Our Mission

"Our goal is to ensure the health of our beloved West Highland White Terriers through research into their health challenges and identification of genetic markers, diagnostic tools, treatments, and cures.  Along the way, the research we support may also help with research into human diseases and diseases affecting other breeds.  Please join us in accomplishing our mission."

  • Advance and support medical research to benefit the health and quality of life of West Highland White Terriers.


  • Develop and communicate information regarding the health, care, breeding and quality of life of Westies to Westie Owners, Westie Breeders and Veterinarians.

The new Westie Health Book is here!  Order Yours!

The new completely revised Westie E-book is out!  With great illustrations and chapters on nearly all of the health issues affecting Westies, it is essential reading for all Westie breeders, owners, and veterinarians. You can download individual chapters HERE for free!  THE PRINTED HEALTH BOOK HAS ALSO ARRIVED! Order a printed copy of the book to keep for reference, or give it to new puppy buyers or your vet.