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Premier Nationals

June 15-19, 2022
Kalamazoo, MI

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

Get ready for 2022!

Save the date! Download 2022 event flyer (PDF) - added 8/2/21

Important 2022 Documents

Coming soon!

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Crating Reservation Info

  • Crating reservations closed on June 10th, 2021
  • No electric will be provided indoors
  • Grooming spaces are $70 per 8x10 space
  • Performance crating spaces are $30 for a 3x4 crate space.
  • Spaces will be assigned by UKC
  • Exhibitors must follow all crating and grooming rules. Free outdoor spaces will be available under a grooming tent.


The Premier Nationals will be held on June 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2021 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Specialty shows will be offered at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 16. The 2019 and 2020 Top Ten and All Stars qualifiers will be invited to compete for top honors on Thursday, June 17. UKC-licensed Conformation (regular and Altered), Obedience, Rally Obedience, Dock Jumping, Agility, Weight Pull, Precision Coursing, Drag Racing, Nosework, and Lure Coursing events will be offered on June 18, 19, and 20. Join us for the Total Dog competition on Saturday, June 19 and a special Best of the Best competition on Sunday, June 20!

All events will be held at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. NO SPECTATORS PLEASE.


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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!