I'm a cat owner but I too have personally encountered the problem of dogs chewing jewelry - see this past post, A Dog Ate My Bracelet. That dog just ate the leather part of my Viking Knit bracelet so no harm was done.  If you have a dog who loves to chew jewelry, be extra careful to keep jewelry well secured especially those with magnetic clasps.  Swallowed magnets are dangerous to both children and pets. 

Watch this remarkable restoration by Californian Jordan of the Modern Goldsmith as he tackles his second dog chewed ring project. I wrote about his first mangled ring repair here

Other jewelers had refused to tackle the repair but Jordan rose to the challenge. The beautiful ring was as close to its original state as he could make it. 

What a wonderful job he did. Tasks included opening up the compressed ring band, the divided metal part, soldering broken areas, resetting dislodged diamonds and tightening up loose one and also removing all the scratches made by the dog's teeth.  

The average bite force of a human is around 171 psi (pounds per square inch) for the molars and much less for the incisors. The average bite force of the strongest dog breeds was reported to be around 450 psi (or about 2,000 Newtons, the unit used by the original study). 

Large dogs with big heads and jaws like mastiffs, bulldogs including pitbulls, shepherds, dobermanns, rottweilers, boxers, labrador retrievers, great danes all have strong bites.  This article lists them all. The strongest biters are the mastiffs, followed by the rottweilers. 

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