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 not have horns, or have thin spiraled horns. It is unclear if the horns indicate gender differences or not.
Sheep on In How to Train Your Dragon 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 to 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", appear to have realized that tame 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 predator'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. 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.
In actuality, sheep can also be raised for dairy, but this is not in evidence in the Franchise.
At the onset of the first film, Sheep are seen being snatched by Dragons to feed to the Red Death.
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.
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.
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. 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.
- The same model used for the How to Train Your Dragon movie sheep was used in the Penguins of Madagascar movie.
- The four sheep appeared along with Oh in the DreamWorks' Home movie poster.
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