Elfin (working standard)

(to be replaced by Swedish Hare standard, translated)




SCHEDULE OF POINTS
GENERAL TYPE............................................ 75
FUR................................................................... 10
COLOR............................................................. 5
CONDITION.................................................... 10
TOTAL............................................................. 100

SHOWROOM CLASSES & WEIGHTS
Senior Bucks & Does--6 months of age and over. Maximum weight 5 pounds.
Junior Bucks & Does--Under 6 months of age.
NOTE: The Elfin should be judged in a natural position, not posed.

GENERAL TYPE--Points 75: General appearance is to be graceful, fully arched and well balanced. Should be slim, athletic, and well up on their front legs. Body long and fine with a muscular flank well tucked up. Back distinctly arched with the loins and hindquarters well rounded. Neck should be in balance with the body and blending smoothly into the shoulder. Viewed from above the body should taper from shoulders to a slightly wider hip.

Faults--Protuding, flat, or undercut hips; weak shoulders; heavy shoulders. Weight over 5 pounds.

Disqualifications From Competition--Not arch type.

TEMPERMENT--Elfin temperment should be alert and active. They should exhibit curiosity and friendliness.

Faults--Any temperment less than gentle, bold and confident. Growling or unwillingness to be handled. Fear.

Disqualifications From Competition--Aggression. Biting. A cranky rabbit having a "bad day" will be disqualified for that day.

HEAD--The head should medium long and fine, slightly wider between the eyes.

Faults--Wide, round head. Extreme narrowness or pinched muzzle. Weakness.

EARS--Ears should be carried erect and should be in overall balance with the body and legs. Should be roughly the same length as the distance from the base of the ears to the nose. Set well together carried erect on top of the head.

Faults--Excessively long or short ears relative to body. Lopped ears.

Disqualifications From Competition--Ears that interfere with movement or rabbit sports.

EYES--Bright and bold, well positioned on upper side of head. Any color or combination of color.

FEET & LEGS--Fore feet are long, fine in bone and perfectly straight. The hind feet are long, fine and flat. Muscular and strong, in balance with an athletic body.

Faults--Short thick legs, weak legs.

TAIL--Straight; length in balance with body.

FUR--Points 10: Flyback coat; should be short and fine and lie very close to the body.

Faults--Any other fur type.

COLOR--Points 5: Any color is accepted. Attractive.

Disqualifications From Competition--No color or pattern disqualifications. No toenail color disqualifications.

CONDITION--Points 5: Clean and firm of flesh. The Elfin should appear alert, sprightly and vigorous.

Faults--Obese or underfed.

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