Adorable moment as tiny Dachshund rounds up a herd of sheep on Tasmanian farm

Hilarious footage has emerged of a little Dachshund puppy rounding up dozens of sheep on a farm.

Four-month-old sausage dog Henry James filled in as sheep dog for the day on owner Bree How’s Tunbridge property in Tasmania’s midlands region on Tuesday.

Despite not being from the normal sheep dog breed, the adorable pup passed his first test with flying colours.

He's just four months-old but Henry James already knows how to round up a flock of sheep

He's just four months-old but Henry James already knows how to round up a flock of sheep

He’s just four months-old but Henry James already knows how to round up a flock of sheep

Despite his tiny size and being outnumbered by dozens of sheep, Henry James took no time settling into his new role.

He shows the sheep who’s boss as he barks at the flock and trots alongside them as they’re herded into a nearby animal pen.  

Henry James shows the flock of sheep who's in charge on a Tasmanian farm

Henry James shows the flock of sheep who's in charge on a Tasmanian farm

Henry James shows the flock of sheep who’s in charge on a Tasmanian farm

Delighted that his hard work is complete, the cheeky pup then ignores calls to return to his pleased owner. 

‘Sausage Sheep Dog,’ Ms How captioned the adorable footage on social media. 

‘He loves coming to work on the farm,’ she told Storyful.

Bree How said her Dachshund passed his first test as a working sheep dog with flying colours

Bree How said her Dachshund passed his first test as a working sheep dog with flying colours

Bree How said her Dachshund passed his first test as a working sheep dog with flying colours

Best known for their playful and sociable nature, Dachshunds aren’t usually regarded as a traditional working sheep dog breed in Australia. 

Traditional breeds include border collies, Australian cattle dogs and kelpies.

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