Yes, you do need a pedigreed rabbit and a membership into a showing organization in order to show your rabbit. To be honest, it doesn't accomplish much, it's all based on how closely they match a "type".
We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.
"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry