The Adventures of the Precious Knights
Valerie Crowe, author
The first book is an introduction to the Knights of Castle Precious, and the discovery of an an abandoned baby stripy dragon. The knights, Sir Gold, Sir Silver and Sir Rusty save the dragon and decide to raise him back at the castle. The naming of the baby, and the potential uses of such a pet are made clear in this first book. Further adventures are described in book 2, due out very shortly, published by Archway.