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DogSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Butch dog01
Butch NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Dog Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday November 1st Scorpio
Quote "A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed."
Catchphrase "ROOOOOWF"
Clothing Houndstooth Knit[nb 1]
Arctic-Camo Tee[nb 2]
Argyle Vest (Blue)[nb 3]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ジョン
Italian Attila
German Hasso

Simplified Chinese 约翰
French Avril
Spanish Bruno
Dutch Butch

Traditional Chinese 約翰
Quebec French Avril
Latin American Spanish Bruno
Russian Бутч

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ノン
Korean 아니

Simplified Chinese 
Spanish gruf-gruf

Traditional Chinese 
Quebec French WROOOOUF
Latin American Spanish gruf-gruf
Russian ррр-гав

Butch is a cranky, dog villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name reflects on the cartoon name given to dogs, usually meaning muscular in appearance. His Rottweiler appearance may also relate to this, as they too appear masculine and muscular. His initial phrase, "ROOOOOWF", is an amalgam of "woof" and "ruff". He is also the only dog with a cranky personality in all games except Doubutsu no Mori e+, where Champagne appears as well. He shares his Wild World picture quote with Curt, another villager.



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Butch is a caramel orange-brown and chocolate ebony dog with creamy white and dark brown tipped paws, possibly being a Rottweiler or Doberman, which are both aggressive dog breeds that often act as guard dogs, in reference to the tough, easily angered nature of his cranky personality. His eyebrows always show a frown. He has a great, dark dog nose with a corkscrew smile and his eyes look very serious. His dark brown, floppy dog ears slightly transition into a caramel color at the tip. His tail is also dark chocolate and his arms and legs are the same color as his head.

He could be a black-and-tan Dachshund but his markings suggest a Beagle or French Bulldog.


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

As a cranky villager, Butch will appear more adult and mature compared to other male villager types. He will get along with other cranky villagers and snooty villagers and sometimes other types of villager too, whom will share the same interests. He will sometimes find it hard to get along with peppy villagers, and will tell the player indirectly about planting gossip on peppy villagers. He will indulge in the usual hobbies, usually for spiritual reasons such as relaxing and tranquility.

He also is a watchful and responsible type of villager.


In Wild World[edit]

ButchPicACWW.png I'm watching you!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Cool Smallxmark.png Cute

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Cool
Smallxmark.png Cute
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Modern
Furniture Color Black

In New Leaf[edit]

ButchPicACNL.png A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed.
Skill Air guitar
Goal Race car driver
Fear Monster Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Black
Type Blend
Milk None
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

ButchPicACNH.png A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed.
Style Cool
Color Blue / Gray


In Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior 5 Green.png
House of Butch PG.png
Style: No style
Modern Cabinet PG Icon.png Modern Cabinet


Modern Table PG Icon.png Modern Table


Gold Stereo PG Icon.png Gold Stereo Modern Sofa PG Icon.png Modern Sofa
Nebuloid HHD Icon.png Nebuloid
Wallpaper: Concrete Wall HHD Icon.png Concrete Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Fusion

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

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Nia blue upload.png
Style: No style
Wallpaper: SpringLeaf.png 
Floor: SpringLeaf.png 

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Butch NL Exterior.png
Nia blue upload.png
Wallpaper: SpringLeaf.png 
Floor: SpringLeaf.png 

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Dog
Client's Vision: A Cool Dog Park
Required Items: Balance Beam, Garden Faucet, Grass Standee, Moutain Standee, Tree Standee, Hedge Standee, Pylon Set, Backyard Fence, Dog House
Favorite Song: K.K. Ragtime
Favorite Saying: A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

"Hey, you! What are you standing around here for? Go have some fun already. Hahaha!"
— A Note from Butch, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 3

Mountain Bike PC Icon.png
Hedge PC Icon.png
Elephant Slide PC Icon.png
Tire Toy PC Icon.png
Jungle Gym PC Icon.png
Mountain Bike Hedge Elephant Slide Tire Toy Jungle Gym
Friendship Rewards:
Arctic-Camo Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Arctic-Camo Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Billiard Table PC Icon.png

Billiard Table
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Butch PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Butch‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Butch PC icon.png
Butch is like the bossy older brother you never had...and never really wanted. But now you're got him, so enjoy!
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Sporty.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#078 Butch - Series 2
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Clothes: Houndstooth Knit
Sign: Scorpio
Password: #AMrINePOEBF85
Animal Crossing-e 2-078 (Butch).jpg
077 Cookie Animal Crossing-e cards
#078 Butch
079 Filbert

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#155 Butch - Series 2
Type: Dog
Star sign: Scorpio
Birthday: November 1st
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Scissors
155 Butch amiibo card NA.png
154 Rhonda List of amiibo cards
#155 Butch
156 Gabi


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ジョン


Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
约翰 / 約翰

Russian Бутч

Dutch Butch -

German Hasso The King of Hate

European Spanish Bruno -

European French Avril April

Italian Attila -


  1. Animal Crossing
  2. Wild World to Pocket Camp, called Arctic Camo prior to New Leaf
  3. New Horizons