The world’s worst sheepdog

Something has gone badly wrong here. Meet Nelson, who has things arse-backwards.

Watch this very short video soon, as copies are being removed from YouTube:

Surprisingly, there are about a half dozen contenders for the Worst Sheepdog Award, but I give this one the blue ribbon.

29 Comments

  1. Karen Fierman
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    LOL … a lot!

  2. busterggi
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Kinda reminds me of a cattle herding porcupine I heer’d about.

  3. Tom
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    100% marvelous.

  4. Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    “Surprisingly, there are about a half dozen contenders for the Worst Sheepdog Award, but I”

    …covfefe…?

    • Ralph
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      The Twitter warnings were a sign. The Thought Police came for Jerry mid-post.

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 11, 2017 at 3:24 am | Permalink

      😀

  5. jrhs
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Nelson simply has a different leadership style. 🙂

  6. darrelle
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know. The sheep are going where he “directs” them to!

    • Posted June 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      I was thinking that this could work. If you want to get the sheep into a pen, have Nelson run into the pen. If you want the sheep to stand still, let them catch Nelson.

      • darrelle
        Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

        I think it could work.

      • Posted June 9, 2017 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

        The best leaders let the sheep/people being herded think they are in control.

  7. Linda Calhoun
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I raised Border Collies for 25 years. My dogs were pedigreed and registered.

    Except for structural faults, or genetic faults like progressive retinal atrophy, the one fault that made a dog unregisterable was being all white. The sheep don’t recognize it as a dog; they think it’s another sheep.

    If you recall the Walt Disney dog Jake, he was all white with a black patch on one eye. He could not be registered because of that.

    L

    • Posted June 9, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      That sounds like lore. Has anyone tested that?

    • Posted June 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

      I always figured it was the behavior that made the sheepdog. Collies move in and out of a stalking crouch, heelers go in for a nip. That makes the sheep think WOLF.

      But all I know I learned from the movie Babe, which suggests that Nelson could improve his skills by learning the sheep password.

    • rickflick
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      For a white dog, a simple black camo jacket would work.

  8. dd
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    And on another note….

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/06/09/cnn-drops-reza-aslan-trump-comments-239360

    I am having mixed-feelings all the news people, right and left, being dropped vis a vis ideas and speech.

  9. ladyatheist
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Probably because it’s a terrier and not a sheep dog at all!

  10. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know, the sheep seem to like him.

  11. nwalsh
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Hehe.. This just made my day. I lost my best friend a German Short Haired Pointer several months ago and so far no luck in finding a replacement. Lots puppies around, but we want a mature dog this time…Good laugh here.

    • ladyatheist
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

      Try breed rescue groups! Almost all of their dogs are adults or seniors, and they usually live in foster homes so they know a lot about the dog’s temperament and training.

  12. Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Nelson seems to have a leadership style similar to President Trump. Even the followers are correctly identified.

  13. Susan Davies
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I think they want to play with him

  14. Mark R.
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    My cheeks hurt I was laughing so hard.

  15. rickflick
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    At one point Nelson glances over his shoulder at a bunch charging, and I sense a bit of panic in his manor. I’m sure they would do nothing if they caught him. What could they do? But he doesn’t know that.

  16. Đani Stojanov
    Posted June 10, 2017 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I think Nelson got hurt after video ended.

  17. Posted June 10, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    What we’re really seeing are the world’s best dogsheep.

  18. Barcs
    Posted June 11, 2017 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Looks like the sheep are just following their herding instinct. They must be very confused at all this running around


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