Standards Committee Chair
Briony Smith
blsmith758@gmail.com

Czech Frosty
Breed Standard

Effective December 01, 2022, eligible to be shown as a recognized breed

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TortoiseShell Britannia Petite
Standard

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Orange Jersey Wooly
Variety Standard

Effective December 1, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows.

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Smoke Pearl Lionhead
Variety Standard

Effective December, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows

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Sable Marten Mini Rex
Variety Standard

Effective March 1, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows.

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Agouti Lutino Netherland Dwarf
Variety Standard

Effective December 1 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows

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Orange Lutino Working Standard

Effective December 1, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows

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Himalayan Britannia Petite
Variety Standard

Effective December 1, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows

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Otter Polish Working Standard

Effective November 01, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May NOT compete for Best of Breed or BIS

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Blue Silver
Working Standard

Effective August 01, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May NOT compete for Best of Breed or BIS

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Velveteen Lop
Working Standard

Effective May 01, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May NOT compete for Best of Breed or BIS

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Fox Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective March 01, 2022: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as exhibition animals.
May NOT compete for Best of Breed or BIS

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Black Dwarf Papillon
Standard

Effective December 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as a recognized variety.

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Blue Dwarf Papillon
Standard

Effective December 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as a recognized variety

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Chocolate Silver Fox
Standard

Effective December 01, 2021: Eligible to be entered in all ARBA sanctioned shows as a recognized variety

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Otter French Lop
Working Standard

Effective  December 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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Otter English Lop
Working Standard

Effective  December 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 Holiser
Working Standard

Effective  November 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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Mini Californian
Working Standard

Effective  October 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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Sable Mini Satin
Working Standard

Effective July 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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Frosty American Fuzzy Lop
Working Standard

Effective June 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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Argente St Hubert
Working Standard

Effective May 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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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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Golden Yellow 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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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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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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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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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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Champagne Netherland Dwarf
Working Standard

Effective February 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
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
2022 Breeds Varieties showing fewer than 25