Buffheart was a male hare in the Long Patrol under Boar the Fighter. He was the husband of Lupin and father of Starbuck and Breeze. Buffheart showed the famous Fire Lizard stone statue to Martin the Warrior and his friends. During the battle against Ripfang, Buffheart was ordered by Boar to stay inside Salamandastron with his wife and protect the younger hares. Although this was against his wishes, he obeyed the order and guarded the mountain.