Dwarf Papillons were developed in Germany under the name Zwergschecken. Translated to English this means Dwarf Check. The idea for Dwarf Papillons was born in Metz, France at the 2015 Europa show. The Europa World Show had Papillons shown from several countries, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden and Austria; all exhibited under the French name, Nain Papillon. Six of these [...]
If you are a breeder or grower who purchases live rabbits, AGM recommends you review your biosecurity measures as a precaution and take steps to address potential gaps. The following actions will significantly reduce the chance of RHDV2 or other contagious diseases affecting rabbits: • Do not allow pet, feral, or wild rabbits to have contact with your rabbits or [...]
With the ARBA Convention on the horizon and Nationals shows taking place throughout the US in the spring driving to these shows can be time consuming and unfeasible, so some of us turn to air travel to get us and our rabbits and cavies there.
This document is being created in order to provide guidance to all individuals who care for rabbits and cavies for the purposes of pets, show animals, commercial uses (i.e. food, fiber, and exhibition) and laboratory uses. This document is also meant to serve as a guide for individuals who serve in animal welfare and regulatory organizations. These recommendations provide [...]
Within the Rabbit and Cavy community the most common area of criticism from both judges and exhibitors alike is inconsistent or improper posing. Too many good animals are culled because they are improperly posed.
Showmanship is a "vet check" on your animal. It's like the process judges and registrars go through while checking animals. You will be checking your animal for any health issues such as malocclusion, abscesses, and more. So thoroughly check the animal. This process should make be sure your animal is a quality show animal. It also demonstrates your knowledge and [...]