West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey

Welcome to all Westie Fanciers!

Around 1978, during the famous Westminster Kennel Club dog show held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, several Westie fanciers from the tri-state area met to discuss forming a new Westie club. The only nearby club at the time was on Long Island and it was difficult for some in New Jersey to travel the distance to the meetings. At this casual gathering, which included some very famous names in the history of our breed, the West Highland White Terrier Club of New Jersey was 'whelped'.

Years later the club was reorganized as the West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey. The WHWTCNNJ, which continues to thrive today over thirty years later, consistently attracts new owners. All come together for the enrichment and protection of their favorite breed-the West Highland White Terrier.

As a club in this new millennium, we are very fortunate to have a group made up of members possessing great energy, having diverse interests, passionate in rescue, and forward thinking in the betterment of the breed. We are proud of our very rich history. We thank those members of the past, those who you may read about in the Westie 'history' books, and our current members who work so diligently, not only in the public spotlight, but also behind the scenes, to make our club one of the top regional clubs in the nation.

The WHWTCNNJ offers something for everyone. Our meetings are educational, fun, and are held primarily at locations in the Northern New Jersey area. Club activities run the gamut from Earth Dog practices, Westie Rescue, Westie Walks, Grooming, Breeding, and much, much more. If there is a subject about Westies...you can bet we have an expert as a club member.

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