|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer via Bark Mode|
|Followed by||Nintendogs + Cats|
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- This is the first game in the Nintendogs series. For other games in the series see the Nintendogs category.
Nintendogs is a Nintendo DS game based around looking after a puppy (or puppies) and entering them into competitions, earning money to buy them things, etc. The dogs will not 'die', but if they are not fed for a long period of time they will be disobedient until they are. Nintendogs was originally released in three versions (Dachshund & Friends, Chihuahua & Friends and Lab & Friends). These were followed by two more versions, Dalmatian & Friends and Best Friends.
Like the multi-version releases in the Pokémon series, the different versions of Nintendogs are mostly identical. All include the same breeds, although each only provides access to a limited selection at the beginning of the game; other breeds can be unlocked by collecting owner points. Version-exclusive items can be unlocked by using Bark Mode with a different version.