Benjamin

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For the villager whose German name is Benjamin, see Bam.

Type of Dog villager Benjamin dog16
Artwork of Benjamin the Dog
Species Personality Gender
Dog Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png Lazy Male
Birthday August 3rd Leo
Favorite saying "A good dog deserves a good treat."
Catchphrase "alrighty"
Clothing Subdued-Print Tee[nb 1]
Striped Shirt (Red)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ハチ
 땡칠이
 Bernardo
 Wastl
 小八
 Bernardo
 Bernardo
 Benjamin
 小八
 Bernardo
 Bernardo
 Бернардо
Phrase in other languages
 ではでは
 그럼그럼
 bauuau
 winsel
 那么那么
 croquettes
 tirirí
 oké dan
 那麼那麼
 croquettes
 tirirí
 пор-рядок

Benjamin is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In New Horizons, Benjamin has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Benjamin from New Leaf.

Benjamin is a golden brown dog with white ears closely resembling a Labrador Retriever. He has white line-like patterns on his face, resembling whiskers, as well as bushy eyebrows and a brown nose. Benjamin also has a fluffy tail and a white belly.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.

As a lazy villager, Benjamin has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Benjamin goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Benjamin
A good dog deserves a good treat.

Benjamin

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 3 Leo Lazy alrighty
Default clothing Subdued-Print Tee HHD Icon.png Subdued-Print Tee
Default umbrella Ghost Umbrella HHD Icon.png Ghost Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
 
Beige
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 8 kids
Skill Brainteasers
Goal Archaeologist
Halloween fear Mummy Mask HHD Icon.png Mummy Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk A Little Bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful


In New Horizons[edit]

Benjamin
A good dog deserves a good treat.

Benjamin

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 3 Leo Lazy (A) alrighty
Default clothing Striped Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png Striped Shirt (Red)
Default umbrella Kabuki Umbrella NH Icon.png Kabuki Umbrella
Favorite style Simple
Favorite colors
 
Red
and
 
White
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Veggie
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Benjamin – Red / White Simple clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
Argyle Vest (Red) Argyle Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Baseball Shirt (White) Baseball Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Bonjour Tee Bonjour Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
Café Uniform (Red) Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
Chef's Outfit (Red) Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
Ciao Tee Ciao Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
Colorful Striped Sweater (White, Yellow & Red) Colorful Striped Sweater (White, Yellow & Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Do-Rag (Red) Do-Rag (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png  2,160 Bells  Able Sisters
Doublet (Red) Doublet (Red) NH Icon.png  1,520 Bells  Able Sisters
Gingham Picnic Shirt (Red) Gingham Picnic Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
Guide Shirt (Red) Guide Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
Mesh Cap (Red) Mesh Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Paisley Bandanna (Red) Paisley Bandanna (Red) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Pajama Dress (Berry Red) Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
PJ Outfit (Red) PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Puffy Vest (Red) Puffy Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,250 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Raglan Shirt (Red) Raglan Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Sailor's Tee (Red) Sailor's Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
Santa Coat Santa Coat NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Simple-Dots Tee (Red) Simple-Dots Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Snowy Knit Cap (Red) Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Sports Cap (White & Red) Sports Cap (White & Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
Sports Cap (Red) Sports Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
Sports Tank (1) Sports Tank (1) NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Shirt (Red) Striped Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Tank (Red) Striped Tank (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Three-Ball Tee Three-Ball Tee NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Nook Shopping
Work Shirt (Red-Striped Necktie) Work Shirt (Red-Striped Necktie) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
Yodel Cardigan (Red) Yodel Cardigan (Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Red Items
More White Items
More Simple Items

House[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Benjamin's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Benjamin's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Sloppy Table  Clothesline Pole
 Sloppy Stereo  Sloppy Bed
 Sloppy Sofa  Sloppy Sink
 Cardboard Box  Sloppy TV
 Sloppy Dresser  Drip Pail
 Lunch Tray  Exit Sign
Wall:  Paw-Print Wall
Floor:  Common Floor
Music:  Wandering

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Benjamin is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Benjamin
Thought bubble: I want to grow my own food and go off the grid with a self-sufficient lifestyle!
Client's vision: A life of self-sufficiency.
Required items: Well
Wheat Field
Handcart
Favorite song:  K.K. Island
Favorite saying: A good dog deserves a good treat.
Benjamin's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
 Firewood    Campfire  
 Garden Tools    Cornstalks  
 Wheat Field    Scarecrow  
 Well    Handcart  
 Brown Pot    Fish Grill  
 K.K. Island    Benjamin's Pic  
Interior:
 Shanty Wall    Field Floor  
Clothing:
 Subdued-Print Tee    Camel Shirt  
 Conical Straw Hat    Black Rain Boots  
 Ghost Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Benjamin HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Benjamin
Thought bubble: I want to grow my own food and go off the grid with a self-sufficient lifestyle!
Client's vision: A life of self-sufficiency.
Required items: Well HHD Icon.pngWell
Wheat Field HHD Icon.pngWheat Field
Handcart HHD Icon.pngHandcart
Favorite song: K.K. Island (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Island
Favorite saying: A good dog deserves a good treat.
Benjamin's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Firewood HHD Icon.png Firewood   Campfire HHD Icon.png Campfire  
Garden Tools HHD Icon.png Garden Tools   Cornstalks HHD Icon.png Cornstalks  
Wheat Field HHD Icon.png Wheat Field   Scarecrow HHD Icon.png Scarecrow  
Well HHD Icon.png Well   Handcart HHD Icon.png Handcart  
Brown Pot HHD Icon.png Brown Pot   Fish Grill HHD Icon.png Fish Grill  
K.K. Island HHD Icon.png K.K. Island   Benjamin's Pic HHD Icon.png Benjamin's Pic  
Interior:
Shanty Wall HHD Icon.png Shanty Wall   Field Floor HHD Icon.png Field Floor  
Clothing:
Subdued-Print Tee HHD Icon.png Subdued-Print Tee   Camel Shirt HHD Icon.png Camel Shirt  
Conical Straw Hat HHD Icon.png Conical Straw Hat   Black Rain Boots HHD Icon.png Black Rain Boots  
Ghost Umbrella HHD Icon.png Ghost Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Benjamin HHD Exterior.png

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

084 Benjamin amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#084 Benjamin - Series 1
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 3
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Scissors

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Benjamin appears on the album cover of "K.K. March."

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ハチ
Hachi
From Hachikō, a famous dog known for his loyalty

Korean 땡칠이
Ttaengchiri
Probably from 영구와 땡칠이 (Yong-Gu And Daeng-Chiri) A film from 1989 produced by 심형래(Sim Hyeongrae) and others

Simplified Chinese 小八
Xiǎo Bā
From Japanese name

Russian Бернардо
Bernardo
From Spanish/French/Italian name

Dutch Benjamin -

German Wastl Sebastian

European Spanish Bernardo Bernard

European French Bernardo Bernard

Italian Bernardo Probably from cane di San Bernardo, St. Bernard dog.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons