What could be cuter than pups trying new things? That’s correct, not a single thing! Everyone was awestruck as a group of Border Collie puppies learned to herd sheep for the first time. Dog lovers all over the world couldn’t get enough of the lovely scene in their film, which instantly went viral. They are the prettiest tiny sheepherders I’ve ever seen. It may be their first day on the job, but they’ll all be stars in no time. It’s incredible how dogs, even at such a young age, can respond on instinct.
Border Collies, for example, were initially developed to herd sheep. As a result, they’re noted for their exceptional intelligence and stamina. Herding dogs, even in a domestic context, have a strong drive to run around and herd other animals. To keep themselves occupied, these dogs require a lot of activity and mental stimulation.
The six puppies in this clip live on a farm where they must herd a variety of animals. They were curious from the start, as do most young puppies. When Border Collie puppies see sheep for the first time, they are normally nervous, but their parents are usually around to guide them and show them what to do.
Many herding dogs, however, learn to herd by instinct. These puppies are only 7 weeks old, but they already appear to know what they’re doing. If only all dogs could pick up new tricks as quickly as this! Someone recorded the six puppies meeting sheep for the first time in a lovely video. They’ve only been on the job for a day, yet they already appear to be employees of the month. They do not hesitate to pursue the sheep. When a sheep tries to break away from the herd, they are pursued by the other sheep.
However, not all of the puppies are equally enthusiastic. Some of them sprint forward, while others lag behind and simply follow the pack. Even when a sheep tramples one of the puppies, he gets up and continues running. They may not all be ideal herding dogs, but their perseverance is admirable.
Imagine how proficient the puppies will be when they’re fully grown if they’re already this good! Hard work and drive can go you far, but instinct can only get you so far. It appears that these intelligent, gorgeous puppies could teach some adults a thing or two.