West Highland White Terrier Club of America

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.

Upcoming Specialties

West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Illinois

Annual Specialty Show
June 19, 2021

Invites you to our 2021 Annual Specialty Show. Saturday, June 19, 2021 Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake Illinois
Dedicated to the Memory of Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky
Regular Class Judge Bergit Coady-Kabel; Sweepstakes Judge Rebecca Koester
Part of the five-day Windy City Cluster June 16-20. Designated Specialty with Great Lakes All Terrier Assn Terrier Group Show
Regular class judges for other days: Cindy Meyer (Wednesday);
Janet Parcel (Thursday); Pamela Bruce (Friday Supported Entry);
John Constantine-Amodei (Sunday Supported Entry)
Sweepstakes also offered on Sunday with Judge Scott Wasserman
Annual Awards Dinner will be held Saturday night at our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Chicago NW in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Discounted room rates are available by calling the hotel directly at (855) 797-6733. (use code WHT). Additional details will be available at www.westieclub.org

Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club

Trinity Valley WHWTC
Lone Star State Classic
July 8‐11, 2021

Like everyone else, we are very happy to get back to dog shows! Everyone is welcome to join us at the Lone Star State Classic – July 8‐11, 2021 at Market Hall in Dallas, Texas. We will be celebrating our club's 50th Anniversary Specialty and Sweepstakes during the North Texas Terrier Club Specialties on Thursday, July 8th. The actual anniversary was last year, but due to Covid‐19 cancelations, we postponed observance. The show will be four days with Bergit Coady‐Kabel judging the Westie classes on Thursday amd Sweepstakes being judged by Ms Carol L. Scott. Judges for Friday (Trinity Valley Kennel Club) is Kerry Lee, Saturday (Greater Collin Kennel Club) is Patricia Keenan, and Sunday (Texas Kennel Club) is Kathi Brown. Group judging for Thursday is Jan Richey Gladstone, Friday Group is Kerry Lee, Saturday Group is Patricia Keenan and Sunday Group is Kathi Brown. The club is offering lovely embroidered towels as our Specialty prizes with artwork by Deborah Borgo. Sweepstakes Prizes: Best in Sweepstakes – Rosette & Embroidered Giant Towel Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes – Rosette & Embroidered Giant Towel First through Fourth in Each Sweepstakes – Dog Toy Breed Prizes: Rosette & Embroidered Giant Towel for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex to Best Of Breed, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch & Best Veteran. Best of Breed will also receive a Bronze Medallion offered by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. First in Each Class – Embroidered Hand Towel. Second through Fourth in Each Class – Dog Toy. The club will host a luncheon somewhere offsite. Details are not available at this time. Members and friends are invited.Contact Patricia Harris at (972) 231‐1455 for more information and reservations.

San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club

Spring Specialty
July 10, 2021

The San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club (SFBWHWTC) would like to wish all of those affected by the winter storms our best and hope that you and your families will soon be out of harms way.
We are currently working on our Spring specialty this year, on July 10, 2021 at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds in Lodi, California. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the Northern California Terrier Association was forced to cancel the show in April. SFBWHWTC will be supporting the show on July 9 and holding our specialty and sweepstakes on July 10. We will also support the Sacramento Dog Club shows on July 11 and 12. Our annual Fall Specialty will be held on October 30, 2021 in Dixon, California.
The Club members are busy planning for our 50th Anniversary Spectacular Specialty and Sweepstakes on October 29, 2022. There will be many exciting events planned and we will support the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association Show on October 30, 2022. Dixon is close to the Napa Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento areas. Please let Lisa Blutman (lisa.blutman@aol.com) or Gail Krieger (gailaurie@hotmail.com) know if you think you can join us and if you need special arrangements to attend. We are 20 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport.

West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Ohio

Steel Valley Cluster
August 5 - 8, 2021

Canfield is 8 weeks away!  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, with Lee Trudeau judging puppy sweepstakes. 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

Specialty Show
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