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I think I'll eat dinner before I go stake out a spot. I'll probably eat dinner again after it's over.
― Bow, Animal Forest e+

Bow (バウ Bau?) is a lazy dog villager from the Animal Crossing series, only appearing in Animal Forest e+. He could only move into a village if the player has his e-Card. His name comes from "Bow-wow", a sound that dogs are considered to make in popular culture. He is very similar in name and appearance to Meow.


Bow is a yellow dog with brown ears and a green face. The tips of his paws are white and brown and his stomach is white. The clothing Bow originally sports is the houndstooth knit. He and Meow are based on the Bowlingual and Meowlingual devices. Bow, Meow, Del, Sprocket, Nindori, Ribbot, and Cephalobot are all robot villagers. Sprocket, Ribbot, and Cephalobot are more similar to the general pop culture depiction of robots, with obvious mechanical parts and visible screws. Meow and Bow instead have faces designed to resemble monochrome LCD screens, with the outside of their faces both having a button or logo placed on their forehead. Nindori is supposed to resemble a Nintendo GameCube, because of the ventilation gaps on his face and hollow eyes.


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

As a lazy villager, Bow 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. Bow 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.


Bow's house is the same as Bones', another dog villager with the same personality, with the difference being the old brick wallpaper and office flooring. He also has K.K. Love Song playing on a stereo if he has one.

AFe+ Bow House BowHouse
Animal Forest e+ (interior) Animal Forest e+ (exterior)


Translation of E-Card (Back)[]

Clothes Houndstooth Knit
Star Sign Leo
Catchphrase バウ (Bau, bow)
Description You want to properly convey your feelings to someone you love? Bow can help with that. He's a powerful ally. He dreams of becoming a translator someday.
Favorite Word Loyalty



Bow's eponym, the BowLingual.

  • Bow is named after the BowLingual, a computer-based dog-to-human translation device which was made and sold in Japan in 2002. A follow-up device named the Meowlingual was also made, which the villager Meow was named and modeled after.
    • It also sounds like "bow" as in "bow-wow", an onomatopoeia for a dog's barking.
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