Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters. People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive and are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. Famous ‘dogs’ include Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin and Prince William.