Which Chinese zodiac animal are you?

chinese dragon

It's Chinese New Year on Friday 16 February, and if you were born in the Year of the Dog, this is your moment. Find out which zodiac animal you are, and what this says about you, and your Mumsnetter persona

Dog

dog

Those born in: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922

Most compatible with: Horse, tiger, rabbit

Characteristics: Faithful, retiring, anxious, honourable, reliable, judgemental

Least likely to say: ''Judgey-pants? I've no idea what you mean.''

Rooster

rooster

Those born in: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921

Most compatible with: Ox, snake, dragon

Characteristics: Well-dressed, sociable, accomplished, practical, shrewd, daring, outspoken

Least likely to say: ''I'll give my MIL the benefit of the doubt – I'm sure she didn't mean to be so rude.''

Monkey

monkey

Those born in: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932 and 1920

Most compatible with: Dragon, rat

Characteristics: Charming, inventive, diplomatic, fickle, passionate, energetic

Least likely to say: ''…I'd rather lie here with [wine] and [cake], thanks.''

Sheep (aka ram, goat)

sheep

Those born in: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931 and 1919

Most compatible with: Rabbit, pig, horse

Characteristics: Insecure, sensitive, innocent, artistic, dreamy

Least likely to say: ''This zodiac lark is a load of old woo.''

Horse

horse

Those born in: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942 and 1930

Most compatible with: Tiger, dog, sheep

Characteristics: Charismatic, hard-working, self-reliant, adventurous, rebellious

Least likely to say: ''I think I'll just comply with the grabby wedding poem and transfer the money straight into their bank account.''

Snake

snake

Those born in: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929

Most compatible with: Ox, rooster

Characteristics: Sympathetic, jealous, intuitive, enterprising

Least likely to say: ''I'll never get more than one meal out of this chicken.''

Dragon

dragon

Those born in: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928

Most compatible with: Rat, snake, monkey, rooster

Characteristics: Enthusiastic, hot-headed, confident, aggressive, courageous, tenacious

Least likely to say: ''I won't say anything to that other mother at soft play. I'm sure her seven-year-old didn't mean to knock my toddler out.''

Rabbit

rabbit

Those born in: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927

Most compatibled with: Sheep, dog, pig

Characteristics: Ambitious, kind, stylish, wise, cautious, romantic

Least likely to say: ''LTB. Now.''

Tiger

tiger

Those born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 19264

Most compatible with: Horse, dragon, dog

Characteristics: Exasperating, noble, affectionate, loyal, unpredictable, commanding

Least likely to say: ''First-time poster, long-time lurker.''

Ox

ox

Those born in: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925

Most compatible with: Rat, snake, rooster

Characteristics: Thoughtful, patient, self-assured, stubborn, dogmatic

Least likely to say: ''Maybe I am being unreasonable.''

Rat

rat

Those born in: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

Most compatible with: dragon, monkey, ox

Characteristics: Loving, trustworthy, restless, industrious, organised

Least likely to say: ''A spreadsheet of who's doing which after-school club and when? Why on earth would I need one of those?''

Pig

pig

Those born in: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935

Most compatible with: Rabbit, sheep

Characteristics: Tolerant, idealistic, caring, polite

Least likely to say: ''YABVVU. HTH.''