Breed Standard for Coloured Continental Giant

Ring size : J
1 : Type 20 points
2 : Weight 10 points
3: Head and Ears 20 points
4 : Coat 25 points
5 : Colour 20 points
6 : Condition 5 points
TOTAL 100 points

Type : This is a big solid rabbit giving an impression of power. It should be posed in the Continental style,standing up at the front. The body should be long, minimum length 65cm. (26in) with a strong back gently rising to broad,powerful,well rounded hindquarters. The underline of the body should not show a hare like arch.Front legs are as sturdy as possible, well proportioned and straight.

Weight : 5.5 kg/ 12.4 lbs 8points
6.5 kg / 14.4 lbs 9 points
7.0 kg / 15.8 lbs and over 10 points

Head and Ears : The head is big,bold with well developed cheeks and bright wide open eyes. The large robust, thick ears are held upright,well coverd and rounded,ear length should be about 25% of body length, minimum of 16cm/7in.

Coat : Roll back,shiny and dense, 3.5 - 4cm / 1.4 - 1.5in with very visible guard hairs. The undercoat is abundant and soft,with good density.

Condition : The exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition, free from soiling, particularly on the feet and genital organs. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exihibit, which should appear alert and virorous.

Faults : Pinched muzzle,Stance a little sagging,Large dewlaps in does; rear feet not parrallel to the body; light soiling of the feet,ears and genital organs. Bare pads:white hairs;fur slightly soiled or matted.Long toenails. Lack of vitality.

Serious Faults : Body length below 65cm and ears less than 16cm. Flat body.White toenails.

Disqualifications : Deformities and mutilations,deformation of the teeth,pendant ears,ears tipped tipped over,feet bowed,or bent,crooked tail, any discernible illness or disease,blindness or partial blindness, incorrect eye colour,any parasitic infection, much soiling, matted coat,sore pads,(where skin is broken or scabbed),any evidence of irregular preperation for exhibitions including trimming and dyeing.

Continental Giant White

Type : The general impression is similar to the coloured Continental Giant. However it can be finer boned and more elegant in appearance. It should be posed in the Continental style, standing up at the front.The body is long, minimum 64cm/26in with a strong back gently rising to full well rounded hindquarters.The underline of the body should not show a hare like arch. Front legs are strong,well proportioned and straight.

Weight : 5.0 kg / 11 lbs 8 points
6.0 kg / 13.4 lbs 9 points
6.5 kg / 14.4 lbs and over 10 points

Head and Ears : The head is bold with well developed cheeks and bright wide open eyes. The large robust thick ears are held upright,well covered and rounded. Ear length should be about 25% of the body length,minimum 16cm / 7in.

Coat : Roll back,shiny and dense,3.5-4cm / 1.25 - 1.5in with very visable guard hairs. The undercoat is abundant and soft,with good density.
Colour : Immaculate white,eyes pink or blue. Nails un-pigmented

Condition : The exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition,free from soiling ,particular on the feet,ears and genital organs. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.

Faults : Pinched muzzle.Stance a little sagging.Large dewlaps on does; rear feet not parallel to the body; slight soiling of the feet, ears and genital organs. Bare pads;fur slightly soiled or matted. Long toenails.Lack of vitality.

Serious Faults : Body length below 64cm/26in and ears less than 16cm / 7in. Coloured nails or fur.

Disqualifications : Deformitis and mutilations,deformation of the teeth,pendant ears, ears tipped over, feet bowed or bent, crooked tail, any discernible illness or disease, blindness or partial blindness, incorrect eyr colour,any parasitic infection, much soiling, matted coat,sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed),any evidence of irregular preperation for exhibition including trimming and dyeing..