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Dogs at the Kennel in the 3DS version

The Kennel is where players can purchase dogs (and cats, which become available after the player has chosen their first puppy in Nintendogs Plus Cats.

In the Original Version of Nintendogs, players are given the option to look and interact with the dogs in the kennel or purchase a puppy.

3DS versionsEdit

In the 3DS version, Nintendogs + Cats, when you first enter the kennel there will be three animals of random breeds on display - a mix of cats and dogs, either 2 cats and a dog or 2 dogs and a cat. To take a look at the animals on display, you tap the "Call Over" button in the top right corner of the touch screen and they will come to you. If there is a puppy you want on the the top screen, you can call them over and buy them. For example, if there was a black German Shepherd on the top screen you can call it over and buy.

When you choose a breed from the menu on the touch screen, it will give you options for different color patterns as well as a "Surprise me!" option. When you choose a color pattern, it will show you three dogs (or cats, if you picked a cat breed) in variations of that color pattern. When you choose "Surprise me!" it will show you three dogs (or cats) in random variations of the color patterns of that breed, but it may also show you one or more in an odd, unique color that is only available via "Surprise me!" You may also find white puppies but that is quite rare. If you buy the voucher in Mr. Recycle you can buy a robopup which are free.

DS VersionsEdit


On the DS version, when players visit the kennel, they have the option to either Look or Buy. If a player chooses Look, they can interact with the kennel's three display dogs; Lucky, Maxwell, and Daisy. These dogs are supposed to represent the three original versions of Lab & Friends, Chihuahua & Friends, and Dachshund & Friends. These dogs cannot be purchased, but players can pet them, play with them, and make them do things such as begging and sitting. Toys cannot be used with these dogs, and they cannot be trained.


Choosing Buy allows players to view the list of available breeds and choose a dog they wish to purchase. When Buy is selected, a list of all of the available breeds is brought up. Each game starts with six "starter breeds" available. These breeds depend on the version of Nintendogs.

Dachshund and Friends:

  • Miniature Dachshund: $540
  • Pug: $590
  • Shih Tzu: $585
  • Beagle: $510
  • Golden Retriever: $550
  • Siberian Husky: $528

Chihuahua and Friends:

  • Chihuahua: $557
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: $599
  • German Shepherd Dog: $580
  • Shetland Sheepdog: $518
  • Yorkshire Terrier: $600
  • Boxer: $520

Lab and Friends:

  • Labrador Retriever: $535
  • Miniature Pinscher: $565
  • Miniature Schnauzer: $525
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi: $530
  • Shiba Inu: $560
  • Toy Poodle: $595

Dalmatian and Friends:

  • Dalmatian: $680
  • Yorkshire Terrier: $600
  • Beagle: $510
  • Golden Retriever: $550
  • German Shepherd Dog: $580
  • Boxer: $520

Best Friends:

  • Labrador Retriever: $535
  • Miniature Dachshund: $540
  • German Shepherd Dog: $580
  • Beagle: $510
  • Golden Retriever: $550
  • Yorkshire Terrier: $600

Other breeds can be unlocked with trainer points or by doing Bark Mode with other players. When a player selects a breed, 3 random dogs of that breed will come up, and players can view their genders, price, and personality. Each breed is available in three different color combinations. If a player does not see any colors, genders, or personalities that they like, by pressing the "Go Back" arrow in the top left corner of the screen and selecting the breed again, they can view a different selection. Each breed has a set price, not affected in any way by color, gender or personality.

Buy (3DS)Edit

If you choose to buy, you can buy the following dogs for a certain amount:


'Surprise Me!' Feature (3DS) Edit

The 'Surprise Me!' Feature is a color option on the Nintendogs + Cats (3DS). It displays different colour breeds and sometimes 'Rare' colours, some of which are unattainable in real life like a Pink Oriental Cat or a White Beagle. However, some of the colors can be obtained in real life, such as a black or white German Shepherd or a silver Labrador Retriever.The Maltese dog breed and Standard cat breed cannot choose this option, and the RoboPup breed only has this option to choose from.


There is a carer as seen standing with all the unpurchaced pets in Nintendogs + Cats. It is a female Mii with brown hair, a white apron, navy jeans, and dark blue sneakers.

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