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June 13-16, 2019
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Entry Deadline Dates

Entries Open: Monday, April 8, 2019
Entries Close: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Top Ten and All Stars entrants: may enter Premier events beginning Monday, March 25, 2019.

Important 2019 Premier Documents

2019 Premier Premium List (PDF)
Specialty Guide (PDF)
Conformation Entry Form (PDF)
Performance Entry Form (PDF)
Nosework Entry Form (PDF)

Lodging and Local Info

Accommodations Guide for Premier 2019
Local Kalamazoo, MI Info
Camping at the Fairgrounds

Notes & Reminders

  • Pre-entry only. Entries close May 8, 2019.
  • Building and Grounds will be open to exhibitors at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
  • Obedience and Rally Workshop June 12-15. See page 13 of Premium List.

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Emergency Vet

Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital
Ronald Moiles, DVM


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Featured Sponsors

Purina - Premier Sponsor Discover Kalamazoo ARC Trophy

Additional Sponsors

About UKC Premier

This annual event features thousands of dog entries, generally representing over 150 different breeds. At UKCs PREMIER Dog Show, expect to find UKC conformation and performance events. PREMIER is the forum for UKC to showcase their philosophy of the Total Dog, in which a dog should not only have the beauty necessary for the traditional show ring but also the ability to perform the functions and duties for which its breed was originally created. To earn a coveted Total Dog award at PREMIER, dogs must place in a conformation and performance event during the weekend, which proves them as social and athletic companions who also fit their breed standards. Due to this focus on active, capable canines as representations of their breed, the UKC PREMIER Dog Show, which began in 1994, is regarded by many as a benchmark event for dog enthusiasts seeking to compete among the best in the world of competitive dog events. Spectators are welcome to attend this annual event!