West Highland White Terrier Club of America

2017 WHWTCA National Specialty

Sunday October 1, 2017 to Sunday October 8, 2017

The West Highland White Terrier Club of America cordially invites you to come and join the fun at the 2017 National Specialty.

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, a lively auction, 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.


The headquarters hotel is once again Hampton Inn-Exton, 4 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA.
(610) 363-5555.  When making your reservation, identify yourself as being with WHWTCA to get the discounted rate. 

The Hampton Inn requires a minimum of a 3 day stay to qualify for the discounted block rate.  Block being 10/2 until 10/8. Rate is $129. 72 hour cancelation applies. Group Code is WHW.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 1
8 AM     WHWTCA Tracking Test:  TD, TDX, VST and TDU Tests
Fair Hill National Resources Management Area, Elkton, MD
Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5
All-Terrier Agility Trial (terriers only)
In the Net Sports Complex, Palmyra, PA
Tuesday, October 3
Kimberton Set-up;  Barn Hunt Set-up
Wednesday, October 4
8:30 AM   Barn Hunt:  2 Trials each day.  Host Club:  WHWTCA, Kimberton
9 AM     Westie Foundation Board Meeting, Hampton Inn, Exton, PA
Thursday, October 5
8:30 AM   Meeting of the WHWTCA Officers and Board of Directors, Residence Inn, Exton, PA
8:30 AM   Barn Hunt Trial- 2 Trials.  Host Club:  WHWTCA, Kimberton
2 PM     Canine Good Citizen Test,  Kimberton
6:30 PM   Westie Foundation Health Seminar,  Kimberton
Friday,  October 6
8 AM      WHWTCA Hospitality Continental Breakfast,  Kimberton
9 AM   Coursing Ability Test, (2 tests each day)  Host Club: WHWTCA, Kimberton
12- 4 PM    Salesroom   (No setup for sales or sales prior to 12 Noon, due to Obedience trial)
10 AM   Obedience Trial,  Kimberton
12 PM   Rally Trial,  Kimberton
6 PM    Annual Dinner Meeting and Auction
Saturday,  October 7
8 AM     WHWTCA Hospitality Continental Breakfast,  Kimberton
8 AM – 4 PM     Sales Room,   Kimberton
9 AM   Coursing Ability Test, (2 tests each day)  Host Club: WHWTCA, Kimberton
10 AM   Futurity followed by Maturity,  Kimberton
Lunch Break
Rescue Parade
12:30 PM    Veteran Sweepstakes and Puppy Sweepstakes,  Kimberton
Sunday, October 8
8 AM     WHWTCA National Specialty- Montgomery County Kennel Club
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA 
Monday,  October 9
8:30 AM   National Earthdog Test, Host: WHWTCA   (2 Tests)
EV-RY Farms, 1333 Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

* Events held at “Kimberton” are located at the Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, Route 113,762 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville, PA.  19460

Please Note:   Referenced event times are tentative.  Check your premium lists for exact event and ring times as well as GPS locations

For details, DOWNLOAD the complete 2017 National Specialty Schedule of Events (pdf)