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June 15-18, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

About UKC Premier

This annual event features thousands of dog entries, generally representing over 150 different breeds. At UKC’s 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.


Check back here for online registration!
Entries open: April 10, 2017
Entries close: May 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EDT

Important Premier Documents

Premium List (PDF)

Conformation Entry Form (PDF)

Performance Entry Form (PDF)

Nosework Entry Form (PDF)


  • Mar 20, 2017 - Premier Premium Now Available
    We are pleased to announce the 2017 Premier Premium List is now available! View the Premier Premium. For all Premier information, visit the Premier page.
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    ECHO, founded in 1966, was UKC’s first obedience club. ECHO has grown to provide training and competition opportunities in multiple events since then. At UKC PREMIER in June, ECHO, as they have in the past, will be hosting Agility trials.…

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Featured Sponsors

Purina - Premier Sponsor Discover Kalamazoo

Notes & Reminders

  • Pre-entry only. Entries open on April 10, 2017!


Check back here on June 15 for live results from the event!

No current event results found. Check back often for updates.

Event Info

Camping Information (PDF)

Local Info

Lodging Information
Local Kalamazoo, MI Info

Emergency Vet

Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital
Ronald Moiles, DVM


UKC Premier Judges are well qualified and come with the experience as owners, breeders and handlers.

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Additional Sponsors