Chihuahua sheepdog Nancy shows off her skills

275x250.jpg Last week we told you about Ci the sheepdog who is scared of sheep. Today we've got someone showing him how it should be done. Meet Nancy the chihuahua-turned-sheepdog.

Tiny little Nancy weighs just 2.5lbs and is an unlikely sheepdog - but she's already proven her expertise in the field, by confidently herding sheep more than six times taller than her.

Nancy only discovered her sheep herding ability after being rescued and taken in by Battersea Dogs Home when she was found with no fur and suffering from mange.

Taken in by Ali Taylor, the pint-sized pooch started visiting farms and was fascinated by the way Border Collies would chase the sheep. Then one time she decided to join in and the rest is history internet gold.

Head of Canine Welfare Training Ali said: "Nancy used to watch all her Border Collie friends herd the sheep and she seemed very interested in what was going on.

"One day I decided to give her a whirl in the ring and she picked it up straight away.

"I started in a very controlled environment but it quickly became evident that Nancy has natural ability and loves herding sheep.”

However, she added that no all Chihuahua would make good farm workers: "I wouldn’t encourage anyone to try sheepherding with their dog unless it is under proper supervision from an expert,” she says.

"Some dogs could react very badly, and you could end up harming your dog and the sheep."

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Battersea Dogs Home 

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