British Rabbit Council
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|Legal status||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Purpose||Rabbits in the UK|
The British Rabbit Council (BRC) is an organisation for rabbit enthusiasts in the UK. The rabbit is the UK's third most popular pet.
To enter most rabbit shows, you must be a member and your rabbit must have a metal ring around one hind leg registered in your name. In breed classes the rabbits are judged to a standard. Shows are rated from 1* to 5*, 1* being the lowest and 5* the highest.
There are over 60 breeds recognised by the British Rabbit Council and over 500 varieties. These are divided into four groups - Fancy, Lop, Normal Fur, Rex.
"To protect, further and co-ordinate the interests of all British rabbit breeders; to assist and extend the exhibition rabbits, to influence, advise and co-operate with central and local authorities, departments, education and other committees and schools in promoting the extension of the breeding of rabbits, and to promote and encourage education and research of a scientific and/or practical nature for the welfare and benefit of the rabbit."
The British Rabbit Council was formed in 1934 when the British Rabbit Society and the National Rabbit Council of Great Britain and her Dominions merged.