LIONHEAD RABBIT BREED STANDARD
Ring size C Points
1. Type 25
2. Mane/Chest 30
3. Coat 25
4. Colour 10
5. Condition 10
1. Type – The body is to be short, cobby and well rounded, the shoulders and
chest broad and well filled. The hindquarters broad, deep and well rounded.
Firm to the touch.
Head – The head should be bold, with good width between the eyes. The
muzzle should be well developed. The head should be attached to the body
with no visible neck.
Legs – Of medium length, not too fine in bone. Stance to be high enough to
show full chest and mane.
Ears – Not to exceed 7.5cm (3in) in length. To be an upright open ear, well
covered, of good substance, but not furnished as an Angora. Ears should be
balanced with head and body.
Eyes – Bold and bright, eyes of whites to be red or blue; in all other colours as
per Colour Standard.
2. Mane/Chest – The mane should be between 5.0cm – 7.5cm (2-3in) in length
extending to a ‘V’ at the back of the neck, falling into a fringe around the
head, with longer fur on the chest to form a bib.
3. Coat – The coat to be dense, of medium length, roll back and even all over,
often with a finer flank line of slightly longer fur running down the length of
the rabbit to the tail extending in a line to the groin. Small amount of extended
fur around the flanks permissible on under five months exhibits.
4. Colour – All colours as long as they conform to a recognised colour and
pattern. It is important to remember when judging colour on the Lionhead
rabbit that the fur of the mane will be the under colour in that area of the coat.
5. Condition – The exhibit should be in perfect health and bodily condition, free
from all soiling, particularly on the feet, ears, and genital parts. Free from
knots and mats around the mane. The coat should reflect the overall good
health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.
FAULTS – A long narrow head, pointed or weak muzzle. Narrow or long in
body, chopped off or undercut hindquarters, any specimen that shows raciness.
Ears too long. A mane that is thin or sparse in appearance. Excessive fur on
DISQUALIFICATION – Malocclusion, lack of mane or chest fur,
furnishings on top of ears, wall eye, putty nose, incorrect coloured toenails.
Adults over 1.70kg (3lb 12oz) in weight.
Weight – 1.36-1.70kg (3lb-3.12oz)