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British Rabbit Council
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BRC Logo
Abbreviation BRC
Formation 1934
Legal status Non-Profit Organisation
Purpose Rabbits in the UK
Region served
Rabbit Owners
Main organ
Governing body
Website BRC

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.


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.

Recognised breeds

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.


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.

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