The Kennel Club Library is Europe's biggest dog library. We are happy to welcome visitors and help you with your dog research.
Opening hours by Appointment
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Telephone: 020 7518 1009
Fax: 020 7518 1058
Email the Library
- Dog books
- Dog newspapers and journals
- Kennel Club Stud Books
- Kennel Club Breed Record Supplements
- Crufts Catalogues and other dog show catalogues
- Breed Club publications
- Rare canine books, canine ephemera, special collections and more more
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 history.
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.