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Premier Nationals

June 14-18, 2023
Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo County Fairground, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Spectator Info

Spectator Guide (PDF)

Important 2023 Documents for Exhibitors

2023 Premier Nationals - Judging Program (PDF)
2023 Premier Nationals - Specialty Guide (PDF)
2023 Premier Premium List (PDF) Added 03/15/2023
2023 Specialty Show Application Added 01/09/2023
2023 Premier Nationals - Hotel Information (PDF)
Camping Information
Local Area Guide, offered by Discover Kalamazoo


Per the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, ongoing road construction on Lake Street will make it difficult to use that entrance to access the fairgrounds--particularly so for campers. As such, it is recommended that you use the Olmstead Street gate as our main entrance for Premier this year.

Please See This Map for More Information

Signage is already out along the roads directing people to this gate. If you've already booked your campsite through the fairgrounds and Expo Center, they will send another copy of this information when camping assignments are sent out.

Crating Reservation Info

Reserved grooming spaces have filled. Rally and Obedience crating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A tent will be available in the event yard for grooming. Agility crating will be available under the Agility tent. Personal canopies are allowed in the event yard.

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC


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!


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Official Partners

Eukanuba Official performance dog nutrition partner of UKC Dogtra