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Virtual Premier Video Tour!

Get ready for the UKC Virtual Premier Total Dog Challenge

August 4, 2020

Email: premier@ukcdogs.com

Entries close & video submission deadline: August 10th at 4:30 p.m., ET
Entries are accepted online ONLY via ukcdogs.com/premier


Entries and videos must be submitted online by August 10th. This one-day event on August 22nd is a Virtual Total Dog Challenge where participants conformation videos are viewed by licensed UKC judges and selected group winners will compete for Virtual Total Dog Best in Show. Video submissions will be broadcasted from our studio with commentary from our host Stanley Matsumoto and interviews with the Virtual Total Dog Challenge Judges.

Group Judges
Kevin Izard-Carroll: Guardian, Scent, Gun, Northern
Tracy Doty: Sight, Herding, Terrier, Companion

Entire show hosted by: Stanley Matsumoto

The Best In Show winner's grand prize package will include free entries for one dog in 2021 Premier (up to $200)!

In addition to our virtual competition, the event will also include live Q&A sessions hosted by UKC staff and representatives. Clubs may also join in on the fun and host breed seminars or set up a virtual cocktail hour to meet and connect with other dog fanciers.


VIP Exhibitor Package [$50] will include:

  • Entry into the Virtual Total Dog Challenge
  • Exclusive Virtual Premier T-Shirt ($24 value)
  • All-Access Pass to Live Q&As
  • Access to watch the Virtual Total Dog Challenge broadcast
  • Virtual Premier Total Dog Certificate

All-Access Pass [$20] will include:

  • All-Access Pass to Live Q&As
  • Access to watch the Virtual Total Dog Challenge broadcast

Spectator Pass only [free]:

  • Access to watch the Virtual Total Dog Challenge broadcast

Here are just a few Live Q&A sessions offered:

  • Agility
  • Precision Coursing
  • Rally and Obedience
  • Nosework
  • Club Paperwork
  • Conformation
  • Weight Pull

Session Hosting

Your club, any judge or UKC exhibitor with a dog-related topic they care to share, can host a Session within Virtual Premier. To have your Session on the official schedule, please email premier@ukcdogs.com with your proposal. Include the following:

  1. Session name
  2. Short description
  3. Proposed scheduled time
  4. Speaker photo/club logo

UKC reserves the right to moderate and/or end any session at any time.


On August 10th, we will publish the link to the Virtual Premier platform, called Hopin. The event will not be live until August 22nd, but please take full advantage of this time before August 22nd to familiarize yourself with the platform.

This will give you a chance to get to know the schedule, set aside time for any sessions you'd like to view on the 22nd, see the list of speakers, and fully plan your Virtual Premier experience.

  • Anyone already entered will receive their pre-paid access details at this time.
  • All Access passes ($20) will become available for purchase through the Hopin platform directly.
  • Group & Session times will be posted, allowing you to schedule your day accordingly.

Guided by the belief that dogs make a difference by being the best partner a human can have in the field, on the job, or in a competition event, UKC is a community for people and dogs to pursue excellence together. Founded in 1898, UKC has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of Dogs That Do More, and their owners, by providing essential resources to help owners and breeders make informed decisions. The dog-human bond is celebrated through family-friendly programs highlighting the instincts and heritage of purebred and mixed-breed dogs alike at over 15,000 licensed events annually.

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