Miniature Lop

Overview

Is a Lop breed by show class. Small in size. Short coated and mainly bred for pets.

Standards

Mini Lop

Ring Size K

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; rear feet 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

Bowed or bent feet; white nose on butterfly pattern; crooked tail; blindness or partial blindness; much soiling; matted coat; sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed); any evidence of irregular preparation for exhibition including trimming or dyeing.

Weight

Ideal

Maximum

Adult

1.5kg

1.6kg

u/5

 

1.360kg

  • Type - Bold thickset and firm. The body should be short, broad and well muscled with little visible neck. The well muscled rump is 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, powerful and carried parallel to the body. The tail is straight, strong and well furred. A small dewlap is permissible but not desirable.
  • Coat - The coat to be dense and of good length, roll-back with an abundance of guard hairs. Legs and pads to be well furred.
  • Head, Crown and Eyes - 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 appearprominent across the top of the skull to form the crown.
  • Ears - 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.
  • Accepted Colours: Refer to general colour descriptions with the exception of Broken.
  • Condition - 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.

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