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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.

In New Horizons, Butch has the music hobby and will be more frequently seen singing or dancing. If a stereo is set outside with a song playing, he will sing to the melody; if other instruments are set up, such as drums or guitars, he may play along.



Butch DnM.png

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 traditionally seen 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 Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Dog Male Cranky
Star sign Scorpio Scorpio
Catchphrase ROOOOOWF
Default Clothing Houndstooth Knit
Default Umbrella Classic Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Cool
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Cute

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]

Butch's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed.
Siblings Eldest quintuplet
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]

A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed.


Species Gender Personality
Dog Male Cranky (B)
Birthday November 1 Scorpio
Catchphrase ROOOOOWF
Default Clothing Argyle Vest (Blue)
Favorite Styles Cool and Simple
Favorite Colors Blue and Gray
Hobby Music


In Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior 5 Green.png
House of Butch PG.png
Modern Cabinet PG Model.png Modern Cabinet


Modern Table PG Model.png Modern Table


Gold Stereo PG Model.png Gold Stereo Modern Sofa PG Model.png Modern Sofa
Nebuloid PG 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[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Butch NL Exterior.png
House of Butch NL.png
Modern Bed HHD Icon.png Modern Bed Modern Table HHD Icon.png Modern Table
Modern Cabinet HHD Icon.png Modern Cabinet Gold Stereo HHD Icon.png Gold Stereo
Modern Sofa HHD Icon.png Modern Sofa Metal Guitar HHD Icon.png Metal Guitar
Dartboard HHD Icon.png Dartboard Tall Cactus HHD Icon.png Tall Cactus
Modern End Table HHD Icon.png Modern End Table FallLeaf.png Lucky Clovers
FallLeaf.png K.K. Fusion Modern Lamp HHD Icon.png Modern Lamp
Modern Wall Clock HHD Icon.png Modern Wall Clock Air Conditioner HHD Icon.png Air Conditioner
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Red Tile Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Fusion

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.
Butch's Happy Home Designer icon

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's Pic PC Icon.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's Pocket Camp icon
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

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 -

See also[edit]


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