Ribbons (DS)/Bows (3DS) are accessories that go onto a dog's neck or ears. The location of the ribbon or bow on the dog depends on the shape of the dog's ears. If the dog has ears that flop down (such as a Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Dachshund, or Cavalier Spaniel), there will be two ribbons or bows, one on each ear. If the dog has ears that point up (such as a Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Boxer, or Husky), there will be one ribbon or bow that appears on the dog's neck, like a bow tie. Unlike other things, each ribbon has their own description.
|Icon||Ribbon||Version||Price||Color||3DS Counterpart||In-Game Description|
|Red Ribbon||All||$6||Red||Red Bow||"This simple design suits boys or girls. It comes in two standard colors."|
|Yellow Ribbon||All||$6||Yellow||Yellow Bow||"This simple design suits both boy and girl pups. The basic ribbon comes in two colors."|
|Checked Ribbon||All||N/A||Red & White||Red Checkered Bow||"This red gingham check pattern is popular with female puppies."|
|Striped Ribbon||All||N/A||Green||N/A||"This gorgeous ribbon is perfect for taking your pup out on the town."|
|Red Polka-Dot Ribbon||All||N/A||Red & White||N/A||"This plain design recalls simpler days. The polka-dot design comes in two colors."|
|Blue Polka-Dot Ribbon||All||N/A||Blue & White||Blue Polka-Dot Bow||"This plain design recalls simpler days. The polka-dot design comes in two colors."|
|Tricolor Ribbon||All||N/A||Red, white & blue||Tricolor Bow||"This fashionable multicolored ribbon gives off a distinctly French flavor."|
|Purple Pearl Ribbon||All||N/A||Purple||Purple Pearl Bow||"This high-quality ribbon lends class to its wearer. Pearl ribbons come in two colors."|
|Green Pearl Ribbon||All||N/A||Green||Green Pearl Bow||"This high-quality ribbon lends class to its wearer. Pearl ribbons come in two colors."|
Nintendogs + Cats
Unlike Nintendogs, ribbons (now called Bows) are unlocked by gaining Owner Points, when they will then become available in Coletta or the various different BARC stores, though they can still be found on walks too.
|Icon||Bow||Color||Version||Price||DS Counterpart||In-Game Description|
|Red Bow||Red||All||$3||Red Ribbon||"This classic little bow looks great and is always in style."|
|Yellow Bow||Yellow||All||$3||Yellow Ribbon||"This simple design will look great on both puppies and kittens."|
|Red Checkered Bow||Red & White||All||$8||Checked Ribbon||"This red gingham check pattern is perfect for little ladies."|
|Blue Checkered Bow||Blue & White||All||$8||N/A||"This blue gingham check-pattern bow is discreet and neat."|
|Blue Polka-Dot Bow||Blue & White||All||$8||Blue Polka-Dot Ribbon||"This retro polka-dot pattern is a great choice for casual wear."|
|Pink Polka-Dot Bow||Pink & White||All||$8||N/A||"This cute, puffy bow has a certain retro appeal."|
|Black Striped Bow||Black & White||All||$14||N/A||(NTSC): "This striped bow is a good pick for a night on the town."
(PAL): "These stylish striped bows are perfect for a night on the town."
|Red Striped Bow||Red & White||All||$14||N/A||(NTSC): "Pets look especially dapper in this classy striped bow."
(PAL): "Pets look especially chic with these snazzy striped bows."
|Tricolor Bow||Blue, white & red||All||$10||Tricolor Ribbon||(NTSC): "Looking for a distinctly French flavor? Try this colorful ribbon."
(PAL): "These fashionable ribbons give off a distinctly French flavor."
|Fancy Bow||Black, silver & red||All||$100||N/A||"This extravagant bow is adorned with a sparkling ruby."|
|Purple Pearl Bow||Purple||All||$60||Purple Pearl Ribbon||"This refined satin bow has a large pearl set in the center."|
|Green Pearl Bow||Green||All||$60||Green Pearl Ribbon||"Dressing to impress? Try this bow adorned with a huge pearl."|