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ジョン John
Butch - Animal Crossing New Leaf
"A house without either a cat or a dog is a sad house indeed."
Gender Personality Species
Male Cranky Dog
Birthday November 1st (Scorpio)
Initial phrase ROOOOOWF
Initial clothes Houndstooth Knit (GCN)
Arctic Camo (WW, CF, NL)
Skill Air guitar
Goal Race car driver
Coffee Blend,
No milk
No sugar
Style Sporty
Favorite song K.K. Fusion
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Regional names Flag of France small Avril
Flag of Germany small Hasso
Flag of Spain Bruno
Flag of Italy small Attila

"I'm watching you!"
— Picture quote, Animal Crossing: Wild World
"Hey you...Have you been saving up for a rainy day?"
— Butch, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Butch (ジョン, 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.


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.

As a cranky villager, Butch will appear more mature compared to other male personality types. This will make him come off as rude and belittling when talking to other villagers, including the player. Despite this, he will learn to confide in the player, considering them his only friend. He will enjoy the usual hobbies; not for competition, but for relaxing and peaceful reasons of calm and tranquility. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy villagers but will get along with snooty villagers, as well as other cranky villagers, who he will share deeper conversations with. He will, on occasion, annoy a normal villager, usually when being mean about something or someone.


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.




  • Butch is the only cranky dog in the American games so far; the only other two (Champagne and Masa) were only seen in the Japanese exclusive, Animal Forest e+.

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