The video below might just be the best 23 seconds you’ll spend today. Watch Zion, an Australian Shepherd, show off his umbrella dance in the rain! It’s adorable, and this video is a heart melter for sure.
The best part of Zion’s dance comes at the end when he starts to cross his legs like he’s on a catwalk. There’s something very human-like about his movements, and when he gives you side-eyed looks, there’s a near-human quality to his (stunning) eyes.
As much as I love the dance, Zion is a heck of a beautiful pupper. His eyes are gorgeous and seem to be mismatched. The first time I watched the video I just assumed it was the camera, but having watched again (and again) I’m thinking that it’s his actual eyes. Honestly, Australian Shepherds might just have the most beautiful eyes of any canine.
Australian shepherds are also one of my favorite breeds. They are known for being extremely intelligent. Australian shepherds are also a favorite among competitive dog sports. The video above shows why: these shepherds are extremely intelligent and are quite easy to train.
Their different hair patterns and scruffy hair are also gorgeous. While “Aussies” have Australian in their name, they actually originated in the Western United States. Regardless of heritage, Aussies are hard working and intelligent dogs.