Westie Club Events

WHWTCA Specialty

National Westie Specialty Shows

The West Highland White Terrier Club of America holds two shows each year:

  • Roving Specialty, which travels around the country and is generally hosted by one of the regional Westie clubs,
  • National Specialty, held every year in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club show, usually on the first Sunday in October.

Starting in 2005, the venue was changed for the Montgomery show, and it is held at:

Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

The Montgomery County Kennel Club show is the largest all-terrier show in the U.S., with over 2,000 terriers competing. The day before the Montgomery show, the WHWTCA holds a puppy sweepstakes and an obedience trial.

Regional Westie Specialty Shows

At least 16 regional West Highland White Terrier clubs hold a regional specialty show, usually in conjunction with an all-breed club dog show. These are held around the country from January until November each year.

All show-giving regional clubs are asked to furnish the dates of their specialties show(s) and the name(s) of their judges.


You may wish to check the individual clubs' website or superintendent's sites periodically for updates as some clubs are offering multiple days of supported entries. Included are the specialty shows that are offering regular and sweepstakes classes.

All judges are pending AKC/CKC approval. Many of the regional specialties offer obedience, rally, agility, and/or earthdog events. Information is subject to change and you should check the individual club's website periodically for updates to the list.

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