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This solid sterling silver dog breed charm could be interpreted as a Maltese or Shih Tzu. It shows a sweet little dog with a long, flowing show coat and a cute ribbon on top of it's head. The charm is three-dimensional and measures approximately 13mm tall, 16mm wide and 8mm deep. This listing contains multiple photos and a detailed description (keep scrolling down for additional information!) If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Material: solid .925 sterling silver
Size (mm): 13mm tall, 16mm wide and 8mm deep
Size (inches): about 1/2" tall, 5/8" wide and 5/16" deep

If you're looking for Shih Tzu charms, I have other styles available as well:

Click here to view more charms for dog lovers including different breeds:

Please note that the charm measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a jump ring or split ring would add about 4mm (1/8") onto the overall length, a lobster clasp about 10mm (3/8"), and a large hole bead about 13mm (1/2").


Pick Clasp / Closure:
Select an attachment to go on this charm from the options provided. All are solid .925 sterling silver. If you're not sure which one you need, choose the jump ring. To see samples of the different attachments offered, please refer to the last photo in this listing.

JUMP RING (most popular): slide your charm onto a necklace chain or attach it to a traditional chain style charm bracelet with this option. A jump ring can be opened and closed with pliers. While you don't have to, you could have a jeweler permanently solder the jump ring shut after it's on your bracelet for maximum security. I use a sturdy 18 or 19 gauge jump ring, the 18 whenever possible and the 19 on charms with smaller loops (most common with miniature charms).

SPLIT RING: some people prefer a split ring when attaching a charm to a bracelet. A split ring is similar to a jump ring, but has a double loop like a keychain. I use a 6mm split ring on all charms that will fit one, and smaller rings when necessary.

LOBSTER CLASP: people who like to change their charms frequently may prefer this option, as you can quickly clip it on and off your jewelry. I use a small 9mm lobster clasp for these. As this is a smaller clasp, it will fit on many traditional chain style bracelets, but not on thick or European style chains.

PENDANT BAIL: adding a pendant bail to a charm gives it a nice, finished look if you intend to use the charm as a pendant on a necklace. A charm with a pendant bail attached will arrive ready to slide on a chain for a unique necklace! The bail (see example #6 in the last photo above) is a little less than 10mm tall and 4mm wide, the opening is about 2mm x 4mm, so it will fit on chains or cords measuring less than 2mm wide. Please note that miniature charms may have a miniature pendant bail attached instead (#5 in the photo above), which measures a bit smaller than the other bail but has a similar sized opening.

LARGE HOLE BEAD: these are necessary if you wish to add the charm to a European style charm bracelet, the other attachment options will not work with those. The bead has an inner diameter just under 6mm across and will fit on popular brands of European style bracelets and thicker chains or cord. You can pick the bead style you want from the following options, just leave me a note when you checkout with your choice (pictures of these can be found in the last photo above). If you don't indicate a preference, I will pick one for you.
A = Narrow plain
B = Narrow beaded
C = Curved inwards
D = Beaded (most popular)
E = Spiral
F = Textured inner band
G = Banded
H = Rectangles with square cutouts
I = Triangles with cutouts
J = Southwestern style cutout
K = Arrow / arrowhead cutout
L = Squared
M = Plain
N = Dotted

NONE (Add Your Own): no attachment will be added for you. To put the charm on your jewelry, you will need to add your own attachment later, such as a jump ring. The closed loop (usually at the very top) of a charm is permanent and will still be on the charm! If you're not sure what I'm referring to, look at the last picture in this listing. Each of the sample size charms have their permanent closed loop at the top, those will not be removed. In that same picture, you can see how the different attachment options need to be inserted through that loop, and only then can the charm be added to jewelry.


The price listed is for one (1) charm. I have this listing set up to only let you order what is IN STOCK and ready to ship. (For example... if Etsy only lets you add 1 of this item to your cart, that's because I only have 1. If it lets you order 20, then I do have 20 available.) If you need more than what is currently available, I can special order any number of most of the items in my store, but please allow 2-4 weeks for special orders. To view current information on discounts available for larger orders, please refer to my store's Policy page:


Most items from my store, including charms, qualify for flat rate shipping. The shopping cart will automatically combine multiple purchases from my store into one order. Standard shipping for orders is with USPS First Class mail, which averages 2-5 business days for delivery within the U.S. While this timing is accurate for most orders, the U.S. post office does NOT guarantee delivery times for First Class or Priority mail, so neither can I. Due to recent restructuring within the postal system and closures of distribution centers, a small number of First Class and Priority packages have been experiencing shipping delays. If you need your package to arrive in a certain time frame, please consider upgrading your shipping. You may select an alternate shipping method in your shopping cart.


Additional information for international orders:
For international mail (including Canada), first class delivery is usually within 2-4 weeks. Please note that I have no control over whether your country may or may not charge you importation fees, duties or tariffs when they deliver your package and I am not responsible for those. I also will not falsify customs documents, so please do not ask. Expect shipping delays around the holidays! International mail can move very slowly the entire month of December and beyond.


Ordering gifts:
I can mail your purchase directly to the gift recipient if you wish. Leave me a note at checkout telling me it's a gift so I know not to include an invoice. Confirm the shipping address and give me your name or a gift message to include in the box, so the recipient knows who their gift is from! I do not offer gift wrapping services, but can pack your purchase in a little gift bag or paper gift box by request.


Interested in this charm on finished jewelry?
Do you love this charm, but prefer it on finished, ready-to-wear jewelry? I do sell other jewelry components separately, including bracelet and necklace chains. If you purchase any of those components and the charms to go on them, all you have to do is ask and I can put the finished jewelry together for you at no extra charge. You can find current options available on the bottom of my store Policies page:

Maltese or Shih Tzu Charm Sterling Silver Dog Breeds 3D Solid .925


  • Craft type: Jewelry making
  • Materials: sterling silver, 925, sterling, silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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