Why Dragons Would Make the Greatest Pets

How to Train Your DragonDreamWorks via Everett Collection

If you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen How to Train Your Dragon, you’re definitely missing out. It’s basically a heartwarming story about a boy and his dog, but the dog is replaced with a dragon — what’s not to love? Given the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless that develops during the movie, it made us want a pet dragon more than we ever wanted a dog when we were kids. Now that the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released, we want a pet dragon even more!


There are plenty of dragons from TV shows and movies that aren’t cute, but Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon is an adorable dragon. With his floppy tongue, his toothless smile, and his knack for playing like any other pet, Toothless seems like he could totally be as cute as any puppy or kitten.


For those who don’t want a “cute” pet, dragons can also be really, really scary. Just as much as Toothless is adorable, he’s also a carnivorous beast that’s bigger than any human. Plus, if the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is any indication, dragons come in pretty handy in battle.

Good Companions

If dragons are like dogs, then they’re bound to make good companions. Toothless certainly proves that in the first film when he becomes Hiccup’s only real friend. But instead of palling around with a dog all the time, you’re hanging out with a dragon, which is infinitely cooler.

They Fly

C’mon, do we really have to explain this one? A pet that you can fly on would be literally the coolest thing in the world.