At just four-weeks-old, the Border Collie puppies from last night's Big Week on the Farm have hands down won the award for cuteness. But meeting these sheep for the first time proved very difficult for some pups!

Firstly, what does a sheepdog's work look like? A brief history before we get to all the cuteness of the puppies:

Even at this tender age, the most inquisitive pups can be singled out as potential sheep dogs for farm work.

How did our pups fair out?
Under the watchful eye of their mother, two pups made some cautious steps towards their future woolly-wards. But dwarfed by the towering sheep, were they brave enough to make it to the end?

Want to learn about more animals on the farm? Try the Secret life of:

Watch a recap of last night's Secret Life of Border Collie Puppies:

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Throughout the programme, there was an outcry of support from Irish dogs across the country (no seriously!) As shown by Kody and Meg:

And there was still a bit of last year's host John Fagan on tonight's programme too!

Big Week on the Farm continues tonight from 7pm on RTÉ One with presenter Pat Shortt!

The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will be doing daily updates on the show every day next week.

If you miss any of the live shows, you can catch-up on the RTÉ Player.

Big Week on the Farm is co-funded with RTÉ by Science Foundation Ireland. Science and technology are increasingly part of modern farming and food production.