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.
West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Ohio
Steel Valley Cluster
August 5 - 8, 2021
Canfield is just weeks away! Entries close July 21st at noon. Hop to it! The premium list is on Infodog.com. If you're new to Westies, (welcome), Canfield is what we call the Steel Valley cluster in August when we have the Northern Ohio specialty. The Canadian judge who was scheduled for Thursday (August 5th) has withdrawn due to the uncertainties of the border crossing, so a replacement is pending. Friday is Nancy Liebes, Saturday is Jan Parcel. Lee Trudeau wants fellow westie lovers to know she is deeply disappointed that because of a current health issue she has had to withdraw from her Saturday puppy sweeps judging assignment at Canfield this year. Tracy Pancost has agreed to step in and we sure appreciate it. Did you get a puppy or breed a litter during all this stay at home time? Sunday August 8th is the actual specialty, Peggy Beisel McIlwaine judging regular classes and Betty Williams judging puppy and veteran sweeps. Even if you don't have a puppy, surely you have a veteran who like to get cleaned up and out of the house. Veterans can be spayed or neutered and clipped. You know they don't have to be champions, just past the age of seven. We have our building, so inside ring unlike most of the other breeds out in the sun and/or rain, and inside grooming with polite social distancing. Ohio is so improved Covid wise that mask mandates are cancelled. Hopefully we can keep it that way, but bring along your favorite westie patterned mask in case. There is Rally at Canfield this year. And dock diving too. And socializing for people Don't you miss seeing your Westie friends?
Chris Schriber, WHWTCNO
West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Denver
Annual Specialty Show
September 10, 2021
SAVE THE DATE! Our Annual Specialty is planned for Friday, September 10 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colorado, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain All Terrier Club and followed by the Evergreen Kennel Club all breed shows September 11 and 12. Judges for the Specialty will be Peggy Beisel‐ Mcllwaine for Regular classes and Deborah Borgo for Sweepstakes. We hope to have Sweeps and a dinner with sales items and auction, but as everyone knows, regulations are ever changing and we will take whatever we can get!
Our club also has a new website. Check it out at www.westieclubcolorado.com!
Lisanne Smith, President
West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater New York
September 12, 2021
We are hopeful that our NY Specialty will take place on September 12 at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, NJ along with the Westchester Kennel Club but will keep everyone posted on that as time moves forward. It is usually a great turn out. Our sweepstakes judge is Patti Marks and our Specialty Judge is Jon Cole. Hopefully we will all be vaccinated against this awful virus and we will be able to enjoy life again including going to our beloved dog shows!
Stay well, President of WHWTCGNY, Susan Faga
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