Welcome to the National Fancy Rat Society!

The NFRS was formed in 1976 by a group of enthusiasts intent on promoting the rat both as a pet and an exhibition animal. Over the years this philosophy has been upheld so that now, as then, we are equally open to breeders, pet owners or people who are a mixture of the two. The NFRS still maintains an ethos that is open and welcoming to all who love rats and actively encourages its members to discuss their ideas and give advice freely.

Join the NFRS

Members get access to our online forum, receive our bi-monthly magazine (Pro-Rat-a) and can win trophies at shows!

Become a member


The NFRS runs shows across the country. Find out more info about your local show, and come along to find out more about rats or enter your own.

Learn more about shows

Find a Breeder

If you are looking to get your pet rats, the NFRS has a Breeders' List of registered studs and ratteries. You can find a local breeder.

Breeders' List

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Please note: the NFRS cannot be held responsible for comments, advice or actions undertaken by any of its members online - on social media or elsewhere. We do not endorse any individuals or companies who hold an NFRS membership and the club cannot be held accountable for any of our members’ actions online.
If you wish to report any online activity that you feel may be harmful to the NFRS or its members then please let us know by emailing secretary@nfrs.org.

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