|“|| Being a key animal in the history of farming, sheep have a deeply entrenched place in Viking culture. Not only are they useful for producing wool used to make the warm collars and itchy felt clothing that typify Vikings fashion, but they have also played a central role in the education of Berkian dragons. |
In a flurry of singed hair scented with lanolin and mint jelly, a Target Sheep is the perfect sparring partner for a Dragon looking to boost it's skill with target practice.
|— Dragons: Titan Uprising|
Sheep (Ovis aries) are domesticated herbivorous mammals. They have cloven hooves and move well on rocky terrain. Sheep may or may not have horns, or even a double set of horns, depending on breed. In the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise, most sheep appear to have thin spiraled horns. It is unclear if the horns indicate differences between gender, age, or neither of them.
Sheep in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise appear to be wool sheep, as opposed to milk sheep or hair sheep. They have a thick dense coat that is sheared for textiles. They come in white and the rarer black color.
Sheep are herd animals and are often seen on a flock or not too far off from each other in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise. Because of the herd instinct, they can also make decent pets. Sheep are naturally afraid of dragons as predators, but after the events of "Animal House", they appear to have realized that tamed dragons mean no harm.
In the Franchise, sheep appear to tolerate a large number of activities that they most likely would not off-screen, such as being launched into the air with Snotlout's Sheep Launcher, sitting in a dragon's mouth, or generally tossed around.
The function of Franchise sheep seen to be largely for wool collection. However, there are numerous references to Mutton - meat of an adult sheep - for eating, as well as lamb - baby sheep - for eating. There are also a few pet sheep featured in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise such as Fungus and Phil. Later in the Franchise, sheep are used as part of sports such as Dragon Racing and for Dragon Training.
In actuality, sheep can also be raised for dairy, but this has yet to be shown within the Franchise.
At the onset of the first film, sheep are seen being snatched by Dragons to feed to the Red Death.
A flock of sheep appears in this short video tribute to the Winter Olympics. They are possibly tended to by Bob's Wife. Bob careens through the flock and also the hanging laundry of Bob's Wife, which results in sheep wearing underwear.
At the onset of this short film, recaps from the How to Train Your Dragon movie were shown, including dragons attacking Berk and stealing sheep.
In "Animal House", the sheep (along with the other livestock) make peace with the dragons. Before, they were really afraid of them and just collapsed now that dragons started being more prolific on the island.
In "Thawfest", it is revealed that carrying sheep on one's back and running towards a finish line is an event at the Thawfest games. This event appears to be rather challenging.
A sheep - specifically Fungus - appears in the final episode of the season, "Cast Out, Part 2".
Silent Sven complains to Stoick on Gripe Day in "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2", about the ruckus his "wee" sheep cause in his house. He brings along one with him because it's so cute. The sheep looks like a miniature adult, but most likely is meant to be a lamb.
In the episode, "Midnight Scrum", Hiccup is captured by Bounty Hunters and is taken to Sleipnir Island to trade to Viggo Grimborn. At one point Hiccup escapes and uses local Sheep as a diversion. It is unclear if they are feral or a roaming owned flock.
In Dawn of the Dragon Racers, sheep are used for points in Dragon Racing. A white sheep is worth one point, while the one and only black sheep is worth ten. It's shown that Berk's sheep continue to not fear dragons or mind being carried around in their mouths: they just don't like being snatched from the ground at high speed and will thus run away if targeted for Dragon Racing.
Sheep are seen at the beginning of the film as part of the Dragon Racing sport. As in Dawn of the Dragon Racers, a white sheep is worth one point and the black sheep is worth ten points.
The player must collect lamb to feed to a Gronckle in order to train it. This game indicates that rack of lamb is a Gronckle's favorite food.
Mutton can be obtained in this game in order to feed and tame the Deadly Nadder.
Sheep appear minimally in the Game, Dragons: Rise of Berk. They are seen wandering about on Berk along with Vikings. If you tap on one, it will bleat and fall over. There are a few quests and achievements that involve sheep, such as the Achievement "Sheep Attack!" for knocking over 10 Sheep.
Sheep are an animal players can purchase to populate their farm with. There are three types of sheep: white sheep, black sheep and racing sheep. Racing sheep are received after completing quests. Wool is harvested and used for various "Farm Jobs". Sheep also appear in some player quests, such as "Shrinking Sheep!" wherein Snotlout discovers that wool clothing may shrink in the rain, but wool on live sheep does not.
|“||They have fish-like scales that point its woolen fibers in the same direction. Also, sheep produce an oily wax called lanolin that protects their wool from getting too wet in the rain. [src]||”|
|— Phlegma the Fierce|
A sheep appears on a geyser inside the maze activity "Loki's Mirage", but doesn't have a direct purpose.
A sheep product - lamb chops - appear in the Quest "A Thoughtful Gift". Astrid wants to make a sandwich for Hiccup and asks the player to get "meat" from Fishlegs. The item that goes into the player's inventory is a lamb chop.
A lone white sheep is seen on Snotlout's Sentry Station. It is unknown if the sheep was brought there, or it is feral.
For Dreadfall 2018, School of Dragons released three painted sheep variations. Each had a stylized skeleton motif on their bodies in either orange, green, or blue.
White sheep and black sheep appear in the landscape of Havenholme in this game.
In June 2019, this game introduced two types of sheep to the game - 'regular' sheep with one of 5 colored runes painted on them, and 'Fancy Sheep' which wore dragon costumes in five different colors representing dragon groupings within the game. The sheep are a resource for the player to train their dragons to higher levels.
Sheep appear in the children's activity book in the first scene in which dragons are attacking Berk and stealing sheep to take back to the Red Death. The seventh image also includes sheep in the mouths of dragons.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Commercials
Sheep appear in a short TV advertisement for the third movie. In it, a large fuzzy white ball bounces around the screen with a pack of assorted dragons chasing after it. At the end the 'ball' unfolds revealing a very dizzy sheep.
As an Extra feature appearing with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, two videos appear about the plight of Berk's sheep as they deal with the increasing numbers of dragons. One video also features Margaret the sheep.
- In the How to Train Your Dragon series, sheep are usually used as comic relief.
- The same model used for the How to Train Your Dragon movie sheep was used in the Penguins of Madagascar movie.
- Four sheep with the same model appeared along with Oh in a DreamWorks' Home movie poster.
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