Registering your Rabbit



The first thing you need to do in order to get ready to register your rabbit is to be a current member of ARBA – You can sign up at www.arba.net

Once you are member then you will be given an ARBA number which you will use for registration.


Two more really import MUST HAVES are…

  • Rabbit must be at least six months of age and must meet all senior requirements for their breed to be eligible for registration.
  • Rabbit must have a COMPELETE three generation pedigree. *Imported animals are not allowed on the pedigree unless name and/or ear number is listed, along with variety, and weight of said animal. The word “import” alone is not acceptable. *Each animal listed on the pedigree must show complete name and/or ear number of animal, variety, and weight. **English lops must also have ear lengths. If registered, include the registration number – any animals after the registration number doesn’t have to be filled out.  Each listed animal in the pedigree must be of the same breed as the one being registered.

If your good so far then you must find a licensed Registrar. They can be found at most shows and on the ARBA site.

Present your current ARBA membership Card. Individual names must be listed. Rabbit can not be registered under a company, rabbitry, family name, etc. If the rabbit is owned by and adult and co-owned by a youth, it can ONLY be shown in open shows.

Have a copy of your three generation pedigree to hand to Registrar.

Present your rabbit seeking registration to the Registrar. The Registrar will then examine and weigh the rabbit to verify it meets the standard for the breed. The pedigree will be reviewed. If everything is in order, the Registrar will proceed with registration.

Registrar will have the owner completer the pedigree portion of the application. Owner MUST proof the entire completed application. Sign only if correct.

Registration Insignia is then tattooed in the right ear of the rabbit. It is an R with a circle around it.


Sign and date registration applications and hand back to the Registrar. You will then receive a pink copy of registration application. Registrar will collect payment at that time which is $6.


Registrar will submit the application to ARBA office for processing. The registration application is submitted within 25 days from date registered. You can track your application from the time it’s received to the time it is mailed by going to ARBA and checking under “Check Registration Status”.

Application is processed and issued a Registration Certificate showing the registration number assigned to the animal by the Registrar on the day of registration.

A registration file is maintained in the ARBA office on the rabbit.







Author: Amanda Goodwin

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