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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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

2023 National Specialty Auction Donations

Annual Auction ONLINE! November 11 - 12 on Facebook

Donations Needed

The West Highland White Terrier Club of America is switching things up! Instead of holding our amazing auction at the Award Banquet/Annual Meeting, we will host an ONLINE auction on November 11 & 12 on Facebook.

The auction is our main source of fund-raising for the National Specialty each year. And holding the auction online means EVERYONE gets to participate in the fun!!

To donate items, please contact Donna Cannon at by October 21, 2023.



Westie Breed Standard

A Special Committee was appointed to update the written standard of the West Highland White Terrier. Login to the Member's section to view the report under Announcements.

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2023 WHWTCA Roving Specialty

The 2023 WHWTCA Roving Specialty was held in April at the Georgia National Fairgrounds See a slideshow of the Highlights on our National Roving Specialty page.

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25 Year Member Bios

If you are a 25‐year member of the WHWTCA, send in your bio for the History Project. They are so important in helping us maintain our history and archives. Details on the Verbal History Project page.

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Judges Schedule

We have had some inquires for the Judges Schedule.

Here is the current list for 2023 through 2025 in PDF format.

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