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Sheep are common livestock seen on the Barbaric Archipelago. The Vikings are willing to do a lot to protect them.

Official Description

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 its skill with target practice.
  — Target Sheep's description in Dragons: Titan Uprising  
Not all fleece is created equal. To the proud stock, whose distinctive locks glimmer against the drab of the Target Sheep, Dragon Fire is especially threatening. To prevent their luscious manes from being reduced to blackened cinders during Dragon training, the Basic Armor is worn. Any especially pretty sheep can rest assured that their cherished coats will remain intact as long as their Armor is in place... at least until Shearing Day.
  — Armored Sheep's description in Dragons: Titan Uprising  
Only the most courageous ewes will survive the early trials unscathed. Only the most intrepid rams will climb above the woolen clouds of the common herd un-singed. Only the most valorous ovian elite will win the dragon armor that allows them to be counted among the legendary livestock of Berk. Each lamb, nuzzled among the cozy folds of their mother’s fleece, dreams of attaining these glories as they grow into maturity, but only the very finest are chosen.

The chivalrous sheep who win the armor are the ambitious Dragon’s best friend, helping them through difficult trials that hone their skills to the very pinnacle of combat proficiency.
  — Dragon Sheep's description in 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 the breed. In the DreamWorks Dragons 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 in a flock or not too great a distance from each other in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise. Because of the herd instinct, they can also make ideal 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, and will even respond to them with pleasure, some of the dragons treating them as pets themselves.

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, which they seem to be oblivious to. Not to mention the fact that the majority of the time, they look bored.


Mangy Mutton Meringue

In the Franchise, sheep seem to be mostly used for their wool. However, there are numerous references to mutton (meat of an adult sheep) for eating, as well as lamb (baby sheep) also for eating. In addition, sheep wool also appears to be used in food production as well, as four pieces of black sheep's wool, along with twelve pumpkins and four black beans, are required for the creation of the Dark Pumpkin Ensemble dish during the Dreadfall holiday. 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 or games such as Dragon Racing and for Dragon Training and sheep stacking seen in Dragons: Race to the edge.

In actuality, sheep can also be raised for dairy, but this has yet to be shown within the Franchise.


How to Train Your Dragon (film)

At the onset of the first film, sheep are seen being snatched by Dragons to feed to the Red Death.

Racing for the Gold - Bobsled

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.

Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

In Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, Gobber has a pet sheep named Phil, who journeys with him to find the mythical Boneknapper Dragon.

Book of Dragons

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.

Willie is introduced, the pet sheep of Bork the Bold. In the movie short, Willie finds the lair of a Hideous Zippleback, which at that time was classified as a Fear Class dragon.

Dragons: Riders of Berk

In "How to Start a Dragon Academy", Hiccup ran after a flaming sheep that was accidentally ignited by a dragon. Fungus, Mildew's sheep is also introduced.

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 when the dragons started becoming more prolific on the island.

In "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man", a villager carries a small sheep whom the man calls a 'hiccup' or runt, just as Hiccup walks past.

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.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

In "Worst in Show", Meatlug is seen with a sheep she likes to toss around with Fishlegs. The sheep doesn't seem to mind this, or being in Meatlug's mouth.

The twins poke at Sven's sheep during "A View to a Skrill, Part 1".

More sheep are seen on Berk in "Bing! Bam! Boom!" as the baby Thunderdrum trio wreaks havoc in the village.

A sheep - specifically Fungus - appears in the final episode of the season, "Cast Out, Part 2".

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

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.

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Season 1

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 is most likely meant to be a lamb.

Season 4

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 a bad dream Snotlout is having in "Not Lout", the twins appear with a golden sheep statue in a cart pulled by Barf and Belch.

Season 6

A lone sheep appears in the episode, "Loyal Order of Ingerman" on Dramillion Island. It runs away from Fishlegs when it sees a Dramillion come up behind him.

In the episode "Mi Amore Wing", Ruffnut makes a dessert to showcase for Mala's wedding called "Mangy Mutton Meringue". Sheep can, in fact, get infested with several different types of mange mite.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Sheep are seen as the goal object 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.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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During the Hidden World, sheep appear all over Berk, and are seen in multiple pens across the island as Hiccup brings the new dragon arrivals back to the island. When the Crimson Goregutter comes to land on the grass, several sheep dressed in dragon costumes scatter, barely escaping from being sat upon in time. Several are seen running rampant through the Great Hall, as Hiccup talks to Gobber, illustrating the scene of crowded chaos that has become everyday life on Berk. Later, during the exodus of Berk, Berk's flocks are seen being carried in boats by dragons. One sheep, garbed in dragon costume, pokes its head out from the boat and bleats joyfully. On seeing a Monstrous Nightmare flying next to it, however, it hastily retreats back into the safety of the boat.

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How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming

After Dart, Pouncer, and Ruffrunner sneak into New Berk during preparations for the Snoggletog Pageant, they briefly come across a sheep wearing a harness with festive bells attached to it. After the sheep spots the hatchlings, it quivers and bleats in fear, making the bells ring and thus putting the hatchlings at a momentary risk of being discovered. The Night Lights appear horrified by the creature, having never seen one before, and edge past it, staring in confusion.

Dragons: Rescue Riders

Season 1

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The island of Huttsgalor is introduced as a fishing and farming community, with a community flock of sheep, in "The Nest". They participate in the All Islands Viking Sheep Festival and have won several times in a row with their friendly prize sheep Haggis. Haggis quickly makes friends with the new dragon arrivals in the Rescue Riders group.

In "Where There's Smoke", the Rescue Riders move sheep from pasture to pasture for the village. They are threatened by mysteriously-set fires, and the Riders discover that a Fire Fury named Aggro has been starting them. However, she did so to protect the flock from wolves. She had been living with the flock after getting separated from her own dragon flock. Magnus Finke also invents the Automatic Sheep De-Woolifying Machine which shears the wool off a live sheep.

Season 2

In "Double Finked", a sheep was grazing on grass, during Dak and Leyla's testing of Rescue Vines. It was surprised to see Leyla drop near it and grab a rock, but the animal continued on grazing. When Dak accidentally fell on the sheep, it started to run around and eventually shook off the boy.

In "Divewings", while Magnus was trying to run away from the Rescue Riders, he bumped into a sheep. He was scared by its sudden appearance and fell with his face in a pile of mud.

In "Treasure Riders", Summer filled up a water trough for Haggis and two other sheep.

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Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon

A herd of hostile sheep was located on Gemma's island. The Rescue Riders encountered them when they arrived on the island and were surprised by their behavior. Dak directly confronted one while recovering a treasure map.


How to Train Your Dragon

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.

DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies

Mutton can be obtained in this game in order to feed and tame the Deadly Nadder.

Dragons Hero Portal

White and black sheep appear in this plug and play game. They serve as collectibles for bonus points, as well as weapons to catapult at enemy vessels. Additionally, Drago Bludvist steals Berk's sheep in mini-games.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Sheep appear minimally in the Game, Dragons: Rise of Berk. They are seen wandering about on Berk along with Vikings. If the player taps 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.

A playable sheep, called Bellworthy was introduced in the game in March, 2021.

School of Dragons

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  

Sheep are animals players can purchase to populate their farm with. There are four types of sheep: white sheep, black sheep, Snoggletog sheep, and racing sheep. Racing sheep are received after completing quests. Snoggletog sheep can only be obtained from Snoggletog events. 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.

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 - appears 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 if 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.

In the "Curse of the Hobgobbler" expansion pack, Ruffnut Thorston dressed up several sheep on New Berk in Hobgobbler costumes in an attempt to cause further confusion in addition to the massive flock of Hobgobblers on the island.

DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders

White sheep and black sheep appear in the landscape of Havenholme in this game.

Dragons: Titan Uprising

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 'Dragon 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.

Other Mentions

Look And Find: How to Train Your Dragon

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.

The Dragon Sheep Chronicles

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 franchise, 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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