Rico, the husky, sings with Harv

Update: "Live with Kelly and Ryan" posted the following on Instagram Monday night, but did tell the local couple they still will receive a free trip.

  • livekellyandryanDue to a calculation error in our Bow Wow Wow contest the incorrect winner was announced on the show. We’d like to congratulate the actual grand prize winner Amber Martin and her dog Walter!


A Scottville dog has made national news with a win — by “singing.”

Rico, a 6-year-old Siberian husky owned by Jason ‘Harv” and Melanie Hargreaves, first earned a spot as a finalist in the Bow Wow Wow contest on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and today was announced the winner.

He’s part of a musical family, and this pup likes to sing along, making his video among the top three sent in from across the country, which then called for an online vote.

Rico is a typical Siberian husky and is extremely vocal, the family says. 

He has a knack for mimicking his pack (his family) and sings along quite often. He prefers classic rock and pop hits from the ’70s and ’80s. 

Melanie’s mom, Mary Hasenbank, encouraged her to sign Rico up for the show. 

“Rico does not sing with the radio. He only sings with us,” Melanie said. “When Harv rehearses, (Rico) joins in. In the video, Harv was learning that song for a gig that night. I had to hide my phone while recording.”

“Rico is very camera shy. If I take out my phone, he looks away. He is always vocal (as many of our neighbors can attest),” Melanie said.

Their two boys, Logan and Carter, love to get him going, too, Melanie said. 

The winner based on an online vote. 

Rico’s video was chosen as the winner by an online vote. 

The local couple will receive a six-day/five-night vacation trip for two in an oceanfront room at the St. James’s Club- Morgan Bay, St, Lucia.


See the video at http://kellyandryan.com/live/bow-wow-wow/