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"A good dog deserves a good treat."
— Benjamin, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Benjamin NL.png
Species Personality Gender
Dog Lazy Male
Birthday August 3rd
Star sign Leo Leo
Initial phrase ではでは (JP)
alrighty (EN)
Initial clothes Subdued-Print Tee
Favorite Saying A good dog deserves a good treat.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Benjamin is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series first appearing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His Japanese name is a reference to Hachikō, a famous dog known for his loyalty.



Benjamin is a golden brown dog with white ears closely resembling a Labrador. 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.


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

As a lazy villager, Benjamin will enjoy dreaming and talking and eating food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. Like other lazy villagers, he will share the same interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter-ego, "Fashion Lad", a made-up hero by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may cause offense to these villagers. However, he will easily get along with Normal villagers and other Lazy villagers.


In New Leaf[edit]

BenjaminPicACNL.png "A good dog deserves a good treat."
Siblings Eldest of 8 kids
Skill Brainteasers
Goal Archaeologist
Fear Mummies
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Ornate
Color Beige
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk A Little Bit
Sugar One Spoonsful
Ideal Gifts for Benjamin – Beige Historical Items
Name Price Available From
Covered Wagon 3,800 Spotlight/Wishy
General's Stool 1,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Ice-Cream Case 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Low Screen 1,480 Timmy & Tommy's
Paper Lantern 800 Timmy & Tommy's
Paper Wall Lamp 800 Timmy & Tommy's
Paulownia Closet 1,300 Timmy & Tommy's
Tea Vase 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Chic Wall 1,960 Timmy & Tommy's
Beige Knit Shirt 320 Ables (Winter)
More Beige Items More Historical Items


In New Leaf[edit]

Style: Sloppy
Default Furniture: Sloppy Bed, Sloppy TV, Sloppy Table, Sloppy Sofa, Sloppy Stereo, Sloppy Sink, Sloppy Clock, Sloppy Dresser, Bucket, Clothesline, Sashimi
Default Wallpaper: Paw-Print Wall
Default Floor: Common Flooring
Default Music: Wandering
House of Benjamin NL.jpg

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Lazy Dog
Client's Vision: A life of self-sufficiency.
Required Items: -
Favorite Song: -
Favorite Saying: A good dog deserves a good treat.
Benjamin HHD Request.png

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#084 Benjamin - Series 1
Type: Dog
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 3
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Scissors
084 Benjamin amiibo card NA.png
083 Annalisa List of amiibo cards
#084 Benjamin
085 Pancetti



Sprites & Models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Bernardo Bernard
French Bernardo Bernard
German Wastl Sebastian
Italian Benzoino Benjamin