A clever collie has tried to pull the wool over the eyes of his herd of sheep by disguising himself as one of their own.

The Border Collie was almost literally a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' as he attempted to dress up in their sheared wool.

The herding dog, who works on Lucy Jones' farm, is a talented sheepdog – dogs known for stealth and herding ability.

But in a TikTok video viewed nearly a million times, the dog took his sneakiness to the next level, and managed to become part of the herd.

The amusing clip sees the collie sitting perfectly still in the sheep barn, surrounded by his woolly pals.

But the dog is wrapped up in sheared sheep wool with just his little head poking out, hoping that no-one will notice that he’s an imposter.

In the background, the audio says: “Nobody’s gonna know. How would they know?”

The camera zooms to the collie's face as the dog looks back towards the sheep who are starring intently at him and can't work him out.

One commenter wrote on the clip: “Day 105. I’ve gained their trust and now I’m their leader.”

Another added: “Wolf in sheep’s clothing, literally.”

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“Don’t be suspicious, don’t be suspicious,” another wrote, referencing another popular TikTok audio that would be rather fitting for the clip.

Another joked: “Dog’s like ‘you’re embarrassing me! The sheep ain’t buying it and I look like an old lady that’s never had a hair cut.”

The American Kennel Club says collies as a ‘remarkably bright workaholic’, as they are capable of learning many words, tricks and tasks, which makes them the perfect sheepdogs.

The club added: “The intelligence, athleticism, and trainability of Borders have a perfect outlet in agility training. Having a job to perform, like agility or herding work is key to Border happiness.”

A Border Collie called Chaser was named the world’s smartest dog for her ability to remarkably remember more than 1,000 proper nouns – including 30 different balls by name and category.

The clever dog died 2019 at the age of 15.

Dr Pilley, a professor emeritus of psychology at Wofford College, South Carolina, was given her as an eight-week-old puppy by his wife Sally.

They would spend up to five hours a day “studying” for three years.

She said that Chaser could remember the names given to 30 balls if he was given them, and their relationship to each other.

Ms Pilley Bianchi continued: “She learned the theory of one to many and many to one, which is learning one object could have many names and many names can apply to one object or one person.”

Techniques included showing Chaser an object, saying its name up to 40 times, and then asking the collie to find it.

Sheepdogs are also regarded as one of the healthiest and most loyal breed of dogs.

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