Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year ASCII Text Art

Updated on February 24, 2018
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Laura makes ASCII art, using MS Notepad. (Since 1998). She is currently exploring adding colour to the plain text to make postcards.


Here are a selection of ASCII art dogs, puppies, and mutts to inspire you for the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology.

Dogs aren't my favourite animals. They drool, they bark, they chase you, and they bite you. But this is about the dogs, and the Year of the Dog, in particular. Dogs are well-loved and thought of as best friends by many people. There are so many old sayings and phrases to do with dogs. How many can you think of in just a few minutes?

I can remember someone complaining about being lazy like a dog. Then there was the time my less-than-successful early cooking was referred to as a dog's dinner. Men who are in trouble at home are said to be left sleeping in the dog's house. (Now, of course, they have man caves instead.) Those same guys might give a hangdog look when trying to get sympathy. Which could work—puppy dog eyes do have their own appeal, too.

I have family members who fall into the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. Dogs are said to be very loyal and determined, some might even say stubborn (when thinking of one sister in particular).

Following is ASCII art for the Year of the Dog and the dog people who might enjoy it.

ASCII Art for the Year of the Dog


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