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.
Entries open: April 10, 2017
Entries close: May 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Important Premier Documents
Jul 17, 2017 - 2017 Premier Winners Showcase Program Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the first ever Premier Winners Showcase Program is now available! The Program is a PDF on…
Jun 18, 2017 - 2017 Premier Sunday Best In Show & Altered Best In Show
Best In Show: AI PTE USA UFA AC UAGII URO3 CH Windcrest Wild Card Spot, a Papillon owned by Jennifer Harman, Anthony A…
Jun 17, 2017 - 2017 Premier Saturday Best In Show & Altered Best In Show
Best In Show: CH CGRCH 'PR' Stackem Up The Business Breed, a Treeing Walker Coonhound owned by Bridgette Clary from…
Jun 17, 2017 - 2017 Premier Total Dog Best In Show & Altered Best In Show
Total Dog Best In Show: AI PTE USA UFA AC UAGII URO3 CH Windcrest Wild Card Spt, Papillon, owned by Jennifer Harman,…
Jun 16, 2017 - 2017 Premier Friday Best In Show & Altered Best In Show
Premier Friday Best In Show: CH Companionway-Sutton Mandolin Wind, a Sussex Spaniel owned by Lori A. Carver & Robert W.…
Jun 15, 2017 - 2016 Top Ten Finals - June 15, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Top Ten Finalists! The 2016 Top Ten Best In Show is GRCH Snowborn's Scarlet Letter, a…
Jun 15, 2017 - UKC Announces Premier Winners Showcase!
Attention Premier Exhibitors! UKC is pleased to announce all winners photos and results will be featured in the new…
Jun 12, 2017 - UKC Takes Precautionary Measures Against Canine Influenza at the Premier Dog Show
Attention United Kennel Club PREMIER Exhibitors: UKC will be taking precautionary measures to try minimize the risk of…
May 31, 2017 - Premier Judging Program Now Available
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Premier Judging Program is now available! View the Judging Program. Please note,…
May 26, 2017 - Happy Memorial Day from UKC
Thank you to our service members, veterans and their families. In honor of Memorial Day, the UKC office will be closed…
May 16, 2017 - UKC Welcomes Your Help at Premier!
Now seeking: stewards for Rally Obedience and Conformation at UKC Premier, June 15-18 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lunch is…
May 10, 2017 - Premier Deadline is Today (May 10)!
Premier entries close at 4:30 p.m. EDT today, May 10! Enter online to join the fun! View Performance Event Entry…
May 8, 2017 - Premier Performance Limits
Updated 5/10/17 at 8:35 a.m. Attention Premier exhibitors. The following Premier performance events have reached their…
May 1, 2017 - Attention UKC Judges: Application Process, Judges Tests, Ring Procedure Workshops, and Apprenticeships
The new conformation judges test is now available! All current UKC judges who have requested the test by sending an…
May 1, 2017 - Pre-order your PREMIER logowear!
Available for pre-order are the following T-shirts: Top Ten All Stars Top Junior And our newest design: Peace, Love,…
Notes & Reminders
- Pre-entry only. Entries close May 10, 2017.
- T-shirt pre-order deadline: May 22, 2017.
- 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 13, 2017.
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 2017 judging panel.
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