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Benjamin (ハチ, Hachi?) is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series. His Japanese name could be a reference to the story of Hachikō, sometimes referred to as Hachi, or the Japanese name for the bee (Hachi (ハチ)).

He is featured on the cover of K.K. March, and he has the nature hobby.


Benjamin amiibo artwork

Benjamin is a yellow and white dog with very thick, black, eyebrows. He also has white whiskers and a big brown button nose with a white tail. He looks similar to Frett, another dog villager, and Joey the lazy duck. He seems to look like a labrador retriever.


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

As a lazy villager, Benjamin will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Benjamin will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In New Leaf, Benjamin has Wandering playing on his stereo. He has most pieces from the sloppy series. He has the common flooring and paw-print wallpaper.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#084 Benjamin
Type Dog
Star sign Leo
Birthday 8/3
Roll value 6
Hand sign Scissors
Request A life of self-sufficiency
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083 Annalisa #084 Benjamin 085 Pancetti


  • His Japanese name is Hachi, and is a reference to a famous dog in Japan by the name of Hachikō. In the history of Hachikō, his owner and himself would regularly meet up at a train station to walk home together daily. One day, the owner suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died. The dog continued to wait at the station for years despite his owner never getting off the train. Locals were at first hostile towards the dog, but changed their opinions when media got a hold of the story. Hachikō became a national sensation and a symbol of loyalty.
  • Before the Welcome amiibo update, he was the only villager to own Wandering.
  • His Korean name may be a reference to the popular 1989 comedy film "영구와 땡칠이" (Young-guwa ddaengchiri) where the main character has a dog named Ddaengchiri. Benjamin unintentionally bears a resemblance to him.
  • He shares his birthday with Tad. Their birthdays are on August 3.
  • Benjamin and Marcel resemble mimes.
  • Benjamin is afraid of the mummy mask in New Leaf.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Benjamin is the eldest of 8 siblings.
  • In New Horizons, Benjamin can be seen carrying an assortment of things:
    • A veggie-print bag
    • A nature-themed book
    • A donut
    • A tea can or yellow mug
    • An orange-flavored popsicle
  • In New Horizons, Benjamin's preferred style is Simple, and his preferred colors are Red/White.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ハチ Hachi
France French Bernardo
Spain Spanish Bernardo
Germany German Wastl
Italy Italian Bernardo
The Netherlands Dutch Benjamin
Russia Russian Бернардо
China Chinese 小八 Xiǎobā
South Korea Korean 땡칠이 Ddaengchiri


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