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When she began her career as a professional sheep dog Floss was impressive- the sheep responded well to her, she was faster than your average and shecertainly looked good.
But farmer Dave Issac has reluctantly decided to sell Floss as she is nowtoo big to get through his farmyard gates - because she is a Peugeot estatecar.
Mr Issac, 46, who lives on an 180-acre farm near Battle in East Sussex,converted the family car into a working sheep dog in tribute to his dog whichhad recently died.
He spent 2,000 covering the family car in fur and modifying it until itbecame an exact replica of Floss, his favourite sheep dog.
Floss the sheep dog car, who has a top speed of 40mph, soon proved to be asurprisingly effective herder as the flock of sheep failed to notice they werebeing rounded up by a much larger animal with headlamps for eyes and anexhaust.
Mr Issac said: 'I know it was a bit of a mad thing to do but it was atribute to my old sheep dog Floss who passed away.
'I have three kids and we loved her and as a family we all missed herterribly.
'So I got together with a friend and we built Floss the sheep dog car in mybarn, copying as closely as I could every last detail of my old dog.
'Sheep aren't known for their intelligence and they didn't seem to noticethe difference so they were quite happy.
But Floss the car, which is not licensed to drive on public roads, is nowtoo big to navigate along the narrow farm tracks and through the gates to MrIssac's fields.
Because Floss also required a timber frame built around the Peugeot'schassis to attach the fur, the car is now taking up too much space in the barnof a busy working farm.
Mr Issac added:'They were things we didn't really consider when we builther so with a heavy heart she is going on E-bay.
'It's been a lot of fun and she handles well, is obedient and nice anddocile and surprisingly aerodynamic.
Mr Isaac hopes Floss the sheep dog car may interest festival organisers ordog charities as a fun car.
'As long as she goes to a good home I'll be happy,' he said.
Floss shares more than a few characteristics with the iconic Mutts Cuttsvan immortalised in the cult film Dumb and Dumber.