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"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better"
— Chief, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Japanese チーフ Korean 대장 Chinese Unknown
French Chef Italian Artiglio Spanish Zoilo
German Sascha Dutch Chief Russian Unknown
Chief NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Wolf Cranky Male
Birthday December 19th Sagittarius
Phrase harrumph
Clothes Red Bar Shirt*
Red-Bar Tee*
Saying Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.
Main Games
Other Games

Chief is a cranky, wolf villager, appearing in all games from the Animal Crossing series. As a cranky villager, he will appear grouchy and mean towards the player, but will slowly begin to warm up and befriend them. His name may relate to his species, which live in packs lead by an alpha male, sometimes called a "chief". His initial phrase, "harrumph", is a sign of boredom or annoyance, often related to cranky villagers.



Chief DnM.png

Chief is a deep orange wolf with a white, pointed snout, and perked up ears. Although he is a wolf, his fur color makes him look like a fox. Because of his sophistication, he may look like a perky, possibly even a female villager when first seen. His paws, feet, and muzzle are all creamy white and his ears slightly tipped dark brown at the top and are light pink on the inside. His eyes gleam when opened and has ginger brown hair in between his two ears that is slanted in a modular way. On rainy days he carries the Elegant Umbrella.


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

As a cranky villager, Chief will have the tendency to be belittling towards those around him. He is no exception to the typical cranky villager type, finding peppy villagers too happy and conflicting against snooty villagers. When talking to other cranky villagers, he will get involved in deep conversations, usually about trivial matters like the weather or other villagers and the way they act. For some reason he enjoys gardening, and will soon be involved in fishing and Bug catching. He may also ask the player to look for an item of clothing for him to wear - giving the excuse that he cannot be caught shopping for clothes because it is "lame". In Wild World, he may challenge the player to fishing competitions. In New Leaf, when the player has a conversation with a villager with the jock personality about what they were like as a baby, Chief will reenact what he was like as a baby.


In Wild World[edit]

ChiefPicACWW.png Harrumph!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Subtle Smallxmark.png Fancy

Ideal Clothing for Chief – Subtle
Name Price Available From
Dawn Shirt 380 Able Sisters (Summer)
Yellow Bar Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
Yellow Tartan 430 Able Sisters (Spring)
Red Grid Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Vegetarian Shirt 280 Able Sisters (All)
Jade Check Print 360 Able Sisters (All)
Blue Check Print 360 Able Sisters (Fall)
Mint Gingham Top 330 Able Sisters (All)
Chevron Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
Folk Shirt 380 Able Sisters (Winter)
More Subtle Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Subtle
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Robo
Furniture Color Gray
Ideal Furniture for Chief – Gray Trendy/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Jackhammer 1,880 Tom Nook
Boxing Barricade 1,050 Tom Nook
Sandbag 3,190 Tom Nook
Speed Bag 2,990 Tom Nook
Garbage Can 500 Tom Nook
Arc de Triomphe - Gulliver
Propane Stove 1,470 Tom Nook
Kitschy Clock 1,800 Tom Nook
ABD - Savings
More Gray Furniture More Trendy/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

ChiefPicACNL.png "Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better"
Siblings Older Twin Brother
Skill Speed-reading
Goal Poet
Fear Werewolves
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Gray
Type Blend
Milk Lots of milk
Sugar 3 spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Chief – Gray Iconic Items
Name Price Available From
Alpine Bed 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Chair 2,000 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Closet 2,380 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Dresser 2,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Kitchen Cart 1,960 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Lamp 2,000 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Low Table 2,000 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Panel 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Shelf 2,100 Timmy & Tommy's
Alpine Sofa 2,360 Timmy & Tommy's
More Gray Items More Iconic Items


Initially, Chief has a few clocks in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Animal Crossing: City Folk, including the Robo-Clock, Alarm Clock, Odd Clock, Owl Clock, Glow Clock, Red Clock and Cube Clock. Chief also has the Modern Bed, two Office Lockers from the Office Set, a Coffee Machine, a Toilet, and his Tape Deck plays DJ K.K.. The song's intense rhythm matches the theme of his house and his personality. His wallpaper is the Industrial Wall, which is obtained from Wendell in Animal Crossing, and his flooring is the Steel Flooring.

Chief's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf mainly consists of Robo Series furniture, as well as a Trash Can and a guitar.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Cranky Wolf
Client's Vision: A cool garage.
Required Items: -
Favorite Song: DJ K.K.
Favorite Saying: Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.
Chief HHD Request.png

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Blathers PC icon.png  This villager can be unlocked through Blathers's Treasure Trek.
Friendship Rewards:
Red-Bar Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Red-Bar Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Toolbox PC Icon.png

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

Pic of Chief‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
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 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Chief PC icon.png
He might seem abrasive and rude at first blush, but don't judge a wolf by his fur! Judge him by his teeth instead.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Cool.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#086 Chief - Series 2
Gender: Male
Species: Wolf
Clothes: red bar shirt
Sign: Sagittaurus
Phrase: harrumph
Password: US%M#If@o#GkrM
Animal Crossing-e 2-086 (Chief).jpg
085 Bubbles Animal Crossing-e cards
#086 Chief
087 Dobie

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#086 Chief - Series 1
Type: Wolf
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 19
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Scissors
086 Chief amiibo card NA.png
085 Pancetti List of amiibo cards
#086 Chief
087 Bunnie


Menu Camera NH Icon.png


  • From the initial release of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp until the 2.1.0 update of the game, unused data of Chief could be found in the game's files, specifically an icon of Chief labeled "dummy". While this may have been intended as a test image, Chief was eventually added into the game as one of the villagers unlockable through Blathers's Treasure Trek, making use of the unused files.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チーフ
Spanish Zoilo -
French Chef -
Dutch Chief -
German Sascha -
Italian Artiglio -
Korean 대장
Same as his French name,Chief or Boss