This is a year of 戌, according to the Oriental Zodiac. 戌’s Kun-reading (訓読み) is ‘inu’.
We call ‘inu’ ‘dog’ in English. A puppy on the image was made by my 94 year old aunt who made this for New Year celebration! The background uses from one of the images of Momijigari(紅葉狩-2017).
I wish you guys Happy New Year.
Gods bless you, guys!