The ornaments on the right represent several different styles and several different breeds of dogs. One thing that's true about people with dogs -- the dog's breed is very important and expresses something about the owner as well as about the dog.
The old adage that dogs look like their owners is in some ways true in that certain people are attracted to certain kinds of dogs. Having a dog is something like having a baby in this way: A dog becomes like a child in the family. When you have a dog, you need to feed him, groom him, play with him, give him walks and lots of attention. If you go on a holiday somewhere, you either need to take the dog along or find someone who can take care of him in your place.
That's why getting a dog should involve careful consideration of how you will care for the dog. You need to choose a breed that fits your own temperament and personality. A hyperactive poodle is very different from a mellow golden retriever.
If you know you tend to be high energy, you'll want a dog that you can take on a run or a hike. A person who prefers to sit and read may be driven crazy by a nervous dog who needs to be taken out constantly.
But once someone finds a dog that he can really fall in love with, that person tends to get another dog of the same type if ever the first dog passes away and it is time to choose a new furry friend. Though this is not always the case, for most dog lovers, being faithful to a specific breed is important.
That's why choosing an ornament that shows the exact breed of their own dog can be such a well received gift. Of course, an ornament can be enjoyed no matter what breed the dog is, but choosing that very special pooch will matter to the owner.