Canada Post - Thematic Collection #144 - Year of the Dog - Stamp and Coin Set (2006)
The Year of the Dog begins on January 29, 2006 and ends on February 17, 2007. People born in the Year of the Dog are loyal, faithful and honest. They have principles and a strong sense of right and wrong, together with remarkable intuition. On the job, dog people are considered to have good work ethics and frequently inspire others.
As in the West, dogs have long been pets and working animals in China. Monks and nobles developed many breeds. For the Chinese, dogs are associated with future prosperity. In addition, the dog symbolizes the home, security, guardianship, loyalty and devotion.
Since 1998, Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint have been proud to join Canada's Asian communities to honour the Lunar New Year through the issue of special edition stamp and coin sets.
2006 - Thematic collection. Joint Royal Canadian Mint / Canada Post stamp and coin product.