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Premier Nationals

June 17-20, 2021
Kalamazoo, MI

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


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

Premier pre-order only

Online Entries

Entries open: March 22nd
Entries close: May 5th at midnight ET

Important 2021 Premier Nationals Documents

2021 Premier Nationals Premium List (PDF) added 3/1/21
One-page event ad (PDF)


We have integrated a booking management system, EventConnect. One of the many things this technology manages, is overnight accommodations for traveling participants. Our pre-negotiated event hotels will ensure that all participants are receiving our best group rates, amenities, cancelation protections and service. We ask that hotel activity take place on this network, which will provide the best experience possible.

If needed, the EventConnect support team can be contacted within the system through online chat, email (teamsupport@eventconnect.io) and phone (1-888-723-2064)

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC


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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!