In 2018 we celebrate the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.
Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 9,000 of the 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Edition
The reverse of the coin depicts a coloured German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background
Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black display case within an illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.