Do you want a dog around the house, but your wife/girlfriend said it's either her or a dog? While you could pick the dog, maybe you could give this little robot a try instead - you can always get a real dog later if this doesn't work out for you...
Just like a real dog, you will need to shower this pooch with plenty of attention. He's also going to need to be kept well fed. In exchange, he will reward you with hours of entertainment. And just like a real dog, you can teach him new tricks - only better. I doubt you could've taught you childhood puppy to do card tricks... could you? And if your previous dog could speak English, then you can afford a more sophisticated robot dog (i.e. Aibo)! Your new puppy can even wake you up - he makes a great alarm clock. And like the other Tekno pets, Puppy will interact with the robots in the Tekno line.
Year Released: 2000
Dimensions: 8½" tall x 4½" wide x 10½" long