Kratu was rescued from horrible conditions in Romania before arriving at this year's Crufts Dog Show

By Kelli Bender
March 15, 2019 01:49 PM

The U.K.’s Crufts Dog Show is one of the largest dog shows in the world, attracting canines from all across the globe — dogs like Kratu.

Kratu is a rescue dog from Romania who was saved from “absolutely terrible conditions,” according to Crufts, by animal charity Wood Green. You would never guess Kratu has a dark past by looking at his beaming, eager face.

The scruffy Crufts star recently ran the show’s Rescue Dog Agility course and became an instant sensation. Kratu didn’t earn applause for nailing the obstacles, instead he won over the crowd with his improvised, happy-go-lucky approach to the course.

During his run, Kratu was much more interested in chilling in the tunnels and looking for new friends in the stands than in earning points.

After totally ignoring the course’s set route, Kratu exited his run with a huge smile on his face and countless admirers cheering his efforts.

As the commentator in the video above notes, Crufts wants dogs to have fun above all else and Kratu certainly embodies that belief.