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Breeds List - Explained

This chart shows the breeds of rabbit that are accepted by the ARBA and also the breeds recognized by the BRC.

There are lots more breeds listed that are not recognized by either of the above. This could be because they have been bred for commercial reasons (meat, fur or science) and would not be used for exhibiting at shows.

The rabbit breeds highlighted in pale blue are listed as rare varieties by the BRC.

The rabbit breeds highlighted in light green have incomplete information. I am currently working on gathering the relevant data from interviews, phone calls and reference libraries to complete those entries, all should be done soon!

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There's lots more information on the rabbit breeds listed in the chart below.

You will be taken to a new page with detailed data about each rabbit breed, including:

  • BRC standard and / or ARBA schedule of points
  • History - A look back in time for each breed
  • Varieties - In standard and in development
  • Size, Weight, Shape & Ears - General overviews
  • Colours - Standard show colours & others in development
  • Fur Type/ Coat - Rollback, flyback, long, short?
  • Lifespan - Average life expectancy
  • Personality - House pet, good mother etc?
  • Purpose - Meat, fur, hobby, fancy or science
  • Breed Status - Endangered or popular
  • Care & Handling - Handy Hints & tips
  • Breeders, Clubs & Organizations - Resource links
  • Add Your Rabbit! - Share your lovely bunny.

The most detailed rabbit breed descriptions I know of!

Rabbit Breeds Chart

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Quick Note
Click on the underlined names of rabbit breeds in the the rabbit breeds list below to link to a complete profile for that rabbit.

These profiles take a minimum of 2 days to complete because they are so detailed - like no other on the Internet or in any book! If the breed is not underlined as yet then please be patient, they are coming, alphabetically.

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Rabbit Breeds
Size / Weight
Body
Type
Fur
Type
Ear
Type
Colour(s)
BRC
BRC
Code
ARBA
ARBA
Code
Country
of Origin
7-9 lbs
Compact
Satin / Short
Upright
Black
Yes
N1
No
-
Germany
13 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Albino
No
-
No
-
USA
9 -12 lbs
Semi-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Blue
No
-
Yes
AM
United States
9 -12 lbs
Semi-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White
No
-
Yes
AM
United States
American Sable
9 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Sable
No
-
Yes
AS
United States
Angora, Chinese
9 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Wool / Long
Upright
Red-Eyed-White
No
-
No
-
China

Angora, English

5 - 8 lbs
Compact
Wool / Long
Upright
Many
Yes
F1
Yes
EA
France
Angora, Finnish
Wool / Long
Upright
No
-
No
-
Finland
Angora, French
7 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Wool / Long
Upright
Many
No
-
Yes
FA
France
Angora, German
4 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Wool / Long
Upright
White, Albino
No
-
No
-
Germany
Angora, Giant
9 -10.5+ lbs
Commercial
Wool / Long
Upright
Ruby-eye White, Pointed White, Self, Shaded, Agouti, Broken
No
-
Yes
GA
Turkey
Angora, Korean
Wool / Long
Upright
No
-
No
-
Korea
Angora, Mini English
3 - 4.5 lbs
Compact
Wool / Long
Upright
Various
No
-
No
-
New Zealand
Angora, Satin
8-9 lbs
Commercial
Wool / Long
Upright
Agouti, Pointed White, Self, Shaded, Sicked, Wide Band
No
-
Yes
SA
Canada
Angora, St Lucian
Wool / Long
Upright
No
-
No
-
St Lucia
Angora, Swiss
Wool / Long
Upright
No
-
No
-
Switzerland
Argente Bleu
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Blue
Yes
N2
No
-
France
Argente Brun
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Brown
Yes
N3
No
-
France
Argente Clair
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Blue Silver
No
-
No
-
France
Argente Crème
6 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Cream
Yes
N4
Yes
CR
France
Argente de Champagne
8 -10 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Silver
Yes
N5
Yes
CD
France
Argente de Champagne Mini (Klein Silber Helle)
5 - 6 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
'Bright' Silver
No
-
No
-
Germany
Argente Mini
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Silver
No
-
No
-
France
Argente Noir
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Dark Silver
Yes
N6
No
-
France
Argente St Hubert
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Silvered Black Agouti
Yes
N42
No
-
France
Baladi
6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Black, Red, White
No
-
No
-
Egypt
Bauscat
8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Albino
No
-
No
-
Egypt
Beige
6.5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Dark Chamois or Light Sand
Yes
N7
No
-
England / Netherlands
Belgian Hare
8 - 10 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Black & Tan, Red
Yes
F7
Yes
BH
Belgium
Belgian Silver
8 - 10 lbs
Full -Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Belgian Colours with Silver Guard Hairs
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Beloresavec
No
-
No
-
Slovenia
Beveren
5 - 8 lbs
Semi-Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, White
Yes
N8
Yes
BV
Belgium
Beveren, Pointed
7 - 8 lbs
Semi-Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac with White Tipped guard hairs
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Black Hare
8 - 9 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Black
Yes
F19
No
-
England
Blanc de Bouscat
11 - 14 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
White
Yes
N9
No
-
France
Blanc de Bouscat, Giant
11 - 15 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Long
Upright
White (Silky, frosty fur)
No
-
No
-
France
Blanc de Hotot
8 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
White, dark rings around eyes
Yes
N10
Yes
HT
France
Blanc de Popielno
10 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White
No
-
No
-
France
Blanc de Termonde (White Dendermode)
10 - 12.5  lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White, Red Eyes
Yes
N11
No
No
Belgium
Blanc de Vendee
7 - 8 lbs
Semi -Arch
Short / Dense
Upright
Albino Red-Eyed White
No
-
No
-
France
Blue of Ham
10 - 13 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Dark Blue
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Blue of Sint-Niklaas
8 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Blue
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Bourbonnais Grey
7 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Slate Blue
No
-
No
-
France
7 - 11 lbs
Semi-Arch
Short
Upright
Many
No
-
No
-
Brazil
Britannia Petite (Polish UK)
1.5 - 2.5 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Black Otter, Chestnut, Sable Marten, Red-Eyed White
No
-
Yes
BP
England
British Giant
12 - 13 lbs
Semi-Arch
Short
Upright
Black, Blue, White, Opal, Steel Grey, Brown Grey
Yes
N12
No
-
England
Brown Chestnut of Lorraine
4.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright

Chestnut

No
-
No
-
France
Burgundy Fawn
8.5 - 12 lbs
Cylindrical
Short
Upright
Sandy Red
No
-
No
-
Poland
Butterfly, English
6 - 8 lbs
Semi-Arch
Short
Upright
Blue Spots on White & Black Spots on White
No
-
No
-
England
Butterfly Rabbit of France (Giant Papillon)
11 - 12 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black Markings
Yes
F6
Yes
CG
Europe
Caldes
9 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Red-Eyed White
No
-
No
-
Spain
Californian
9 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points, red eyes
Yes
N13
Yes
CA
United States
Carmagnola Grey
10 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Chinchilla
No
-
No
-
Italy
Chaudry
8 - 9 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Red-Eyed White
No
-
No
-
France
Checkered Giant
(Giant Papillon)
11 - 12 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black Markings
Yes
F6
Yes
CG
Europe
Chinchilla, Standard
5 - 7 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Chinchilla
Yes
N14
Yes
SC
France
Chinchilla, American
9 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Chinchilla
No
-
Yes
AC
United States
Chinchilla, Giganta
10 - 12 lbs
Semi-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Chinchilla
Yes
N15
No
-
France
Chinchilla, Giant
10 - 16 lbs
Semi-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Chinchilla
No
-
Yes
GC
United States
Cinnamon
10 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Cinnamon
No
-
Yes
CN
United States
12 - 16 lbs
Semi -Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
Dark Steel, Light Steel, Agouti, Red Agouti, Opal, Yellow
Yes
N16
No
-
Europe
12 - 16 lbs
Semi -Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
White
Yes
N17
No
-
Europe
Criollo
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White & Multi-Hue
No
-
No
-
Mexico
Cuban Brown
4 - 6.5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Chocolate
No
-
No
-
Central America
Czech Albin
7 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White
No
-
No
-
Czech Republic
Czech Spot (Ceski Spot)
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Agouti, Tri-color
No
-
No
-
Czech Republic
Czech Red
4 - 5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Chestnut
No
-
No
-
Czech Republic
Deilenaar
5 - 8 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Red Agouti
Yes
N18
No
-
Netherlands
Dutch
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Grey, Steel, Tortoise
with White band across shoulders
Yes
F2
Yes
DT
England
Dutch, Tri-Coloured
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Tri-colour
with White band across shoulders
Yes
F3
No
-
Netherlands
Eksterk
No
-
No
-
Netherlands
Elfin
4 - 5 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Many
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Elsit
No
-
No
-
3 - 4 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Champagne, Crème, Black with Silver
No
-
No
-
England / New Zealand
English Spot
5 - 8 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Coloured butterfly pattern
Yes
F4
Yes
ES
England
Fauve de Bourgogne
7 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Orange/Red
Yes
N41
No
-
France
4 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Lilac
No
-
No
-
France
Flemish Giant
13 - 14+ lbs
Semi-Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
Steel, Grey, Sandy
Yes
F5
Yes
FG
Belgium
Florida White
4 - 6 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
White
No
-
Yes
FW
America
Fox, American
9 - 12 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Blue & Black (Evenly Silvered)
No
-
No
-
America
Fox, Dwarf
3 - 4.5 lbs
Compact
Long
Upright
Blue, Black, White and Havana
No
-
No
-
Germany & Holland
Fox (& Pointed Fox)
Upright
No
-
No
-
Germany & Holland
Fox, Silver (Wiess Grannen, Renard Argente, Silver Marten, Zilvervos
5.5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Blue, Black, Lilac & Chocolate
with Silver-Tipped Guard Hairs
Yes
N19
Yes
SF
England & Germany
Fur
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Furless
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
-
Lop
-
No
-
No
-
America
Gabali
6 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Agouti
No
-
No
-
Egypt
German Checker (Rhenish Checker, Lorraine)
No
-
No
-
Germany
Giza White
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White (albino)
No
-
No
-
Egypt
Goat
7 - 8 lbs
White & Dark Brown (Otter Patterned)
No
-
No
-
France
Golden Glavcot
5 - 6 lbs
Semi-Arch
Short
Upright
Slate, Merging into Brown, Tipped with Light Roan
Yes
N20
No
-
England
Gotland
6.6 - 9 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Many
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Gouwenaar, Dutch (Lilac)
6 - 8 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Lavender
Yes
N23
Yes
LC
Netherlands
5 - 6 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Light Grey
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Grey Swiss
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Light Grey-Blue
No
-
No
-
Swizterland
Güzelçamli
5 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White with chocolate markings
No
-
No
-
Turkey
Hare Tan
8 - 9 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Black & Tan
Yes
F8
No
-
England
Harlequin (Japanese)
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Part Black, Part Orange
Yes
F9
Yes
HR
France
Harlequin, Magpie
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black and White
No
-
No
-
France
Havana
4.5 - 6.5 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Chocolate, Blue, Black, Lilac
Yes
N21
Yes
HV
Netherlands
Hermelin (German Polish)
2 - 3.3 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Red Eyed White & Blue Eyed White
No
-
No
-
England
Himalayan
4.5 - 6 lbs
Cylindrical
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black, Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points
& Pink Eyes
Yes
F10
Yes
HM
Britain, China, North India?
Himalayan , Large (Russe)
9 - 12 lbs
Compacy / Cylindrical
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black, Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points & Pink Eyes
No
-
No
-
Britain, China, North India?
Hotot, Dwarf (White Hotot)
2 - 3 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
White with black around the eyes
No
-
Yes
DH
Germany
Hotot-en-Auge (Blanc de Hotot)
8 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
White, dark rings around eyes
Yes
N10
Yes
HT
France
4 - 6 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
White with Blue eyes
Yes
N22
No
-
Netherlands
Hungarian Giant (Geant Hongrois)
12 - 15 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Four even colour variations.
Ears with blackish shading outer edges & tips.
No
-
No
-
Hungary
Husumer
Blue Eyed White
No
-
No
-
Germany
Ibicenco
4 - 5 lbs
Mottled, Multi-Coloured
No
-
No
-
Spain
Isabella (Biege UK)
6.5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Blue Tortoiseshell
No
-
No
-
England / Netherlands
Jamora
4 - 5.5 lbs
Compact
Silky Wool / Long
Upright
Harlequin Pattern
No
-
No
-
Germany
Japanese Jumbo White
14 - 16 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Red Eyed White
No
-
No
-
Japan
Jersey Wooly
2.5 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Wool / Long
Upright
Many
No
-
Yes
JW
United States
Kabyle
5 - 6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Many
No
-
No
-
Algeria
Kanel
6 - 8 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Chocolate Tortoiseshell
No
-
No
-
Denmark
Land Kaninchen
10 - 12 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black Markings (all White nose)
No
-
No
-
Germany
6 - 8 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Lavender
Yes
N23
Yes
LC
England
2.5 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Long
Upright
Many
ARBA recognise - Tortoise (Black, Blue, Chocolate, & Lilac) & REW
Yes
F11
Yes
LH
Belgium
Liptov Baldspotted
8 - 9 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Grey, Blue-Grey, Agouti, Black
No
-
No
-
Slovakia
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Wool / Long
Lop
All
No
-
Yes
AF
United States
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Wool / Long
Lop
Many
Yes
L1
No
-
England
3.5 lbs Max
Compact
Wool / Long
Lop
Many
Yes
L2
No
-
England
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L3
Yes
ML
Germany
10 - 11 lbs
Semi-Arch
Flyback / Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L4
Yes
EL
England
Lop, French
10 - 11+ lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L5
Yes
FL
France
6 - 8 lbs
Compact
Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L6
No
-
Germany
Lop, Holland
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Lop
Many
No
-
Yes
HL
Netherlands
Lop, Meissner
10 - 12 lbs
Compact
Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L7
No
-
Germany
5 - 6.5 lbs
Compact
Short
Lop
Many
No
-
Yes
ML
Germany
2 - 3 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Lop
Many
Yes
L8
No
-
Netherlands
2 - 3 lbs
Compact
Long
Lop
Many
Yes
L9
No
-
England
Lop, Velveteen
6 - 6.5 lbs
Semi-Arch
Rex
Long / Lop
Many
No
-
No
-
English
Lorraine, Dwarf
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Short
Long / One Lop
Grey / Blue & Brown
No
-
No
-
Netherlands
Lorraine, (Lotharinger Riesen)
5 - 6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Long / One Lop
Grey / Blue & Brown
No
-
No
-
Germany
Lutino
1.1 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Orange with Red eyes &
Blue, Tortoiseshell (Shadow)
No
-
No
-
Denmark
Lutterbach Ermine
1.1 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
White with Red eyes, Coloured or Mottled ears
No
-
No
-
France
Lux (Lynx)
6 - 7 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Lynx Colouration -
Lilac Tipping on Agouti with Fawn Band
No
-
No
-
Germany
Magpie (Harlequin)
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black and White
No
-
No
-
France
Marten Sable (Zibeline)
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Siamese - Light, Medium & Dark Rich Sepia Brown to Lighter Flanks.
Marten - As above with with White Ticking
Yes
N28
No
-
England
Mecklenburger Scheck
5 - 5.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Broken Coat Tuxedo Pattern
Black, Blue, Red & Tortoiseshell (Thuringer)
No
-
No
-
Germany
Mellerud
6.6 - 7.7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Albino, Black/White
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Moravian Blue
11 - 12.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Self-Blue
No
-
No
-
Czechoslovakia
Moravian White
8 - 9 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White with Black Tips
No
-
No
-
Czechoslovakia
Netherland Dwarf
(European Pole)
1.1 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Many
Yes
F12
Yes
ND
Netherlands
9 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with ruby eyes, Red, Black, Broken
Yes
N24
Yes
NZ
United States
9 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Chestnut
Yes
N25
No
-
United States
Nil (Tax-Xiber)
6 - 6.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Various
No
-
No
-
Malta
Normand, Giant (Picard)
8 - 9 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Wild Chestnut Agouti
No
-
No
-
France
Orange
7 - 8 lbs
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Orestad
5 -7.25 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Albino
No
-
No
-
Scandinavia
Palomino, Golden & Lynx
10 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Golden Corn Colour &
Gold, Cream Undercoat, Light Gold Guard Hairs
No
-
Yes
PL
United States
Pani
6 - 10 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Many
No
-
No
-
Japan
Pannon White
5 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White
No
-
No
-
Hungary
Papillion, Dutch (Klein Lotharinger)
6 - 7 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
White with Black Markings
No
-
No
-
Germany
Papillion, Dwarf
2.75 - 4 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
White with Black Markings
No
-
No
-
Germany
Papillon, Giant (Checkered Giant in USA, Butterfly Rabbit in France)
11 - 12 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black Markings
Yes
F6
Yes
CG
Europe
Papillion, Petite Tricolour
6 - 7.5 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with colored butterfly pattern
No
-
No
-
Switzerland
Perlfee
5 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Greyish Blue- Light, Medium & Dark
Yes
N26
No
-
England
Plush Lop (Standard)
5 - 8 lbs
Compact
Rex
Lop
Many
No
-
No
-
United States
Plush Lop (Mini)
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Rex
Lop
Many
No
-
No
-
United States
Pointed Beveren
7 lbs
Semi- Arch
Rollback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue Points, Brown or Lilac
Yes
N27
No
-
Belgium
Pole, English (Britannia Petite in USA)
1.5 - 2.5 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Black Otter, Chestnut, Sable Marten, Red-Eyed White
No
-
Yes
BP
England
Polish
1- 2 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Many
Yes
F13
Yes
PO
England
Popielno, White
10 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White
No
-
No
-
France
Prat
9 - 10 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Red-Eyed White
No
-
No
-
Spain
Pygmy Rabbit
0.83 - 1.1 lbs
Compact
Short
Short / Upright
Grey
No
-
No
-
North America
Rex Standard
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
Many
Yes
R1
Yes
RX
France
Rex Self
( Black, Blue, Ermine, Havana, Lilac, Nutria)
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
White, Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Golden Brown - Pearl-Grey Undercolour
Yes
R2
No
-
England
Rex Shaded
(Sable Siamese, Seal Siamese, Smoke Pearl, Smoke Pearl Marten, Tortoiseshell)
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
Grey, Brown and Rich Orange with Rich Blue-Black
Yes
R3
No
-
England
Rex Tan
(Fawn, Fox, Sable Marten, Seal Marten, Orange, Otter, Tan)
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
Brown & White, Orange, Black, Blue, Pink
Yes
R4
No
-
England
Rex Agouti
(Castor, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Lynx, Opal)
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
Dark Brown, Orange, Dark Slate Blue, Tipped Black & White, Bright Golden Tan with Blue Undercolour, Orange & White, Pale Blue with Golden Tan
Yes
R5
No
-
England

Rex Other
(Dalmatian, Harlequin, Himalayan, Silver Seal, Satin Rex)

6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex
Upright
White with Black, Blue, Brown, Orange or Fawn.
White, Blue or Chocolate.
Jet Black with Dark Blue Undercolour
Yes
R6
No
-
England
Rex
Rough Coated Astrex
6 - 10 lbs
Commercial
Rex, Wavy
Upright
Many
Yes
R7
No
-
England
Rex
Rough Coated Opossum
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Long
Upright
Many
Yes
R8
No
-
England
Rex
Mini
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Rex
Upright
Many
Yes
R9
Yes
MR
England
Rex
Mini Broken
3 - 4 lbs
Compact
Rex
Upright
Many
Yes
R10
No
-
England
Rheinische Schecken (Piebald)
6 - 10 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
White with Butterfly Markings in Black, Fawn & Chocolate
No
-
No
-
Germany
Rhinelander
6.5 - 10 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Coloured Butterfly Patterns
Yes
F14
Yes
RH
Germany
Rhone (Rhoen) - Tri- Colour & Bi-Colour
6 - 9 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Black on Yellow &
Blue or Black on White
No
-
No
-
Europe
Russe (Large Himalyan)
9 - 12 lbs
Compact / Cylindrical
Flyback / Short
Upright
White with Black, Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points
No
-
No
-
Britain, China, North India?
Sable de Vosges
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Light Brown (Palomino Mink Colour)
No
-
No
-
France
Sable, Siamese & Marten
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Siamese - Light, Medium & Dark Rich Sepia Brown to Lighter Flanks.
Marten - As above with with White Ticking
Yes
N28
No
-
England
Sachsengold (Saxon Gold)
4 - 6 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Chestnut (Orange / Red)
No
-
No
-
Germany
Sallander
6 - 9.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Pearl with Black/Brown Tips
Yes
N29
No
-
Netherlands
San Juan
3 - 5 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Agouti
No
-
No
-
United States
Satin
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Satin / Short
Upright
Ivory, Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac, Chestnut, Cinnamon
Yes
N30
Yes
ST
United States
Satin, Dwarf
1.1 - 3.5 lbs
Compact
Satin / Short
Upright
Various
No
-
No
-
Netherlands
Satin, Mini
4 - 5 lbs
Compact
Satin / Short
Upright
Ivory with Red Eyes
Yes
N43
No
-
United States
Schwarzgrannen
5 - 8 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Snow White with Black Tips (Dark Brown Eyes)
No
-
No
-
Germany
Separator
4.5 - 7.5 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
White with Black Tips (Brown Eyes)
No
-
No
-
Czech Republic
Siberian
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac
Yes
N31
No
-
England
Sichuan White
6 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright

White Albino, Pink Eyes
No
-
No
-
China
Silver
5 - 6 lbs
Compact
Flyback / Short
Upright
Silver Grey, Silver Fawn,
Silver Brown, Silver Blue
Yes
F15
Yes
SL
Portugal / Siam
Silver Fox (Silver Marten UK)
11 - 12 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac
Yes
N19
Yes
SF
United States
Silver - Large
13 - 14 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Havana, Brown and Yellow - not heavily silvered
No
-
No
-
Portugal
Silver - Little (Klein Silber)
5 - 6 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Black, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Havana
No
-
No
-
Germany
Silver Marten
9.5 lbs
Commercial
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Sepia
No
-
Yes
SM
United States
Slovak Greyblue Rex
No
-
No
-
Slovakia
Slovenian
No
-
No
-
Slovenia
Smoke Pearl
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Smokey Grey, Pearl Grey
Yes
N32
No
-
England
Spanish Giant
12.5 - 15 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Honey
No
-
No
-
Spain
Squirrel
5 - 7 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Grey Ticked with Blue and Silvered, with a Dark Slate Blue Undercolour
Yes
N33
No
-
Scotland
St Nicholas Blue
10 - 13 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright

Self - Very Light Blue
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Stone (Steenkonijn)
5.5 - 6 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Chestnut Agouti, Steel Grey, Red Agouti
No
-
No
-
Belgium
Stora Havana, Large
10 - 11 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Chocolate
No
-
No
-
Sweden
Stor Egern 10 - 11 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Dark Rich Lilac
No
-
No
-
Scandinavia
Sussex
7 - 8 lbs
Compact
Short
Upright
Gold, Cream
Yes
N34
No
-
England
Swiss Fox
5 - 8 lbs
Compact
Long
Upright
Blue, Black, White and Havana
Yes
N35
No
-
Switzerland
Swiss Fox, Dwarf
3 - 4.5 lbs
Compact
Long
Upright
Blue, Black, White and Havana
No
-
No
-
Germany & Holland
Tadla
4 - 5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Agouti
No
-
No
-
Morocco
Tan
4 - 6 lbs
Full-Arch
Flyback / Short
Upright
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac
Yes
F16
Yes
TN
England
Teddywidder
3.3 lbs
Compact
Long
Lop
Many
No
-
No
-
Germany
Tho Noi
No
-
No
-
Thailand?
Thrianta (Sachsen Gold, Karlsbader Goldloh)
4.5 - 6 lbs
Compact
Rollback / Short
Upright
Chestnut
Yes
F17
Yes
TH
Swiss Alps
Thuringer
9 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Yellow Ochre with pale Charcoal Guardhairs
Yes
N36
No
-
Germany
Tri Colour English
6 - 8 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Black and Orange or Blue and Yellow
Yes
F18
No
-
Netherlands
Trønder
6 - 8 lbs
Full-Arch
Short
Upright
Black with Tan Undercoat &
White even guard hairs
No
-
No
-
Norway
Vienna, Coloured
8 -11 lbs
Cylindrical
Short
Upright
Blue, Black, Agouti
Yes
N37
No
-
Austria
Vienna, White
7 - 9 lbs
Cylindrical
Short
Upright
White
Yes
N38
No
-
Austria
Vit Land (Hvid Land)
10 - 11 lbs
White, Albino, REW (Red-Eyed-White)
No
-
No
-
Denmark
Wheaten
5.5 -7 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Fawn or Pale Yellow, White Eye Circles & Inner Ears
Yes
N39
No
-
England
Wheaten Lynx
5.5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Rollback / Short
Upright
Orange with Silver Tips,
White Eye Circles & Inner Ears
Yes
N40
No
-
England
White Dendermode (Blanc de Termonde)
10 - 12.5  lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
White, Red Eyes
Yes
N11
No
No
Belgium
Zemmouri
4.5 - 6.5 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Dark Brown & White
No
-
No
-
Morocco
Zemplin
No
-
No
-
Slovakia
Zibeline (Marten Sable)
5 - 7 lbs
Commercial
Short
Upright
Light, Medium & Dark Rich Sepia Brown to Lighter Flanks. Also in Bronze
Yes
N28
No
-
England

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I have compiled this list by joining the information together for a more comprehensive outline.

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