Miniature Dachshund rides owner's back as he snorkels across lake

This clever doggy decided that it didn't want to get its fur wet and hopped aboard a snorkeller for a trip across a lake.

At first it looks like the pint-sized pooch is walking on water, but as it approaches and wetsuit-clad swimmer appears from beneath the surface.

The cute canine is fully equipped with a life jacket should it fall in, but its sure-footed stance makes that look unlikely.