Portia (ブレンダ,Burenda?, Brenda) is a snootydogvillager, appearing in every game from the Animal Crossing series. She is also the only dog with a snooty personality. Her initial phrase "ruffian" is a pun on "ruff", which is a noise dogs make, and a ruffian is a person who appears untidy, hinting that Portia is a snooty villager. Her French name, Dalma, may refer to her species of dog, a Dalmatian.
Portia is a dalmatian with gray spots and pale yellow eyes with black, upwards facing pupils. In Animal Forest, her mouth is small and hardly visible. Like several characters, Portia has numerous differences with her current and Animal Forest form: her eyes were smaller, differently shaped, and placed lower on her face. Portia initially wears the Polar Fleece in all her video game appearances, except for New Leaf in which she wears the Blue Diamond Shirt.
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As a snooty villager, Portia will appear uptown, classy, and chic. With this, however, she will appear rude, arrogant, and snobbish when talking to the player or other villagers in the town, usually criticizing their sense of fashion. After talking to the player for awhile, she will befriend them but still remain subtly rude. As with all snooty villagers, she has an interest in clothes over other hobbies. She will have problems socializing with other villagers, usually lazy villagers because of their differing lifestyle or being offended by a jock villager who has questioned her physical fitness.
Portia's house is very elegant and her furniture choice primarily consists of Regal Furniture and has been unchanged for years, and has Cafe K.K. as choice of song. In Animal Crossing, Portia's house consists of regal furniture, along with two shirts and an umbrella, along with a phonograph playing Cafe K.K. In Wild World and City Folk, Portia's theme of her house has been unchanged, only with a classic buffet and one shirt, and Cafe K.K. still plays. In New Leaf, Portia's house still keeps it's elegant theme, only that there are three shirt and a red bed, there is no phonograph anymore, but if you give her a stereo, it will play Cafe K.K.