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Dog ID Tag and its origin

Did you know that Dog Tags can have a different meaning. According to wikipedia: “Dog tag” is an informal but common term for a specific type of identification tag worn by military personnel. The tags’ primary use is for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers; as such, they have personal information about the soldiers written on them, and convey essential basic medical information such as the soldier’s blood type[1] and history of inoculations. They often indicate religious preference as well.

Dog tags are usually fabricated from a corrosion-resistant metal. They commonly contain two copies of the information, either in the form of a single tag that can be broken in half, or as two identical tags on the same chain. This purposeful duplication allows one tag, or half-tag, to be collected from a soldier’s dead body for notification, while the duplicate remains with the corpse if the conditions of battle prevent it from being immediately recovered. The term arose and became popular because of the tags’ resemblance to animal registration tags.

Therefore when searching for the best Dog Tags online, you may come accross military websites. Hence it is best to use the search term “Dog ID tags”, to clearly differentiate what kind of tag you are after.

Hence, funnily enough, dog tags for men is a real thing. However, we specialize on dog tags for dogs, your furry little best companion.

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