The Kennel Club Library is Europe's biggest dog library.
We are happy to welcome visitors and help you with your dog
Opening hours by Appointment
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Telephone: 020 7518 1009
Fax: 020 7518 1058
- Dog books
- Dog newspapers and journals
- Kennel Club Stud Books
- Kennel Club Breed Record Supplements
Catalogues and other dog show catalogues
- Breed Club publications
- Rare canine books, canine ephemera, special collections and
We can help you with:
- Dog breed research
- Pedigree research
- Breed Club history
- History of Crufts and other dog shows
- Champion dogs
- Dog training books
- Caring for new puppies
- Choosing the right dog for you
- In-depth research (on a fee-paying basis)
Crufts Catalogue Archives
All Crufts Catalogues from 1886 to 2007 are now online
More about our collections
The Kennel Club Library holds books on every Kennel Club
recognised breed and also covers a whole host of topics, such as
dog training, dog breeding, dogs shows, field trials and other dog
activities, dog health and veterinary care, dogs in art and even
dogs in literature. Our collection of rare dog books includes
books dating back to the 17th Century.
Newspapers and Journals
The Kennel Club Library keeps a wide selection of dog magazines
and dog newspapers, including international titles. We hold a
complete run of the Kennel Gazette and we also hold back issues of
Our Dogs, Dog World and more.
A features of the Kennel Club Library is our unique collection
of canine research material collected by distinguished dog
breeders. These collections include scrapbooks, notebooks,
photographs, pedigrees and collections of dog ephemera.
Kennel Club Stud Books and Breed Records Supplements
We hold a complete set of Kennel Club Stud Books and Kennel Club
Breed Records Supplements. These are essential sources for
breed history and pedigree research. We also hold original
Kennel Club registration cards on microfilm for a number of
breeds. Contact us for more details.
We hold breedclub yearbooks, newsletters and other publications
from most UK breed clubs and canine associations and these are an
invaluable resource for anyone interested in breed club
Dog Show Catalogues
Our collection of Crufts catalogues and Championship Dog Show
catalogues dates from the late 19th Century to the present.
These are marked catalogues and include the full dog show
results. We also hold Field Trials catalogues, Working
Trials catalogues, and Obedience Trials catalogues.
DVDs and Videos
Our DVD and video collection includes works on different dog
breeds and on dog training and care. Footage from Crufts and other
Kennel Club events can be obtained through the library. Viewing
facilities are provided.