ARBA Standard of Perfection
The ACBA is governed by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) who publishes the Rabbit and Cavy Standard of Perfection (SOP). Interested in showing cavies? The SOP is a go-to resource for cavy breeds and varieties.
2021 - 2025 ARBA Standard of Perfection
Corrections* January 1, 2021
*Any reprints and digital versions have been corrected
Page 244 - It says that a breed COD has to be held for 2 years before presentation. It should be 3 years.
Page 248 - Formatting issue - It says ARBA. "new paragraph" Cavy Standards. The period after ARBA needs to be removed and Cavy Standards put up in that paragraph.
Page 251 - Condition - the page reference is wrong. It should be Page 269.
Page 260 - Aby Satin page reference is wrong. It should be Page 284. American page reference is wrong. It should be Page 286.
Page 268 - * on Tan Pattern was not removed.
Page 297 – COLOR – Points 5 – should be COLOR – Points 10. It is correct on Page 296 in the points for the breed.
Page 299 – COLOR – Points 5 – should be COLOR – Points 10. It is correct on Page 298 in the points for the breed.
Page 298 - Another little formatting issue - the Note text needs to be italicized.
Page 300 - Again formatting issue - Coat 50. The 50 is too far to the right.