The brief history of attempting to get lionheads accepted as an officially recognized breed by the ARBA.
2000, Joanne Statler inroduced lionheads to America.
2001, the North American Lionhead Rabbit Club was established.
2004, the first formal presentation of them as a breed for acceptance by ARBA was attempted. It failed in all 5 colors.
2005, tort (black) passed first presentation
2008, Siamese sable passes
2009, failed. Some of the comments on the report by the Standards Commitee indicated, "poor type - inconsistant; long, undercut, hindquarters pinched" and "no improvement in type from last year".
2010, Theresa Mueller passed 1st attempt at 1st presentation with her COD colors of black, REW and black tort , on November 10 in Minnesota
Showing Rabbits - Picking a Breeder and Acquiring a Show bunny
Evaluating Type - how to judge how well your bunny meets the show standard
Mane Pictorial - development of lionhead mane and coat
Lionhead Proposed Working Standard - Theresa Mueller's proposed working show standard for lionheads
What to Expect at a Rabbit Show - how to enter your bunny in a show and what to do when you get there
Top Ten Tips for New Breeders/Exhibitors
Breeding for Herd Improvement
Showing and Ethics - AKC judge's opinion on shows and ethics