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Old 01-16-2017, 06:16 PM   #11
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You can use just about any breed for agility...just depends on the activity level of the rabbit. The running breeds are typically easier since they're known for being active. You can make simple jumps to start your rabbit out on, using dowels from the hardware store. I've seen jumping exhibitions at some of the rabbit shows, and my daughter even tried it with a couple of her Tans.


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What mystifies me are the lops. Those breeds always look so lazy and blob-like, but they dominate the exhibitions I've seen. Wow can those guys jump!


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Canadian Rabbit Show Jumping

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Those little lops are amazing jumpers!!

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Old 01-21-2017, 10:40 AM   #15
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Show jumping a rabbit with no leash?! This is so cool. Love the rabbits attutude too! I can see my Harvey acting like this: running the course backwards, heading out the exit, and just generally messing with people.
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What mystifies me are the lops. Those breeds always look so lazy and blob-like, but they dominate the exhibitions I've seen. Wow can those guys jump!
My dwarf lops were always lazy, but they sure can jump high! I've had a lop that I was always finding on top of the piano, chest of drawers and all the furniture... At first I couldn't believe how high he could jump with no run-up, he wasn't that big either (about 1,7 kilos), but there was no place high enough to keep the vegetables safe from him ^^.
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Show jumping a rabbit with no leash?! This is so cool. Love the rabbits attutude too!

That is awesome!

I hope this kind of thing gets more popular in the US. I'd love to go to some of these shows, if only as a spectator.
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http://www.canadianrabbithoppingclub.com/

They are from Calgary and very active in the sport.
They are members on this forum too.
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This is something that has always amazed and interested me! I actually began training Missy to compete in these competitions, but alas, there are none held near my area. However, I do think it would make a great party trick....
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Yes it would be a fun party trick or even just something fun to do with your rabbit. Sorry you never got a chance to enter her in competition. That's cool you were training her tho!


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