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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Westie with awards

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.

WHTWCA members

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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Judges Schedule

westie judging

We have had some inquires for the Judges Schedule.
Here is the current list.

Regular Classes
Nationals (MCKC) - Bill McFadden
Roving - Linda Servin

Sweepstakes Kimberton - Tracy Pancost
Sweepstakes Roving - Sandy Campbell
Futurity/Maturity - Becky Koester

Regular Classes
Nationals (MCKC) - Dawn Martin
Roving - Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine

Sweepstakes Kimberton - Deb Borgo
Sweepstakes Roving - Joan Giancola
Futurity/Maturity - TBD

Regular Classes
Nationals (MCKC) - David Gignac
Roving - Jan Parcel

Sweepstakes Kimberton - Kay McGuire
Sweepstakes Roving - Jim McGarr
Futurity/Maturity - TBD

The Latest News

2023 Roving Specialty in Perry GA


Mark Your Calendars and Climb Aboard

2023 Midnight Train to Georgia Roving Specialty!

April 12 through April 16, 2023 in Perry, Georgia

Conformation, Agility, Barn Hunt, CAT, Dock Diving, Fast CAT, Obedience, Rally and more!!

Check our Roving Specialty for more info as it comes available.


The Roving Committee is selling Tshirts as a fundraiser. Price per shirt is $30, which includes shipping & handling. Shirts are a light smoky blue color and are unisex.

To order, visit our STORE. Quantites are limited, so get one while you can!


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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2022 WHWTCA Roving Specialty

The 2022 WHWTCA Roving Specialty was held during the Florida Sunshine State Cluster, June 15 through June 19, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida. See Highlights from the 2022 WHWTCA Roving Specialty on our National Roving Specialty page.

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