Bitzer the Sheepdog is the deuteragonist in Shaun the Sheep. The yellow, long-suffering sheepdog, only wants a quiet life - but this is the last thing he is going to get when Shaun is around. He is on the same side as Shaun and The Flock, but even though he is also very loyal to his farmer, he will never tell him about the farm animals' intelligence. He wears a blue hat on his head, given by the farmer, or Mr. X in the first movie, Shaun the Sheep The Movie.
Bitzer played George Beard in Benny Minion
He is one of the guests in the hotel in New Delhi, India.
In the second season, or later episodes, Bitzer seems to have white or grey on his body, and his fur is textured, though, in the new movie, he goes back to the original body and texture, but with a gray nose and a less shiny body. His body shape is more like the one in season 1, but his body color is more like the one that was given in season 2.
There has been shown details in the show that indicates Bitzer has been a sheep dog his entire life. On a shelf above the fireplace in The Farmer's house, a photo can be seen of the Farmer's father alongside an unnamed dog, which could be Bitzer's father. The fact that Bitzer appears as a puppy on a old photo of The Farmer from back when he was a prized golf player further strengthens the theory that Bitzer was born on the farm, and may have even grown up alongside Shaun, which would explain their extraordinary friendship. This was further proved with the theme song and the end song/credits of the first movie, which shows recordings of the older days.
As seen in the flashback in the beginning of the Shaun The Sheep Movie, Bitzer and Shaun were born almost at the same time in the same year. They grew up side by side, and became practically each other's brother, though this later developed into a strong friendship that persisted throughout the series no matter what happened.
Shaun the Sheep the Movie
Bitzer appears in the film as the secondary protagonist.
At the beginning, he is shown as a puppy, the farmer (Mr. X) gives him a hat, causing him to run around the farmer's legs.
He and Shaun are shown to be very close, embracing near the end of the film having overcome the hardships presented in the movie. There is some very clear subtext here hinting at their very special bond. They have a solid and forever true bond between them. They were like brothers to each other.
- Japanese: ビッツァー - Bittsā
- Chinese: 比泽尔 - Bǐ zé ěr
- English: Bitzer
- Giving him a stick to play fetch will instantly get him off task, which usually means Shaun will have to deal with things instead, resulting in another mess.
- Like many people, Bitzer will bite his "nails" when nervous, as seen in "Helping Hound", when he has the tips of his front paws in his mouth as he looks nervous about the robotic-hound-and robotic-sheep chase.
- Bitzer has arachnophobia, the great fear of spiders, as shown in the episode "The Spider".
- When he is in trouble with the wallpapers, he is known to be angry, saying that he cannot take it anymore. (For example, DIY)
- On "Off the Baa!", he acted as a referee for the football game, so he probably knows a little football.
- In the episode "Shaun the Farmer" the game he is playing has a similar if not the same sound as the Atari 2600 version of "Donkey Kong".
- Despite the trouble they cause for him, he cares very deeply about his sheep friends and their well being, especially Shaun and once prevented him from falling off a ladder.
- In series 1, his skin is a light yellow. But in series 2, it has some bits of ruffled white fur are beside the yellow parts. Starting with series 3, he retains his furless yellow skin appearance, but the paws on his feet appears to be brownish black.
- He is also a decent golf player, as shown in "Who's the Caddy?".
- He is similar to Gromit, the dog in Wallace and Gromit.
- His appearances in the Stephen Squirrelsky and Friends' Movie Spoof Travels are The Wizard of Oz (Uranimated18's Style), Isabellan, 101 Trains, and Goku's Travels and will even be in more movie spoof travels.