ARBA Digital Library

American Rabbit Breeders Association

Before the ARBA...

Rabbits have long been a popular small animal for hobby breeders, as have cavies (guinea pigs).  Over the years, there have been a number of groups for like-minded breeders of all ages.  Several of these groups combined from time to time, and eventually coalesced into the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

Browse through these fascinating books from years past to see what has changed - and what hasn't.  Notably, breeders in the past have delighted in their animals just as we do today - but they had to work a lot harder to feed them!

Winning rabbits and cavies - 1910