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The Fireman's Hat (Japanese: 消防士の帽子 Shōbō-shi no bōshi) is an item in Nintendogs that falls under the category of "Accessories" in the Supplies. It is a type of headgear the player can put on their puppy. The hat is completely red except for the front, which features a white patch outlined in gold, containing printed black words reading "Fire Chief" on the patch. There is a small golden star above the words. The hat itself is bigger than the head of the dog that's wearing it, and has a brim which extends all around the helmet.

Getting the hat will unlock the Dalmatian breed at the Kennel.

In-Game Description

  • Nintendogs:
    (Secondhand Shop): "The kennel in your town now has dalmatians available for purchase!"
    (Home): "Just wearing this hat makes your pup feel like everyone's friendly neighborhood fireman."

How to Obtain

The Fireman's Hat is a starter item in Dalmatian and Friends. But in the other US versions of Nintendogs, it can be found rarely on walks as a present. It sells for $30 at the Secondhand Shop.
In the Japanese versions of the game, this item is not available.

Chihuahua & Friends Found on Walks
Labrador & Friends Found on Walks
Dachshund & Friends Found on Walks
Dalmatian & Friends Available at the start
Best Friends Found on Walks
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Unobtainable
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Unobtainable
Dachshund & FriendsJA Unobtainable


  • Unlocking the Dalmatian upon aquiring the Fireman's Hat is a reference to the Dalmatian's association with firefighting.
  • The Fireman's Hat is one of three items that unlock breeds in the kennel, the others being the Japanese Print Collar and the Jack Russell Book.


In Other Languages

Language Name
Spanish Casco de bombero