UK Shelter Shows Off Chihuahua-Turned-Sheepdog

Nancy's not your typical sheepdog.

This once mangy Chihuahua was brought into a London animal home two years ago with a skin disease so severe that she had to be hand-reared by a shelter employee.

Now the 2 1/2 pound rescue dog has been filmed bounding after sheep several times her size, chasing them around a small enclosure in southern England.

The video released by the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is an attempt to "prove that rescue dogs really can do anything," owner Ali Taylor said in a statement Tuesday.

Taylor said she trained Nancy following several trips to various farms, but cautioned against others deploying their dogs for sheep herding duties.

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Do it only with "proper supervision from an expert," she said.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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