Du Hebing, of Xi'an, told Huashang Daily that he shot the picture by chance.
"After visiting Qinling Wild Animal Park, on the way home I saw a group of sheep walking along the road with a man holding a picture following behind them," he said.
Du said he burst out laughing when he realised it was a picture of a wolf.
"The man was using the wolf picture to scare the sheep and drive them ahead - it was a really funny scene," he said.
"Maybe he was just trying to save some money by not buying a sheepdog - but he is obviously a talented shepherd." (Huashang Daily)