Animal Crossing: Ranking Every Dog Villager (2023)

By Madison Lennon

Time to look towards our canine companions in Animal Crossing! Today, we're ranking every dog villager in the series.

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Animal Crossingis a beloved franchise of games in which players get to run around and build their own town from the ground up while inviting new animal villagers along the way.


There are multiple species of villagers and some of the most beloved are the dog villagers. People love dogs, both in video games and in real life. We've decided to rank all of the official dog villagers in the franchise.



17 Marcel

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Marcel is a somewhat creepy-looking dog that is likely named for the famous French mime, Marcel Marceau.

His markings make him look like a mime, anyway. He has only appeared in two main games in the franchise and it isn't clear if he is inNew Horizons, chances are he isn't since he isn't a very popular character.

16 Mac

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Mac is a bulldogvillagerwith a jock personality. People theorize that his name may be a reference to the bulldog mascot of the Mack Truck Company.

He hasn't been in that many games of the series but he has a somewhat grumpy-looking demeanor.


15 Benjamin

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Benjamin is ranked lower on this list because he is kind of weird looking with his thick bushy eyebrows, yellow coloring, and his red eyes. He looks a little similar to Joey the duck but is less cute than his bird counterpart.

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He also has white whiskers and bright red lips. Not many people would count this lazy villager as their favorite dog.

14 Biscuit

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Biskit is another lazy dog villager and he actually does have a pretty loyal fanbase that really enjoys having him move into their towns.

Biskit is a little strange looking thanks to his white eyes but his name is definitely a reference to dog biscuits or treats one might give their pet. His starting catchphrase is also a reference to his species since he typically begins with "dawg."

13 Portia

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Portia is a snooty dog villager who looks like a dalmatian. She has been in the game for a long time, appearing in all the main games, except she doesn't appear to be a part ofNew Horizons.

Snooty villagers are one of the least-liked types of villagers so that's why Portia isn't as high-rated as some of the other dog villagers who are generally much kinder.

12 Walker

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Walker is a lazy dog villager that first showed up inAnimal Forestand has appeared in everygamesince, exceptNew Horizons.

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He was also not included inNew Leaf. Walker definitely fits the "lazy" persona, as he even has a catchphrase of "wuh," and often looks pretty dazed, as if he exists in his own little universe.

11 Maddie

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Maddie is a cute peppy dog villager who has appeared in many of the games within the franchise. Sadly, she is not included inNew Horizons, at least, not yet.

She is a brown dog with a kind demeanor and her catchphrase starts as "yippee!"

10 Butch

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Butch is a cranky dog villager who looks a little similar to the Rottweiler species, which is fitting because as his name signifies, Butch is a very masculine character. He isn't necessarily a fan favorite but he has been in the franchise for a while now.

Often, Butch's house tends to be decorated in more of a modern style. His initial catchphrase is usually a variation of "ruff" or the "rowf" or barking sound dogs make.

9 Shep

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Shep is a pretty chill dog villager that was first introduced in New Leaf, he also appeared in Happy Home Designer. His name comes from the fact he looks like a sheepdog, thanks to the little frill on his head that covers his eyes from view.

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Sadly, it doesn't appear that Shep will be in New Horizons unless he is added in by a future update.

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8 Bea

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Bea is a cute normal dog villager. She has appeared in the majority of the games in the franchise except forCity Folk.

Her name is a reference to a beagle, although she doesn't necessarily look like a beagle since she is all brown with darker spots around her nose. She also has hooded eyes and her initial phrase is "bingo."

7 Bones

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Bones is a pretty popular character in theAnimal Crossingseries and he has been part of all of the main games in thefranchise.

Like some of the other dogs on this list, his name is a reference to dog bones, since dogs are known to love chewing on bones. He is an all-white dog with some patches and his personality type is lazy.

6 Cherry

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Cherry is a sisterly, or uchi, type villager who has become very popular with the fandom thanks to her somewhat edgy appearance and bluntness. She is a pink dog, which is fitting since her name is Cherry, although she does have a dark patch around her eye.

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A lot of people got Cherry as a starting villager inNew Horizonssince players received one uchi villager and one jock player at the beginning.

5 Lucky

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Lucky is an adorable lazy dog villager who has the appearance of someone in a full-body cast, complete with bandages covering him up from head-to-toe and one gleaming yellow eye. His unorthodox appearance has made him a fan-favorite.

He is named Lucky because despite being in a body cast, he's still alive. Some people like to think of him like a mummy, and he can easily add to a distinctive town theme.

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4 Daisy

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Fans love Daisy because she is a normal villager but she is very sweet and easy to get attached to. Her coloring matches that of a Daisy flower, as she is a pale yellow dog with small eyes and white markings.

Her typical starting catchphrase is "bow-wow," which is very fitting for a dog. Daisy has appeared in all of the games, although it doesn't look like she is inNew Horizons, unfortunately.

3 Goldie

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Goldie is a normal dog villager whose coloring and name seem to suggest that she is based on the golden retriever breed of dog. She is a universal favorite in the game.

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Her Japanese name translates to Caramel, which again, is in reference to her coloring. She is a very sweet villager who players have gone to great lengths to have move into their towns when possible.

2 Cookie

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Cookie is easily the most popular and beloved dog villager in the franchise. A lot of Animal Crossing players eagerly await her arrival in their town or have purchased her amiibo card to ensure she eventually has a place on their island/home.

The main reason she is so beloved is due to her pink coloring and overall adorable look. It also helps that she has a peppy personality which makes her very sweet and welcoming.

1 Bonus: Isabelle

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Isabelle is not actually a villager in the game but since she is such a beloved dog character it felt wrong to not include her in this list. She is essentially the unofficial mascot of the franchise, even surpassing Tom Nook.

People who don't playAnimal Crossingare still likely familiar with the adorable Isabelle who has become a mainstay in the franchise. It certainly wouldn't be the same without her.

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What is the most popular dog villager in Animal Crossing? ›

Cookie is easily the most popular and beloved dog villager in the franchise. A lot of Animal Crossing players eagerly await her arrival in their town or have purchased her amiibo card to ensure she eventually has a place on their island/home.

Who is the hardest villager to get? ›

There are lazy, normal, snooty, sisterly, jock, and cranky rhino villagers. Due to their rarity, these are some of the most challenging villager species to obtain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Is Zucker rare? ›

As is made clear by this list, octopuses are the rarest species in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with only three representatives: Marina, Octavian, and Zucker.

Who are the top 10 rarest villagers in Animal Crossing? ›

The Rarest Animal Crossing Villagers
  • These Mystery Tour Islands are the most important part of villager rarity.
  • Audie.
  • Stitches.
  • Bob.
  • Coco.
  • Lucky.
  • Ankha.
  • Sherb.
Nov 8, 2020

What is the rarest villager job? ›

Fletcher – Rarest of All Minecraft Villager Jobs

You can get arrows, flint, bow, and crossbows from low-level fletchers. Meanwhile, upper-level fletchers provide enchanted bows, enchanted crossbows, and even tipped arrows.

What is the useless villager called? ›

Nitwit is a unique type of villagers that can spawn in any village. Players can differentiate between them and other villagers by inspecting their appearance. Nitwits go to sleep and wake up roughly 2000 ticks after every other villager. They also don't gather around the bell when it rings.

Who is villager number 1? ›

Troy Polamalu is the voice of Villager #1 in Moana.

Is ketchup rare Animal Crossing? ›

Appearing in only a few select games so far, Ketchup is a rare sight even among them.

What does KK stand for Animal Crossing? ›

He is based on Animal Crossing sound designer Kazumi Totaka. K.K. is a caricature of Totaka himself, while his Japanese name Totakeke is taken from Totaka's nickname.

Who is the least liked character in Animal Crossing? ›

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  • 15 Paula The Bear.
  • 14 Cesar The Gorilla.
  • 13 Snooty The Anteater.
  • 12 Rooney The Kangaroo.
  • 11 Puck The Penguin.
  • 10 Gruff The Goat.
  • 9 Harry The Hippo.
  • 8 Annalisa The Anteater.
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Who is the mummy dog Animal Crossing? ›

Lucky is a black dog wrapped in bandages, which makes him resemble a mummy. He has a glowing yellow left eye, which can be seen through his bandages alongside his ears and tail.

Is Coco a rare villager? ›

Coco is a normal rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. She is the only normal rabbit in the series.

Is Ankha a rare villager? ›

There are no "rare villagers" in New Horizons. However, due to heavy demand for a villager like Ankha, it might seem like she is one of the more difficult to obtain.

Are cows rare in Animal Crossing? ›

Now, we look into cow villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and although they are not rare, they are also overlooked by most players.

What are Dreamies in Animal Crossing? ›

There are 397 potential villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but players only want a specific few. These highly sought after villagers are called "Dreamies." Every villager comes with their own style in the way they dress, speak, and decorate their home.

Why is Ankha so popular? ›

3) She is a cat

As strange as it may sound, one of the reasons why Ankha is so popular in the game is that she is a cat villager. Cat villagers are one of the most common and popular villager types in the series. This can also be seen by the fact that Raymond, the most popular Animal Crossing villager, is also a cat.

Which villager has no job? ›

Nitwits” are the Minecraft villagers who do not have jobs at all. Their days consist of going to their respective job blocks and doing nothing and calling it a day. Players can receive a lot of benefits from Minecraft villager jobs. The players can contact each villager in the game accordingly.

What is the most useful villager? ›

The most important villager to trade with is actually the Librarian, who will spawn so long as a lectern is available in a village. Librarians specialize in Enchanted Books, and at level 1, they can have any enchantment or any level available for trade.

Why do villagers turn into nitwits? ›

Behavior. A Nitwit is a villager who has no profession. Once a child grows up after 5 or 6 days it is automatically turned into a nitwit.

What are the worst villager trades? ›

Butchers are villagers that deal with all kinds of meat and other food-related items. Their job site block is a smoker and they trade emeralds in turn of raw meat of different animals. These are some of the worst trades as players constantly need raw meat for sustenance.

What mobs hate villagers? ›

Zombies hate villagers and attack them on a moment's notice. If the zombie kills the villager, there is a chance the villager will turn into a zombie.

Who is villager 1 in Moana? ›

Troy Polamalu: Villager #1.

Who is the king villager? ›

The Villager King is the ruler of the Villagers and the Villager Kingdom. Born during The Players' Age, the Villager King was a genetic mutation and "miracle" to all Villagers, possessing the "awesomest" trading ability ever: to trade a block of dirt for diamonds.

Who is the oldest villager on ACNH? ›

Visually, Dobie is most likely one of the oldest characters in New Horizons.

Is there a villain in ACNH? ›

Redd (In Japanese: つねきち, Tsunekichi), also known as Crazy Redd or Jolly Redd, is an antagonist of the Animal Crossing franchise. He is a kitsune (or fox outside Japan) who makes a living by scamming people into buying fake artworks and overpriced furniture.

Who is the smartest villager in Animal Crossing? ›

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  2. 2 Isabelle. ...
  3. 3 Tom Nook. ...
  4. 4 Redd. ...
  5. 5 Sable. ...
  6. 6 Celeste. ...
  7. 7 Daisy-Mae. ...
  8. 8 K. K. ...
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Who is the most popular lazy villager? ›

  • Jacob. ...
  • Sherb. ...
  • Joey. ...
  • Nate. ...
  • Lucky. ...
  • Ozzie. ...
  • Punchy. Punchy is one of the fandom's most favorite lazy villagers as he appears to be the epitome of lazy with his lidded eyes and sleepy personality. ...
  • Walker. There a few lazy dogs worth inviting to your island, but Walker is definitely the cream of the crop.
Aug 15, 2020

Is freckles a boy or girl? ›

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Is Lily a rare villager? ›

Lily is a normal frog villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date.

What is the rarest fruit in ACNH? ›

The rarest fruit in Animal Crossing is the perfect fruit, which is a variation of the five main fruits (apples, oranges, pears, peaches, and cherries). Perfect fruit can only be grown in the town where the player's character was created, and there is only one perfect fruit tree per town.

What is the rarest flower in ACNH? ›

The rarest flower in all of New Horizons is the Lily of the Valley, previously called the Jacob's Ladder.

Does K.K. have a crush on Isabelle? ›

When KK Slider was a puppy, he was bullied by Tom Nook and his friends at school, but he had a crush on Isabelle. When he entered Vesterland, he meets a grown-up Isabelle, but becomes jealous that she had already got a boyfriend(Blue Yoshi).

What kind of dog is Isabelle? ›

Isabelle, known as Shizue (しずえ) in Japan, is a fictional character from the Animal Crossing series of video games. She is a kindly Shih Tzu that debuted in the 2012 release Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where she serves as the secretary to the player character.

How old is Tom Nook? ›

If we assume that time in the Animal Crossing franchise timeline has run parallel to the real world (which is safe, as it literally syncs to the system's clock) – Tom is 40 years old in New Horizons, making him 21 in the original game of 2001.

Who is the oldest Animal Crossing player? ›

In incredibly wholesome news, the internet's favourite gamer grandma has turned 90. Audrey Buchanan rose to fame in January 2019, when her grandson, game designer Paul Hubans, posted a picture of her 3DS activity log to Twitter.

Who is the meanest Animal Crossing villager? ›

One of the rudest villagers in the game, who is popular for their mean nature, is Phyllis, the pelican villager in New Horizons. Players have often wondered what the reason is that caused Phyllis to become so mean in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Is there a dad in Animal Crossing? ›

Dad is the father of the player in the Animal Crossing series. He originally only wrote on Father's Day, usually saying something like "See? Your Mom isn't the only writer in the family." Like Mom, he is not seen and is a small part of the player's life.

Who is Isabelle married to in Animal Crossing? ›

Ultimate is delighted to announce the long-awaited nuptials between Mr. Doom Slayer Ripandtearington III and Ms. Isabelle née Shizue.

Who is the pink dog in Animal Crossing? ›

Cookie is a light pink dog with a white stripe from the top of her head that goes down to circle her mouth as a muzzle. She also has large, black eyes that have small sparkles in them.

Who is the most popular wolf villager? ›

On the top of the list are Audie and Whitney, who are currently the most popular wolf villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Who is the most famous villager in Animal Crossing? ›

Raymond. Cat Villagers are the most famous in Animal Crossing: New Horizons because many players can visualize them as real-life pets too. Raymond not only is a Cat Villager but has many characteristics that help him stand out from literally every other Villager in the game.

Who is the least popular Animal Crossing villager? ›

Snooty is a Scorpio, and her personality type is "Snooty," just like her name suggests. Being a Snooty villager type, she enjoys gossip and can come across as arrogant, making it hard for the player to befriend her. Snooty villagers are, unfortunately, among the most unlikable villagers in the game.

Why is Ankha so hard to get? ›

The only guaranteed method is to purchase Ankha's Amiibo Card and scan it into the game. Her card only appeared in Series 2 of the Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards collection, so make sure you get the correct set. This could be time-consuming (and expensive!) though, as cards are sold at random in sealed packs of three.

Is Ankha a cat girl? ›

Ankha is a snooty cat in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori+ as an islander, and after being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, she appears in all subsequent games as a villager. Her name is likely derived from the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads life.

Who is Ankha inspired by? ›

In Animal Forest+, Animal Crossing, and in Animal Forest e+, she is an Islander. Her name is based on the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads "life." Alternatively, her name could come from the famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, whose tomb inspired Ankha's hair colors and snake hairpiece.

Who is the main user in Animal Crossing? ›

The Resident Representative is a role exclusive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons that is given to the first player to arrive on an island. This player is able to relocate houses and build bridges and inclines unlike the other residents, and is the only one who can progress the game's plot.

What is number one in Animal Crossing? ›

1 shirt is a top item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The item can be worn by either the player or any villagers. The No. 1 shirt can be obtained from Nook Shopping for 560 Bells.

Which Animal Crossing is the most fun? ›

1) Visit Harv's Island

All in all, visiting Harv's Island is the most fun thing to do in Animal Crossing.


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