A "pet quality" rabbit is one that does not meet the standards set forth by the ARBA and may include flaws as simple as color, markings, coat texture and the length of the ears and can prevent a rabbit from being graded show quality by its breeder.
A "show quality" rabbit meets all of the standards as defined by the ARBA. These standards include proper color, size, coat, teeth, eyes, and pure-bred Flemish Giant genetics.
What is most important, however, is that the correct rabbit is matched with the correct home, be it a show home or a companion home. Both types of homes are equally important. The right home gives that rabbit the best chance of a life-long loving relationship with its owner.