The MINI LOP is a very popular rabbit breed that is featured in numerous rabbit shows throughout the United States. In the USA, it is the second smallest Lop overall, as well as the smallest non-dwarfed lop. It is a different breed from the Holland Lop, which is the smallest (and only dwarf lop) of lop breeds in the USA. The main characteristics of the Mini Lop is a short massive-looking body, a big, block-like head, lopped ears, and thick, soft fur. Breeders attempt to make it feel like a basketball with legs, a head, and a tail. Ideally this rabbit should resemble a Bulldog in appearance and tenacity. Bob Herschbach discovered the Mini Lop breed at a German National Rabbit Show in Essen, Germany in 1972, where it was known as a Klein Widder. These first Mini Lops were originated from the German Big Lop and the small Chinchilla. These two breeds came originally in Agouti and white colors.
Reg#B790J - BOSV Grand Champion Leg
Broken Blue Mini Lop Senior Buck
2 Grand Champion Legs as a Junior
Frosted Pearl Mini Lop Senior Buck
Gold Tipped Steel Mini Lop Junior Buck
Reg#E983H - 1 Grand Champion Leg
Broken Frosted Pearl Mini Lop Senior Doe
Smith's C "Shasta"
Broken Chinchilla Mini Lop Senior Doe
Tri-Color Mini Lop Junior Doe
Broken Black Mini Lop Senior Doe
Type (30 pts)
Bold thickset and firm. The body should be short, broad and well muscled with little visible neck. The well muscled rump ia short and well rounded. The chest is broad and deep with curved sides where it meets the shoulders which are broad and strong. The front legs are thick, short and straight. The hind legs are short, strong, powertul and carried parallel to the body. The tail is straight, strong and well furred. A small dewlap is permissable but not desirable.
Adult Weight:Ideal Maximumlbs/oz 3.4 3.8 kg 1.5 1.60
Head, Eyes and Ears (20 pts)
The head is bold, broad and well developed. The profile of the head is strongly curved with a good width between the eyes, full cheeks and a broad muzzle. The eyes are bold, bright and large. The basal ridge of the ears should appear prominent across the top of the skull to form the crown.
Should be broad, thick, well furred and rounded at the ends. They should be carried close to the cheeks giving a horse-shoe like outline when viewed from the front. The inside of the ears should not be visible from any angle when carried correctly.
Coat (30 pts)
The coat to be dense and of good length, roll-back with an abundance of guard hairs. legs and pads to be well furred.
Colour and Pattern (15 pts)
Any colour or pattern which conforms to the colour or pattern of recognised breeds.
Condition (5 pts)
The exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition, free from all soiling, particularly on the feet, ears and genital parts. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.
Faults: Body too long; head not sufficiently characteristic of the breed; pimpled or damaged ears; poor ear carriage; ears folded; crown not developed; fly back coat; large dewlaps in does; rearfeef not parallel to the body; light soiling of feet; ears and genital organs; bare pads; fur slightly soiled or matted; long toenails; lack of vitality.
Disqualifications: Maloccluded or mutilated teeth; over weight limit; deformities and mutilations; deformation of the teeth; ears tipped over; feet bowed or bent; crooked tail; any discernible illness or disease; blindness or partial blindness; incorrect eye colour; any parasitic infection; much soiling; matted coat; sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed); any evidence of irregular preparation for exhibition including trimming and dyeing.
Ring Size: K
Agouti: Chinchilla (black blue chocolate lilac sable or smoke pearl basic colors) Chestnut Agouti Lynx Opal
Broken: any one recognized color mixed with white Tri-colored
Pointed white group: White body with black blue chocolate or lilac tips (nose, ears, feet, legs, and tail)
Self Group: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, White
Shaded Group: Frosted Pearl, Sable/Seal point, Seal, Smoke Pearl, Tortoise
Ticked Group: Silver/Silver Fox Steel
Wide Band Group: Cream Fawn Orange Red
Schedule of points according to the ARBA Standard of Perfection:
General Type 80
Ears and crown 12
Feet, Legs & Bone 5
Color & Markings 5
Weight Limits and showroom classes according to ARBA's Standard of Perfection:
Senior Bucks- 6 months of age and older, weight 4 1/2 lbs to 6 1/2 lbs
Senior Does- 6 months of age and older, weight 4 1/2 lbs to 6 1/2 lbs
Junior Bucks and Does- Under 6 months, weight 3 lbs to 6 lbs