According to traditional Chinese legend, ages ago Buddha summoned all the animals and honored the 12 who came by naming a year for them; each animal in turn gave its characteristics to people born in its year. It measures 3/4″ to 1″ high and is new and unused pewter material and comes on a black woven 34″ long adjustable cord. Each pendant comes with a Chinese zodiac card with descriptions of each sign. The dog is for years 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. The dog is generous and works well with others; faithful and an honest friend. Guard against a sharp tongue. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.