show them stability is something they could both work on. Being lightheaded and not knowing what direction to take as a couple wouldn’t do Rats any good.

The negatives

Both the Dog and the Rat are very cautious when it comes to love, so it may take them a while before opening up to each other. When it comes to their sexual life, they’re both protective and as well careful.

There is the risk they may end up separated because they both give too much importance to things that don’t actually matter. For example, they could be too focused on their business and not realize the love between them is starting to fade away.

As a matter of fact, it’s important for Rats and Dogs in couples to separate their love and professional lives. When Dogs become too logical for the Rats, these last-mentioned ones can feel offended and emotional, especially as soon as being told they may be mistaken.

While Dogs would only be sincere, Rats would outburst in anger. This is the reason why the combination between Rats and Dogs requires a lot of patience. Both these signs should understand they have differences and that if they want to resist as a couple for a long time, they need to tolerate one another.

Furthermore, Rats should pay attention to when Dogs are getting angry. Usually, the latter are insecure lovers who tend to overprotect their partner.

Therefore, when not feeling things are going their way, Dogs can become moody, so the Rats have the duty to understand and to support them.

What to remember about the Rat & Dog relationship

Most of the time, a Rat and a Dog would make a good pair. It may happen that the Dog ends up being boring for the Rat, but still, these natives would still have some moves for the Rat to find them intriguing.

The more the Dog will change their temperament, the more curious their partner will be about them. Furthermore, Rats can help Dogs to become more positive.

The only problems may appear in terms of trust because Dogs need to be shown the same loyalty they’re offering the other. It’s important for them to always share their dreams and their fears as well.

When it comes to money, the Dog and the Rat as a couple may have a few problems because the latter are hoarders, while the former prefer to give everything they have to charity.

While they can be best friends, they may need to make some compromise when it comes to finances. They’re a good couple from a sexual point of view because they influence one another to feel uninhibited.

Very intelligent as far as business goes, they could have successful careers together, especially because the Dog is dependable and can see the root of problems.

If the man would be a Dog and the woman a Rat, she would always make him happy while being very respectful with him. The man in this relationship would be very generous and understanding when his lady would have problems with how much he gives.

It’s very possible she’ll start to become interested in charity, just as much as he is. When the man is a Rat and the woman a Dog, the relationship is more of a friendship, even if the two have been lovers for a very short time.

She will influence him to become more mature, he will show her how to be a fine lady. Most of them would be great parents who devote their entire life to their children.


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Written by Denise

Denise is an experienced practitioner of astrology, interested to discover and share with everyone how astrology can inspire and change lives. She is the Editor in Chief at The Horoscope.