This national club is made up of Westie fanciers from all over the country and has the responsibility of setting the standard that defines a Westie. All dog show judges use this guideline as a standard of excellence to evaluate each Westie. The West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA) is a member Club of the American Kennel Club. It holds two specialty shows, two puppy sweepstakes, and an obedience trial each year. The club also holds earthdog and tracking tests.
Additionally, the national Club sponsors shows and seminars, supports research and helps prospective Westie owners, like you, learn more about the unique ways of the Westie. A good resource that you might want to order is the magazine published by the WHWTCA, The Westie Imprint. It is sent quarterly and can be ordered by following this link