Snowberry Holland Lops is located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. We are a small rabbitry breeding beautiful Holland Lops for Show and Pet.
Proud member of the Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club, Washington State Holland Lop Rabbit Club, Washington State Rabbit Breeders Association, American Rabbit Breeders Association and the Okanagan Rabbit and Cavy Breeders
Sweepstakes Results for 2005:
Washington State Holland Lop Rabbit Club: 2nd place Open 2005
Washington State Rabbit breeders Association: 13th place Open (all breeds) 2005
Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club :
2006 current standing is 21st place in 5 shows.
Welcome to Snowberry Holland Lops. We have a small hobby rabbitry. I have raised rabbits since 1990. I started with Palominos and had both Lynx and regular Palominos. For many years, we kept beautiful Flemish Giants. We have also raised white New Zealands for meat. At this time, I knew nothing about rabbit shows.
My first purebred rabbit was an American Fuzzy Lop called Thumper. My sister Cheryl, who runs Hidden Acres Rabbitry (Lynx Mini Rex and American Fuzzy Lops) gave him to my kids. He was such a sweet tempered and docile rabbit, we all fell in love with the breed. We also learned that this was a breed that needed to be groomed.
My interest in Holland Lops began with a website that I was building for Amber Diduck, a Kamloops breeder who is well known in the Holland world. As I was scanning pictures of bunnies for her, I was impressed with what I was seeing. I loved the 'cuteness' of the breed, their compact size, their range of colours and of course, their loppy ears! Their normal coats were an added bonus.
Cheryl had been going to American Rabbit Breeders Association shows for at least 5 years and kept me up to date on her progress at the shows. She was doing very well with her bunnies. Finally, I got out to one of these shows in September of 2001.. It was located in Chilliwack, B.C. . Cheryl was there with her bunnies and she introduced me to several other rabbit breeders. I was able to watch the judging and I was impressed by the procedures. The judge gives comments on each rabbit as it is judged, which provided me with a great opportunity for learning about my breed of interest, Holland Lops. By the time I left the show, I had purchased three does and a buck. I was very excited to get started with this breed!
In July 2003, I was very fortunate to be entrusted with the well known S&S herd, owned by Irene Sandoy. These bunnies are amazing, with years of Irene's talent and breeding experience behind them. I'm now marvelling at the babies, trying to decide which ones AREN'T show quality, rather than trying to find which one IS. The Sandoy bunnies made it to the second place standing in the HLRSC sweepstakes for 2002/03 year. They had an amazing number of quality points.
I won't be able to show them to the level that Irene did, but the quality is still there. They show their quality in their wins at the few shows I do take them to. They are competitive in the tough Washington shows.
My goal is to breed and raise purebred Holland Lops that are true to the standard. I am an ARBA and HLRSC member and I belong to many rabbit related lists.
It is also my goal to ensure that my bunnies go to good homes when they are sold. A care sheet, and a transition feed pack of pellets, oats and hay go with every bunny. First time owners must have proper accommodation for their new bunny. I usually spend an education session with new owners to show them some of the tricks to handling their new bunny safely. We go through everything from cutting nails and checking ears to how not to feed a bunny. I want to make sure the bunny and owners have the best possible start to their relationship.
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