The Otago Cavy Club revitalized in 2021 , covers South Canterbury to the Southland of New Zealand. We are an enthusiastic group of like-minded individuals, breeding Guinea Pigs to the New Zealand Breed Standards. Our aim is promoting the health of Guinea pigs and the exhibition of Purebred Cavies. We are affiliated with the New Zealand Cavy Council and our Club abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Council.
Cavies, or Guinea Pigs are a wonderful animal to show, with 6 current breed groups and over 50 types to choose from so there is no chance of getting bored! The Otago Cavy Club hopes to have a variety of members, both serious breeders devoted to breeding purebred show animals , but also members who love to show their pets in our pet classes. We aim to breed Cavies as close to the New Zealand standards as possible. We are like any other fancy interested in the breeding and exhibition of animals and Cavy showing is a major hobby worldwide.
Our Club Committee provide support and information to new members wishing to join the fancy, and are happy to answer your Cavy Questions. You can contact us via the website form or email, and one of our committee will be in touch.