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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.

Nintendogs

Most ribbons are found on walks, though the Red Ribbon and the Yellow Ribbon can be bought at the Pet Supply. All ribbons are available in all versions of the game.

Icon Ribbon Version Price Color 3DS Counterpart In-Game Description
RibbonBox.png Red Ribbon All $6 Red Red Bow "This simple design suits boys or girls. It comes in two standard colors."
RibbonBox.png Yellow Ribbon All $6 Yellow Yellow Bow "This simple design suits both boy and girl pups. The basic ribbon comes in two colors."
RibbonBox.png Checked Ribbon All N/A Red & White Red Checkered Bow "This red gingham check pattern is popular with female puppies."
RibbonBox.png Striped Ribbon All N/A Green N/A "This gorgeous ribbon is perfect for taking your pup out on the town."
RibbonBox.png 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."
RibbonBox.png 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."
RibbonBox.png Tricolor Ribbon All N/A Red, white & blue Tricolor Bow "This fashionable multicolored ribbon gives off a distinctly French flavor."
RibbonBox.png 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."
RibbonBox.png 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
RedBowIcon3DS.png Red Bow Red All $3 Red Ribbon "This classic little bow looks great and is always in style."
YellowBowIcon3DS.png Yellow Bow Yellow All $3 Yellow Ribbon "This simple design will look great on both puppies and kittens."
Red-CheckeredBowIcon3DS.png Red Checkered Bow Red & White All $8 Checked Ribbon "This red gingham check pattern is perfect for little ladies."
Blue-CheckeredBowIcon3DS.png Blue Checkered Bow Blue & White All $8 N/A "This blue gingham check-pattern bow is discreet and neat."
BluePolka-DotBowIcon3DS.png Blue Polka-Dot Bow Blue & White All $8 Blue Polka-Dot Ribbon "This retro polka-dot pattern is a great choice for casual wear."
PinkPolka-DotBowIcon3DS.png Pink Polka-Dot Bow Pink & White All $8 N/A "This cute, puffy bow has a certain retro appeal."
Black-StripedBowIcon3DS.png 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-StripedBowIcon3DS.png 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."

TricolorBowIcon3DS.png 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."

FancyBowIcon3DS.png Fancy Bow Black, silver & red All $100 N/A "This extravagant bow is adorned with a sparkling ruby."
PurplePearlBowIcon.png Purple Pearl Bow Purple All $60 Purple Pearl Ribbon "This refined satin bow has a large pearl set in the center."
GreenPearlBowIcon.png Green Pearl Bow Green All $60 Green Pearl Ribbon "Dressing to impress? Try this bow adorned with a huge pearl."
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