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American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) is a national club for domestic rabbit and cavy breeders with a 104-year history. Began as a small-family hobby organization, today it boasts over 22,000 members worldwide.

Besides its usual activities, the ARBA hosts a large, annual convention, held every year in a different major US city. About 20,000 animals are brought to this event by their passionate owners to be judged as best in breed, best in show, rabbit jumping and so on.

Young ARBA members are competing for the highest honorable titles, such as Rabbit King and Rabbit Queen, which are awarded at the end of each show. In November 2015, the 92nd annual ARBA convention was held in Portland, Oregon.

—Katya Rezvaya