A Belvidere "resident" will be competing at this year's Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show in New York.
Kent and Gwen Meyer, who own Meyer's Tails Up Farm, will be featuring Ash, a soft coated wheaten terrier.
Ash is a winner of last October's Terrier National Championship in Pennsylvania..
"I really love this dog. He is a really awesome dog and he is a great show dog. He loves to do it," says Kent Meyer. "Some of our other dogs have been really pretty but hadn't liked to do it. He actually wants to do it."
The Westminster Dog Show will be held next Monday and Tuesday.