The VELVETEEN LOP STANDARD
Agouti - Pointed White - Self - Shaded - Ticked - Wide Band
SCHEDULE OF POINTS:
CLASSES AND WEIGHTS
Junior exceeding maximum junior weight may be shown in higher age
Overall balance and quality should be deciding factors in assessing merit and
- Points 35: In profile, the Velveteen Lop
should present the mandolin shape. The body top line should present a definite
arch, starting at the back of the shoulders and reaching its highest point over
the center of the hips, and gracefully sweep, rounded and full, to the base of
the tail. When viewed from above, the sides should taper slightly from the
hindquarters to the shoulders. The body is to have a well developed hindquarter,
midsection, and shoulder.Chest is to be full and rounded. Dewlaps are
The Velveteen Lop is a semi-arched breed and should be posed with the foreleg and hocks flat on the table.
Lack of arch, chopped; cut off hindquarters; narrow shoulders; pinched or
HEAD - Points 10: Head is to be a wedge shape in appearance - wide to moderately full cheeks and tapering to a wide muzzle. Skull is to medium length, with a curvature when viewed in profile. Neck is to be short.
Hollow checks; pinched or snipey muzzle.
Substance and shape - Points 7: Ears are to be uniformly thick enough not to be easily blemished or torn, yet thin enough to maintain the longitudinal crease in the ears. Ears are to be well rounded and wide at the tips.
Texture and condition - Points 7: Ears are to be very soft, smooth and pliable. They are to be free from tears, pimples an blemishes.
Cut severely for the appearance of any crown or for ear openings turning to the
FEET, LEGS & BONE - Points 5: Legs are to be medium boned, short to medium in length, straight and parallel to the body - with good width between the hocks. Toenails on the broken pattern may be either light or dark. Difference in pigmentation between the front and rear toenails is permitted.
Weak ankles; unmatched toenails on broken pattern.
FUR - Points 20. The fur is to be dense, straight and upright, with a 5/8 inch ideal length. It is to be the same length and texture over the entire body. The guard hairs, which are not to be noticeably protruding, are to be very plentiful and evenly distributed. The fur is to have a lustrous appearance, good body, and a plush like effect, which offers a distinct springy resistence to the touch. The fur is to feel extremely smooth to the touch, but it is not to have a soft, silky texture which would destroy the springiness of the fur's body.
Fur that is dull, lacking luster, or density. Noticeably protruding guard hairs,
harsh; wiry, soft or silk textured fur;
COLOR OR MARKINGS - Points 4 : All colors should conform to one of the recognized Lop Color Guide descriptions. Points on broken pattern animals are to be divided equally between color and markings. There should be a nose marking (butterfly preferred), a dark circle of color around each eye, and solid colored ears. Blanket body pattern is preferred. The color line should start behind the head, on the shoulders, and make a sweep to the lower part of the hips. Feet and legs should be white, with the exception of elbow spots, which are normal and desirable. Eyes - color to conform to the Lop Color Guide descriptions.
body and head patterns not conforming with the general descriptions.
Condition - Points 5: Per ARBA definition.
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