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June 14-17, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

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Featured Sponsors

Purina - Premier Sponsor Discover Kalamazoo

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.


Local Info

Lodging Information for 2018
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.
View the 2017 judging panel.

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Additional Sponsors