According to Eastern tradition, the dog is loyal and faithful, diligent, clever, and energetic. He is tenacious to the point of obstinacy and uses this to his advantage in a fight, latching on with his and persistently maintaining his grip (it’s no wonder a synonym for stubborn is “dogged.”)

Diligent, clever, loyal and faithful, but stubborn, not a good talker and often a faultfinder.