Mini Lop Breed Standard

Miniature Lop

The Mini Lop should be Bold thickset and firm.

The body of the mini lop should be short, broad and well-muscled with little visible neck. The
well-muscled rump is short and well-rounded. The chest of the mini lop is broad and deep with curved sides where it meets the shoulders, which are broad and strong. The mini lop’s front legs are thick, short and straight. The hind legs are short, strong, powerful and carried parallel to the body. The mini lop’s tail is straight, strong and well-furred. A small dewlap is permissible but not desirable.

Adult Mini Lop Weight
Ideal Maximum 1.6 kg / 3lb 8ozs

Maximum weight for under 5 months exhibits to be 1.360kg (3lb)


The mini lop coat should be dense and of good length, rollback with an abundance of guard hairs. the mini lop’s legs and pads should be well-furred.

Head, Crown and Eyes

The mini lop head is bold, broad and well developed. The profile of the mini lop’s head is strongly curved with a good width between the eyes, full cheeks and a broad muzzle. The eyes of a mini lop are bold, bright and large. The basal ridge of the ears should appear prominent across the top of the skull to form the crown.


The mini lop ears should be broad, thick, well-furred and rounded at the ends. They should be carried close to the cheeks giving a horseshoe like outline when viewed from the front. The inside of the ears should not be visible from any angle when carried correctly.

Colour and Pattern

Mini Lop colours can include – any colour or pattern accepted by the Breeds Standard Committee of the British Rabbit Council apart from the broken pattern.


The mini lop 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.


Mini lop body too long;
Mini lop 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.


Mini Lops can be disqualified for maloccluded or mutilated teeth; over weight limit; deformities and mutilations; deformation of the teeth; feet bowed or bent; white toe nails in coloured exhibits; white nose on butterfly pattern; 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 preparation for exhibition including trimming and dyeing.

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