Each year, the Crufts dog show judges crown one pet “Best in Show” out of dozens of purebred competitors.
Unlike human beauty contests, they don’t hand out a congeniality award.
But if they did, a feisty four-year-old mixed breed named Kratu might walk away with this year’s.
The rescue dog, who’s full name is “Baron Kratu von Bearbum,” became a viral sensation after running the contest’s agility course in his own special way.
Kratu’s owner and trainer, Tessa Swan, says he was rescued from an abusive home as a puppy.
Since then, Swan has raised him to be an emotional support dog, and an ambassador for other rescued animals.
In fact, Kratu competed at Crufts this year to raise awareness for the charity that saved his life, Wood Green.
But his performance left something to be desired.
Kratu managed to impress the audience, but mainly because he came up with new and creative ways of using the obstacles.
When he somehow pulled a 180 degree turn inside the plastic tube, the announcer was flabbergasted.
“He couldn’t care less, could be?” he asked, as Kratu ran off the floor for the second time to greet volunteers on the sidelines.
Despite losing the competition, Swan is enjoying all the attention Kratu attracted, and says his silly antics are just like him.
“He’s the reason I get up every day,” she told the announcer.
But Kratu isn’t the only dog who refused to follow the rules this year…