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The brown, long-suffering sheepdog only wants a quiet life... but this is the last thing he is going to get when Shaun the Sheep is around. He is obviously on the same side as Shaun and the flock, but even though he is also very loyal to The Farmer, he will never let him know about the animals' intelligence. He somewhat bears a resemblance to Gromit. On "Off the Baa!", he acted as a referee for the football game, so he probably knows a little football. Bitzer also lets Shaun have the chart and whistle and be in charge if the farmer is sick or otherwise unable to do his usual duties.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
In the movie, while Shaun and the rest of the Flock are initially shown to be very happy growing up on the farm, they eventually got tried of having to go through the same routine every day. Therefore, Shaun devised a plan to allow them to take a day off, which involves distracting Bitzer by paying a duck with bread to distract him with a bone. However, Bitzer eventually realizes what's going on, catches the duck and confronts Shaun and the others just as they're about to relax in the house and watch a movie. He then sees that they've put the Farmer, who they previously put to sleep by repeatedly jumping over a fence, in a trailer, but when he tries to open the door, he accidently pull the handle off and causes it to go down a slope. It then gains so much momentum that it crashes through various random objects, people and animals and travels all the way to a nearby city. Bitzer desperaterely runs after the trailer all the way there, but the situation gets complicated when the Farmer then loses his memory as a result of suffering a head injury.
Bitzer then follows him to the hospital, but he's unable to go inside due to animals not being allowed in the building. Therefore, he disguises himself as a surgeon by going through a bunch of clothes being wheeled in, but to avoid the security guards, who he's worried will suspect him if they see him, he's forced to go into an operation room where other surgeons mistake him for the lead surgeon of an incision they're performing on a man's stomach. Shortly after this, he blows his cover when he sees a skeleton in the corner of the room and he starts uncontrollably licking and biting a bone on its leg. While it cuts away from the commotion, it is highly implied that he is then captured by Trumper, an overzealous animal control worker who is tracking Shaun and the rest of the Flock and was likely contacted by the other hospital workers.
Later, Bitzer is reunited with Shaun when the latter also gets captured by Trumper after his cover is blown in a restaurant and he is subsequently put in the same cell as him in the animal lock-up. However, with the help of a homeless dog named Slip, they manage to escape while imprisoning Trumper. They find the farmer, but he does not recognize Bitzer and Shaun, who is heartbroken.
Feeling unwanted, Shaun, Bitzer and the flock make a makeshift home in an alley. Their spirits are revived when they stumble upon evidence of the farmer's memory loss. They devise a plan which involves putting the farmer to sleep again, returning him to the trailer on a pantomime horse (really the flock of sheep in an elaborate disguise), and hooking the trailer up to a bus returning to Mossy Bottom. The plan is initially successful, but they are pursued by Trumper (having escaped the lock-up), who is now intent on killing them outright.
At the farm, the group hides in a shed from Trumper when they see that he has followed them all the way back there. However, Trumper, using a tractor, tries to push the shed into a nearby rock quarry. However, Shaun manages to leap through the window and push him off the tractor, then puts the tractor in reverse to pull the shed and everyone else to safety. Trumper is then confronted by the Farmer and defeated when he gets rammed by a bull on the farm and flies straight into a pile of manure.
In the aftermath of this, Bitzer finally shows his respect for Shaun after spending most of the movie mad at him and blaming him for everything that went wrong as a result of being impressed by the lengths he went to to fix everything, with the two even sharing a hug before quickly denying it when the other sheep see them. The Farmer and the animals also have a renewed appreciation for each other, and the next day, the Farmer cancels the day's routine activities for an official day off.
Bitzer can be considered both an antagonist and anti-hero in some episodes.