Chinese New Year is upon us! The 15-day celebration has begun both in China and around the world with family gatherings, delicious food, firecrackers and festivals.
Each year is tied to an animal in the Chinese zodiac, which rotates in a 12-year cycle. 2018 is the Year of the Dog, with previous ones including 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006.
People born in the Year of the Dog are thought to be loyal, kind, friendly, and smart. Winston Churchill, Elvis Presley, Steven Spielberg and Madonna were all born in the Year of the Dog. Interestingly, they have all owned dogs in their lifetime. Coincidence? Definitely!
There’s no denying that dogs are man’s best friend. While this year honors our canine companions, dog lovers will agree that they are worth celebrating every day! The Bradford Exchange offers treasures for dog lovers that are sure to get tails wagging. Scroll down to see some of my favorites and have a happy and healthy Year of the Dog!
Wear Your Doggy Devotion
These fine jewelry design show your love for your four-legged friend in unforgettable style. Don’t see your favorite breed? Visit our site to find yours!
Left: “Forever Faithful” Women’s Watch
Center: “Playful Pup” Diamond Pendant Necklace
Right: “Best in Show” Women’s Ring
Add a Touch of Canine Class to Your Home
The adorable dog artwork of acclaimed artist Linda Picken captures the unforgettable personalities of dogs in unforgettable ways.
Left: Linda Picken Dog Art Table Lamp
Right: Linda Picken Dog Art Ceramic Cookie Jar
These are just a few ways to share your love for dogs this year and every year, and remember, there are more dog lover treasures and gifts on our site! What are you hoping for in the Year of the Dog? If you’re a dog owner, how many do you have and what are their names? Did one of these items catch your eye? I’d love to connect with you in the comments!
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