Animals Video

By Jessica Testa



A small Portuguese Podengo leads his owner’s horses around their property in Australia. 


Horse Racing Sample Collection Official Robyn Burchmann, 49, caught her two-year-old dog Smokey leading her horses Hi Hi and Clancy a number of times despite not being trained to do so. 


In many of the videos, Smokey looks back at the cooperative horses as he tugs on the rope and moves around the spacious backyard.


Robyn says: “He’s not scared of them if they keep a safe distance and the horses are not scared of the dogs, they all live in harmony.”


“Being classed as a primitive breed, Podengos can be a little nervous in new environments or if something different happens on their turf.”