Barbies in the 80s had a good selection of pets, from dogs and horses to birds. While not all of the 80s Barbie pets are listed here, we are going to look at some of her dogs (Beauty and her puppies, Prince and a dog that came with the vet set at the time) and her cat, Fluffy.
Beauty and Puppies
Beauty has had more than one incarnation, but when she came out in the 80s, she was an afghan hound that came with a couple of puppies, one tan and one gray (though the puppies looked nothing like afghan hounds 🙂 ). Some silver leashes were included, and Beauty had a pink studded collar and crown (not shown) to match, plus a bowl.
(Left: Barbie’s dog, Beauty, had a pink collar studded with “rhinestones” in the 80s. Right: At the time, the playset with Beauty came with a couple of cute puppies.)
Prince, a poodle, was about the same size as Beauty. His fur was very well done, sporting the curliness of poodle fur. He came with two collars: one with a bowtie and one reversible pink or silver collar. He also came with a yellow bowl (a similar pink one is shown). Prince also came with a very dark pink beret (not shown)—a beret that was interestingly close to a raspberry color (hopefully, that reference makes sense 🙂 Coincidence? Hard to say).
The box of the playset showed Prince with Day to Night Barbie.
(Above: Prince in his bowtie collar and reversible collar)
Fluffy was a white cat with a collar showing a fancy cursive “F” on the tag. She was covered with fuzzy, felt-like fur. Fluffy’s playset came with a cat bed (with a sticker to make it look like a basket), a plastic bag of cat food and a pink carrier. The carrier had a working door, and you put Fluffy in there. The playset also came with a scratching post (not shown).
Barbie Vet SEt
The Barbie Vet Fun Fashion Playset came with several items designed for Barbie from her graduation from vet school to actually becoming a vet: a graduation cap and gown, a nice pink dress, a white doctor coat and medical bag. It featured a patient, as well: a little white puppy that was basically the same mold as Beauty’s puppies. It’s actually a very beautiful little white toy puppy.
Photos of the dress and doctor coat will follow at a later date.