Sheep-Herding Turns into a Hilarious Game of Chase for This Herd and a Small Dog

What makes us love our dogs so much?

They are so eager to please us and do our every command. Some dog breeds have serious missions like search and rescue and bomb detection like German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Bloodhounds, Golden Retrievers, German Short-haired and Wire-haired pointers, Vizslas, and Belgian Malinois.

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Meanwhile, others are marvelous as guards and nannies like the Akita, Anatolian Shepherd dog, Australian Shepherd dog, Bergamasco Sheepdog, Beagle, Newfoundland, Pug, Boxer, and Alaskan Malamute.

And, of course, there are those dog breeds whose duty is to take care of their owners’ sheep, cattle, deer, and other livestock. These dogs usually differ in size, training requirements, and slightly in their herding styles, such as the following:

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  • Border collies. When herding, these dogs stay at the front and use stares to keep the herd in check and warn any of them from wandering.
  • Australian cattle dogs, Welsh corgis, and other heeler dogs. These dog breeds position themselves behind the herd in order to keep on pushing the livestock forward.
  • Australian shepherd dogs and Old English sheepdogs. These dogs use both herding styles in performing their duties.
  • Belgian herding dogs, German shepherds, and Briards. These are categorized as tending dogs that are capable of herding large flocks of sheep to graze and prevent any of the animals from wandering.
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However, this cute and small terrier mix in the video below is obviously in need of knowledge about herding styles. Yes, he’s clearly high-spirited and eager to please his master, but his shepherding ended in a funny chasing game that did not get him and the flock anywhere!

Watch this video of the aptly dubbed, “World’s Worst Sheepdog”!

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