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 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
Names in other languages
 ハチ[nb 3]
 땡칠이[nb 6]
 Bernardo
 Wastl
 小八[nb 4]
 Bernardo
 Bernardo
 Benjamin
 小八[nb 5]
 Bernardo
 Bernardo
 Бернардо[nb 7]
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. He 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

Benjamin

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 3 Leo Lazy alrighty
Default clothing Subdued-Print Tee NL Model.png Subdued-Print Tee
Default umbrella Ghost Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.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)
Other default clothing

See list:

  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Bamboo Hat NH Icon.png Bamboo Hat
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png Snowy Knit Cap (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Light Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (White)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png Flashy Animal Costume (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png Impish Horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 8]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Red) NH Icon.png Top Hat (Red)[nb 9]
  • As a student for the school[nb 10]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 10]: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed Glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant[nb 10]: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 10]: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 10]: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 10]: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 10]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 10]: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 10]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 10]: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula Top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 10]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Retro Shades (Yellow)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 10]: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png Tropical Turban (Red)
  • Default umbrella Kabuki Umbrella NH Icon.png Kabuki Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final phone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 15) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 15
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    Red
    and
     
    White
    Hobby Nature
    Carried bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png 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
    Barista Uniform (Brown) Barista Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    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
     Apparel shop
    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
    Paper Restaurant Cap (White & Red) Paper Restaurant Cap (White & Red) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Paradise Planning Shirt Paradise Planning Shirt NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
    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
    Ripped Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) Ripped Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
    Robot Hero Tee (White) Robot Hero Tee (White) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Robot Hero Tee (Red) Robot Hero Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Sailor's Tee (Red) Sailor's Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Santa Coat Santa Coat NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
    Short-Sleeved Uniform Top (Red Necktie) Short-Sleeved Uniform Top (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    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 (Red) Sports Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
    Sports Cap (White & Red) Sports Cap (White & 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
    Tee and Towel (Red Towel & White Shirt) Tee and Towel (Red Towel & White Shirt) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Tee with Silicone Bib (Baby Pink) Tee with Silicone Bib (Baby Pink) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Three-Ball Tee Three-Ball Tee NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Twisted Hachimaki (Red) Twisted Hachimaki (Red) NH Icon.png  680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    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

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Benjamin
    Thought bubble I want a rural escape that's as sleepy as I am...
    Client's vision A Restful, Rural Retreat
    Required items Retro TV
    Wheat Field
    Handcart
    Favorite song  K.K. Island
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Ranch Chair
  •  Log Stool
  •  Zen Cushion
  •  Round Pillow
  •  Log Bench
  •  Retro Transportation Stop
  •  Ranch Tea Table
  •  Ranch Lowboard
  •  Log Dining Table
  •  Tea Table
  •  Ranch Bed
  •  Futon
  •  Hay Bed
  •  Ranch Wardrobe
  •  Japanese Dresser
  •  Clay Furnace
  •  Gas Range
  •  Retro Stereo
  •  Wood-Burning Stove
  •  Oil-Barrel Bathtub
  •  Pile of Cardboard Boxes
  •  Clothesline
  •  Tractor
  •  Retro Gas Pump
  •  Utility Pole
  •  Doghouse
  •  Scarecrow
  •  Wooden Box
  •  Water Pump
  •  Brick Well
  •  Hearth
  •  Senmaizuke Barrel
  •  Bamboo Basket
  •  Bottle Crate
  •  Stacked Bags
  •  Frying Pan
  •  Kettle
  •  Classic Pitcher
  •  Decorative Bottles
  •  Veggie Basket
  •  Tape Deck
  •  Antique Radio
  •  Wooden Bucket
  •  Rotary Phone
  •  Plastic Canister
  •  Firewood
  •  Decoy Duck
  •  Puppy Plushie
  •  Pot
  •  Benjamin's Photo
  •  Pot Rack
  •  Ventilation Fan
  •  Pendulum Clock
  •  Wall Fan
  •  Fancy Frame
  •  Broom and Dustpan
  •  Light-Bulb Sign
  •  Benjamin's Poster
  •  Enamel Lamp
  •  Hanging Lightbulb
  •  Zen Light
  • Interior:
    Clothing:
    Other items:
    Nature:

    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 Animal Crossing: 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. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Benjamin's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Benjamin's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Dark-Brown Thatch Roof
    Siding:  White Panel Siding
    Door:  Yellow Basic Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Common Wall
    Floor:  Common Flooring
    Music:  Mr. K.K.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Example of Benjamin's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Benjamin's Happy Home Designer icon
    A good dog deserves a good treat.
    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
    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: Default exterior of Benjamin's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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 Same as English name

    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
    3. Hachi
    4. Xiǎo Bā
    5. Xiǎo Bā
    6. Ttaengchiri
    7. Bernardo
    8. Benjamin's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's Silk Hat or the New Year's Hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    9. If it is Benjamin's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC