In one moment, instead of jumping over a hurdle, Kratu just grabbed one of the poles with his mouth and took it for a ride.
I cannot be anything else! I am Kratu and I do it my way! https://t.co/dAN7SCjc9t— KRATU (@Kraturescuedog)
"That’s definitely against the rules," one announcer said.
"That has to be a few faults ..." the other chimed in.
This is the third straight year that Kratu has won over the crowd by following his own path. And unfortunately, it will be the last.The pup's owner, Tessa Eagle Swan, announced on Feb. 28 that he was "retiring from agility."
Kratu is retiring from agility. The last Crufts for Kratu. Interview for the greatest entertainer would be a lovely gesture #rescuedog #interview #Crufts #entertainment #viral pic.twitter.com/Co4WzlQImp— KRATU (@Kraturescuedog)
Swan rescued Kratu from a dangerous situation in Romania when he was just a few weeks old. She was just as amused by his goofy personality as everyone else."As a teenager he was incredibly hard to train!'' Swan told Crufts in an interview last year. "He was so stubborn and determined to do what he wanted. He makes me laugh with his antics. He loves to perform tricks and does them all the time.
Help Them Adapt to New Environments. “The only thing that likes change is a four-week-old baby in a wet diaper.” Though puppies and kittens are easygoing, mature pets often need guidance transitioning into new spaces. Dr. Becker advises introducing them slowly. “Don’t just dump them in a new house and hope for the best.” Pheromone sprays are handy for making strange houses more inviting. “Cats,” notes Dr. Becker, exist as both predator and prey, and in predator mode, they need vertical surfaces like climbing towers to feel safe.”
"He is a natural clown which makes it interesting and fun," she added. "If he doesn’t like something he won’t do it. He really loves to please me but mostly himself! He is such a big character who will try to do what he wants rather than what I am asking. He is challenging and quite determined."
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At least Kratu didn't leave any unwanted souvenirs behind at the competition.A dachshund named Maisie that won best in show was so excited that she just couldn't hide it. She took a celebratory poop right on the course after being named the winner. Thankfully, owner Kim McCalmont came prepared with a bag to scoop it right up.