Westies possess the classic terrier temperament; they are active, alert, game and full of self importance. They are not a dog that needs pampering, this hardy breed enjoys scampering in all weathers and will follow its owners just about anywhere. They are extremely faithful but do have a stubborn streak, early training is therefore essential. Barking is a natural behaviour for Terrier Breeds and the Westie is no exception. Of course not all dogs vocalise to the same degree. Generally Westies bark only when they must but when they do they make themselves heard.
As the Westie was bred to be an earth dog it can be a great digger if not taught at an early age that they must not dig in your favourite flower bed. Credit: West Highland White Terrier Club of Victoria (Australia)
THE WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER CLUBS
Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.
West Highland White TerrierClub of New South Wales – http://www.westieclubofnsw.org.au/
West Highland White Terrier Club of Queensland – http://www.westiesqld.org.au/
Canadian West Highland White Terrier Club – http://www.canadawestieclub.ca
Dutch West Highland White Terrier Club – http://www.whwt-club-nederland.nl/
West Highland White Terrier Club of New Zealand – http://www.westieclub.co.nz/
Northern Ireland West Highland White Terrier Club – http://www.northofirelandwesthighlandwhiteterrierclub.co.uk
West Highland White Terrier Club – http://www.thewesthighlandwhiteterrierclub.co.uk
West Highland White Terrier Club of England – http://www.thewesthighlandwhiteterrierclubofengland.co.uk/
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
West Highland White Terrier Club of America – http://www.westieclubamerica.com/
West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta – http://www.atlantawesties.org/
West Highland White Terrier Club of California – http://www.whwtcc.org
Westie Club of Michigan – http://www.westieclubmi.com/
San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club – http://www.sfbaywestieclub.com/
BREED CLUB LISTING
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