Schedule of Points
for the Dutch
CLASSED & WEIGHTS
Dutch type consists of a nicely rounded back, beginning immediately behind the head, progressing over the shoulders to the highest point at the loin and hips (perpendicular to the stifle), and rounding off into a well filled hindquarters. From the top view, the shoulders should be rounded and slightly narrower than the hips. The rib spread should be so that the side lines taper from the hips to the shoulders.The hips should have a well rounded appearance and be full to the base of the hindquarters.
The Dutch should maintain a close coupled, well rounded appearance, whether it weighs 3 1/2 or 5 1/2 pounds. Faults--Large protruding hips that lose smoothness and roundness EARS--Points 2: Ears are to be in proportion to the size of head and body. Ears are to be stocky, well furred, and carried erect. They should be set close together on the head. Faults--Ear length out of balance with body. Thin and poorly furred ears
Eyes are to be clear, bright, and bold. They are to be free from spots in the iris, or any other eye discoloration. Both eyes are to match.
(NOTE: Eye color is determined by iris color)
Disqualifications from Competition
Eyes of a color other than specified for the variety. Spots in the iris; light "China blue" eyes; wall eyes.
FEET & LEGS
The feet and legs are to be straight, medium-fine in bone, and have the proper length and size to balance and harmonize with the compact body. Toenails are to be white in all varities.
Extremely fine bone. Broken toenails, if portion remains and color can be determined. Disqualification from Competition
Any colored toenail(s)
(Flyback) Fur is to be dense and short. It should be coarse enough in gaurd hair to offer resistance when stroked towards the head. The coat should fly back to its natural position and lie smooth over the entire body. There should be a fine, dense undercoat, interspersed with decidedly heavier, thicker guard hairs. The coat should carry a very high luster. The length and finish of the fur should enhance the markings.
Long, thin coat; coarse, harsh, or wiry coat; guard hairs which are too long; fur too soft; stained or molting coat.
The colored portions of the Dutch are: the body (from rear of saddle line down the hind legs to the foot stops), the belly (from undercut line to rear of the rabbit, and down the inside of the hind legs to the foot stops), cheecks, ears, and tail. The remaining portion of the rabbit is to be white.
--Color is to be a very glossy, dense, uuniform, jet-black, running deep toward the skin, blending into a slate blue under color next to skin. Eyes--Dark Brown. Faults--White hairs; mealiness; frostiness; brownish or any other tints; white or silvery undercoat next to the skin.
--Color is to be a very glossy, inuform,, medium-dark blue, running deep towards the skin, blending into a slate blue under color nest to the skin. Eyes--Blue Gray. Faults--White hairs; mealiness; frostiness; brownish or other tints; smoky blue, silvery blue, or lilac shadings.
--Color is to be a very glossy, uniform,, dark chocolate brown, running deep towards the skin, blending into a bluish dove under color next to the skin. Eyes--Dark Brown, ruby cast permissible.
--White hairs; mealiness; forstiness; anny other tints or shades.
--Color is to have an agouti pattern, shhowing distinct bands of color. Colors on the hairshaft should be slate blue at the base, followed by medium tan, then a thin charcoal brown band, finishing with a lighter tan band. Colored portions of the body should be uniformly dispersed with black guard hairs. Narrow black lacing on the ears is desirable. Eye display a white or cream surface color, with a slate blue undercoat, extending from inside the rear legs over the belly to the undercut. (Note: when the belly color is white, the undercut is determined by blowing into the fur.) Tan lap spots are permissible. Tail color should complement the body color on the topside, and be as close to the belly color as possible on the underside. Eyes--Dark Brown.
--Brassy tinge; white hairs; light surfaace color on body. Lack of uniform disbursement of black guard hairs.
Disqualifications from Competition
--Absence of intermediate ring color oveer the colored portion of the body. Absence of slate blue under color on the belly.
--The entire colored portion of the bodyy is to be black, with a uniform disbursement of off-white or cream coloration on some of the hair tips. Undercolor is to be slate blue, carried as deep towards the skin as possible. Crotch marks are accepted. Eyes--Dark Brown Disqualification from Competition
--Ring pattern over the back or upper siides. White underside of tail.
--Color is to be a bright, clean orange,, blending into smoky-blue shading over the lower rump, and carrying well down the haunches. The top color should carry down into the under color, blending into a dark cream color next to the skin. Upper portion of tail color should match top body color. The shadings on the head should be darkest at the whisker bed, blending into lighter shadings on the jaws, darkening again at the ear base, and blending up the ears to match body color. The smoky blue shading is to include the underside of the tail. Eyes--Dark Brown.
White hairs; smut or smudge throughout the orange color; lack of bold shadings; underside of tail light in color.
Disqualification from Competition
--Complete absence of shadings.
Markings are to be clear, distinct, and regular, free from colored drags into the white section or white runs into colored sections. Collar (including neck), chest, forelegs, blaze, and foot stops are to be white in all varities.
Cheeks are to be full, even, and well rounded, not angular or ragged. Cheeks are to be carried to the whisker bed, but not into it. They are to follow the jawbone, meeting the line of the neck, and be free from drags into the throat or mouth.
High cheeks, looking like eye circles; heavy cheeks that drag into the whisker bed; cheeks that run below the jaw line. Blaze--Points 5: The blaze is the white portion of the head. It should be medium wide and wedge shaped, covering the nose, whisker bed, and tapering up to the ears, where it joins the hair line. The blaze is to continue to the cheeks and should be well rounded and follow the jaw line after passing the whisker bed.
The neck is that potion of the collar behind the ears. It should be wide, wedge shaped, clean, and even. Neck is to be free from drags of the ear color into the the collar, or white of the collar running onto the base of the ears. Animals possessing a full neck will not recieve the 5 points allotted for the neck marking. Dirty necks will be faulted according to the seriousness of the fault.
The hairline is to be a narrow white line running between the ears, entirely dividing each cheek marking and ear, connection the white portions of the blaze and neck marking. If the hair line is missing, the animal should not be disqualified. If the hairline is partly there, but does not join either the blaze or the neck, it should not be considered a spot, nor should the animal be disqualified from competition. A hairline between the ears is desirable, although no points are allotted to it.
The saddle is the point on the upper body where the white fur ceases and the colored fur begins. The dividsion should be just behind the shoulders and form a perfect circle around the body, with the undercut. The undercut refers to the under part of the body. This is a continuation of the saddle marking and it should run in an unbroken line close behind the forelegs, but not touching them.
Disqualification from Competition--
When the body color extends past the elbow joint onto the foreleg. Stops--Points 10: The hind feet are to have white markings from the toes to a point one third the length of the foot, as measured to the point of the hock. They should be equal in length, clean cut on both feet, and form perfect circles around the feet where the white of the sstops meets the body color of the leg. Hind toes may be separated to identitfy a split stop. Disqualifications from Competition--
When the white portion of the foot stop reaches above the hock joint. When the body color runs between the toes of the hind feet, connecting the color of the upper foot with the color of the bottom of the foot. (Known as a split stop.)
|DISQUALIFICATIONS FROM COMPETITION
APPLYING TO ALL VARIETIES
Lack of surface of under color on the belly, thus failing to show an undercut. An extreme amount of white hairs scattered through the colored sections.
Bare spot(s). Three colors in Black, Blue, and Chocolate.
Distinct white spot(s) in colored section.
Distinct colored spot(s) in white section.
Spot or spots must be plainly visible.
Any foreign colored area, other than called for in the breed standard, that is plainly visible while the animal is in its natural post, or can be detected during the normal sequence of examination.
(Foreign being a color other than is called for in that particular area.)
Per ARBA definition.
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