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I'm watching you!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Butch (ジョン, Jon?, John) 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. Butch's rottweiler appearance may also relate to his name as they too appear masculine and muscular. His initial phrase, "ROOOOOWF", is a slight adjustment on the spelling of the common onomatopoeic words "woof" and "ruff". He is the first dog with a cranky personality. His Wild World picture quote is also exactly the same as Curt's picture quote. He has appeared in every game so far, including Pocket Camp.

He is featured on the cover of K.K. Country and he has the music hobby.


Butch in Animal Crossing

Butch is an orange and brown dog with white and dark brown tipped paws. He has a dark brown nose with a corkscrew smile and stern-looking eyes with eyebrows the same color as his muzzle. He has dark brown, floppy ears that fade into a caramel color at the tip. His tail is also dark brown and his arms and legs are the same color as his head. He initially wears the Arctic Camo shirt. In Animal Crossing, he initially wears the Houndstooth Knit shirt. His appearance may possibly be inspired by a Rottweiler, Dachshund or Doberman, which all have similar colors.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Butch will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Butch will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


Butch's house is very Modern styled, with much of the Modern Series including a Modern Bed and a Modern Table with one Nebuloid and a Gold Stereo that plays K.K. Fusion. The wallpaper is the Concrete Wall and the flooring is the Modern Tile.

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Animal Crossing (interior) Wild World (interior)
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New Leaf (interior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Butch was added to Pocket Camp on the [month] [year] update.

Butch's preferred theme is sporty. His profile reads:

❝ Butch is like the bossy older brother you never had... and never really wanted. But now you've got him, so enjoy! ❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 3

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Mountain Bike 6 steel, 3 friend powder 880 3 minutes
Hedge 6 wood 530 1 minute
Elephant Slide 6 steel 900 3 minutes
Tire Toy 6 steel 840 3 minutes
Jungle Gym 30 steel 870 3 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with an arctic-camo tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request that the player crafts a billiard table.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Butch and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#078 Butch
Gender Male
Type Dog
Star sign Scorpio
Clothes Houndstooth knit
Petphrase ROOOOOWF
Password #AMrINePOEBF85
Profile Butch has plenty of energy, but for all of his bluster, he's not such a scary guy once you get to know him. Like many dogs of the world, his bark is about a hundred times worse than his bite.
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077 Cookie #078 Butch 079 Filbert

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#155 Butch
Type Dog
Star sign Scorpio
Birthday 1/11
Roll value 4
Hand sign Scissors
Request A cool dog park
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154 Rhonda #155 Butch 156 Gabi


  • Butch is currently the only cranky dog in the Animal Crossing series. The only other cranky dog, Champagne, was only in the Japan-exclusive Animal Forest e+.
  • He is seen in the box art for HHD.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Butch is the eldest of a set of quintuplets.
  • Butch is afraid of the monster mask in New Leaf.
  • Butch shares the same birthday as Rilla. They both have a birthday on November 1st.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ジョン Jon
France French Avril
Spain Spanish Bruno
Germany German Hasso
Italy Italian Attila
The Netherlands Dutch Butch
Russia Russian Бутч
China Chinese 約翰/约翰 Yuēhàn
South Korea Korean Jon

Special Characters
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Cranky Villagers (NH)
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  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0