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WolfSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Chief wol00
Chief NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Wolf Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday December 19th Sagittarius
Quote "Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."
Catchphrase "harrumph"
Clothing Red Bar Tee[nb 1]
Sweater On Shirt (Pink)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese チーフ
Korean 대장
Italian Artiglio
German Sascha

Simplified Chinese 施傅
French Chef
Spanish Zoilo
Dutch Chief

Traditional Chinese 施傅
Quebec French Chef
Latin American Spanish Zoilo
Russian Чиф

Phrase in other languages

Japanese やんか
Korean 그렇잖여
Italian arrrgh
German harrumff

Simplified Chinese 不是嘛
French mmmph
Spanish ejem
Dutch huil

Traditional Chinese 不是嘛
Quebec French mmmph
Latin American Spanish ejem
Russian фыр-р-рф

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 in Animal Crossing.


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 Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Wolf Male Cranky
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Catchphrase harrumph
Default Clothing Red Bar Shirt
Default Umbrella Checked Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fancy

In Wild World[edit]

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

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Subtle
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Robo
Furniture Color Gray

In New Leaf[edit]

Chief's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better
Siblings Older Twin Brother
Skill Speed-reading
Goal Poet
Fear Werewolf Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Gray
Type Blend
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.


Species Gender Personality
Wolf Male Cranky (B)
Birthday December 19 Sagittarius
Catchphrase harrumph
Default Clothing Sweater On Shirt (Pink)
Favorite Styles Cool and Simple
Favorite Colors White and Gray
Hobby Music


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.

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Chief NL Exterior.png
House of Chief NL.jpg
Style: No style
Electric Guitar HHD Icon.png Electric Guitar Freezer HHD Icon.png Freezer
Garbage Can HHD Icon.png Garbage Can Robo-Dresser HHD Icon.png Robo-Dresser
Robo-Table HHD Icon.png Robo-Table Robo-Sofa HHD Icon.png Robo-Sofa
Robo-Stereo HHD Icon.png Robo-Stereo Robo-TV HHD Icon.png Robo-TV
Wallpaper: Old Wallpaper HHD Icon.png Old Wallpaper
Floor: FallLeaf.png Old Flooring
Music: DJ K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

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

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's Pic PC Icon.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
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
Chief's Pocket Camp icon
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: U5%M#lf@o#GkrM
Animal Crossing-e 2-086 (Chief).jpg
085 Bubbles Animal Crossing-e cards
#086 Chief
087 Dobie

Animal Crossing 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



  • 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]

Japanese チーフ

Korean 대장
Korean word for Chief or Boss

Simplified Chinese 施傅
Shī Fù
From 师傅 Shīfù (Master)

Russian Чиф

Dutch Chief -

German Sascha -

European Spanish Zoilo -

European French Chef -

Italian Artiglio -


  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Red Bar Shirt prior to New Leaf
  2. New Horizons