Thanks for your interest in the West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc. 

We are the only American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctioned Westie breed club in the Atlanta area, and we would really enjoy getting to know you and your furry white companions!

If you have wondered about grooming, flea control, conditioning, health issues, training, showing, nutrition, or any other issue, the Westie Club is for you!

If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing photos and stories of your "best friend", the Westie Club is for you!

If you want to help keep our dogs out of the pound or breed your Westie, the Westie Club is for you!

If you want to learn more about showing or competing in terrier or obedience trials, the Westie Club is for you!

The history the club goes back over twenty years, promoting the following objectives:

• To encourage and promote quality in breeding of purebred West Highland White Terriers, and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.

• To urge members and breeders to accept the standard for the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC Westie) as the only standard of excellance by which Westies shall be judged.

• To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed by encouraging sportman-like competition at dog shows and obedience trails.

• To conduct sanctioned and licensed shows, hunting and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.

Click on the membership for everything you need to know to join us!

We are looking forward to meeting you and your Westies soon!


Our club does not endorse or recommend any breeders using newspaper advertisements or pet shops. We believe in breeding to better the breed and adoption for life. Any of the breeders listed here are members in good standing with the club, and will be happy to assist in any way they can.

Inquiries to the phone numbers or email addresses listed on this web-page will be directed to appropriate Club members for referrals. In addition, our Club highly recommends inquires through the national Westie club (Westie Club of America) their rescue program as well as other regional westie clubs.  Click to ready more

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (click on event for details)

January Meeting
01-21-2018 12:00 am
March 25, 2018: Canine Ranch!
03-25-2018 12:00 am
The Canine Ranch
April 11-15, 2018 Perry
04-11-2018 12:00 am
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
May 20, 2018 Picnic
05-20-2018 12:00 am
Pinckneyville Park
July 15, 2018
07-15-2018 12:00 am
September 16, 2018
09-16-2018 12:00 am
November 10, 2018: Annual Banquet
11-10-2018 12:00 am
Aldo’s Restaurant

Westie Rescue is a program sponsored by the West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc. Our goal is to place Westies that have been abandoned, lost, or that can no longer be cared for by their owners in safe, loving homes due to a wide variety of reasons. Temperament and the needs of these Westies are matched with families that have applied to the program. Westies are a typically affectionate and friendly breed. However, certain characteristics of the West Highland Terrier may not work in every household. This terrier was breed to hunt and kill vermin in the Scottish Highlands. Although Westies have a cute, cuddly appearance they are tough, hardy, independent, and tenacious. Westies also do not like to be ignored and can get into trouble if bored. Please refer to the national club page to find out if a Westie is right for you: Westie Club of America Profiler

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We want to hear from you!

Our leadership is all volunteer and usually have full-time jobs as well as taking care of their family and Westies, so be patient, we will get back to you!

If you're interested in learning more about the West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, joining or working on a committee, here are the folks that can help. Just click on their names to contact them.

President: Donna Cannon

VicePresident: Jane Fink

Secretary: Kristine Tarrer

Treasurer: Brenda Hemphill

West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Post Office Box 844
Roswell, GA 30077-0844

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