Join Independent Guinea Pig Clubs

New Zealand Unique and Rare Guinea Pigs

NZ Unique and Rare Guinea Pigs is a Cavy Club to support and promote Cavy (Guinea Pig) pedigree breeds that are exclusive or rare in New Zealand.  Connected with seven Independent Cavy Clubs across the country, members are continuing to be breeding and exhibiting our unique and rare cavies and aiming for success in pedigree main cavy shows.

New Zealand is home to five exclusive pedigree cavy breeds, which are New Zealand Plumes, Tweeds, Pandas, New Zealand Peruvians and Bonnets. We have added Dark Eyed Whites as a rare breed as it is being worked on to bring it back into higher numbers, for now.  Each breed has it's own page with photos, facts and pedigree main show standards.  Some of the breeds was created in the 1970's and has a good deal of history and our newest breed the 'Tweeds' was created recently and the breed is very popular within the cavy fancy.  All unique breeds have been created by very experienced cavy judges that went through many years working on them.

The Northern Rabbit and Cavy Club

The Northern Rabbit and Cavy Club is for people who wish to show their Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in Pedigree or Pet Shows.  We are an Independent Club in Whangarei and we welcome new members of all ages.  We are a fun, family friendly club so come to one of our shows and view the different Rabbit and Guinea Pig Breeds, talk to the Exhibitors and Judges and learn a wealth of information.

Independent New Zealand Cavy Clubs

Independent New Zealand Cavy Clubs are clubs which continue to hold shows under the Rules and Standards of the New Zealand Cavy Judges Association and are Independent from the new body.  We hold an annual Nationwide Cavy Show on Labour weekend which is open to members of any Cavy Club in NZ.  You can register a Stud Name with us by following the link.  There is no annual fee to pay, just a one off small registration fee.  All breeds are welcome at any Independent Clubs.

New Zealand Cavy Club and Taranaki Cavy Group

NZCC was the first club in New Zealand to cater for Pedigree Cavies.  The club was formed early in 1976 when the first imported Pedigree Cavies started to arrive in NZ.  Currently both NZCC and TCG holds five shows a year in New Plymouth and Himitangi. $10 Adults, $15 Family, $5 Kids (under 16 years)

North Canterbury Guinea Pigs

North Canterbury Guinea Pigs is an independent club based in North Canterbury, New Zealand. We hold regular shows under the rules and standards of the NZ Cavy Judges Association. We hold pet and pedigree shows throughout the year, as well as other social events for members. Our motto is "if it isn't fun, we don't do it", so our events are all about friendliness and enjoying our guinea pigs.

Hamilton and Waikato Area Guinea Pig Club

Started in 2020 a new Independent Cavy Club and we hold regular shows at Puketaha Hall, Puketaha Road, Hamilton.  Join our Facebook or alternatively email us at:

Capital Cavy Club

Capital Cavy Club is joined with the Independent Cavy Clubs of New Zealand. ​ Here at Capital Cavy Club, we strive on being a friendly, caring and educational club. We have members from all different backgrounds and ages, as we offer anyone with an interest in Guinea Pigs to come along to our show days and meet the club members!    These show days are great for learning more, asking experienced breeders and owners about cavies, engaging with judges who are extremely knowledgeable and are eager to help. By coming along to a show, it will open your eyes to a world you may have never considering yourself interested in, as well as meeting some amazing people.  Visit our Facebook.

Hawkes Bay Cavy Club

Hawkes Bay Cavy Club, is part of the Independent Cavy Clubs of New Zealand. We hold regular pet and pedigree shows in the Hawkes Bay Region, with lots of fun, friendships and prizes! Join us today!

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