June 13-16, 2019
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!
2018 Premier Winners Showcase Segments
2017 Top Ten Finals & Table of Contents: Pages 1-3 (PDF)
2017 Top Ten Best of Breed: Pages 4-24 (PDF)
2017 National Top Junior Invitation Finals: Pages 25-29 (PDF)
2017 Agility All Stars & Thursday Performance: Pages 30-42 (PDF)
2018 Premier Total Junior Qualifiers & Total Dog Competition: Pages 43-61 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Friday: Pages 62-69 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Saturday: Pages 70-78 (PDF)
2018 Premier - Sunday: Pages 79-89 (PDF)
Jun 15, 2018 -
OFFICIAL: UKC Premier / Altered Conformation - Friday
Kalamazoo, MichiganGuardian Dogs Bernese Mountain Dog, 1 Entry Judge Lila Fast GRCH BOB GRCH Snowcap's Park'r Right There, Alexis Kunkel Cane Corso Italiano, 1 Entry …
Important Premier Documents
Oct 23, 2018 - Announcement from UKC President Tanya Raab
You've all had an important role in the success of UKC, our staff and myself personally. The future of UKC is bright and…
Jul 18, 2018 - The 2018 Premier Winners Showcase is Now Available!
The Winners Showcase is a commemorative digital booklet of win photos from the weekend. The 25th annual Premier dog…
Jun 26, 2018 - 2018 Premier Candids!
Take a look back on the 2018 UKC Premier dog show! These photos are from the 25th anniversary UKC Premier, June 14-17,…
Notes & Reminders
- Pre-entry only. Entries close May 9, 2018.
- T-shirt pre-order deadline: May 9, 2018.
- 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 12, 2018.
- Address: Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo MI 49048
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 2018 judging panel.
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