logo

Silly little dog meant to be guarding sheep acts like a cowboy on a horse (video)

Aby Rivas
Sep 25, 2018
11:50 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

An unusual sheepdog found a new way to do its job while riding on an improbably substitute for a horse: one of the sheep he was meant to be guarding. It seems like the pair has quite a bond because the sheep didn’t look bothered by the impromptu ride.

Advertisement
Source: YouTube/ViralHog

Source: YouTube/ViralHog

A couple of Italian farmers entrusted their loved pooch dog with an enormous task: to watch and herd their sheep. Taking into account that most shepherd dogs tend to be bigger, the little cutie’s possibilities weren’t that great when it came to owning the job, but he surprised his owners.

Advertisement

When they came back to check on their flock and their dog, the sassy little thing was not only taking care of the sheep but doing from a privileged spot, on top of one of the sheeps’ back. The dog seemed to be pretty comfortable resting on the soft wool of his friend, and the sheep didn’t seem to mind the dog’s added weight.

Source: YouTube/ViralHog

Source: YouTube/ViralHog

Advertisement

The animals made quite the picture, with the pooch barking at the sight of the people recording the moment, and the sheep eating some grass peacefully while ignoring the hilarious situation.

Most farmers prefer to use a border collie, corgi, or a German shepherd to take care of their sheep, intimidate predators, keep the animals together, redirect the strays and alert the owners of any inconvenient that might surge forward.

Source: YouTube/ViralHog

Source: YouTube/ViralHog

Advertisement

While he’s not that big, is clear that this pooch found the best way to watch over the sheep, quite literally, while establishing his dominance over the flock with his move. And even if it's not clear how did the dog climb onto the sheep’s back, or why the sheep let him do it, is clear that the pup did an excellent job.

It seems like dogs are not only man's best friend, and unlike cats, they can actually befriend sheep too.

Advertisement

A CONFUSED SHEEP BELIEVES HE’S A DOG

Meanwhile, in Gawler in north-west Tasmania, a young lamb called Sheepdog started to act like a dog after co-living with Fran Johnston four dogs when the woman rescued him. “It's a case of monkey-see-monkey-do I guess,” said Johnston.

Sheepdog jumps on the truck, eats dog biscuits, expects to be walked with a leash and likes to be petted by the fireside. He sleeps with the dogs and follows them around, but sadly, the cans don’t reciprocate his attention.

Advertisement

“He paws them, he sits with them and runs and plays with them. They have some fantastic games. But the dogs ignore him," said the lady.

Either way, she and Sheepdog have a tight bond, and she believes they were meant to found each other.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Old Lady Notices Sad Little Boy Sitting Every Day on the Same Spot in Local Park – Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Woman Follows Dog When It Runs Away and Finds Him with Little Orphan Boy near a Grave — Story of the Day

April 23, 2022

Abandoned by Owner, Golden Retriever Was Shivering in Ice and Snow, Later Met a Kind Couple

February 03, 2022

Dog Goes to Closed Store Daily then Leaves, One Evening Poor Boy Notices and Follows It — Story of the Day

February 05, 2022

Little Girl Doesn’t Let Anyone into Her House until Old Farmer Breaks In — Story of the Day

March 06, 2022

Homeless Old Lady Takes Down 3 Thieves at Once after They Threaten Little Boy's Life — Story of the Day

January 25, 2022

Man Hears His Dog Barking from Afar, Finds It Sitting near an Abandoned Baby – Story of the Day

March 27, 2022

Devastated Dog Starts Crying after Realizing He's Been Abandoned at a Shelter

February 17, 2022

Dog Is Found Abandoned in the Middle of a Landfill, Afraid to Even Look at People

February 20, 2022

On a Day Heat Rose to 104°F, Kind Downtrodden Dog Came to Grocery Store for Help

January 29, 2022

Little Boy Daily Visits Homeless Beggar with Dog, Once He Sees Dog Sad and Alone – Story of the Day

February 10, 2022

Man Hears Dog Barking in Front of His House Every Day, Sees Photo of His Grandma on Dog’s Collar — Story of the Day

May 05, 2022

Every Day Parents Say Goodbye to Youngest Daughter in a Coma after Eldest Died in a Car Crash – Story of the Day

February 10, 2022

Two Neighboring Couples Who Frequently Quarrel Notice One Day That Their Kids Had Disappeared – Story of the Day

May 07, 2022