June 14-17, 2018
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!
Entries open: April 9, 2018
Entries close: May 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
2018 Premier Winners Showcase Segments
2017 Top Ten Finals & Table of Contents: Pages 1-3 (PDF)
2017 Top Ten Best of Breed: Pages 4-24 (PDF)
2017 National Top Junior Invitation Finals: Pages 25-29 (PDF)
2017 Agility All Stars & Thursday Performance: Pages 30-42 (PDF)
2018 Premier Total Junior Qualifiers & Total Dog Competition: Pages 43-61 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Friday: Pages 62-69 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Saturday: Pages 70-78 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Sunday: Pages 79-89 (PDF)
Important Premier Documents
Jul 18, 2018 - The 2018 Premier Winners Showcase is Now Available!
The Winners Showcase is a commemorative digital booklet of win photos from the weekend. The 25th annual Premier dog…
Jun 26, 2018 - 2018 Premier Candids!
Take a look back on the 2018 UKC Premier dog show! These photos are from the 25th anniversary UKC Premier, June 14-17,…
Jun 14, 2018 - All Star Winners Are Invited to NEW Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony at Premier!
Attention All Star exhibitors! This year, at our 25th anniversary Premier, we are pleased to invite all winners from…
Jun 14, 2018 - Welcome to the 25th annual UKC Premier Dog Show!
Thursday, June 14, 2018 will see the Top Ten and All Star competitions. Congratulations to our Top Ten and All Star…
May 29, 2018 - Steward Opportunities at Premier!
If you would like to help as a steward at Premier, please email us at the UKC office! Positions available: Thursday,…
May 24, 2018 - Download the 2018 Premier Judging Program!
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Premier Judging Program is now available! All events are held at the Kalamazoo…
Apr 13, 2018 - 2018 Premier Performance Limits
Updated 4/13/18 3:30 p.m. ET Weight Pull Saturday, June 16: full. Closed 4/12/18 Sunday, June 17: full. Closed 4/12/18 …
Apr 9, 2018 - 2018 Premier Entries are Now Open!
Join us for the 25th Anniversary UKC Premier Dog Show! This event is held annually in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the…
Mar 15, 2018 - 2018 Premier Premium List is Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the 2018 UKC Premier Premium List is now available! Premier is held annually in Kalamazoo,…
Jan 25, 2018 - Attention all Top Ten and All-Stars Exhibitors: Deadline Approaching Quickly!
The deadline for corrections to awards records is January 31, 2018. Please review your dog's records to make sure that…
Notes & Reminders
- Pre-entry only. Entries close May 9, 2018.
- T-shirt pre-order deadline: May 9, 2018.
- Pre-ordered t-shirts are pick-up only. Shipping is not available.
- Building and Grounds open to exhibitors at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
- Address: Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo MI 49048
Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital
Ronald Moiles, DVM
UKC Premier Judges are well qualified and come with the experience as owners, breeders and handlers.
View the 2018 judging panel.
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