Benjamin's Ark

Hobby Breeder of Rabbits, Rodents, Birds and Reptiles

Mini-Lops & Dwarf Lops


Mini-Lops are fantastic, very docile and friendly little rabbits. They make fantastic pets. There are various breeds of Lops, all my Mini-Lops are pure breeds and all are all Bred to BRC Standards. I also have a few Dwarf Lops that are slightly larger than Mini's.


Buck Mini-Lop

Ruben, My Mini - Lop, Blue Self Buck. Born September 2010.

Ruben Came from Jan at Warren Lops.

Sire - Chocolate Tortoiseshell.

Dam - Marten Smoke.



Does Mini-Lops


Sookie, My Mini-Lop, Sooty Fawn Doe. Born November 2010.

Sookie Came from Ron In Essex.

Sire - Sooty Fawn.

Dam - Seal Point.


Charlie, My Mini - Lop, Blue Charlie Doe. Born April 2011.

  Charlie came from a lovely breeder Julie in Waltham Abbey.

Sire - BEW.

Dam - Blue Butterfly.






Buck Dwarf-Lop


Luke, My Dwarf - Lop, Lilac Otter Buck. Born May 2014.

Luke was bred here at Benjamin's Ark.

Sire - Broken fawn Butterfly.

Dam - Black Otter.


Does Dwarf-Lops

Keira, My Dwarf - Lop, Black Otter Doe. Born April 2011.

Keira also Came from Jan at Warren Lops.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.



Elsa, My Dwarf - Lop, Frosty Point Doe. Born February 2014.

Elsa came from peter a breder in Ongar.

Sire - Broken  Fawn Butterfly.

Dam - Chocolate Point.



Bluebell (Belle), My Dwarf - Lop, Blue Self Doe. Born August 2014.

Belle was born here at Benjamin's Ark.

Sire - Lilac Otter (Luke).

Dam - Frosty Point (Elsa).


Miniature Lop BRC Breed Standard

Ring Size K Points
1) Type ) 30
2) Weight )
3) Coat 20
4) Head, Crown and Eyes)
5) Ears ) 30
6) Colour and Pattern 15
7) Condition 5
Total 100

1. Type - Bold thickset and firm. The body should be short, broad and well
muscled with little visible neck. The well-muscled rump is short and well
rounded. The chest is broad and deep with curved sides where it meets the
shoulders, which are broad and strong. The front legs are thick, short and
straight. The hind legs are short, strong, powerful and carried parallel to the
body. The tail is straight, strong and well furred. A small dewlap is
permissible but not desirable.
2. Adult Weight
Ideal Maximum
kg 1.5 1.6
lb/oz 3.4 3.8
Maximum weight for under 5 months exhibits to be 1.360kg (3lb)
3. Coat - The coat to be dense and of good length, rollback with an abundance of
guard hairs. Legs and pads to be well furred.
4. Head, Crown and Eyes - The head is bold, broad and well developed. The
profile of the head is strongly curved with a good width between the eyes, full
cheeks and a broad muzzle.
The eyes are bold, bright and large. The basal ridge of the ears should appear
prominent across the top of the skull to form the crown.
5. Ears - Should be broad, thick, well furred and rounded at the ends. They
should be carried close to the cheeks giving a horseshoe like outline when
viewed from the front. The inside of the ears should not be visible from any
angle when carried correctly.
6. Colours
Chocolate Tortoiseshell – An even shade of Orange top colour to carry well
down and shading off to a lighter colour to the skin. Ears, belly and underside
of tail – light chocolate brown. Cheeks and hindquarters (flanks) shaded or
toned with light chocolate brown. Eyes brown.
Any other colour or pattern accepted by the Breeds Standard Committee of the
British Rabbit Council apart from the broken pattern.
7. Condition - The exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily
condition, free from all soiling, particularly on the feet, ears and genital parts.
The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should
appear alert and vigorous.
FAULTS: Body too long; head not sufficiently characteristic of the breed;
pimpled or damaged ears; poor ear carriage; ears folded; crown not developed;
fly back coat; large dewlaps in does; rear feet not parallel to the body; light
soiling of feet, ears and genital organs; bare pads; fur slightly soiled or matted;
long toenails; lack of vitality.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Maloccluded or mutilated teeth; over weight limit;
deformities and mutilations; deformation of the teeth; feet bowed or bent;
white toe nails in coloured exhibits; white nose on butterfly pattern; crooked
tail; any discernible illness or disease; blindness or partial blindness; incorrect
eye colour; any parasitic infection; much soiling; matted coat; sore pads
(where skin is broken or scabbed); any evidence of irregular preparation for
exhibition including trimming and dyeing.