The eleventh of the Chinese zodiac is 狗– ‘dog’.
狗 is pronounced gǒu
The character狗（gǒu）was first seen in the inscriptions of the Western Zhou Dynasty. The radical of 狗（gǒu）is “犭”,which is related to animals. The other part is 句（gǒu），which is simply to indicate the pronunciation . It initially only represented puppies, but today is used for any kind of dog.
看门狗(kān mén ɡǒu)
狗拿耗子 (gǒu ná hào zi)
Literally, the dog takes the mouse. Idiom for someone who is an outsider or nosy.