ARBA Standards Committee2021-04-01T14:59:10-04:00

Standards Committee Chair
Briony Smith
blsmith758@gmail.com


Himalayan Britannia Petite
Working Standard

Effective April 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show 

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Steel-Tipped Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective April 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show 

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Smoke Pearl Lionhead
Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show 

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TortoiseShell Britannia Petite
Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show

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Orange Jersey Wooly
Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show

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Shadow Lutino Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show 

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Blue Lionhead
Working Standard

Effective February, 2020: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show. 

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Chocolate Silver Fox
Working Standard

Effective February, 2020: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show 

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Czech Frosty
Working Standard

Effective February, 2020: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show

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Broken English Angora
Working Standard

Effective December, 2018: Ellegible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show

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Orange Lutino Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show

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Gold Dutch
Working Standard

Effective March 1, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Velveteen Lop
Working Standard

Effective December, 2018: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Blue Eyed White Lionhead
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Black Dwarf Papillon
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Blue Dwarf Papillon
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Sable Point Lionhead
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Blue Eyed White Mini Satin
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Sable Marten Mini Rex
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Smoke Pearl Mini Satin
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Beige Lutino Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Champagne Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Blue Silver Fox
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Otter Britannia Petite
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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Lilac Dutch
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May not compete for Best of Breed/Best in Show.

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2021-2024
Working Standard Inserts

The official working standards for breeds and varieties dated 2021 through 2024 are available as an insert to the ARBA Standard of Perfection.  Inserts are formatted to fit the pages of the ARBA Standard of Perfection.

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2021-2024
SOP Correction Inserts

Inserts are formatted to fit the pages of the ARBA Standard of Perfection.

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About the Standards Committee

The ARBA Standards Committee is one of the vital cogs in our organization.  It is comprised of a Chair and eight members. In its official capacity, aside from studying and interpreting the Standard of Perfection, one of the most important charges assigned to the committee is to:

“….consider any proposed Standard for a new breed or variety, other than an A.O.C. variety, upon its proper submission by the introducer of the new breed or the Specialty Club proposing the new variety of an approved breed.”

The ARBA Standards Committee – Role in Establishing New Breeds and Varieties

The Committee receives a large amount of correspondence throughout the year in regards to questions about how to file a Certificate of Development (COD) for a new breed, variety or acceptance of a foreign breed. There is currently a great amount of interest in establishing new breeds as well as adding new varieties to established breeds. To help our members better understand and negotiate the process, we have put together an informational document to help in understanding the process as detailed in the Standard.  Links to that document as well as forms to file a COD can be found below.
ARBA Rabbit Standards Committee
Briony Smith, KS, Chair blsmith758@gmail.com
Erik Bengtson, MN
Bonnie Burdick, TN
Andy High, AL
Josh Humphries, TN
Bruce Ormsby, IN
Alan Rafferty, CA
Tiffany Wayne, MN
Chris Zemny, CA
Filing a Certificate of Development: Download PDF Here
New Breed Application Form: Download PDF Here
New Variety Application Form: Download PDF Here
Additional Breed Sponsor Form: Download PDF Here
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