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Thank you for your interest in joining the San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club (SFBWHWTC). We are happy to welcome new members. Our application process is outlined below. For questions about membership send an email to:
The Application Process
Benefits of Membership
HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER CLUB
The San Francisco Bay West Highland White Terrier Club was founded in 1972 by people with a common interest in the West Highland White Terrier. The fanciers had a desire to promote the outstanding characteristics of the breed, exchange information on care, grooming and breeding and to encourage sportsmanship and competition by holding and sponsoring matches.
The SFBWHWTC began as the Bay Counties West Highland White Terrier Club with its first meeting held September 1972 at the home of Donald and Gail Krieger in Walnut Creek, California. The current name, was adopted in 1976 when sanctioning by the American Kennel Club was obtained.
The first officers were Bruce Campbell, President; Patricia Winans, Vice President and Gail Krieger, Secretary-Treasurer.
The Club held its first specialty Show on September 9, 1978 and added obedience trials in 1992. The Club now offers two specialty shows each year. The first one is held in the spring at Cal-Expo, Sacramento, in conjunction with the Northern California Terrier Association. The second one is held in the fall in conjunction with the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association, in Dixon, California.
General membership meetings are held quarterly with programs following the meeting. Fun days are on the calendar too. Additionally, the club celebrates the accomplishments of its members and their titled Westies with annual awards at its holiday luncheon.
The club newsletter, “Highland Tartan,” is published quarterly and is emailed or sent via the United States Post Office, to all members. The Highland Tartan is also available on line at the club’s website sfbaywestieclub.com.
We invite you to come and make history with us.