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The Nintendogs trading cards were a series of collectible cards based on the original Nintendogs franchise which released in 2005 and sold until approximately 2011. They were licensed by Nintendo and produced by Enterplay LLC.

History

In late 2005, the Nintendo corporation's American branch released its first series of collectible Nintendogs trading card packs, with designs based on the cover art of the three available US versions: Chihuahua & Friends, Dachshund & Friends, and Labrador & Friends.

By 2007, Nintendo released a wave of Series 2 Nintendogs trading cards in response to positive sales. This took place after the release of Dalmatian & Friends, and featured designs based on its cover art as well as art of the Beagle and Pug recycled from the Nintendogs instruction manuals.

Contents of Package

A complete catalog of all possible trading cards (Series 1)[1]

Series 1

Each "6-Card Fun Pak" offered collectible cards, tattoos, and stickers related to the Nintendogs game. The 6 cards in each package were broken down to include:

  • 2 "Breeds" Cards
    • out of 18 possible cards featuring photographs of the puppy breeds available in Nintendogs and facts about each breed
  • 1 "Dog in Training" Card
    • out of 9 possible tip cards featuring advice on training one's puppy
  • 1 "Miscellaneous" Card
    • out of 6 possible cards featuring miscellaneous information
  • 1 Pop-Up Card
    • out of 18 possible pop-up versions of the breed cards
  • 1 Sweepstakes Card
    • Each package contained 1 Sweepstakes Card, which had a very low chance of being a winner. Most of the time, the Sweepstakes card would say "Sorry, this card is not a winner. Please try again."
    • If the buyer did pull a rare Sweepstakes card, it could be exchanged for the chance to win a DS Lite System and a copy of one Nintendogs version.
  • 1 Sticker Sheet
    • out of 6 possible combinations
  • 1 Temporary Tattoo Sheet
    • out of 4 possible combinations

A complete catalog of all possible trading cards (Series 2)

Series 2

The second series had a few different features from the original Fun Paks, but was more or less the same. The "Breed" cards were renamed "At the Kennel," had two more cards (making a total of 20), and the pack now included a Kennel Club 'certificate' card in which the buyer could write their dog's name. Each package was broken down to include:

  • 2 "At the Kennel" Cards
    • out of 20 possible cards featuring photographs of the puppy breeds available in Nintendogs. Each breed is represented by a named individual and depicted in the fenced green area of the kennel.
  • 1 "Dog in Training"
    • out of 9 possible tip cards featuring advice on training one's puppy
  • 1 "Miscellaneous" Card
    • out of 4 possible cards featuring miscellaneous information
  • 1 Pop-Up Card
    • out of 20 possible pop-up versions of the breed cards (featuring only the dog, no background)
  • 1 Sweepstakes Card
    • Each package contained 1 Sweepstakes Card, which had a very low chance of being a winner. Most of the time, the Sweepstakes card would say "Sorry, this card is not a winner. Please try again."
    • If the buyer did pull a rare Sweepstakes card, it could be exchanged for the chance to win a DS Lite System and a copy of one Nintendogs version.
  • 1 Sticker Sheet
    • out of 6 possible combinations
  • 1 Temporary Tattoo Sheet
    • out of 4 possible combinations

Each package also included:

  • an additional "Nintendo Kennel Club" certificate card for the buyer to write their Nintendog's name on

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