Doggo Is Supposed To Be Guarding Sheep. His “Work Ethic” Has Internet In Stitches

This dog’s owners could NOT stop laughing when they went to check in on him during his “work hours.” Their pooch, assigned to guard the sheep, had other plans that day. And thankfully, for all of us, they got it all on camera!

Many dogs perform important jobs. Some sniff out bombs while others guide the blind. Dogs are invaluable when it comes to many things humans depend on. In fact, I have a service dog myself. Fortunately for her, she gets to spend most of her “work days” lying about.

This doggo takes his position very seriously. Well, sorta. He is doing a great job when it comes to bonding with the staff. In fact, his bonding skills are so strong, his employee relationships have reached a whole new level. I think he would ACE those employee trust exercises “fur” sure! LOL!

This hilarious encounter takes place in Italy where herds of sheep are guarded by all types of dogs. Even this type. HAHA!

Don’t work too hard there, doggo. You might actually hurt yourself.

80 thoughts on “Doggo Is Supposed To Be Guarding Sheep. His “Work Ethic” Has Internet In Stitches

  • August 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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    Very clever dog, good vantage point to spy any predator eyeing his flock and saving energy for a chase and attack when needed 😄.

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      • August 30, 2018 at 6:19 am
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        That dog is no fool!

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    • August 30, 2018 at 9:01 am
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      I am sure too, that this clever dog figured it out, how to survey the herd and look behind the flock, in spite of his own small sized legs. And it seem the sheep themselves agree.

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    • August 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm
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      yup–great strategy on the part of the dog! lol–don’t think he was thinking that far ahead though; think he just found a soft spot to lay down in all day…

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    • August 31, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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      And his “bed warmer” is unique

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    • September 1, 2018 at 2:25 am
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      Yes, keeps up with the herd and is above it all. Way to go.

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    • September 1, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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      He looks like a big dog when he’s riding a sheep.

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    • September 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm
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      Couldn’t agree more. Smart dog.

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    • September 18, 2018 at 4:43 am
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      I, ve heard stories about Border Collie,s
      that would walk on the backs of sheep n then drop down to bring out the one his handler wanted

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  • August 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    This is such a precious picture Love it

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  • August 27, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    This has to be epic

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  • August 28, 2018 at 1:10 am
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    Spike would have been suitably disgusted, but the sheep don’t seem to mind at all. Thanks for the giggle….hope all is well in USA

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    • September 3, 2018 at 7:57 pm
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      All is not well in the USA, we have Nazis running amok and our leader is a cheeto-dust covered toddler. Send help.

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      • September 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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        The Nazis running amok are the liberals and our leader is doing his best to straighten up the mess left behind by the muslim who finally got voted out, THANK GOD!!!! We don’t need any help here in the US because things are going wonderfully well now as long as the obstructionists don’t get back in in November.

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        • September 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm
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          That’s called a term limit, and believe it or not, Trump has a term limit too. God had nothing to do with Obama leaving office.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 2:28 am
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    He is guarding the sheep just 1 more than the others

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  • August 28, 2018 at 2:37 am
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    Looks comfortable.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 3:07 am
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    They may get the rest of the flock but that one is safe.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 10:48 pm
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    Well he is watching “over” his sheep… quite literally LOL

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  • August 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm
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    Too cute. Who couldn’t love this??

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  • August 29, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    ……….Union Dog……..
    not required to walk……

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  • August 29, 2018 at 2:14 am
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    That dog is brilliant and comfy. Perfect vantage point.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 4:10 am
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    Too funny. He’s actually a little small to be protecting the sheep. Coyotes are bigger than this little guy.
    The sheep are probably protecting him.:-)

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    • August 31, 2018 at 10:33 am
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      Well luckily there’s no Coyotes in Italy. I think he’s likely keeping the herd together.

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    • August 31, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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      “It ain’t the size of the dog in the fight……”

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    • September 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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      I don’t think there are many Coyotes where he lives!
      😂

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  • August 29, 2018 at 5:58 am
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    Shepherd to dog: ok can you go and guard the sheep pls?
    Dog: ok boss, I will guard the sheep with my life.

    1 sheep, 2 sheep, many sheep..

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  • August 29, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    What a beautiful like Doggo leads. . .

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  • August 29, 2018 at 11:51 am
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    He must have seen the Cowboys with Velcro gloves and chaps. Hahaha

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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    Doggo: “I always wanted a (live, moving) sheepskin rug.”

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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    LOL … We have congressmen like that

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    • August 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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      They’re called democrats.

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    • August 31, 2018 at 12:43 am
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      Boy isn’t that the truth!!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    I thought it was a fuzzy rock.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    Gives new meaning to the term “riding the herd”!!! ={) }}}}}}}

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    • August 31, 2018 at 7:09 am
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      I like that comment James. 😁

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    • September 7, 2018 at 5:48 am
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      Doggo has seen too many “Rawhide” series! No horses? no problem! Just call him “Rowdy”!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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    Ummmm that’s not a doggo but he’s a hard working dog!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm
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    WOW!! Smart dog. He is “sheep-back”. We go “horseback” guarding cattle. LOL

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  • August 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm
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    This little chap is confused. He fancies himself a cowboy but he’s tending the wrong type of herd.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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    I’d say, “he’s right on top of things” doing a great job!!!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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    Now we see the true meaning of Sheep-Dog

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  • August 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm
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    Now that’s my kind of dog

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  • August 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    tooooooo cute………….

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  • August 29, 2018 at 8:12 pm
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    True definition of work smarter, not harder.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    A pretty ‘cushy’ job in my pov.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    Would have been a better read without the “doggo” nonsense. It’s DOG. DOG wouldn’t have taken away from this at all…

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  • August 29, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    Well, you have to be a little taller to guard all the sheep, so he just did what he needed to. He just did it “bareback” style!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm
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    Gives a whole new meaning to ‘work smarter, not harder’!
    This cracked me up!!

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  • August 30, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    It’s a new twist on “patrol car”

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  • August 30, 2018 at 1:28 am
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    Vista panorámica ,nadie se escapa de su mirada.Trabaja con comodidad.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 3:21 am
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    This dog is a socialist. Living off the back of others

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  • August 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    This is hilarious!!!!

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  • August 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    He’s a small dog, picked a good vantage point. Never took his eye off the person filming, barked. They weren’t supposed to be there. Doing his job, good dog.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm
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    He’s definitely ON the job

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    so cute and other comments topped it off

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I can certainly can understand this little fellows method.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Love it! Those are some big broad-backed sheep, or else it’s a little dog! Either way, great job done by the trainer.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    i can imagine the benefits of having a dog that small who can see predators and warn the larger dogs guarding the flock. its working smarter, not harder.

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  • August 31, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    Work smarter, not harder, lol

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  • September 1, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    YOU’RE FIRED !

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  • September 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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    Caught ‘sheeping’ on the job

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  • September 3, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    Maybe he’s on break???

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  • September 4, 2018 at 12:53 am
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    Work smarter not harder…

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  • September 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    We have a Texas Heeler who is smaller than this dog, they are herders and are bred to jump up on the backs of the animals they herd!

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  • September 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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    Wish I knew what Senor Torres said. Bet it was funny and appropriate! Ken

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  • September 5, 2018 at 12:32 am
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    I have heard people say that sheep farmers ride on the sheeps back well move over men some one else is on to it now,( adorable)

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  • September 5, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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    He I is too short to do it any other way. He rocks!

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  • September 6, 2018 at 11:10 pm
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    Up all night guarding against foxes, wolves, lions! Of course he needs a bit of a rest.

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  • September 9, 2018 at 4:40 am
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    He’s allowed 15 min breaks people!

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  • September 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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    if you look at the dog’s talk, you would see, he is asking owner to come to said. this is trained. he is staying on the sheep because he is been taught and told so.

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