The First Pound Puppies

The very first puppies were made entirely by hand, and no two were exactly alike. The fabric was hand-painted with eyes, spots and various markings. As their popularity grew and the pups were eventually picked up by various companies, their design began to change. This can make it difficult to identify what edition a plush was made. The following guide should make it easier.

Each edition lists its defining features and a few examples.

There are three sizes of pups:

Normal: 15-17 inches

Yuppie: 12-13 inches

Newborn: 7-8 inches

1st Editions

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning

Dated 1984

Are all numbered up to 1000 (Later changed to 1200)

Included adoption certificate and registration papers saying "First Edition"

Handmade cardboard box kennel

Business card with "Pound Puppies" and Mike and Becki's contact info

Handmade label on belly/leg

Leather collar containing a metal bone tag with matching number, and pup's name

1st Gen 1129
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571 of 1000
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Screenshot 2021-06-15 at 20-53-55 Pound
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1st edition 77 of 1000 becki manning
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1984 Black #1199 of 1200
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2nd Editions

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning,

Dated 1985

Are numbered up to 1000.

Included adoption certificate and registration papers saying "Second Edition"

Handmade cardboard box kennel

Business card with "Pound Puppies" and Mike and Becki's contact info

Handmade label.

Leather collar containing a metal bone tag with matching number, and pup's name

2nd edition puppy 3-18-85 number 288 of
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EARLY Cream Choc spot short ear2nd editi
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1984 03-19-85 2nd edition puppy 741 of 1
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2nd edition puppy 1985 830 of 1000
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1984 second edition Pound Puppies Dog Po
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Jones 1986 Signed, #745 of 1000
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1st Edition Yuppies

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning

Dated 1984 with month and day

Handmade tag

Numbered up to 1000

Leather buckle collar - can be regular or have studs

1st edition yuppie 594 of 1000 sig
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1984 first edition yuppie 916 of 1000 13
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1984 1st edition yuppie #300
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1st edition yuppie
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2nd Edition Yuppies

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning

Dated 1986

Known numbered up to 415

Leather buckle collar with studs, no tags

1986 2nd edition yuppie signed but no nu
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Yuppie
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2nd Edition Yuppie 1986
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1st Edition Newborns

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning

Dated 1986

Unknown number made

1st edition newborn
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Screenshot 2022-01-05 at 13-18-21 Two Signed Pound Puppies by Mike Bowling amp; Becki Mann
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