Arch- Animals are longer in body & have a well defined rise starting at or near the back of the shoulders, & continuing
to round over the back & hips to the base of the tail. High point of the rise should occur at the top of the hips.
The side profile is to be tapered from the hindquarters through to the shoulders. To be posed with the front feet directly
under the eyes & toes of the rear feet aligned with the front of the hips. Some breeds may be allowed to move naturally
after initial pose, to better evaluate specific type features. Semi Arch Breeds:
Ø English Lop
Ø Flemish Giant
Ø Giant Chinchilla
Animals are lighter in weight & shorter in body length than animals of commercial type. Some breeds will have only a slight
rise in the top line due to the depth of shoulders being slightly lower than the depth over the hips. The side profile may
be tapered or of equal width from the hips to shoulders, as specified in the individual breed standard. To pose with front
feet directly under the eyes & the toes of the rear feet aligned with the front of the hips. Posing in an excessively
“tucked” position or allowing animals to move about the table is undesirable & strongly discouraged.
Ø American Fuzzy lop
Ø English Angora
Ø Standard Chinchilla
Ø Dwarf Hotot
Ø Florida White
Ø Holland Lop
Ø Jersey Wooly
Ø Mini Lop
Ø Mini Rex
Ø Netherland Dwarf
Ø Polish, Silver
Ø Mini Satin
Animals are of medium length, with depth of body equaling width of body throughout. The high
point of the top line should be over the hips. The side profile will taper from the hindquarters through
to the shoulders. Fullness of body & firmness of flesh are important qualities.
Animals are to show a straight top line with no arch or rise. Side profile is to show no taper. The front feet are to be even
with the eyes & the body stretched out with forelegs & hocks flat on the table.
Arch: Animals are to have an arch continuing at the nape of the neck & continuing in a smooth, unbroken line over
the shoulders, loin, hips, & finish by rounding to the base of the tail. Most breeds will show more depth than width of
body. The side profile will taper from the hindquarters through to the shoulders.