Kratu's owner, Tessa Eagle Swan, says that this will be his last year in competition — but even in retirement, he's sure to keep on making the world a more joyful place simply by being himself. That's something Swan knows well; in addition to being a cheerful friend, he's her emotional support pup, too.
"He is the best assistance I could have as he always makes me laugh, too," Swan told The Dodo in an earlier interview. "He is a clown at home daily. How can you be down for long when you live with such a wonderful happy clown? He makes my heart smile."