Baa-rking up the wrong tree! Adorable Tibetan terrier fails in her job as sheepdog because her white fluffy appearance makes sheep think she’s one of them

  • Little Nala, four, was brought as a puppy by farmer Jamie Beau Brewer, 32
  • She was bought with the intention to become a sheepdog but failed at the job
  • Nala sports long white fur with a black nose making her look similar to the sheep

An adorable Tibetan terrier who was brought to be a sheepdog has instead become her owner’s lapdog after failing to round up sheep because she looked so similar to them. 

Little Nala, four,  was brought as a puppy by farmer Jamie Beau Brewer, 32, after he was on the lookout for a sheepdog to come and help with his work.

Jamie was running the farm based in Broadway, Worcestershire, and was hoping Nala could help herd up to 200 sheep, but she failed on the first attempt after the sheep mistook her for one of them.

An adorable Tibetan terrier who was brought to be a sheepdog has instead become her owner’s lapdog after failing to round up sheep because she looked so similar to them

Little Nala, four, was brought as a puppy by farmer Jamie Beau Brewer (pictured), 32, after he was on the lookout for a sheepdog to come and help with his work

Nala sports long white fur with a black nose – making her looks surprisingly similar to the sheep.

Jamie, whose parents own the farm, explained: ‘I was looking for a sheepdog and I came across the Tibetan terrier breed which were well known for being sheepdogs and decided to get Nala.

‘When we first took her out as a puppy, she used to charge at the sheep but they wouldn’t listen to her because she was so small.

‘Now, she tries to herd them for about a minute before running off to play with them and they don’t take her seriously because they think she’s one of them.

Jamie was running the farm based in Broadway, Worcestershire, and was hoping Nala could help herd up to 200 sheep, but she failed on the first attempt after the sheep mistook her for one of them

Jamie says that Nala now cuddles up on the sofa at home and is more of a lapdog 

Nala sports long white fur with a black nose – making her looks surprisingly similar to the sheep

‘She wants to do it but she’s just not strong enough.

‘She’s a failed work dog and spends most of the time in the house on someone’s lap now.’

When Jamie first brought Nala home, he took her out onto the farm and attempted to teach her to herd the sheep.

But little Nala failed after struggling to understand how to do it.

When Jamie first brought Nala home, he took her out onto the farm and attempted to teach her to herd the sheep, pictured 

Little Nala failed after struggling to understand how to herd sheep and lambs

Jamie, pictured, said, ‘She’ll put them through the gate but can never finish the job and will get bored half way through’

Jamie added that people often think Nala is one of the lambs – but he does he best to encourage her

Nala is so fluffy she looks like one of the sheep which makes her job as a sheepdog tricky

Jamie added that Nala (pictured) still comes out every so often but is ‘more of a nuisance’

Jamie added: ‘She used to try and herd 200 sheep and lambs and it would be a complete mess.

‘As soon as the sheep noticed it was her, they knew they could get away with doing what they wanted.

‘She’ll put them through the gate but can never finish the job and will get bored half way through.

‘People often think she looks like one of the lambs.

‘She still comes out every so often but she’s more of a nuisance.

‘Nala is absolutely spoilt rotten. The farm is a family farm and we’ve had it for nearly 100 years’.

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