Calling All Dog Lovers: Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dog with these Canine Gifts

Holly Harris | 18th January 2018

2018 is the Chinese year of a dog.

The new year is celebrated on Friday the 16th of February. Manchester is celebrating the day with a number of events across the city, so why not bring the celebrations to your home.

Those born in the year of the dog are said to be loyal, honest, amiable and kind.

Famous ‘dogs’ include: Elvis Presley, Madonna and Justin Bieber.

To check if you were born in the year of a dog, check below:

Dog Year Start End
2018 February 16, 2018 February 4, 2019
2006 January 29, 2006 February 17, 2007
1994 February 10, 1994 January 30, 1995
1982 January 25, 1982 February 12, 1983
1970 February 6, 1970 January 26, 1971
1958 February 18, 1958 February 7, 1959
1946 February 2, 1946 January 21, 1947
1934 February 14, 1934 February 3, 1935

Here at VIVA, we have put together a round-up of the best dog-themed home accessories and gifts to spruce up your home.

Celebrate this Chinese new year in style and get your paws on these canine inspired pieces:


I Want Wallpaper is home to a range of dog-themed wallpapers.

From £10.99 per roll, this is the perfect accessory to get in the spirit of the Chinese new year.

Dogs in sunglasses

Retro dogs in sunglasses print  from £10.99


Puppy love roomset

Dogs breeds in frames print from £12.99



Cuddle up with a furry friend on a cold night with these cute, pure wool hot water bottles.

Sausage dog close up

French Bull dog close up

Hot water bottles – available to buy from £42, here.

Or, why not have a favourite pooch embroidered onto a dressing gown? Choose from a Verona Bulldog, a Beagle, a Pug and a sausage dog design.

Get your hound gown here.

Verona Bulldog

The shops of Manchester are full of all sorts of dog-themed stock:

Heading to Manchester Arndale or the Trafford Centre? Check out these stores and sniff out the best deals on all things dog inspired!

Next – From mini puffa coats, to slogan sweatshirts, this is the go to store to find clothing for your dog.

John Lewis and Debenhams – Looking for something more up market? These stores are home to the well known, hound-themed accessory brand, Radley.