Big News ~The UKC Premier Invite

20th Annual PREMIER
Premium List
Hosted by The United Kennel Club, Inc.
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground
2900 Lake Street • Kalamazoo MI 49048
June 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2013

Gambler and I got his invite to the 20th Annual Premier, the United Kennel Club 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition held in Kalamazoo, MI June 13, 2013.

By achieving a 2012 Tip Ten Show Dog ranking, your dog has earned the chance to compete in the 2012 Top Ten Show Dog finals competition. This achievement makes all of the hard work well worth it. 

The Invite.

The Invite.

Gambler and I started showing in UKC conformation in July 2012, he got his show title in August 2012,  you can read about it here. This was the first time I have ever shown any of my dogs, usually I am running hunt test and getting their titles in field work not show. This was a bran new experience for me, an experience that I will defiantly keep on doing. I was so proud to have been able to put a CH in front of his registered  name: CH SHR Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner JH.

Gambler was the first Chesapeake to get the most points from showing in the 2012 year. He won 4 points in conformation so he was the #1 Chesapeake in the UKC Top Ten Breed and Show Standings. Here is a listing of the standings. Glory was also in the top ten but that will be another days story.

The Top Ten Certificate.

The Top Ten Certificate.

2012 Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings
The current Top Ten Results By Breed, Organized Alphabetically

Posted JANUARY 18, 2012
for events through DECEMBER 31, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

01. CH SHR Sand Spring Evry Paws A Winner

Joann Stancer


01. CH Chesabar Dyna Glide

Mark Glaspey or Tina Camp


01. CH Chesabar Found My Mojo

Kim L Cramer or Tina Camp


04. URO1 CH HR UNJ Whiskey Creek’s Duke Chasceri

Charles R Prowler or Katherine E Case


04. CH Mercer’s Takin’ On The Outfit

Robert Boyd


06. CH Sand Spring No Guts No Glory

Jo Ann Stancer


07. CH URO1 Calico Raspberry Bacardi

Katherine A Nelson


Having been in the Top Ten Breed and Dog Standings brings us to be able to get invited to the UKC Premier and got an personal invite to the 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition. The Premier is the UKC version of Westminster. Anyone can enter their dogs in several venues during the 4 day competition but only the one’s with a personal invite can enter in the Top Ten Finals Competition.

The Premier website:

The Premier list:

This is a list of the different venues:

Obedience • Rally Obedience
Agility • Weight Pull • Terrier Racing
Dock Jumping • Lure Coursing

Another bonus is that since Gambler has received a UKC hunting title (he has his UKC Started (SHR)  title) he can enter the Total Dog Competition on Saturday for a chance to receive his Total Dog title.

***** NEW**** Total Dog Hunting Title Buy-In! With special
permission from the United Kennel Club, dogs that have
earned a hunting title in any hunting event recognized by UKC
on or before April 1, 2013 can enter PREMIER as eligible for
Total Dog. All dogs must be designated as entering Total Dog
upon submission of entry into the Conformation class in
which the dog is eligible for on Saturday June 15, 2013.
Total Dog Qualifiers Parade, Total Dog Groups
and Total Dog Best In Show Competition.
On Saturday June 15, 2013 in the Main Expo Building, approximately
a half hour after the conclusion of Saturday’s PREMIER Best
In Show competition, the following will take place (consult the
Judging Program for changes in time or location):
1. A parade of “Total Dog” qualifiers will kick-off this special recognition
and competition. All Total Dog qualifiers (dog AND handler
teams) will report for the parade of Total Dog qualifiers, followed
by the announcement of the Total Dog Qualifiers.
2. Next, all Total Dog qualifiers will immediately compete in Total
Dog Groups. The Total Dog Groups are the standard eight group
designations. Each dog that qualifies will compete in the group
that its breed belongs to.
3. Lastly, the Total Dog Group One winners will proceed to the judging
of the PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show competition. A 2013
PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show and 2013 PREMIER Total Dog
Reserve Best In Show winners will be selected.

Gambler ukc ch

Gambler was bred by Alan Sandifer, he is owned by JoAnn Stancer of Sand Spring Chesapeakes. Gamblers Dam is HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH*** and his Sire is HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH of Sand Spring Chesapeakes.

Needless to say I am so excited to be invited to the Premier. Hopefully Gambler and I will make Sand Spring Chesapeakes proud!