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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

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

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

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

1st Edition Newborns

All signed by Mike Bowling and Becki Manning

Dated 1986

Unknown number made

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