2019 UKC Premier

This year, we attended UKC Premier and entered Senka, Ghidora, and Gokkai. Everyone did a fantastic job but it was Senka who really stole the show. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Premier if all the dogs didn’t blow coat right before!

Full results from the show:



  • 3x Champion of Champions, 3x Best of Breed
    • New title – Grand Champion


  • 2x qualifying rounds in Novice Containers, Trial 1 2nd place, Trial 2 1st place [High in Trial]
    • New title – NC
  • 1x qualifying round in Novice Exteriors, 1st place
    • New title – NE
  • 1x qualifying round in Advanced Exteriors, 2nd place
  • 2x qualifying rounds in Advanced Vehicles, Trial 1 and 2 1st place [2x High in Trial]
    • New title – AV

Precision Coursing:

  • 4x qualifying rounds in Precision Coursing, lowest time 8.20 seconds
    • New title – RUNN (Novice Sprinter)

New achievement – Total Dog

Final show photo for UKC Premier 2019 – Senka (Photo by Thomas Photography)
Senka in the conformation ring (Photo by Autumn Arsenault)
Senka doing Precision Coursing 


Precision Coursing:

  • 3x qualifying rounds in Precision Coursing, lowest time 10.79 seconds
    • New title – RUNN (Novice Sprinter)

Gokkai 2019 Premier Precision Coursing (Photos by Claire Matthews)



  • 3x Reserve Grand Champion
Ghidora 2019 Premier Show Ring (Photo by Claire Matthews)

The best part of the whole experience by far was meeting up with old friends and finding new friends!

Group photo of Japanese Akita at 2019 UKC Premier (photo by Liz Crane)
Nihon Ken Group Photo 2019 Premier (photo by Liz Crane)