Dog jewelry and other accessories are perhaps the purest expressions of how much we love dogs and how long they’ve been around as companions since our ancestors domesticated them.
The word “domestic dog” refers to any of the world’s many hundred canine breeds. Despite their differences in appearance, all dogs, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane, belong to the same species, Canis familiaris. Domestic dogs are distinguished from wild canines such as coyotes, foxes, and wolves by this distinction.
Domestic dogs are typically kept as pets, but several breeds can survive on their own in the wild, whether in a forest or on the streets. According to a 2016 consumer insights research, dogs are present in one-third of households worldwide. As a result, the domestic dog is the world’s most popular pet.
As many people believe, all dogs are descended from wolves, but not the gray wolf (Canis lupus). DNA data indicate that the now-extinct wolf ancestor of modern dogs was Eurasian. However, scientists are still struggling to determine precisely which animal gave birth to dogs. What we are somewhat certain of is they appeared some 30,000 years ago beside our ancestors.
While it’s impossible to explain how a wild wolf became a domesticated dog, most biologists assume it happened over time as wolves became increasingly accustomed to humans.
Perhaps wolves began their journey down this route by consuming human scraps. On the other hand, humans may have encouraged wolves to stay close by actively feeding them several generations later.
Dog jewelry is inspired by wolves’ descendants, who may have later been welcomed into human homes and bred to encourage specific characteristics. All of this is supposed to have taken thousands of years to unfold.
Many dogs you know and love result today from selective breeding between animals with favorable physical or behavioral characteristics.
For example, ancient peoples began breeding canines that could live and work in the cold some 9,500 years ago. These canines would go on to form the sled dog family, which includes breeds like huskies and malamutes and is still virtually unmodified today.
Similarly, humans bred German shepherds to herd livestock, Labrador retrievers to help hunters catch ducks and other game, and sausage-shaped Dachshunds to chase badgers down a burrow. In addition, a slew of new breeds met other human requirements, such as home defense and vermin control.
Certain breeds that inspire dog jewelry were developed to make dogs more appealing as companions. The labradoodle, for example, was created to produce a hypoallergenic guide dog by combining the characteristics of a Labrador retriever and a poodle.
Dog Jewelry and Dog Breeds: Inseparable Inspirations
Best Dog Jewelry Charm: German Shepherd Charm
Xinar’s silver German Shepherd charm is inspired by the real-life German Shepherd – a vast, agile, muscular canine with a noble disposition and superior intelligence. It is widely considered as dogkind’s greatest all-purpose worker. The German Shepherd is a dog lover’s delight: trustworthy, self-assured, courageous, and unwavering. When viewed in outline, the German Shepherd Dogs can reach a stature of 26 inches.
They have a free-and-easy trot as their real gait, but they can run up a notch or two. There are many explanations why German Shepherds are considered canine royalty. Still, experts believe their defining characteristic is character: loyalty, courage, confidence, the capacity to understand commands for various duties, and the readiness to lay down their lives in defense of loved ones.
German Shepherds will be compassionate family dogs and staunch guards. Still, a “certain aloofness” does not lend itself to rapid and indiscriminate attachments with humans and other animals alike.
Pekinese Dog Charm
The Pekingese, a little toy dog with a regal demeanor and a characteristic rolling movement, is one of several breeds developed for ancient China’s ruling classes. This royal breed inspires our sterling silver Pekinese dog charm. These are intelligent canines with unwavering loyalty and a wide range of subtle pleasures.
Pekingese are toy dogs that are tiny and stocky, weighing up to 14 pounds. The coat is the longest at the neck and shoulders, giving Pekes their well-known lion’s mane. Coats come in various reds, ranging from a golden hue to darker hues.
The eyes are huge, black, and glittering, and the large, short-muzzled head is a wider-than-long ‘envelope-shaped’ rectangle. Pekes are known for their easy ‘rolling’ gait. Pekes are delightful, self-assured friends who form a strong link with their humans.
They were bred to live in palaces and be as peaceful and self-sufficient as the emperors who possessed them. (They’re ‘opinionated,’ according to Peke people.) They make excellent watchdogs since they are always attentive. Pekes will tolerate children but not excessive roughhousing.
Best Dog Jewelry Charm: Cocker Spaniel Charm
The fun-loving and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel has wide, dreamy eyes and a cheeky demeanor. The Cocker Spaniel inspires Xinar’s silver Cocker Spaniel dog charm. Cockers were bred as hunting dogs, but they’ve grown in appeal as all-around companions.
It’s no surprise that the Cocker spent years as America’s most popular breed, with those wide, dark eyes, beautiful smile, and those long, luxurious ears that beg to be kissed. With a height of 14 to 15 inches, the Cocker is one of the world’s smallest sports spaniels. The coat is available in various colors and designs to suit any preference. The robust, substantial physique is well-balanced, and these swift, durable gundogs have a smooth, effortless gait.
Cockers are excellent playmates for children and are simple to train as friends and athletes. They’re big enough to be sporty but not too huge to be bulky. A full-coated Cocker compensates for extra grooming time by becoming the most beautiful dog on the street. Playtime and quick walks are two of these lively sporting canines’ favorite pastimes.
Doberman Pinscher Charm
The Doberman Pinscher is one of the dogkind’s definite noblemen, sleek and muscular with a gorgeous physique and sharp intelligence. This noble breed is the inspiration behind our sturdy Doberman Pinscher charm in 925 sterling silver. This fearless and watchful breed is viewed as one of the best protection dogs in the world.
Dobermans are dense canines that stand between 24 and 28 inches. They are naturally robust, speedy, and strong. The body is sleek but considerable, with a sparkling coat.
Dobermans have earned a status as royal family in the canine kingdom due to their elegant traits, combined with a noble wedge-shaped head and a smooth, athletic way of moving. A well-trained Doberman on patrol will deter all but the most naive intruders.
Best Dog Jewelry Charm: Great Dane Charm
The easygoing Great Dane, often known as the “Apollo of Dogs,” is an absolute delight, but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and power is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. This breed inspires our elegant Great Dane charm for necklaces and charm bracelets.
This breed is excellent, but it is not a Dane. Danes are taller than most other dogs, standing up to 32 inches tall at the shoulder and bigger than most people when standing on their hind legs. With the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen, these strong giants are the picture of elegance and balance.
The coat is available in various colors and patterns, the most well-known of which is the “harlequin” patchwork pattern in black and white. Despite their pleasant demeanor, Danes are vigilant housekeepers.
Intruders are frequently scared off by the mere sight of these gentle giants. However, those who mistake the breed’s friendliness for softness will face a formidable antagonist of true strength and energy. Danes are people pleasers who make friends quickly and are patient with children.
Lhasa Apso Charm
The richly coated Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old breed that once served as sentinels at Himalayan kingdoms and monasteries. These dogs inspire our super cute Lhasa Apso charms. Lhasas are family comedians who are regally aloof with strangers. Yet, they are intelligent, confident, and sophisticated.
Lhasas are little but robust dogs with aristocratic bearing, standing less than a foot tall at the shoulder. Their signature look is a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, parted in the middle and draping each side of the body.
In addition, Tibetan breeds have a distinctive fluffy tail that folds over the back. According to admirers of the species, the dark, oval-shaped eyes peeping through profuse facial hair are said to be the windows of a Lhasa’s happy soul. The overall effect is Asian: unique, graceful, and peacefully balanced.