June 14-17, 2018
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 9, 2018
Entries close: May 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Important Premier Documents
Mar 15, 2018 - 2018 Premier Premium List is Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the 2018 UKC Premier Premium List is now available! Premier is held annually in Kalamazoo,…
Jan 25, 2018 - Attention all Top Ten and All-Stars Exhibitors: Deadline Approaching Quickly!
The deadline for corrections to awards records is January 31, 2018. Please review your dog's records to make sure that…
Nov 27, 2017 - Cyber Monday Sale!
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Nov 13, 2017 - Cyber Monday Sale! Save 15% on Select UKC Items.
Looking for Christmas gifts? Mark your calendar! All remaining stock of 2017 UKC event gear is available online!…
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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