Smoke Pearl Chinchilla
Chocolate Chestnut Agouti
Must have at
least 10% color
Partial nose marking
Hello my name is Kevin German and I am both Honored and excited to be the Pres of the newly formed AMLRC
A little bit about me. I currently live in Southern Wi. I have four Children of my own ranging from 3 - 24 years old. We own and operate a Horse Farm where we currently Breed Warm Blood Sport horses. I am also the Varsity Head Coach at Sun Prairie High School, this along with the Rabbits keeps me quite busy. I started Raising Rabbits in 1976 a few years later the Mini Lop was introduced and when I saw them for the first time, I just had to get some. I purchased my first trio from Ken Roach and the rest is history. We are currently set up to house a little over 100 rabbits and are looking to expand sometime next year. I have been a State Judge for almost 20 years now and enjoy working with the youth exhibitors every time I get the chance.
I look forward to working with all of you and meeting many of the new breeders who are out there as well. We hope that you will join us and be part of this new fun and exciting group. We will strive to develop and promote the Mini Lop, along with supporting the efforts of our Youth Breeders as well. The Mini Lop is a Fun and Exciting Breed and we will strive to make our Shows fun and Exciting as well, and a good time for all, for it is not about the Wins or the Losses but the Friends that you will make along the way that will matter most.
Thank you again for your support and trust in both myself and this newly formed Club and it's officers and Directors.
Secretary: Judy Todd
My name is Judy Todd and I've been showing Mini Lops for quite some time. Like most adults, my husband Hobart, and I acquired the Mini Lops when our children decided they had more important interests in life other than the Mini Lops.
Hobart and I have been in Mini Lops since 1981 and we thoroughly enjoy them. This is the only breed our family has had, except for a few meat Pens our children showed at the County Fair. Oh yeah, there were a few Florida whites, but when the Florida White doe had 8 babies the barn wasn't big enough for two breeds. So, we just decided to keep the breed we liked the best, the Mini Lops.
Hobart and I were glad to be rabbit Project Leasers for approximately six
years in Boone County, Indiana. Pursued and did obtain my Rabbit Registrar
license in 2001. I served as
I served as District * for the Mini Lop Rabbit Club of America for six years. I had the honor of being the Indiana Rabbit Breeders Secretary for five years; and I am currently the Indiana Mini Lop Club Secretary.
Hobart and I have attended several ARBA Conventions and Mini Lop National
Shows. We have enjoyed each and every one of them. They were full
of fun and laughter. We have met so many nice people along the way, and
have seen many out-standing Mini Lops.
I hope to get to know everyone. Please feel free to introduce yourself to me. It is always nice to put a face with a name.
My rule of thumb to raising good Mini Lops: Keep the best and get rid of
Treasurer: Dale Schmidt
As a director of the AMLRC I am excited to see what is in store for this club! My name is Dale Schmidt, director of the American Mini Lop Rabbit Club. My wife, Pam, and I reside in north central Illinois near Paw Paw. We have one daughter, Emily. Emily is the reason we started in rabbits. Just one bunny? I'll take care of it - REALLY!!! Hence the beginning of her 4H rabbit project. And yes, one bunny turned in to many more, very quickly! 4H is a wonderful program for young people and over these many rabbit years, we still refer to Emily's first 4H mini lop, Snuggles, as a favorite. Snuggles might have been cute and sweet, but Emily quickly found out he wasn't good on the judging table. However he taught her, and her parents, a lot about the breed and raising rabbits. After talking to some ARBA-member mini lop breeders and visiting a few ARBA shows, she decided that is what she wanted to do, but the stock had to get better. We learned the best way to get better was to visit a breeder and purchase good stock. A local, and very successful, mini lop breeder was recommended to us. Some of you may remember Dale Dionne. He spent an afternoon with us talking rabbits, showing us rabbits. Dale's kindness and expertise were invaluable to us. Emily bought a trio from Dale Dionne that day, and the rest is history!
We won't kid you - this definitely became a family project, discussing what to breed, what to feed, what to cull, what to show. With Dale Dionne's help, and help from a few other great breeders, Emily became very competitive at the youth table. In her youth years she was awarded Illinois District Youth Breeder honors four years in a row and was also names Illinois Youth Breeder of the Year on two separate occasions. Emily was also named the National Mini Lop Youth Breeder of the Year in 2006. For her efforts, she was also awarded the Mini Lop Scholarship and an ARBA scholarship 2007 when she entered college. As Emily moved on to college, and also on to showing in open, her interests changed. She would ultimately decide to step away from showing rabbits - but not before winning BOB and BOS at 2008 Mini Lop Nationals in Bloomington IL! What a way to go!! At that point, Pam and I decided to continue the rabbit habit. After re-reading this, I know it may sound like Emily's bio, but what we have today started with her, and I can't tell you about me without including that part of my 'rabbit history'. The 4H program and 4H kids hold a special place with me. For many years I served as a Board Member on the Livingston County Fair Board here in Illinois. I also served as Co-Rabbit Superintendent at the county fair for several years. Now that we are no longer in Livingston County, we still have 4H rabbit kids visit our barn for rabbits. In addition, I have recently held the position of President of the Illinois Mini Lop Club and served as President of the club when breed Nationals was held in Bloomington, IL. I have also served as Secretary/Treasurer for the ILMLC and currently serve as a Director for the ILMLC. I am also President of the Tri County RBA her in IL. Pam and I are also members of the Iowa RBA, and Illinois RBA.
In my non-rabbit life I am a Meat and Poultry Inspector for the Illinois Department of Agriculture and have been doing this since December 2007. Before that we lived in Streator, IL and I worked as the Quality Manager in a steel mill. I am honored be a Director in this new club. I feel as a collective leadership we will do everything possible to promote the mini lop breed. For me, that's what it's about. It's not about me, or my family, it is about promoting something I/we have a passion for. In addition, for me it's also paying forward all of the good deeds that others did for us as we built our rabbit hobby. I would love to see BIS awards go to our mini lop youth and open members, no matter who they are. And not just once in a while, but with consistency. The question is how do we get there? The answer, we get there as a collective unit, promoting and improving the breed. As a club we have the resources and talent to do this. I look forward to working with all of you!
Andrea Baber, Donna Mallory, Andy Peterson, Mary Shafer, John Swanson, Randy Woehl