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With their diamond-sharp teeth, Snafflefangs love to gnaw on geodes in the same way a dog might chew on its favourite bone. [src]

The Snafflefang is a medium-sized Boulder Class dragon that first appeared in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Official Description

Active and fastidious (for the Boulder Class), it has a soft spot for its favorite snack: geodes! Unfortunately, this makes it an easy target for trappers.
The Snafflefang is built tough enough to wade into battle and swing its spiked tail while blasting opponents with exploding fireballs.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  
Nowadays, it is very competitive to get into the School of Dragons so Heather came up with an idea on how to choose the next dragon. Recently, there was a competition between various dragons. It was a very close race but in the end, representing all the Snafflefangs, Lump, flew home the trophy! As a prize, the Snafflefang will be releasing ALL-NEW eggs into the school, TODAY!
This Boulder Class dragon, might resemble a cow and chew their food like dogs, but you can count on them to be a very loyal partner. With their bright colored fire, they can find their favorite food, geodes, in the darkest spaces, so their sharp teeth have something yummy to chew on.
So what are you waiting for?! It’s YOUR turn to train a Snafflefang and start winning those races! Pick up your egg at Johann’s Trading Post NOW!
  School of Dragons  


The Snafflefang was created using a modular system to mix and match preset body parts onto different dragons. It was created from the same base that was used for the Shovelhelm, Snifflehunch, Thunderclaw, Windgnasher, and two other unknown dragons.

Physical Appearance



Snafflefang eggs are covered with green and orange blotches all over their surface. In Dragons: Rise of Berk, the egg has several blue spines that are reminiscent of an adult's tail bludgeon and might have been used to fend off attackers.

Hatchling to Adult

The Snafflefang has a rounded body and a big head. Its first pair of legs are very small, but the second pair of legs are big. It has a single curved horn on its snout and two segmented horns on its forehead that resembles a Terrible Terror's. The Snafflefang has a row of spines running along its back, and a spiked tail bludgeon that resembles the shape of a thistle. The tail bludgeon is similar to Gronckles, but the spikes are a lot more pointed and sharp. Its skin pattern mimics that of a Holstein cow or a pinto horse.

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Titan Wing

Titan Wing Snafflefangs are yellow in color with an orange and pink outline on their broader wings. The spikes on their back are also pink and Titan Wing Snafflefangs have developed a new pair of smaller horns below their original pair of horns. Their tail bludgeon's spikes are pointed to a single direction and appear neater and more organized.



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The Snafflefang's fire is shown to be a brightly-colored orange which can be used to illuminate dark places. It is also said that their fire is highly explosive. According to World of Dragons, the fireballs are flecked with crystals, most likely sharp shards which would add an increased element of danger to the fire, as the shards would pierce.

Jaw Strength

To help in eating geodes, Snafflefangs possess many sharp, diamond-shaped teeth. These give them the ability to crush the hard geodes and also serves as a good attack and defense mechanism. Whenever a Snafflefang's teeth bite into geodes, they tend to leave interesting leftover, shards of crystal.

Strength and Combat

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Snafflefangs are able to carry humans on their backs and longboats that are loaded with a multitude of objects.

Their tail bludgeons are covered with large spikes and can be used for offensive and defensive purposes.

The Snafflefangs’ bulky heads and horns can also be used for ramming, as their heads are large and well-armored.


Food Sources

Because of their food choice, Snafflefangs can be easily found in certain areas, which is why they are vulnerable to dragon trappers.


Snafflefangs are inquisitive and playful, making them some of the friendliest dragons you’ll find in the Marshlands — or anywhere else! Unfortunately, trappers count on this friendliness to lure unsuspecting Snafflefangs into their cages.
  Dragons: Titan Uprising  

Because Snafflefangs are friendly and trusting, they are easy targets for unscrupulous humans such as Dragon Hunters: in addition to this, they tend to eat in very specific places, their diet consisting only of geodes, meaning that a Hunter wishing to trap one would not find them difficult to find.

Behavior and Personality

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As Boulder Class dragons, Snafflefangs love eating geodes. It is said that they chew on their food like dogs, and will stay in places where the crystals are abundant, suggesting they can sniff them out with ease.

Said to be extremely active and playful among the typical slow and lazy Boulder Class dragons, the Snafflefang is often seen frolicking in Valka's Mountain and welcoming newcomers warmly. Some dragon species may interpret their playful physicality as aggression, however, leading to dragon-dragon altercations. This is frequently seen with Stocky Snafflefangs.

School of Dragons states that Snafflefangs are mighty and magnificent.


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Snafflefangs are relatively easy to train, as they are calm and peaceful dragons. If a person saves a Snafflefang's life, the dragon will be forever thankful and will stay close to its savior, as it was the case with Lump and Valka.

Easygoing and trusting, Slough Snafflefangs are recommend for new trainers due to their docile nature.
  Dragons: Titan Uprising  

Comparative Statistics


How to Train Your Dragon 2

Main article: Lump

The first Snafflefang introduced is Lump. Valka explained that the dragon has lost his right leg in an iron trap. Lump appears to have recovered both physically and mentally from the loss of his leg. He is naturally curious and welcomes other new dragons. All the Snafflefangs from Valka's Mountain fought viciously in the battle against Drago's Army. After Drago's Bewilderbeast defeated Valka's, all the Snafflefangs bowed to their new Alpha. After they were freed by Toothless from the Bewilderbeast's control, they fought against the giant dragon. In the aftermath, they bowed to Toothless, acknowledging him as their new Alpha.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

When the people of Berk decided to move to the Hidden World, all the Snafflefangs of the island began the journey too, carrying different things, such as ships. One notable Snafflefang among them is the one ridden by Spitelout Jorgenson. They eventually arrived at New Berk, where they settled down for a while.

Many wild Snafflefangs were among the myriad of dragons in the Hidden World who bowed down in front of Toothless and the Unnamed Light Fury, showing respect for their Alpha.

After Grimmel the Grisly captured Toothless, all the Snafflefangs from Berk, along with the other dragons, came to their Alpha's help. However, Toothless ordered them to stop when Grimmel threatened to kill the Light Fury.

Fortunately, the Dragon Riders began an attack on Grimmel's ships and freed the Snafflefangs, along with the other dragons, which returned to New Berk.

When the battle ended, Hiccup realized that the only way the dragons can be safe from humans was for them to go to the Hidden World. After Toothless gave the command to the dragons of Berk, all of them, including the Snafflefangs, said their farewells to the Vikings and flew off to the Hidden World.


A Snafflefang was seen fleeing from an island with other dragons in a short scene from The Legend of Ragnarok, due to the tremors the Purple Death had caused.


Dragons Hero Portal

Snafflefangs appear in this game as part of the armored dragons in Drago's Army. They attack the player - playing as a Rider/dragon pair - until the player blasts off the armor and frees them.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Along with the individuals Lump, Irontooth, and the Primal Snafflefang, this species was available for searching in Rise of Berk. Their Titan form was also introduced in this game.

School of Dragons

The Snafflefang made an appearance as a trainable dragon in 2014.

Dragons: Titan Uprising

Several Snafflefang individuals, like Frosty Sparguard, Brute-Wurst, Fendmender, Slough Snafflefang, and Stocky Snafflefang, and hybrids, like Ridgesnipper and Humbanger, appear in this game.


  • Asterisk-Transparent.png The official measurements given by DreamWorks Animation do not appear to be realistic when considering the relative sizes the viewer sees within the How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie. Based on the Model Sheet for the the Snafflefang along side other known dragons in the series such as the Windgnasher, this dragon should be 28.5 feet (8.68 meters) long and have a Wingspan of 61.5 feet (18.74 meters). On the other hand, when keeping the Snafflefang's length at 30 feet, it's wingspan is 64.5 feet (19.65 meters).


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