Nintendogs is a simulation video game. For the game, you are an owner of a dog, which you earn money by doing contests and doing walks.
The series began in Japan in early 2005 and spawned the first three games; Labrador and Friends, Chiuaua and Friends, and Dachshund and Friends. A year later, Nintendo released Dalmation and Friends which contained the Dalmation breed and a free Fireman's hat. In 2011, 3 new games were released for the 3DS, which now include cats; French Bulldog and Friends, Toy Poodle and Friends and Golden Retriever and Friends.