The Club no longer has a library. it was disbanded because of lack of use. However, I am leaving what was in it up here as it is a useful guide to rabbit books which might be useful..
American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club, Raising Netherland Dwarfs. 1975, (1977 printing). Useful but remember the American breed standard may differ from ours.
American Rabbit Breeders
Association, Standard of Perfection, 2001-2005.
Colour and b/w photos of different breeds. Note may differ from BRC standards. Includes cavies as well as rabbits.
Brett, Walter, Rabbit-Keeping (extract from The Smallholders Encyclopedia). Unknown, 1950s.
Perhaps a little dated but still much useful information in easy-to-find alphabetical arrangement.
British Rabbit Council, Articles of Constitution & Rules
British Rabbit Council, Breed Standards, 1996-2000. BRC, 1996
The basic reference tool for rabbit-breeders in clubs like the CRCI which follow the BRC standards. Gives physical descriptions, desirable weights, recognised colours, and faults.
For children. Simple texts but good photos of growing baby Lop rabbits
Coggins, Rosie & Vija Hone, Introduction to Colour Genetics for the Australian Rabbit Fancier. Australian Lop Circle, 1996
Meticulously researched & very useful for breeders
Colbeck, Arthur, Read
About Rabbits: Dutch.
Everything you want to know about Dutch rabbits, breeding, genetics, showing, written by someone who obviously knows and loves them. Photocopy.
Crook, Sandy, Lop
Gendron, Karen, The Rabbit Handbook. Hauppage, NJ, Barron’s, 2000.
Haggarty, Vana, Small
Pets: Rabbits (cover title: Love Your Rabbit).
Basic information & colour photos plus drawings of types of cages and feeders and diagram of healthy versus unhealthy rabbit.
Hearne, Tina, Care For Your Rabbit. London, Collins, 1990 (new ed.)
Useful book with diagrams of cages, suggested diets, drawings of some plants, first aid, ailments and a Q&A section. "The Official RSPCA pet guide".
Hunter, Samantha, Hop
Kelsey-Wood, Dennis, Dwarf
Rabbits: Getting Started.
Lawrence, Keith &
Joyce, Hamlyn Pet Care Handbooks: Rabbits.
Another small but useful book with drawings of plants, useful diet suggestions, etc.
Leverett, Brian, Keeping
Rabbits, a Complete Manual.
Mettle, Michael, The
Proper Care of Dwarf Rabbits.
McBride, Anne, Why
Does My Rabbit…?.
Pavia, Audrey, The Rabbit: an owner's guide to
a happy, healthy pet.
An excellent all-round guide to rabbit-keeping covering house, nutrition, healthy, history, folklore, even house to get the bunny to ride in a car.
Rabbit Breeders Association of N.S.W., Constitution. RBANSW, 1988 (3 copies)
Roberts, Mervyn F., Rabbits.
Very useful commonsense book . Good introduction.
Sandford, J. C., The
Domestic Rabbit. 3rd ed. St. Albans,
Taylor, David, Rabbit.
Very good handbook covers most things in some detail, esp. diseases behaviour and diet.
Wegler, Monika, Rabbits:
a complete pet owner’s manual.
Very good handbook, cover behaviour, diet, breeding, diseases.
Williams, A.E. Ted, Rabbit Breeding for Perfection. Melbourne, Williams, 1992. Very useful book written by experienced rabbit breeder and judge, covering care, breeds, etc. and written with the Australian situation in mind.
Williams, Ann, Why
Woodward, Clive, Read
Everything you want to know
I’ve only put our holdings if they are no longer being published or are no longer received by the club.
British Rabbit Council Yearbook; The Bunny Thymes Vol. 3, no. 10 (Oct./Nov. 1996)-vol. 3, no. 11 (Dec. 1996/Jan. 1997); C.R.C.I. News/Rabbit Droppings; Rabbit Breeders Association of N.S.W. Newsletter No. 3 (Oct. 1988)-no. 5 (June 1989); no. 8 (Dec. 1989)-no. 10 (Apr. 1990); no. 14 (Feb. 1991); no. 18 (Sept. 1992); no. 20 (Mar. 1993); Rabbit Fanciers Society of N.S.W. Newsletter ; Wild About Animals, no. 4 (Apr. 1994); Your Favourite Pet, vol. 1, no. 1-v.2, no.2; v. 2, no. 4-v. 2, no. 6 [undated but ca. 1994-1995]; NSW Rabbit Association Newsletter; South Australian Rabbit Club newsletter ; WARCI newsletter (Western Australian Rabbit Council); R.B.A.T. newsletter (Rabbit Breeders Association of Tasmania); Rabbit Habit (Rabbit Breeders & Exhibitors of NSW); Rabbit Council of New Zealand newsletter; Lop news (Lop Society of New Zealand)
SOME USEFUL BOOKS ON RABBITS FOR YOU TO PURCHASE
Many of the books can be purchased locally in Australia though you may have to ask your bookshop to order them in.
Crook, Sandy, Lop Rabbits. Neptune City, NJ, T.F.H., 1986. ISBN 086221379
Gendron, Karen, The Rabbit Handbook. Hauppage, NJ, Barron’s, 2000. ISBN0764112465
Harriman, Marinell, The House Rabbit Handbook. 3rd ed., Alameda, Calif., Drollery Press, 1995
Hunter, Samantha, Hop To It. Hauppage, NY, Barrons, 1992. ISBN 0812045513
Kanable, Anna, Raising Rabbits. Emmaus, PA, Rodale Press, 1977 ISBN 0878573143
McBride, Anne, Why Does My Rabbit…?. London, Souvenir Press, 1998 ISBN 0285635506
Pavia, Audrey, Rabbits for Dummies. New York, Wiley, 2003. ISBN 076450861X
Sandford, J.C., The Domestic Rabbit 5th ed. Oxford, Blackwell Science, 1996. ISBN 0632038942
Taylor, David, Rabbit: a Practical Guide to Caring for Your Rabbit. London, HarperCollins, 1999 ISBN 0004133773
Vriends-Parent, Lucia, The New Rabbit Handbook. Hauppage, NY, Barron's, 1989 ISBN 0812042026
Wegler, Monika, Dwarf Rabbits. Hauppage, NJ, Barron's, 1992 ISBN 0812013522