Rabbit Show Etiquette
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Here are some excellent guidelines to help your show day go a little smoother:
- Don’t be late. This means to the show itself AND when bringing rabbits to the table.
- Never announce which rabbits are yours. Rabbit shows are technically blind shows, which is why the ID is based on the tattoo. This is done in the interest of a fair, honest evaluation.
- Don’t answer questions directed to the table writer unless you are the table writer.
- If you have to talk at the table, keep it quiet so you and others can hear the judge.
- If you disagree with the judge, just remember it’s only one show on one day.
- Be polite. If you do have a question, try to wait until after BOB has been awarded and ask politely for clarification. Most judges like to educate.
- Congratulate the winners.
- Read the show rules and if you have any questions, ask the show secretary. They are there to help.
- Have a clean carrier and bring everything you need or think you may need.
- Try to take up as little space as possible and don’t block aisles.
- NEVER EVER bring a sick or diseased rabbit to a show- ever!
- Keep control of your children, and leave your pets at home.
- Win or lose, be gracious and be a good sport. Always be courteous and polite. Even when mistakes are made, there’s no reason to be a grouchy or rude.
- Smile, and have fun!