This handsome fellow is a Catalan Sheepdog.

Animalcouriers first came across this beautiful, bouncy type of dog four or five years ago, when we visisted kennels in Catalunya to collect the first of the breed.

We’d like to think lovely Aikos is perhaps a great-grandson of one of them.

We met up with him in Trelleborg, Sweden, just in time to catch the ferry across to Rostock in Germany.

No, face the camera, Aikos!

Ah, that's better