The West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA)

The One Official National Club for Westies in the United States of America

"Welcome to our Wonderful World of Westies!"

The West Highland White Terrier Club of America is a collection of Westie fanciers from all over the USA, Canada and abroad. Whether a Westie wins at Westminster or is a professional couch potato, we strive to provide up-to-date information for the care, training and appreciation of our Little White Dogs. We protect and promote our special breed. We set the national standard that defines a West Highland White Terrier. All dog show judges in the USA use this guidance as the standard of excellence for evaluating individual Westies. We are an official breed club of the American Kennel Club. Our members often compete in AKC specialty shows, puppy sweepstakes, and multiple performance and companion events.

We keep members informed through the quarterly magazine, Westie Imprint, and monthly newsletter, Westie Update. These are included with your membership. We also provide an online chat group for members to exchange information and ideas.

We sponsor shows and seminars, support research and help prospective Westie owners learn more about the unique ways of the Westie! We sponsor Westie competitions, including a National Specialty and National Roving Specialty, Regional Specialties and Regional Events, and Westie Futurity and Maturity Sweepstakes. We encourage and promote the organization of events sponsored by independent regional Westie clubs. We support our Westie pet owners by providing valuable health and grooming information. We provide contact information for Westie rescue organizations.

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Get Involved

There are many activities in which Westies can and do participate. There is no reason for a Westie to retire and become a couch potato after only earning one or two titles.

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Become a Member!

Join Us! Your help is needed to protect and promote the Westie breed, stay informed, network and participate in mentorship, and support and represent the breed at local, national and international levels.

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The Latest News

highlights from National Specialty Show

President's Message

WHWTCA National Specialty Show

I want to thank all of those that came out to the clubs Nationals October 2 -11, 2021. It was wonderful to see all the familiar faces we haven't seen in a year or so and also some new faces. The club packs in a lot of activities in these 10 days annually. Special thanks to all the chairs of events and the many helpers that spent hours preparing and working these events. Also to those that worked behind the scenes with everything to make it move along. The dinner was great and the auction was a success too! 

Looking forward to 2022,
Cathy Blacklock

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25 Year Member Bios

If you are a 25‐year member of the WHWTCA, you should be sending in your bio for the History Project. We are missing a number of these bios and they are so important in helping us maintain our history and archives. Details on the Verbal History Project page.

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Facemasks - And More!

The WHWTCA Store is now open! Your one-stop site for shopping in a special boutique for WHWTCA items and more.
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$12.00 each (incl. Domestic Shipping)

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