An Overview Of ARBA
By Tom Seest
The American Rabbit Breeders Association is a national organization comprised of the domestic rabbit and cavy breeders. Its headquarters are in Knox, Pennsylvania. The organization represents breeders across the country and internationally. It recognizes 49 different breeds of rabbits, plus 13 breeds of cavies.
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Table Of Contents
- When Was The American Rabbit Breeders Association Founded?
- How Many Breeds Are Recognized By The American Rabbit Breeders Association?
- How Many Breeds of Cavies Does The American Rabbit Breeders Association Recognize?
- Where Are Headquarters For The American Rabbit Breeders Association Located?
- What Is The Cost of Membership For The American Rabbit Breeders Association?
Founded in 1921, the CFR has expanded its reach beyond its members to create an informed citizenry through a variety of programs. For example, its magazine dates back to 1922 and has featured the likes of Kennan, Kissinger, Huntington, and Fukuyama. Whether in print or online, its content continues to educate the public on challenging issues.
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Rabbits are small mammals that belong to the order Lagomorpha. They are found on all continents except Antarctica. There are 17 species of sylvilagus, including the pygmy rabbit, which measures 7.9 inches and weighs about 0.9 pounds. There are many distinct breeds of rabbits, with each having its own distinctive appearance. ARBA recognizes 49 unique breeds of rabbits
In the United States, the American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes 49 breeds. The organization is dedicated to providing breeders with the resources and opportunities to exhibit their rabbits in ARBA-sanctioned shows and promoting responsible rabbit care. While there are many breeds of rabbits available, American breeds are considered the most desirable pets. They are also often used for competitive showing and therapy work.
There are several subcategories in the rabbit category, and each has its own specialized traits. There are Small, Medium, and Large breeds. Giant breeds weigh fourteen pounds or more. Each subcategory has its own recognized breeds, which are based on the ARBA Standard of Perfection. Some of the most popular Standard breeds include the Holland Lop, Mini Rex, and Netherland Dwarf.
Netherland dwarf rabbits were developed in the Netherlands in the early 1900s. These rabbits were originally bred for their meat, but they quickly became popular as pets and show animals. Besides their cute appearance, Netherland dwarf rabbits make excellent companions. Earlier, most rabbits were domesticated as stock animals, but the larger breeds started to become more popular in the United States. Today, however, rabbits are increasingly viewed as family pets.
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The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) is the premier rabbit and Cavie breeder organization with over 24,000 members across the world. The organization is a leading force in the development of rabbit breeds and also has a division that recognizes 13 breeds of cavies.
There are 13 recognized breeds of cavies, and these rabbits are judged according to the standards established by the organization. Each breed belongs to an age group, and they are usually permanently identified. The cavy can be classified into six age classes and a single breed can be sold for $50 or more.
The Californian rabbit was developed in Southern California during the 1920s and is now a popular commercial breed throughout the U.S. and in many other countries. It is known for its meat-producing qualities and beautiful pelt. It is a very popular breed among beginning and experienced exhibitors. The American Sable rabbit is a very striking breed, with a dark sepia face and feet, and is a great choice for meat and fur.
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If you’re looking for a quality rabbit or cavie, the American Rabbit Breeders Association has your answer. This organization has over 20,000 members and provides resources for pet owners, breeders, and commercial producers of all kinds. The organization also promotes education and encourages the use of best practices in the industry.
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Membership in the American Rabbit Breeders Association is not free. Dues are set annually by the Board of Directors and are subject to approval at the annual meeting. Any changes to dues will be announced in the newsletter and will become effective on January 1 of the following year. If dues are raised, the Association will hold a general membership meeting at the National Show to consider the new dues.
Membership is $20 a year for individual members and $20 a year for affiliated organizations. Individual members may vote at meetings, but can not vote by proxy. However, they may vote by mail or electronically for elections of officers and other matters submitted to the Board of Directors. In addition, individual members can register their rabbits and cavies and access all information about them.
The Association’s website features information on all aspects of the rabbitry. The site also provides links to resources for commercial and pet owners. Members can also renew their ARBA membership and store their digital copies of ARBA publications. ARBA also offers video clips that demonstrate proper handling, showing, and evaluating rabbits.
ARBA has a publicity committee that develops news releases. It also assists individual ARBA clubs in getting publicity by providing promotional materials within budget. The publicity department also consolidates quarterly reports from the various committees. It also helps the organization promote National Rabbit Month. The publicity committee works with the other committees to make sure that events are publicized and a wide audience sees them.
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