President: Jeannette Melchior
Vice President: Cyndee Lockwood
Treasurer: Dee Thompson
Secretary: Karin Parish
Past President: Linda Gray
WHWTCOPS was founded on July 22, 1982 through the efforts of Mary & Geoff Charles, Kathy Cole, Marilyn Lingren, and Nick & Emily Fisher. The club's first match took place on August 28, 1982, and drew an entry of 26.
Soon the membership grew and like most dog clubs, this one promoted education and activities for everyone interested in Westies as well as providing a meeting forum for Westie lovers. After a few years the membership proceeded to host a Specialty show with AKC approval. The officers applied to become a recognized club under the parent club, the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. In 1988 the WHWTCOPS sponsored the National Roving Specialty. In 1989 the club held its first Specialty dog show and holds the distinction of being the first regional club to incorporate obedience as part of its Specialty.
WHWTCOPS has nearly 86 members from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. The club sponsors shows, educational seminars, and fun get togethers to promote Westies. Please check out the calendar section of our website and see our line up. The club is also active in Westie Rescue for Westies who are in need of new homes. We cover Washington as well as Oregon in our rescue work.
In 2022 the club will celebrate its 40th anniversary.