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Archie Hubbs (Japanese: 犬飼ヒトシ Inukai Hitoshi) is a man with a beard who wears a black beanie. He appears in both Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Pets Owned

  • Spot the Shiba Inu
  • Alaska the Siberian Husky
  • Unnamed Chihuahua
  • Four unnamed dogs
  • A duck


In Nintendogs

Archie runs and commentates contests with Ted Rumsworth. During contests, he usually makes witty jokes, only to have Ted take them seriously and continue with the show. He is at the Archie Level as a trainer.

He can be found on walks around the Neighborhood and may occasionally bring his Shiba Inu to the park. He might mention the player's contest results or useful advice for beginners. Occasionally, Archie may also talk about how he built a Japanese tea room just for Spot. He is sometimes referenced by other neighbors, who say he once ate dog food.

Hubbs is also a really bad songwriter, as said by Ted. His four secret records (which demonstrate the quality of his music) can usually be found on walks:

In Nintendogs + Cats

Archie manages the Mountains BARC shop (which only opens at night and on rainy days) and makes a cameo on the back of the Dog & Cat Record. His appearance seems to have changed a bit, since he now has lighter skin and a more shaven face.

His Shiba Inu, Spot, can be seen in contests.



In Competitions

  • "Ted, if I had a tail, it'd be wagging a mile a minute!"
  • "Well, Ted, I've got to say, that is one sharp shar-pei!" (Ted then comments that the dog is not a shar pei.)
  • "That dog reminds me a little bit of me in my salad days. Talk about vim and vigour!"
  • "Thanks Ted, and a great hello to those out there watching! Ready for this place to go to the dogs?"
  • "Hey, I'm not doing any tricks unless I get a treat and a head-scratch! Ha ha ha!"
  • "Well, a big BOW-WOW to that, TED! HA HA HA!"
  • "Aw, I'm blushing, Ted! You're quite the entertainer yourself!"
  • "I'm sad to say no, Ted. I was hoping to see a dog with a much pinker nose, to be honest."
  • "Gosh, I'm at a loss, Ted. I've got to admit, I've been completely hypnotized by that puppy's ears. They're a work of art!"
  • "Well, that pup's coat was definitely was the shiniest, Ted. Which begs the question: can I use dog shampoo, or will it make me bald?"
  • "It had to be the sweet scent of shampoo wafting off that pup's coat. Was that hibiscus medley?"
  • "We have a new champion, Ted!"
  • "I feel like I'm in the presence of royalty, Ted. That tail is probably the most amaz ---" (This quote was interrupted by Ted Rumsworth)
  • "Uh, great dog. You know, I really need to practice my autograph. My fans ---" (This quote was interrupted by Ted Rumsworth)
  • "Well, Ted, If I were his/her trainer, I would have brought along some chew toys or something. He/She looks nervous to me."
  • "The sky's limit, Ted!" (When Ted asks how long a dog will go on a Championship victory streak.)
  • "Well, his/her nose looks quite moist, Ted, so I'd say she's/he's very healthy."
  • "I've never seen a Bernese mountain dog climb so high! Metaphorically, of course." (Ted then corrects Archie that the dog is not a Bernese mountain dog but is actually the breed you chose.)
  • "Wow, that is one friendly dog! I just received a thorough face licking, Ted!"
  • "You know, I have seven dogs, and not one of them could hold a candle to this pup, Ted."
  • "We'll just have to wait and find out, Ted. But I HATE waiting!"
  • "How do you suppose [name] would do against a ferret? Not a ratty one, but a show-class ferret...Ted?"
  • "Well, it's interesting, Ted, because he's/she's got the same name as my pet duck, and I just can't seem to tame the thing!"
  • "SO! This is truly amazing, folks!" (Master class, when a dog wins first place)
  • "He/She's completely absorbed in something else!" (Obedience Trials only, when the dog isn't performing the given commands)
  • "Looks like he/she hasn't gelled with the trainer yet..."
  • "But Ted, do you even think [Name] even has a cha--" (This quote was interrupted by Ted Rumsworth)
  • "I think I've figured it out, Ted. [Name] looks just like this old lady in my neighborhood! Spitting image!"
  • "I'm surprised, Ted! A tail that nice has GOT to be illegal."
  • "Wow! Is that dog a cyborg or what?"
  • "The dog and trainer were definitely on the same wavelength that time, no doubt about it, Ted!"
  • "No pain, no grain, as my old grandmother used to say, Ted."
  • "It was a little too soon for [Name] to enter this class, don't you think, Ted?"
  • "What do you think goes through a dog's head when it wins a contest? I think I can sum it up in one word-- treats, and lots of 'em!"
  • "Someone's fidgety!" (Obedience trials only, if the dog isn't performing the given commands.)
  • "That is a well-trained English Bulldog." (Ted then comments that the dog is not an English Bulldog. Obedience trials only)
  • "You're just competing against yourself now, [Name], which means that even if you win, you still lose!" (Championship only)
  • "I think we've awakened a sleeping giant, Ted. A sleeping, giant puppy." (Master Class only)
  • "I smell the start of a great dynasty here, Ted! All kneel before the glorious [Name] regime!" (Championship only)
  • "I'll tell you, Ted. The competition can be fierce out there. It's nothing compared to duck shows, though. My pet duck--" (This quote was interrupted by Ted Rumsworth)
  • "I've never seen a Canadian Retriever full of mischief!" (Ted comments that the dog is not a Canadian Retriever.)
  • "Nah. I think they just liked what they saw. I know I did, Ted!"
  • "Wow! Now THAT was quite a show, Ted. Talk about exhilarating! I'm breathless!"
  • "That was huge, Ted. A huge miss." (incorrectly shows Ted's face)
  • "Always a pleasure working with you, Ted. Keep wagging, folks!"

On Walks

  • "This dog took first place in the [rank] of the [contest], didn't it? Wow, what an honor!" (US)
  • "Didn't this dog place [rank]in [contest]? Wow, what an honor!"
  • "Didn't this dog place [rank]in [contest]? Yeah, I remember that!"
  • "Didn't this dog place [rank]in [contest]? I was totally there!"
  • "Archie has some well-intentioned advice for you."
  • "If you get lazy in caring for your dog, your dog won't be very happy with you. Be sure to spend lots of time with it!"
  • "Smelling someone's tush is basically the standard handshake for most dogs. Humans...not so much."
  • "If there's anything about raising a dog that you don't understand, read the dog care books in your supplies."
  • "If your dog runs away, don't be mad at it. Be nice and give it lots of love when it comes back home, OK?"
  • "I remodeled my house into a peaceful Japanese tea room just for Spot. I love cicadas in summer..."
  • "I can't whistle, but I hear that dogs get really happy when you whistle at them. Curse these stupid lips!"
  • "Lately, a cat in my neighborhood has been coming into my house to mark its territory... Ugh."

On Trading Cards

  • "Correct me if I'm wrong, Ted, but aren't male Shibas called Hebas?" Series 1
  • "Just to clarify for you kids out there, Toy Poodles are NOT toys. Boy, I learned THAT the hard way, Ted." Series 1


  • Archie is one of the only two recurring characters in the franchise, the other being his business partner Ted Rumsworth.