One of Billing’s own was a star of the show on the national stage this week, and his name is Little Ricky Ricardo. The beautiful Black Lab is the winner of Best in Breed honors at the world-renowned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Billings residents Paul and Jeleen Guttenberg are the owners of the 4-year-old black Labrador Retriever. Faced with the fierce competition at the New York City event, the Guttenbergs were hoping to emerge from the Breed Judging with an Award of Merit. As dogs were cut from the pool of Labrador retrievers, eventually Ricky stood alone as Best in Breed, and Grand Champion Silver Mainland Little Ricky Ricardo, as his official name reads, is both the top Labrador retriever and sporting dog in the history of Montana. Only seven Labs have ever done this in the history of the breed.

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