2020 NALRC national show

Hosted by the Portage County RCBA.

April 18-19, 2020, in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Classic Rabbit Show.  

 Location: Stark County, OH Fairgrounds 305 Wertz Ave NW Canton, OH 44708 

 The host hotel is Comfort Inn-Hall of Fame 5345 Broadmoor Circle NW Canton, OH 44709 (330)492-1331 

**Rooms have been blocked at $80/night+ tax. Just mention the Hall of Fame rabbit show when booking** 

 Camping is available at the fairgrounds for RVs, campers, and trailers, with electric hookups. Please contact the Fair Office for more information about camping. (330)452-0621 


Eric Stewart 

Bryan Shirk 

Mark Jacobs (youth) 


Files coming soon.

Our National Show

Show Committee


2020 National Show Committee

Show Committee Chairperson:
Jo Cross

Show Secretrary:
Bonnie Saunier

Show Superintendent:
Jason Dudley

Youth Chairperson

Christie Woida

Statler Chairperson

Lee Nevills

Show Awards Chairperson:
Amanda Dudley

Bonnie Saunier

Club Dinner Chairperson:

Fundraising Chairperson:
Rebekah Bourlier

Promotions Chairperson:
Jo Cross


Statler Class Rules

JoAnne Statler Memorial Award Guidelines

This class is a prestigious award given each year at our National Show.  This award is in honor of JoAnne Statler, who is given credit for importing the Lionheads into the United States in 2000.  It is a real honor to win this award for consistency in quality.

Entry Fee is $10.00

It is judged on the overall quality of FOUR Lionheads, sired or produced by a single Lionhead buck or doe.


1) Entries must be included on exhibitor's NALRC entry form.

2) One Statler entry may be made per person.

3) The class of four animals is considered a single entry made in the name of the sire or dam nominated.

4) The entry designates by name a single Lionhead buck or doe.

5) All animals entered in this class need to be 3 generation pure bred Lionheads.

6) To be judged on the over all breed quality and consistency of four Lionheads.

7) The four Lionheads can be either sex, or any age - juniors or seniors.

8) The four animals can be of any variety that is eligible to compete for BOB or any variety that is of a COD variety on file with ARBA.

9) All four Lionheads MUST be entered in a regular breed class and be determined to be free of any ARBA general disqualification.   Breed specific DQs, such as a lack of separation, are allowable, although the judge will be advised to take these into consideration when evaluating class placements.   Any animal having been found to have a general disqualification in the regular show will be ineligible to compete in the Statler class.   Substitutions of DQed animals will be allowed as long as the new animal has also been entered in the regular show, is free of any general DQ, and has available a supporting pedigree proving its lineage to the entry.

10) The four Lionheads do not need to be owned by the person making the entry, BUT permission must be given by the current owner to use an animal in the competition.

11) A rabbit can only be used to represent one of its parents in a given year.

12) The dam or sire do not have to be present and are not considered part of the class.

13) Pedigrees must be supplied at check in for all 4 Lionheads showing same dam or sire.

14) Exhibitors are in charge of getting their own entries on and off the table for the Statler Class.

Show Rules

Hosted by Portage County RCBA

It is important to READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY so you are in the "know."

  1. Showroom is open to receive animals on Friday, April 17, 2020 between noon and 11 p.m. Portage County RCBA personnel have asked that we try to have all entries verified for the National Show by 10 p.m. Showroom closes for the evening promptly at 11:00p.m on Friday evening. If you run into an issue, please contact Eric @ 330-309-5318.
  2. Showroom opens at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The show begins at 9:00 a.m.
  3. All animals entered in the National Show must be cooped.  PCRCBA will be renting coops and sizes will be here once confirmed.
  4. Sale animals and animals not entered in the National Show will be kept in your carriers just like we would do for a regular show. Sale animals MAY be entered in the show if you would like them cooped for the weekend.
  5. Only Lionheads entered in the NALRC National Specialty Show will be provided coops. Each exhibitor is responsible for a riser for each animal cooped. All other rabbits will be held in your own carriers. Shavings are provided for all cooped animals.
  6. Carrier set up is at your own discretion. You may bring sawhorses or tables to put carriers on. Please be respectful of space. This is a large show. The American Fuzzy Lop National Show is also being held as well as several smaller National Shows.
  7. Eligible PCRCBA entries:
    1. Tort, REW, Chocolate, Seal, Siamese Sable and Black will be eligible to compete for Best of Breed, Best Opposite of Breed, Best of Variety, Best Opposite of Variety, Best Variety Display, Best Overall Display, and either Best White Fur or Best Colored Fur.
    2. There will be an Open Show and a Youth Show for accepted varieties: Tort, REW, Chocolate, Seal,Siamese Sable, and Black.
    3. Statler Memorial Breeder Challenge is open to Tort, REW, Chocolate, Seal, Siamese Sable, Black and all COD varieties only. This includes Blue, BEW, Sable Point, and Smoke Pearl.
    4. ALL Other Varieties will compete for the Best of the Rest, Best of Variety, Best Opposite of Variety, and Best Variety Display. This means ALL varieties, not just COD varieties. PCRCBA is accepting all varieties for the Exhibition Show this year.
    5. There will be ONE Exhibition show. Open and Youth will show together for all varieties other than Tort, REW, Chocolate, Seal, Siamese Sable and Black.
  8. Coop numbers MUST be marked in each rabbit's right ear with a permanent marker for those animals entered in the National Show.
  9. Ear number changes for the same sex, same class and same variety will be allowed at the time of check in for fee of $ 2.00 per change. All changes must be acknowledged and approved by the show secretary by no later than 10:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020
  10. All Entries are final at 10:00 p.m. pm Friday, April 17, 2020.
  12. All Lionheads MUST be permanently tattooed in the left ear. Failure to have a tattoo or an illegible tattoo will result in a disqualification from the show per ARBA rules.
  13. The top five (5) Lionheads in each class will be weighed.
  14. Remark cards will be used. The club will not mail or ship awards, ribbons or remark cards. Exit packets with remark cards and ribbons will be ready for pick up after the show on Saturday as soon as the secretary can input all data. Picking up these packets is each exhibitor's responsibility.
  15. Report any sick rabbit to the Show Superintendent. All sick rabbits MUST be removed from the building.
  16. No rabbit breeding in the showroom unless both owners are present and the Show Superintendent has been notified.
  17. The PCRCBA reserves the right to substitute or add judges.
  18. The PCRCBA is not responsible for accidents, fire or theft.
  19. No Smoking allowed inside the showroom or exhibition hall.
  20. ATTENTION: All cage locks MUST BE REMOVED during judging. Show staff or runners will NOT re-move zip ties. Cage doors must be ready to open. It is the responsibility of each owner to keep track of classes and make sure locks and zip ties are off.
  21. PCRCBA show personnel will not be responsible for Lionheads not in their assigned coop at the time a class begins. Any animals missing from their coops will be scratched from the show. This includes rabbits eligible for BOV and BOB classes.
  22. The PCRCBA will provide runners for the National Show on Saturday morning. "All other shows it will be the exhibitor's responsibility to get their rabbits to the show tables in a timely manner."
  23. This show is governed by the latest ARBA rules where applicable. All other rules shall be set by the PCRCBA. Any questions will be handled by the PCRCBA Show Committee.
  24. All Lionheads entered in the National Show may be checked in and cooped from noon to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. No cooping for the National Show on Saturday.

Top 5 things to Remember from this list.
#1 All varieties are accepted for the Exhibition show.
#2. There is ONE Exhibition show. Open and Youth will show together.
#3. All exhibitors must bring their own risers for their National show entries.
#4. Exhibitors may bring sale animals and not pay an entry fee. All animals not entered in the National Show will stay in your carriers.
#5. All entries must be verified for the National Show by 10:00 p.m. with the Show Secretary.  All changes must be completed by then.  Showroom closes for the evening promptly at 11:00 p.m. on Friday evening.  Cooping must be completed by 11:00 p.m.

Online Auction Rules

NALRC Live Auction Rules

Spring Fundraising Auction

All proceeds will benefit the running of the  NALRC National show


A huge thank you to all our generous donors that donated to help offset the expense of putting on a quality National Show! We couldn�t do this without you and appreciate your generosity!

There is a minimum bid of $25 on each rabbit. This is a 50/50 auction with 50% of the proceeds going to the donor and 50% of the proceeds going to the PNWLRC, unless otherwise noted. Donors may choose to offer their donations a s 100% donation to the PNWLC.

All animals must be paid for immediately following the conclusion of the auction. Animals not paid in full within 10 hours of the close of auction, will be offered to the next highest bidder. Please do not bid if you will not follow through with payment. No withdrawing of bids, so please be courteous by not placing bids if you do not intend to follow through. Payments can be made via paypal to PNWLRC@yahoo.com

Please read descriptions carefully to see whether transport to Reno, Nevada, is available and whether it is paid by the buyer or the seller. Cooping and care at the National Show is the responsibility of the buyer unless otherwise noted in the description. Transport from Nationals is the responsibility of the buyer, if not picking them up personally at the show.

The auction will start Friday, April 13, 2018, at 7p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and run through Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7p.m. Pacific Daylight time.

To ensure fairness to all, we will be doing a race horse style bidding. When the time expires, all lots will be considered sold with Extended Bidding to follow. The time will be extended in 3 minutes intervals until there has been no bidding for a 3 minute period. The auction will officially end 3 minutes after the last bid is placed. This means the auction will not be declared �closed� until there have been three minutes of inactivity on the auction bidding.

For example: Auction closed at 7:00pm and there are 3 bids placed at 6:59p.m. The auction is now extended until 7:02pm. Another bid comes in at 7:01pm, the auction is now extended until 7:04pm. There are no further bids, auction ends at 7:04p.m.

If you have questions about this style of bidding, please be sure to ask one of the auction moderators BEFORE bidding.

We thank everyone who is considering bidding on the beautiful animals being donated for this event. Happy bidding and thank you for supporting the 2018 National Show.

Best Mane Contest

  1. One entry per exhibitor. Pre enter or enter up until 5 minutes prior to start of judging.
  2. Entry Fee $ 5.
  3. All rabbits entered in this contest must be entered in the National Show and must be a variety with a current COD in order to compete
  4. Open and Youth to be judged separately.
  5. Winner and Runner Up will be selected for both Open and Youth (Rosettes
  6. Judging to occur on Friday, May 2st promptly at 8 pm. starting with Open followed immediately by Youth. All rabbits must be on the tables at the start of judging. NO LATE ARRIVALS!
  7. The contest is to pick the rabbit with the BEST MANE. Manes must be complete and balanced, meeting the integrity of the current Lionhead Working Standard.
  8. All standard breed disqualifications will apply subject to judges interpretation

    MANE - Points 35: The mane is comprised of wool which is strong and full of life with a medium soft texture and an evident crimp. Softer wool on juniors is permissible. Guard hairs may be present, but should not create a coarse feeling to the wool. The mane must be at least 2 inches in length and form a full circle around the head which may extend into a "V" at the back of the neck. The wool of the mane should be dense enough to make the mane full and prominent. The greatest density possible is desired. The mane may form a wool cap across the brow, which should enhance the prominence of the mane. The center of the foreface below the wool cap may have transition wool up to 1" in length. The cheeks extending into the whisker bed may be heavily trimmed. The side trimmings and chest wool may be noticeably longer in length.

Faults: A mane that lacks density or balance; wool that is too cottony or prone
to felting on seniors.

Disqualifications from Competition:
*Lack of any mane, or a mane that is of such poor quality that it shows open
areas with no wool.
*Mane that is less than 2 inches in length.
*Transition Wool longer than 1 inch on the face below the wool cap

Note: Only the quality of the wool of the mane is used when judging Lionhead
wool. The quality of the transition wool, found on the lower sides and rump, is
never taken into consideration.

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National Bids Guidelines

NALRC will accept bids for clubs to host their National Show beginning with the 2016 show year. Bids are to be submitted to the NALRC Secretary prior to October 1 and at least one and half years preceding the show date, using the guidelines as set forth below. Bids should be submitted using the official Bids Form found on our forms page. 

Guidelines Governing the Bidding and Awarding of the NALRC National Show 

Found on our forms page.


  1. The host club must be either a NALRC Affiliated Lionhead Specialty Club or an ARBA Chartered All-Breed Club with at least six NALRC members. All other things being equal, preference will be given to a bid from an NALRC Affiliated Lionhead Specialty Club.
  2. The host club should provide the necessary officials to properly run the show, including a show superintendent, a show secretary, experienced writers for the judging tables and sufficient runners to keep the rabbits moving to and from the judging tables without delay.
  3. It is required that a Youth Lionhead show also be held.
  4. It is required that a Joanne Statler Memorial class be held. Host club will be responsible for obtaining the existing traveling plaque from the prior year's winner to be presented to the new class winner. NALRC will cover the cost of shipping the Statler Award if the prior year's winner will not be attending.
  5. NALRC will furnish its sanction free of charge. The host club shall be responsible for obtaining and paying for the ARBA Sanctions for the National Show.


  1. There must be a building large enough to hold the show without being congested. There must be plenty of room for the coops, for the judging tables and for the exhibitors. There must be ample holding coops for each class.
  2. The show building should have adequate lighting and ventilation. There should be plenty of light in the judging areas. Fans and the necessary electrical outlets for them should be available if needed in case of hot weather.
  3. The show building should be located in an area where there is easy access for unloading and loading of rabbits. There should be plenty of parking spaces near the building.
  4. Bathroom facilities with running water must be available, either in the building or nearby, preferably within 50 to 100 feet of the building.
  5. There must be food available for purchase by the exhibitors, either provided by the host club or available nearby.


  1. The name and address of the nearest airport should be listed in the show catalog.
  2. There should be a list in the show catalog of hotels and motels near the show site, including the headquarters lodging, if there is one.


  1. All judges hired for the show should be experienced judges that have a good knowledge of the Lionhead Standard and are known to judge Lionheads according to that Standard.
  2. The hosting club should hire enough judges to ensure that the judging will be finished early enough to allow people to get ready for the banquet Saturday evening.
  3. Any judge that judged Lionheads at the last or will judge at the next ARBA Convention or at the last two (2) Lionhead National Shows will not be eligible for consideration as a judge in a National Bid.
  4. The host club is to furnish a list of proposed judges for both open and youth to the NALRC with their bid.


The NALRC National Show is not required to be a Cooped Show, however, should more than one bid be received, a strong preference will be given to the show offering cooping.

  1. If it is a cooped show, there must be enough coops available for all of the rabbits entered. Host club to provide a detailed description of the cooping and facilities to house the entries.
  2. There should be adequate aisle space between rows to permit carriers to pass each other without crowding. If the coops are stacked, they must be set up so that urine and shavings will not fall into the lower coops. All the coops should be at a proper height and have large enough doors to allow safe and easy removal of a Lionhead.
  3. The host club must provide a source of water for all the rabbits. If there is feed made available for the rabbits at the show, the show catalog should list the brand of feed, if any.


  1. It is suggested that the show be held between March 1 and May 15. It is to be held on a Saturday and is to be a one day show. Any other Lionhead show held on the same day shall not conflict with the National show.
  2. The host club may sanction an All Breed and/or Specialty Show to be held on the same day and location as the National Show. No other Lionhead sanctions will be issued for any other all-breed shows held within a 500 mile radius of the National Show. No Lionhead specialty sanctions will be issued for the same day as the National show.
  3. There can be another Lionhead specialty show or shows, or an all-breed show the next day. This could help attract a larger entry of Lionheads to help defray some of the host club's expenses.
  4. If there is an all-breed show the next day, arrangements should be made with the sponsoring club to have the Lionheads judged early in the day. This is to enable Lionhead exhibitors who have traveled long distances to get an early start for home.
  5. A Lionhead exhibitor is not required to stay for a Sunday show.


  1. There must be a banquet on Saturday night after the show.
  2. The banquet should provide a nice meal and an opportunity for the members to get together and socialize.
  3. Host club may hold a raffle and/or auction at the banquet to offset National Show expenses.
  4. All profits (or losses) from the banquet raffle/auction will belong to the host club.


  1. All expenses for the show, including awards, paybacks, judges' fees, show facilities, show catalog and advertising are the responsibility of the host club. The host club may hold fundraisers prior to/or at the National Show to help defray the expenses of hosting the National Show.
  2. The NALRC will provide an award stipend in the amount of $1350 to the host club for the purchase of National Show awards. The host club may utilize these funds for awards only and must supply the NALRC Treasurer with a receipt that shows the use of all funds within 30 days following the National Show. If the host club does not comply with this rule, they must return the funds to the NALRC to be used for the next National Show. Any unspent amount must be forwarded to the NALRC within 30 days following the National Show.
  3. It is required that awards be provided by the host club for Best of Breed, Best Opposite of Breed, Best of Variety and Opposite Variety, Best Overall Display, Best Overall Fur, & 1st place class placements for all ARBA recognized varieties in both Open & Youth. It is suggested that awards or rosettes also be provided for BOV/BOSV in all COD varieties, Best Display (for all ARBA recognized varieties), Best White Fur, Best Colored Fur, & Best of the Rest. Rosettes or flat ribbons are recommended for 2-5th place class placements in all ARBA recognized varieties. A nice rosette should be awarded to the recipient of the Statler Award in addition to the traveling plaque. Awards or rosettes for BOV/BOSV in non-COD varieties are up to the discretion of the host club.
  4. All profits (or losses) from the show will belong to the host club.


  1. All aspects of arranging and putting on the show are the total responsibility of the host club. The NALRC and its officers will help in any way within reason, if requested. The NALRC will not interfere with any aspect of the running of the show as long as these show rules are followed by the host club. The purpose of these rules is to help ensure that the Lionhead National Show will always be a nice event, and at the same time ensure that the host club will be free to run the show without undue interference.
  2. Bids are to be submitted to the NALRC Secretary prior to October 1 and at least one and half years preceding the show date. A representative of the sponsoring club is to be available to meet with the Executive Board at the ARBA Convention to discuss their bid and to answer any questions.
  3. Incomplete bids and/or bids that do not meet all the requirements set forth by the NALRC National Show Bid Guidelines will be given 15 days to submit a complete/valid bid from the date they are notified that their bid is not valid. If the club does not rectify their bid issues within that time period, the bid will not be considered by the Board for hosting the NALRC National Show.
  4. If no bids are submitted by the October 1st deadline, the President may, with Board approval, attempt to appeal to potential venues and host clubs for a 60 day period. All bids from such appeals must be submitted no later than December 1st for Board consideration. If no bids are submitted after the extended deadline or the submitted bid(s) are rejected by the Board, the Board of Directors will secure a venue for the National Show and form a National Show Committee. In such an event, all expenses and profits/losses from said show would belong to the NALRC.
  5. The Board of Directors of the NALRC will decide by a simple majority vote to accept or reject a bid to host the National Show. If more than one bid is received, the Board of Directors will vote to choose which bid will be awarded the hosting of the National show. In the case of multiple bids, the bid with the most votes will be announced as the winning bid. If no one bid gets a majority of the votes, or in the case of a tie, the President will determine the winning bid.
  6. A reply of acceptance or rejection of all bids submitted will be sent by the President to all bidding clubs no later than January 1 of the year following the submission of the bid.
  7. Any changes by the sponsoring club in the show from the original bid must be approved by the officers of the NALRC prior to the change being made.
  8. Once a bid has been awarded, the host club has the explicit permission from the NALRC and may use the NALRC logo on awards and in promoting the National Show through printed media, social media, and the web. The NALRC logo must be used in its entirety and must fall within the logo use guidelines.