British Rabbit Council

The British Rabbit Council (BRC) is an organisation for rabbit enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. The rabbit is the UK's third most popular pet.[1]

British Rabbit Council
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BRC Logo
Legal statusNon-Profit Organisation
PurposeRabbits in the UK
Region served
Rabbit Owners
Main organ
Governing body


To enter most rabbit shows, participants must be Council members and their rabbits must have a metal ring around one hind leg registered in their 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.[citation needed]

Recognised breedsEdit

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.[2]


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.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Top Ten Most Popular Pets in Britain
  2. ^ "BRC Breed Standards". Archived from the original on 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  3. ^ The BR History

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°04′41″N 0°48′36″W / 53.078°N 0.810°W / 53.078; -0.810