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The dog is an animal that the player always start with in Harvest Moon 64. It is the only available pet. The player can choose the dog's name, but his color and breed cannot be customized.

It is a male and, if the player has a high enough affection with Stu and Kent, it will have two puppies with their dog, Taro (one is named Jiro, the other is unknown). The player can increase its affection everyday through picking it up (+1), whistling for it (+1) and feeding it (+1). Alternatively, they can lose affection by hitting the dog with tools or failing to feed it.

It can participate and win the Dog Race.

The following people will like being shown your dog:


There is a notable glitch where Karen will register as being given a gift when shown your dog. This can result in the player getting her to pink heart in the first night, with roughly 50 showings increasing her heart level.

Another notable glitch involving the dog helps keep the greenhouse from being destroyed by a typhoon. By keeping the dog in the greenhouse the night before, it will not get destroyed.

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