WHWTCA National Specialty

Fun at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America National Specialty!

2024 National Specialty

September 29 to October 7

Plans are underway for our 2024 National Specialty scheduled for October 1 through 9 at various locations in and around Pennsylvania!

For eight days, our wonderful Westies will demonstrate their versatility by competing in Tracking, Agility, Earthdog, Obedience, Rally and Conformation events.

For the humans on the other end of the lead, there will also be a dinner, annual awards ceremony, and the chance to socialize with other Westie enthusiasts. For those so inclined, there are plenty of sightseeing and shopping opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area.

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National Specialty Links
(links will be provided as they become available)

Premium Lists

Conformation Premium Lists

  • Hatboro Premium (pdf)
  • Rau Premium for Sweeps, Maturity, Futurity (pdf)
  • Devon Premium (pdf)
  • Montgomery County Kennel Club Premium (pdf)

Accommodations

Host Hotel:
Hampton Inn, 4 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341

Book your group rate for West Highland Terriers Club of America
Room Rate: $129.00 (no pet fee – limit 2 dogs per room) Deadline for group rate: September 1, 2024
Phone: (610) 363-5555 - Block Name: Westies 2024
You can also Book online

Group Rates also available at:
Residence Inn, 10 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
Room Rate: Suite $149.00, Double Suite $219.00 (no pet fee)
Call directly at 610-594-9705 before August 15th and identify as part of West Highland White Terrier Club.
You can also Book online.

RV Parking Reservations

IMPORTANT!! You are requested to REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE to assist us with planning and organizing the parking.
Advance reservations are $20 per night. $25 per night is the rate for those without reservations. We will provide 20amp electric hookups only, as available.

Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, October 5 nights are available. RVs may not arrive before noon on TUESDAY.

DOWNLOAD RV Parking Reservation Form (pdf)

Payment deadline is 09/22/2024. Payments may be made by Check or via PayPal in our online STORE.
If making your RV reservation via PayPal, please still download the reservation form
and mail to Jim Nuss, RV Chairperson, 1 Edgewater Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204
or send via email at bayshorewesties@comcast.net. Use "RV Parking" in email subject line.

Chair: Jim Nuss bayshorewesties@comcast.net 609-602-8927

Annual Dinner and Meeting

Friday Evening, October 4, 2024
St. Anthony’s Lodge – Banquet Hall
259 Church Street, Downingtown, PA 19335

Cocktail Social Hour 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM

This year's Annual Dinner and Meeting will be held at the same location as last year: St. Anthony's Lodge in Downingtown, PA. Dinner will be a buffet including a variety of selections, including Chicken & Mushroom Marsala, Sweet Sausage with Peppers and Onions, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna and a Balsamic Toasted Garden Salad. Dinner includes rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available. Attire is business casual. The cost, per person, is $50.00.

Reservations may be made via PayPal in our online STORE.
If paying via check, please mail the form AND your check payable to WHWTCA to: Peggy Ottinger, 1362 Landis Drive, North Wales, PA 19454

DOWNLOAD Meal Reservation Form (pdf)

Deadline for all reservations is Wednesday, September 18. No refunds after September 18th.

WHWTCA Obedience & Rally Trials and Fast CAT Test Boxed Lunch

Friday, October 4, 2024 & Saturday, October 5, 2024
Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, Phoenixville, PA
The box lunches for Friday and Saturday are catered by Panera. All sandwiches include potato chips and a freshly baked cookie. Salads include baguette and a freshly baked cookie. Bottled water and soft drinks are available with all lunches. The cost is $17.00 per lunch.

Reservations may be made via PayPal in our online STORE.
If paying via check, please mail the form AND your check payable to WHWTCA to: Bette Carroll, 1871 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 0805

DOWNLOAD Meal Reservation Form (pdf)

Lunch is by reservation only - there will be NO EXTRAS. Deadline to order is Wednesday, September 25th.

Schedule of Events
( will be updated as more become available)

WHWTCA Tracking Tests: TD (6), TDU (2) and TDX (3)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2024 - 8 AM
Fair Hill National Resources Management Area, Elkton, MD
Chair: Sil Sanders
Secretary: Anne Sanders 425-870-0200 rimewest@hotmail.com
Judges: Sue Ammerman, Ruth Vaughan and Tom Harding
BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW if you Might be coming. Big U of DE weekend
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All-Terrier Agility Trial

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 through THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - 8 AM
(Monday - Wednesday is terriers only; Thursday is now all-breed)
In The Net Sports Complex, Palmyra, PA
Secretary:  Bonnie Reifsnyder, Scores’N More   717-579-8296  www.scoresnmore.com  
Chairs: Vicki & David Flanery jdavid.flanery@gmail.com
High in Class & High in Trial Awards for Westies will be presented Monday, Monday, September 30
DOWNLOAD Flyer (pdf)
SCORES-N-MORE ONLINE ENTRY
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Obedience and Rally Trials

TUESDAY, October 1, 2024 - 8 AM
In The Net Sports Complex, Palmyra, PA
Host: Airedale Terrier Club

WHWTCA Scent Work Trial

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 & THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2024 - 8 AM
Kimberton Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd, Phoenixville, PA
Chairs: Connie Romano (Wed) and Renee Glover (Thu)
Secretary: Joe Mazur 570-866-0288 joe.mazur5964@gmail.com
Judges: Diane Quirk & Joyce Smuda
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Westie Foundation Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2024 - 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Hampton Inn, Exton, PA

Hatboro Dog Club, Inc. All Breed Show

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - 8:30 AM
Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St, Macungie, PA
Judges: TBD
Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd.

Meeting of the WHWTCA Officers and Board of Directors

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2024 - 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Hampton Inn, Exton, PA

Conformation Assessment (formerly Quality Westie)

Not offered this year
UPDATE UNDERWAY TO COMPLY WITH NEW BREED STANDARD.

WHWTCA Fast CAT Tests (2 tests)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 - 8 AM
Kimberton Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd, Phoenixville, PA
Chair: Donalee Boyd
Secretary: Cathy Blacklock 330-618-7902 cajims@msn.com
Lure Operator: Diane Bruder
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WHWTCA Obedience Trial

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - 10 AM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Chair: Deb Jackson dobegirl@comcast.net 202-309-4205
Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd.
Judge: Nancy K. Withers

WHWTCA Rally Trial

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - Immediately Following Obedience
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Chair: Deb Jackson dobegirl@comcast.net 202-309-4205
Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd.
Judge: Nancy K. Withers

Sales Room

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - 12 PM – 4 PM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
No morning sales due to Obedience trial
Chair: Chris Schriber 330-862-5001 or 330-760-4271 fairisle@twc.com

Annual Dinner Meeting/Awards Banquet

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2024 - 6 PM
St. Anthony's Lodge, 259 Church Street, Downington, PA
New Caterer: Montesano Bros.
Reservations may be made via WHWTCA Store or check
Contact:  Peggy Ottinger  215-591-2475  ottingpeg@yahoo.com
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, September 18

WHWTCA Hospitality Continental Breakfast

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 - 8 AM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Contact:  Kristine Tarrer  706-484-9901  krmt@tarrerlaw.com

Devon Dog Show Association All Breed Show

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 - 8 AM
Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds, Ludwig's Corner, PA
Westie Judge: TBA
Terrier Group: TBA
BIS: TBA
Superintendent:  MB-F, Inc.

Sales Room

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 - 8 AM – 4 PM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Chair: Chris Schriber 330-862-5001 or 330-760-4271 fairisle@twc.com

Futurity, followed by Maturity

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 -  10 AM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Judge: Jane Kays
Futurity Enrollment Form (pdf)
Litter Nomination Form (pdf)

Veteran Sweepstakes and Puppy Sweepstakes

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2024 -  12:30 PM
Kimberton Exhibition Hall
Judge: Deborah C. Borgo

WHWTCA National Specialty – Montgomery County Kennel Club

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2024 -  8 AM
Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St, Macungie, PA
Westie Judge: Mrs. Dawn L. Martin
Terrier Judge: Mrs. Lydia Coleman Hutchison
Superintendent:  MB-F, Inc.

National Earthdog Test

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2024 - 8 AM
Host:  Cairn Terrier Club
EV-RY Farms, 1333 Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Test chair: Pam Davis, davispcjg@aol.com 610-564-8401
Test Secretary: Connie Burnley (609) 519-8289 annelrosenberg@hotmail.com
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All Things Westie Auction

Annual Auction ONLINE! November 9-10, 2024 on Facebook

Donations needed: westiewoof.dc@gmail.com

The auction starts November 9 at:

9am ET
8am CT
7am MT
6am PT

The auction ends November 10 at:

4:59 ET
3:59 CT
2:59 MT
1:59 PT

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