Adorable Rescue Pooch Wins Hearts At Crufts With Disastrous Performance
An adorable rescue dog has won over viewers with his disastrous Crufts performance, which you can watch below:
Kratu has made several appearances at Crufts over the years and, if we're being honest, he's never been that fussed on nailing the agility course, so you won't be surprised to learn this year was no different.
The cute pooch took part in the non-competitive rescue dogs agility course, guided by his handler Tessa Eagle Swan at the Birmingham NEC show. Although he didn't exactly follow the course, he did look like he was having the time of his life.
The crowd couldn't help but crack up laughing as Kratu bounded out into the arena, mostly ignored the jumps, hid in a tunnel and then grabbed one of the poles from a jump and dragged it around with him, all while patient Tessa encouraged him try and complete the course.
I reckon he deserves a solid 10/10 for enthusiasm and cuteness.
And it seems as though dog-lovers agree, with many posting on social media to praise the four-legged legend.
One person wrote: "Love this pup. No f***s given. He's there for fun, doing his own thing."
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A second posted: "I absolutely love this dogs truly bring such happiness to us."
While a third chipped in: "This pup is having the best time and thoroughly enjoying his life! Giant puppy hug!"
Kratu, a Carpathian-Mioritic cross, was rescued from Romania where he had 'traumatic' start to life and was taken in by the Wood Green Animal Shelter.
Tessa says she began speaking to Kratu over WhatsApp before he had even made it into the UK. She explained: "We rescued Kratu when he was a few weeks old from a very dangerous situation. He went in to foster with my friend and I would talk to him using WhatsApp.
"I used to sing him songs and send him voice messages. When he arrived back with me in the UK he was familiar with my voice and we bonded instantly."
As you can probably see from the clip above, when it comes to training Kratu it hasn't been a walk in the park for Tessa, who says he is 'a big character who will try to do what he wants rather than what I am asking'.
After this performance Kratu has now retired from Crufts, but you can still keep up with his antics on his Twitter page here.
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Crufts