Beagle is guest of honor at the White House

May 6, 2008 4:38:38 AM PDT

Uno, the champion beagle, celebrated his third birthday visiting with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush yesterday.

The celebrity canine was named best in show earlier this year by the Westminster Kennel Club.

The Bushes gave Uno a red-white-and-blue collar and lead as a birthday present.

The famous hound also got a chance to play with 270 school kids and Girl Scouts.

Later, he visited injured GIs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Uno is no longer on the dog show circuit.

The Illinois-bred beagle retired from competition in March.