The American Fuzzy is not recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC) but is included as a breed by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
|Breed Name||BRC Code||ARBA Code||Country of Origin|
|American Fuzzy Lop (AFL)||–||AF||United States|
ARBA Schedule Of Points
Color & Markings….4
People wanted a small, woolly, lop-eared rabbit. Holland Lops were bred with French Angoras and after many tries, the American Fuzzy was created. After many attempts, the American Fuzzy was accepted by the ARBA as a recognized breed in 1988.
- Pointed White
- Wide Band
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The American Fuzzy is about the same size as a Holland Lop and is classed as a small breed.
The American Fuzzy can weigh up to 4 pounds.
The body is to be short, massive, and thickset. The topline shoulder starts behind the head and continues equally to the hindquarters. When viewed from the front, the chest should be broad, exhibiting width between the front legs. The shoulders should be short with depth nearly equal to width, but not exceeding the width of the hindquarter. The hindquarter should be broad, deep, and well-rounded with depth to approximate width. The animal should be well muscled. A small, simple dewlap is permitted in does.
Ears and crowns work hand-in-hand, and together, they account for 18 points. If there is poor shape to the crown, the ears will be affected negatively.
Agouti: Lynx, Squirrel, Chestnut, Opal, and Chinchilla
Self Group: Chocolate, Blue, Blue-eyed White, Ruby-eyed White, Black, and Lilac
Point White Group: Pointed White
Wide Banned Group: Fawn, Orange
Shaded Group: Tortoise Shell, Sable Point, Siamese Smoke, and Siamese Pearl,
Fur Type / Coat
The long hair of an American Fuzzy is referred to as “wool.” It can be spun into yarn, and is coarser than the wool of an Angora. It does not tangle or mat easily making the American Fuzzy much easier to care for.
AFLs are a playful and very social breed with lots of personality. They make excellent pets. They enjoy spending time with their owners and other rabbits.
Known as “The Head of the Fancy” the American Fuzzy was developed mainly to be exhibited.
AFLs are currently not at risk and are increasing in popularity around the world.
Rabbit Care & Handling
AFLs do not require daily grooming except during a molt. Every few days you should run your fingers through a Fuzzy’s wool.
Here is a list of resources to help you care for your rabbits…
- New Rabbit Checklist – General knowledge if you’re just getting started.
- Breeding Rabbits – The best place to start if you are thinking about raising any breed of rabbits.
- Pet Rabbit Guide – Information and resources on the subject of raising pet rabbits.
- Health Guide – Up-to-date information & resources for ensuring your rabbit is in the best health.
- Diet & Exercise – Extensive info about hay, water, safe foods, treats, weight management & FAQs on the diet.