Gruff is a pale and desaturated green goat with short, brown hair with a widow's-peak hairline. He has a long goatee and sideburns, both of which are also brown. His eyes are wide-set and oval-shaped, with sapphire-blue pupils. He has droopy eyelids and three thick eyelashes on each of his lower-lids. He has white horns and hooves, and a black, round-shaped nose. The tip of his tail is also brown, and the insides of his ears are pink. He initially wears the Big Star Tee, which was changed to the Old-School Jacket in New Horizons.
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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, Gruff 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. Gruff will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.
In Animal Crossing, Gruff owns four different kinds of guitars, a piano, a jukebox, and a bass, which gives his house a rather musical appearance. The music playing in his house is Only Me.
In New Leaf he has K.K. Rockabilly. His house in New Leaf has a sleek bed, a jukebox, drumset, and electric guitar. Many items in his house make it feel like a 1950's diner, especially with the music.
Gruff is a vegetarian goat and a glutted young poet. He spends most of his time writing rhymes and setting them to music. The girls think he's hot, hot, hot, but with those sidebums, we think he's too cool for school!