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Premier Nationals

June 15-19, 2022
Kalamazoo, MI

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

Spectator Info

View the spectator guide (PDF)
Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds Map (PDF)
Questions? Check out the Premier Spectator FAQ page!

Important 2022 Documents for Exhibitors

2022 UKC Premier Nationals - Judging Program (PDF) Added 06/01/2022

2022 Premier Nationals - Premium List (PDF) Added 03/17/2022

2022 Premier Nationals - Specialty Guide (PDF) Added 05/02/2022

ATTENTION: Updated Specialty Ring Assignments

2022 Specialty Show Application Added 10/13/2021

2022 Premier Camping Information (PDF) Added 02/28/2022

2022 Premier Nationals Hotel information (PDF) Added 03/17/2022

Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds Map (PDF)

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Crating Reservation Info

  • Crating reservation deadline: June 6, 2022
  • Grooming spaces are $70 per 8x10 space
  • Performance crating spaces are $30 for a 3x4 crate space.
  • Reserved spaces will be assigned by UKC
  • Exhibitors must follow all crating and grooming rules. Free outdoor spaces will be available under a grooming tent. Extra indoor spaces, if available, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.


The Premier Nationals will be held on June 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2022 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Specialty shows will be offered at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 15. The 2021 Top Ten and All Stars qualifiers will be invited to compete for top honors on Thursday, June 16. 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 17, 18, and 19. Join us for the Total Dog competition on Saturday, June 18 and a special Best of the Best competition on Sunday, June 19!
All events will be held at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.


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Official Partners

Eukanuba Official performance dog nutrition partner of UKC Dogtra

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!