Bunny Breed and Size Guide: Mini Lop (Holland Lop) Rabbits

I have kept a variety of pet rabbits and enjoy sharing what I've learned about bunny care with others.

If you've ever been to a pet store, then you are probably already familiar with the Mini Lop (also known as the Holland Lop). These little floppy-eared bunnies have found great favor in the pet trade, in spite of the fact that oftentimes they are more skittish and less friendly than their larger, less compact counterparts. The fact of the matter is, Mini Lops are ridiculously cute, especially as kits, and it is hard to resist their little faces and big floppy ears.

How Big Do Mini Lops Get?

Mini Lops should be around 1.5 kilograms or 3.3 pounds when fully grown.

Do They Make Good Pets?

Mini Lops can be good pets, but think of them a little like terriers. A terrier may be a small dog, but it needs a great deal of space to run in. Even though your Mini Lop may be small, he or she will probably need more space and exercise than a larger rabbit.

They May Be Temperamental

Mini Lops are also known for being more temperamental in general, so be prepared to spend some time with your bunny before he or she becomes the cuddly little critter you had hoped for.

However, this is one of those times where people disagree. Some people find Mini Lops to be the most charming creatures on planet Earth and claim that they love to be handled and to love and snuggle on you. My personal experience is that they will leave scars if you annoy them too much—but, as always, there are exceptions to every breed standard and to every supposition.

What If I Want to Show My Rabbit?

If you intend to show your Mini Lop, you should be looking for the following characteristics:


Bright eyes and nice floppy ears are the most noticeable features of the Mini Lop's head. The eyes should not be too close together, and they should be nice and large. The ears should hang nicely, and the inner part of the ear should not be visible when the rabbit is at rest.


The body should be round and compact. These are strong little rabbits, and they should look it. Their coat should be dense and not too long or too short.


The Mini Lop should be well-furred, so bare pads of the feet are considered a fault. Ears that are carried poorly or lopsidedly (ironically enough) are also considered a fault. A rabbit that does not have a nicely shaped head and 'crown' (the area between the bunny's ears) is also considered to be faulty.

What About Breeding These Bunnies?

Many people crossbreed lops to create various new versions. For example, a Cashmere Lop can be crossed with a Mini Lop to create a Cashmere Mini Lop.

Overall, Mini Lops have proven to be a wildly popular choice for both breeders and pet keepers alike.

mary on July 22, 2020:

holland lops ARE NOT the same breed of rabbit! mini lops grow twice the size!

Splotches on May 19, 2020:

Should I give my 10 yr. old daughter a Holland Lop?

Jamie on May 12, 2020:

how old do they have to be to not be with the mom and get sold

Andy on April 18, 2020:

Hi, I hope anyone can help to determine what kind of breeds are my rabbits are? Please refer to link below, thank you.

American rabbit breeders member on March 16, 2020:

Please edit this article as it is very miss leading Holland lops and mini lops are two completely different breeds though they look similar through certain pictures they are not similar at all other than both having Lopped ears Mini lops are actually quite a bit bigger in size almost doubling the size of a Holland which is actually a dwarf breed !

Anonymous on October 19, 2019:

Mini lops and holland lops are NOT the same, mini lops grow double the size! Very misleading.

Alexandra on March 15, 2019:

Thank you for all the help I have a new bunny and this really helps

isaac on December 14, 2018:

i have a bunny that is a op ear he is a big boy, im trying to do a research on his breed and this helped me alot

Caoimhe conway on January 28, 2018:

I love bunnies and they are such a wonderful friend for your children it gives them a responsibility and it makes them fell as if they have a child and I just love holland lop bunnies my self I have one named marshmellow and he is justs a joy to be around he is the best thing ever.!

bunnylover on August 08, 2017:

so cute

Diana on March 11, 2017:

When reading about the many varieties of domestic rabbits, I have always seen information about Holland Lops appear under the heading "Holland Lop." I refer to the overviews of the 'Most Popular House Rabbit Breeds,' typically found as a section, or a chapter (titled along the lines of, "Which Rabbit Breed is Right for you?"), in modern books about caring for house rabbits.

On the other hand, I have always found information about Mini Lops under the heading, "Mini Lop" (or, less commonly, "Miniature Lop," or, "Mini Lop-Ear"), and categorized as a separate, different breed, than Holland Lops.

I've not seen the two names, "Holland Lop," and, "Mini Lop," used interchangeably (excluding this). It seems quite odd to me that anyone would use "Holland Lop," & "Mini Lop," interchangeably, given that it is widely known, among people with house rabbits, that the "Mini Lop," is of German origin, not of Nederland.

If it is of any help to know, I live in the States-


please note, that due to the general absence of very many up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive, books on house rabbit care, written and published in the US, at this time (March 2017), about half of the literature on rabbits that I've read was written and published in the UK (or, on occasion, Ireland).

I'm given to understand (as I was not alive at the time), that the keeping of house rabbits as pets only really just got started in the late 1970s. This was followed by a rather slow, but steady, increase in the popularity of keeping pet house rabbits in the US, through the 1980s and most of the 1990s. The keeping of rabbits as pets remained quite rare throughout this time. Only in the early 2000s did keeping rabbits as companion animals come to be considered merely uncommon, as opposed to very rare, in the United States.

The late 2000s, and up to the present, has seen massive exponential growth in the popularity of pet house rabbits in the States- even so, rabbits are still considered somewhat unusual pets. For example, as specified by state laws in the US, domestic pet house rabbit companion animals are classified as an, "Exotic Species," type of household companion animal.

This simply means that modern, complete, educational literature for taking care of house rabbits is sparse in the US (unfortunately, so are MANY rabbit care & housing supplies). Therefore, I found it important to supplement my reference materials, with books ordered as [Expensive-to-Ship!!!] imports from the UK. Obviously, keeping house rabbits is much more common in the UK than the States, and has been done for a much longer time. Naturally, the result is that the UK has more modern, informative, care guide books about pet rabbits.

It may be worth mentioning: quite recently, based on long term studies at American universities [such as at my own MIZZOU. or University of Missouri, before I transfered to Chicago], it has been proposed & well-received, that people with pet rabbits may submit for case-by-case consideration, that their pet rabbits gain the rights of Service Animals.

Based on the unexpected, but very clear, results analyses from the universities' research studies, the serious consideration of granting Service Animal rights to house rabbits, is specifically intended to provide the opportunity for girls & women with anxiety-causing mental health issues, who are also bunny caretakers. Long-term study results, from numerous accredited, diverse sources, unanimously revealed an extremely strong correlation between improved mental health among girls & women with anxiety disorders, and frequent social interaction with house rabbits.

Caretaking, & general, calm, playful, and restful, social activity of house rabbits, by girls & women, have revealed unprecedented positive influence on the mental health of girls & women- to the extent that girls & women with anxiety disorders may submit Service Animal Status applications for their pet rabbits. If approved, rabbits with Service Animal Status would be granted broader rights protections, & would nullify mandated separation of women & girls, from their rabbits, during emergencies/evacuation, and certain other situations which might cause undue anxiety & stress for girls & women in the States.

Arianna Crawford on February 28, 2017:

Actually @Michelle check, it is possible. My bunny George is one month older than CoCo and at four months old, he was able to get coco pregnant and she was only three months old. Unfortunately though, the baby was too small to survive because the bunnies were so young. The baby did not have enough time to develope. When we took them to the vet, they said the bunny wasn't able to form fully and was too tiny because if the young age of our rabbits. I would say to separate them until u are able to get them spade and neutered.

Michelle check on February 27, 2017:

My 7 week old mini lop is trying to mate my 5 month old female. Please tell me he is not capable of producing sperm being so young. Planned on breeding them but not yet. 31 days puts ne in the middle of a 7 day hospital stay. I am stressing.

Arianna Crawford on February 08, 2017:

My mini lop coco luvs to be around our bunny george who is a total different breed than her. He is of the silver rabbit breed. They get along perfectly. However, coco does not like to be pet that's much and does not like to be played with. Its almost like she is scared but we don't know why. We show them lots of attention and she only likes to around George. They are the perfect match. What should I do about coco? We have never caused these bunnies any harm. George luvs to be pet 24/7. He luvs being around people. Whenever coco sees anyone that is within 10 feet, she will run and hide and go to where we cannot see or get to her. What is this a sign of?

Mandy on January 26, 2017:

I have 7 mini dwaft long haired lops for sale

Alexis on September 10, 2015:

Cab English lops breed with calafornia mix?

Cadbury on April 27, 2013:

Mini lops are not also known as holland lops are at least 2 pounds larger! Holland lops are the smallest of the lops, and are "dwarfed". Mini lops actually tend to be more lazy than most breeds!

Hollandloprabbitlover on April 01, 2013:

I have got a Holland lop rabbit called HoneyLouna and it's perfect!!!

bunnylovar on March 17, 2013:

i think this is the right link but like ware are all of the bunnies

Rabbitlover#1 on December 01, 2012:

I think mini lop rabbits and holland lops are different.How i can tell is holland lop rabbits if you look on the top of there heads you can see a little bump.For mini lops it does not have a bump.

morgan on October 27, 2012:

is there a number i can call to get that first bunny at the top of the page?

Natalie on July 11, 2012:


Mini lops and Holland lops are different breeds! Ironically Mini lops are big and Holland lops and super tiny. Just wanted to point that out.

brookbunnies on June 11, 2012:

Hollands and mini pops are not the same. Hollands are smaller and more temperamental. I would recommend a mini lop any day to a beginner, but Hollands are pretty good too. Mini lops are about 5 to 6 pounds while Hollands are 3 to 4. This is correct in America, but I am not sure about the UK. If you want to buy a Holland or a Mini, I would look at ARBA's standards to make sure, as the two are occasionally mixed up. Personally, the Hollands are slightly cuter, but the mini's outstanding personality makes up for that.

ariana on June 04, 2012:

Hi, I just bought a holland lop and she is the sweetest thing i only have had her for two days but she already trusts me and even fell asleep in my arms

olivia mann on May 19, 2012:

im getting a holland lop if you have any useful informatio please tell me. :^)

Bunny Lover on May 05, 2012:

Are they for sale

Pet Rabbit Care Facts on April 16, 2012:

We have what I think is a mini lop earred rabbit. He is very sweet and gentle. Please be sure to check out my page and you can see his photo

longtimelooking on April 09, 2012:

I have been looking for a Holland lop in the area of Omaha,Ne would anyone know of some bunnies?

Tonio on April 08, 2012:

That top rabbit looks EXACTLY like mine. My rabbits' name is Fonzie.

Jessica on March 18, 2012:

I like rabbit mini better than lops my rabbit mini is only 3 months old.

aj on March 12, 2012:

i want one sooooo


Ann on March 10, 2012:

Mini Lops and Holland are not the same....

dj on February 24, 2012:

Me and my girl friend just naught a broken black mini lop, how exactly do u litter train a lop?

Kate on February 16, 2012:

I would like to get a mini lop.... One like the top picture..... Good choice? I read a book about rabbits and fell in in love with them!

sara on February 11, 2012:

how can i breed my mini lop with my dwarf she s 2 and he s 1

dancer99 on February 08, 2012:

The bunny's r sooooo cute. I love bunny's. I have a holland mini lop. She is sooooo cute. We named her Cinnamon because that was her color when we got her. Now she has some darker spots. You should get a holland mini lop. They r great pets. Love the pics again!

USA to Australia on February 05, 2012:

Which Country are you living in, Bunnylover?

bunnylover on February 05, 2012:

I would like to know the difference between a mini lop and a Holland lop. I'm looking to buy and I want to know which one is smaller in size and has bigger ears.

USA to Australia on February 05, 2012:

To all fellow Americans, please note that since moving from the USA to australia the holland lop is not "our" mini lop!!! The uk and Australia call holland lops mini lips - they are the same thing in those two countries! Yes, our holland lop and our mini lops are different, but once again, in Australia and uk what we call holland lops are in fact the Australian and uk "mini lop" please don't abuse them and perhaps do a little research first!!! I know this as I raised holland lops back in the USA and now had to get use to calling these little holland lops mini lops!!!

izzle808 on January 27, 2012:

WOW! I LOVED THIS HUB! It was awesome and the info really helped! I don't suppose you know any mini lop breeders in the manuwatu?

sherbert on January 27, 2012:

i ? rabbits and can i have some rabbit names for my new rabbit im getting

Sharon on January 22, 2012:

How can you tell the difference from a Holland lop and any other lop. I just got a 5 month old saposidly Holland lop and i think hes between 3-4 pounds now.

bob on January 22, 2012:

Where do you find mini lops to buy?

Jessica on January 17, 2012:

I don't mean to be rude, but a holland lop and a mini lop are two different breeds. Mini lops get to be around 6 pounds and hollands get to be around 3 or 4 pounds. The mini is about twice the size of the holland

jodie asworth on November 28, 2011:

OMG that looks relly like my old rabbit what i had it died of old age i was relly siad when it happened but i did not know in till i got home and looked in it home i teld my mum and me and my mum and dad diged up a hole and berried him i only realised when i got home from school lots love jodie ashworth 9 r.i.p xx

S&A Angels Rabbitry on October 17, 2011:

holland lops and mini lops are 2 WAY different breeds!!! mini lops can be up to 6lbs sometimes more but thats outta standard! hollands are much smaller theya re also showed different, mini lops are also known as a mini french lop

brad on October 16, 2011:

go on ebay and see if you can get in contact with the breeder and have them ship it.

Luminita on October 13, 2011:

Hi, I have a question. I love this bunnies and I would love to have one. But in my country I cannot find this type of rabbit. And unfortunately I am from Romania. How can I buy one of this?

eL on September 14, 2011:


Mini Lop = Dwarf lop

Holland = Mini Lop

Does this make sense?

JessicaR on August 26, 2011:

I don't know how it is in the UK, but in America the mini lop and holland lop are two completely different breeds of rabbit. Like a yorkshire terrior and a tea-cup yorkshire terrior. They're based off the same thing, but they are not the same. A mini lop is nearly twice the size as a holland. A hollands max weight is around 4 lbs but usually in the 3 lb range and a mini is normally about 6 lbs. This is very noticeable once you've owned both. And in my experience of 3 hollands and 1 mini lop, they have all been incredibly sweet. The girls are just more skittish. But if treated good holland males are incredible pets who LOVE to be pet and given lots of attention to.

jules1113 on August 19, 2011:

Where can I find a cashmere mini lop? Where did you find yours? I have two rabbits, my oldest is nearly two years old and she is a Dwarf/English Spot mix. My baby is 3 months old and she is a Holland Lop. I'd like to have a cashmere mini lop, too!

Jocelyn Jordan on June 07, 2011:

the first one is adorable i love him or her so mutch its so cute

heygurl on April 19, 2011:

Does anyone know where I can get a Holland Lop like the one in the Photo below? I want one just like taht and i've been looking EVERYWHERE. I live in ontario canada.

herpdurrderp on March 24, 2011:

i have a holland lop named savage, SO FREAKIN FLUFFY!! oh my god he's ridiculous.

Keeley:) on March 22, 2011:

Hey everybody! I own Mini Lops and breed them true that they are super cute, but they can be a little mean. I also show. A good show Mini Lop should have ROUND BODY, AN OVER-BITE, UNDER-EYE SHADOWS, FOUR TOE-NAILS/TOES. These are just the basics- the regulations go much further. What I meant by mean was that they can scratch- so before thinking that they are all nice and sweet I personally think that they scratch the most and will def. leave scars. Considering that I have a meat rabbit that wouldn't even think of scratching me. But the cuteness pretty much covers it up. Mini Lops should weigh between 3-6.5 LBS. If you can't handle them- don't buy them. As for people who say wire bottom cages hurt their feet- don't say anything about something you don't know. Rabbit breeders raise them on wire cages. Thanks!!! Love,

The Rabbits

alissa on March 17, 2011:

what type of bunny is best for me?? i am only 10 years old BUT i really want a bunny!!!!

Anthony on March 08, 2011:

Sorry, I meant circumstances, not sircumstancea.

Anthony on March 08, 2011:

I have a 5 year old hollend lop female and a 4 year old male. The female was bred when she was around 8 months old and has never been bred since. The male has never bred before. My question is can they still be bred considering these sircumstancea? They are both still energetic and are healthy.

beth elliott on March 06, 2011:

hollend lops and mini lops are verry difrent.Mini lops are mutch bigger. Mini lops are what i rase and they are verry sweet and they are cuddly and yes they do take work.all animals do take work my mini lops are all verry cuddly and i have spent my time in loving lops weight limit is 6.5 lbs for a doe that has bred befor and minumum weight is 3 lbs

Christine on February 16, 2011:

I just got a lop eared rabbit about a month or so ago and I can't figure out what kind of lop she is. Can anyone help? Shes about four pounds, and has medium length ears and a flat coat.

harerazer on February 01, 2011:

A Holland lop's max weight is 4lbs.

A Mini Lop's max weight is 5-6lbs.

A cashmere lop that someone mentioned on her is really called an American Fuzzy Lop. U can find a lot of information on

Triple Crown Rabbitry on January 29, 2011:

This piece is utterly incorrect. I breed and show mini lops and I can promise you they are TOTALLY different from Holland Lops and are practically the opposite of everything these people say. My advise, find another output of information because this is almost all incorrect.

Rabbitinfo on January 19, 2011:

Holland lops usually stop breeding around the age of 3 years.but if your rabbit doesn't have papers don't breed it if you breed it there could be a number of problems with the babies. A good place to find rabbits is a rabbitry in Montana cc rabbitry the website URL is the contact info is on there they have pet rabbits available almost every holiday

Florence on January 11, 2011:

I have a 3 year old doe holland loop. I would like to find a companion for her. Can she breed at this age?

Miya on December 26, 2010:

I love bunnies and I trying to get one but my parents are not letting me.:(

Darla on November 19, 2010:

I do not have a lop I have different type of bunnies but not a lop I got most of my bunnies for 5 bucks I am trying to get one because my parents say i am aloud to get whatever I want and as much as I want but I only want 20. Thanks

bubs and buns on November 19, 2010:

Theirs no point in disputing the temprement of different breeds iv had several breeds of bunny over a period of 15 yrs and found them all a pleasure apart from one dutch doe i think temperement is very dependent on the commitment you have to your rabbits they bite if they are scared so building up a trusting bond with your rabbit before expecting it to be perfect!

lops n hops rabbitry on October 10, 2010:

That's so sweet, and I'm glad you like the names. By the way, I just went to my first rabbit show! I don't know if they have them in Ireland or not, but if so they are a wonderful place to buy rabbits. I showed my holland lop and 2 mini lops there and I also bought another holland lop :)

Pancakes4ever on October 10, 2010:

Thank you sooo much!I live in Ireland but thanks.You are so lucky.You have made my day ps.i love the names

lopsnhops rabbitry on September 19, 2010:

p.s. i have five rabbits formerly nine

rabbits are not much work you only need to clean them about once a week. also, i forgot to mention, if you breed and sell your rabbits, they sell for around $25- $40 dollars IF they are :

purebred (preferably with a pedigree)


good showing quality

i can tell u more about they standards in showing for your breed if you choose to breed and sell you r bunnies.

and as for the question of names?

bucks: joey, sammy, max, cinnamon (assuming its a cinnamon color), etc.

does: millie, lily, muffin, kiyana (the name of my friend's rabbit), trixie, etc.

hope that helps too

-Katya from Lops n' Hops Rabbitry

P.S. what state do you live in? if you live in PA, i can refer you to some excellent breeders who i got my rabbits from. I can also give info on my 4H club

lopsnhops rabbitry on September 19, 2010:

This is mainly written for pancakes4ever

to answer your questions...

1. the rabbit will most likely get along with your dog if the dog gets along with the rabbit. you should take precaution when introducing them in case either is not OK with the other one. your rabbit should generally be fine once it is used to being handled and what not and dogs usually get the idea when an animal is a pet

2. a rabbit needs to be a minimum of five weeks, but a responsible breeder lets them go at around 6-8 weeks. never buy a rabbit that is less than five weeks.

3. if you plan to get a girl and boy they will mate. but the female will be territorial and most likely, rip the male apart. it is horrible. breeding is a big responsibility though i have bred my mini lops and plan to have two more litters of kits next summer with both my Holland and mini lops, but back to the question. if you plan to breed, you will need three cages, 1 for the kittens (babies, also called kits), one for the buck (boy), and one for the doe (girl). The rabbits should both be at least six months old and healthy. Take the doe to the buck's cage, never the buck to the doe's because of territorial issues. leave them together for about 15 minutes, but keep an eye on them to unsure mating and no fighting.if they fight, take them away from each other immediately. if the mating is a success, the doe will kindle (give birth) in approximately a month. if you want to know if she is pregnant prior to kindling, ask an experienced breeder, such as the one you bought your rabbits from, to palpate the doe. when the doe is giving birth, do not try to watch, as she may kill or eat the kits. do not handle them unless the doe is in distracted with a treat, etc. remove any dead kittens from the nest and make sure that she is feeding them. if she is, their tummies should be nice and round. also, i forgot, place a wooden nest box in her cage a few days prior to kindling. make sure she has plenty of straw, hay, etc. to line the nest with. when the babies are 6 weeks old or older, they can be sold. never leave the buck in the doe's cage in case he eats the kits. don't ask pet store workers these questions they are not informed with the right information. you should also get your rabbits from a breeder to ensure they are healthy, purebred, etc. you can also get them tattooed for showing by a breeder and you can get their pedigree.

4. you should be careful neutering a rabbit because if they are in a bad mood at the time they could stay like this permanently.

joining a 4H club is a good thing to do to learn more about rabbits. I am twelve and i live in pennsylvania. i am in the Montgomery County 4H Furry Friends Rabbit and Cavy (guinea pig) Club. it has been a wonderful experience and i now know more about rabbits than most would imagine of a twelve year old. every year the 4H has a fair which is definetley (sorry i spelled that wrong) the highlight of the year. we have a three day two night sleep over where all the clubs come together and show their animals, etc. we have a show with ribbons and all that stuff and it is awesome i have won some pretty nice prizes with my mini lops. we meet once a month (our first meeting of the year is tomorrow). you will learn A TON of rabbit showing stuff and other rabbit info. Please join it is a wonderful opportunity and experience.

Hope that helps!

-Katya from Lops n' Hops Rabbitry (Ambler, Pennsylvaina)

Pancakes4ever on September 19, 2010:

Thank u so much kim

im minding my friends rabbits and the lab seems fine with it any advice 4 my mom on getting a RABBIT 4 me it would really help and my mum thinks they're 2 much work............ARE they????

Please reply ps.your kids r so lucky and any names 4 my rabbit

brett on September 06, 2010:

Hey kim. learn how to spell. I have an 18 month old holland lop (buck) and had him neutered 5 months ago. much more tame and managable. makes a much better pet as he also does not spray anymore.

Kim on August 04, 2010:

My daughter is 12 and my son 14 and they have and breed holland lops we have a 1 1/2 yellow lab very calm she likes to lick them and we do not leave them alone. They must be 8 weeks old before taking them home and they should be taken from their mom before taking them home. They should be 9 months before breeding them and they will mate before then if they are not seperated. We have one older buck that the more he is breed the more aggressive he is. We have one young buck that is so gental but he is only 10 months old. I have heard that bucks are more gental then girl. Good luck

Pancakes4ever on July 26, 2010:


pllease answer my question im literally despirate!

sorry 4 being anoying i have spent 48 hours on the web researching and cant find the answer!

Pancakes4ever on July 25, 2010:

Heyy im only eleven and hoping to get a holland lop and i have a few questions......

1.Will they get along with my 2 year old lab?

2.What age do they have to be to take them home?

3.If i get two (1 girl and 1 boy)will they mate immedientelly or will they just be friends and soon breed?

4.Will not neutering them make them aggressive/

Thanx 4 reading this and pleasssssse help!

Saige A on July 22, 2010:

I would just like to say that mini lops and Holland lops are NOT the same thing they are totality different and if you knew anything about these rabbits you would know that they are not the same! Please do your research before you post things like this on the internet!

Glenda G on July 21, 2010:

I have both Mini Lops and Hollands they are very sweet if worked with but any rabbit can be hard to deal with.They look very different so do your research mini lops are larger than hollands.

Dan S on July 21, 2010:

I adopted a one-year-old pedigree, registered Holland Lop doe from a breeder who was giving her away since she refused to breed. My experience based on her is that they are terrors! We have all been bitten and she wants nothing to do with any of us. To attempt to clean her cage is a matter of risking lots of pain and bleeding skin. I also have an altered Holland Dwarf buck who is a really intelligent,lovable charmer, a 4-month old Flemish Giant doe who is a real clown to watch and a timid 2-month old Satin.

I'll take ten of any of these breeds over another Holland Lop any day of the week! Worst adoption I ever made!!!!

julia M on July 12, 2010:

This person needs to visit the ARBA website. Mini Lops and Holland Lops are not the same. They are two entirely different breeds. Holland being the smallest. Should do research before posting!

Linda Ung on June 18, 2010:

OmG! That first bunny pic looks like that mini lop I just got!

Gemma on June 06, 2010:

I Think I Like dWARF lOP eARED Rabbits Better They Are Better and Some Times Cuter

sheba on May 26, 2010:

can someone plz answer my questions

Sheba's so lucky on May 20, 2010:

I might get a bunny but im not really allowed to. does anyone know how much the cheapest bunnies from a typical pet store tend to cost? cuz if they are cheap maybe i can convince my mom to get me one. she said six kids are all she can handle

mmn on May 18, 2010:

My mini lop is dying right now. His best buddy was taken away I guess by a hawk 4 days ago, he is dying of a broken heart. I am just devastated.

mini lop lover! on May 15, 2010:

Im Getting two mini lops in mid july. I cant wait i think from the breeder im getting them from they are about £25-£40.

sheba again on May 15, 2010:

umm my mom brought up a good point i have a run for outside should we treat it for fleas or other bugs bcs with my cats we have to

sheba on May 12, 2010:

ok me again thx for the other answers they helped so much ok so here's the plan im getting the holland lop from a breader for $50 im getting him at 3 weeks so im gonna train him to use the litter box what should i put in the box

# 2 what's the best bedding for holland lops and i mean the best and what should i stay away from i called countless vets but they don't have any good answers and what should i stay away from that i put in there litter box again and what's the best newspapper?

#3 the thing i heard about fixing them is that if you get them young enough that you can teach them not to be agresive and with the litter box they wont spray as much i don't have another bunny to mate or fight with so should i still get it fixed or should i wait when i get it and see how his behaivor is as he gets older cuz reamber im getting him at 3 weeks well thx byby

i want a bunny on April 28, 2010:

i rlly want a mini lop or holland lop. i dnt no wich 1!!!! my friend has 2 wite dwarf lop bunnies and they're havin babies but im not sure if i shud get 1 of those. how much is a bunny n e way?????

plees help me!!!!!!

Emily on April 27, 2010:

i have a few mini lop rabbitsw i love them

gloop on April 21, 2010:

Why did the person shut the refrigerator so fast?


P.S. Remember bunnies poop.

Jessica on April 13, 2010:

Rabbits, in general, if not fixed can become territorial and aggressive. My rabbit used to be aggressive and bite until I got her spayed and now she is a love. The cost of a rabbit depends on where you get it from. If you get it from a breeder, price varies, it usually depends on show quality, breed quality, but the cheapest is getting one just as a pet. If you go to a shelter or rescue the cost maybe a little more, but the rabbit will be fixed, which is a huge cost. Because rabbits are exotics, not many vets handle them so you have to find a vet that knows rabbits and generally they cost more. Good food is plain pellets made of Timothy hay so you must look at the ingredients. They should also have access to timothy hay 24/7. They can have romaine lettuce, but not iceburg lettuce. I don't know about grooming because I am able to do all that with my rabbit without having to take her to a groomer/vet. Rabbits live comfortably in 55 degrees farenheit but will be okay in 75, it is best to keep them indoors or give them a place to hide outdoors because they can give themselves heart attacks if a predator tries to get at them, they can also die of heat stroke. No wire bottom cages either, it's the easiest, but it really hurts their feet.

sheba on April 08, 2010:

hey im still thinking of getting a holland lop about how big do they get im getting a pure bread that is a very good breeder but i want to know about how big it might get cuz i cant have a very big bunny so is this a good choice

Kimberly on April 05, 2010:

I adore the mini lop and would like to have one but I would like to know a few things first.

Pricing. It is extremely important I am able to, first, afford one and, secondly, afford to give him/her what he/she needs: good food/treats/bedding/vet cost/grooming cost/etc.

Also, do they get along with other pets in the house such as a yorkie and cat? I'm not very worried about Timber, our yorkie who has been with us for nine years. It's the cat that concerns me. He is sweet as can be but very playful.

Thank you for any and all information.

savannah on April 04, 2010:

my is round 10 or 11 punds it is over grown we think i have at least 16 rabbits

Fay on April 02, 2010:

Mini Lops get way bigger than 3.3 pounds. Mine is around 8(Which is very normal for a Mini Lop)

Maja on March 27, 2010:

bunnies R rad :)Im 12 yers old hi

Sonja on March 27, 2010:

I really want a rabbit and I think I'll get a Holland lop. They are really adorable. -You can actually put them on a leash and take them on walks!

trti on March 15, 2010:

hoo would not love the cutest animal in the world bunnies and rats hala

ally on March 09, 2010:

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! They are so cute

  • 1 Alexandria
  • 2 Altex
  • 3 Argenté Clair
  • 4 Armenian Marder
  • 5 Aurora Negro
  • 6 Baladi Rabbits
    • 6.1 Baladi Black
    • 6.2 Baladi Red
    • 6.3 Baladi White
  • 7 Bauscat
  • 8 Big Silver Marten
  • 9 Blanc de Popielno
  • 10 Blue of Sint-Niklaas
  • 11 Bourbonnais Grey
  • 12 Brazilian
  • 13 Brown Chestnut of Lorraine
  • 14 Caldes
  • 15 Canadian Plush Lop
  • 16 Carmagnola Grey
  • 17 Chuadry
  • 18 Criollo
  • 19 Cuban Brown Rabbit
  • 20 Czech Red
  • 21 Czech Solver
  • 22 Czech Spot
  • 23 Czech White
  • 24 Enderby Island
  • 25 Gabali
  • 26 Fox
  • 27 German Angora
  • 28 Giant Havana
  • 29 Giant Marburger
  • 30 Giant Siver
  • 31 Giant Smoke Pearl
  • 32 Giza White
  • 33 Gotland
  • 34 Gouwenaar
  • 35 Grey Pearl of Halle
  • 36 Güzelçamlı
  • 37 Hungarian Giant
  • 38 Isabella
  • 39 Jamora
  • 40 Japanese White
  • 41 Kabyle
  • 42 Liptov Baldspotted
  • 43 Lynx
  • 44 Mecklenburger Piebald
  • 45 Mellerud rabbit
  • 46 Moshtohor
  • 47 Nitransky
  • 48 Orange
  • 49 Orylag
  • 50 Ørestad
  • 51 Pannon White
  • 52 Miniature Plush Lop
  • 53 Standard Plush Lop
  • 54 Rhonde
  • 55 Sachsengold
  • 56 San Juan
  • 57 Simennwar
  • 58 Slovenian
  • 59 Spanish Giant
  • 60 Stone
  • 61 Swedish Fur
  • 62 Swedish Hare
  • 63 Tadla
  • 64 Teddy Dwarf
  • 65 Teddy Lop
  • 66 Trønder
  • 67 V-line
  • 68 Velveteen Lop
  • 69 White Country
  • 70 Zemmouri
  • 71 Zika
  • 72 See Also
  • 73 References

The Alexandria Rabbit originates from Egypt, and got its name from the city of Alexandria. It is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 6-9 pounds. It has erect ears, and its fur can be found in brown, tan, or a red agouti. [1] The breed was created in 1996 by Colin Bebas, part of the Poultry Research Center, from a mix of two Baladi Black rabbits. The Alexandria Rabbit was first shown in Egypt in 1997. It was never brought to other places in the world. [2]

Altex / ɔː l t ɛ k s / is a breed of domestic rabbit developed, beginning in 1994, for cuniculture, specifically for the commercial meat industry. [3] The name Altex is derived from Al plus Tex, referring to this breed's initial development at Alabama A&M University and at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. The breed was developed from Flemish Giant, Champagne d'Argent, and Californian stock, and later with New Zealand White crossings. [3] Altex rabbits weigh 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9.1 kg) and have coat markings similar to the Californian rabbit: white with dark points. [4]

The Argenté Clair, called Light Groot Silver in Germany, is a rare breed. It is similar in appearance to the Champagne d'Argent, but heavily silvered and with recessive dilute blue as an undercoat (instead of black). It is used for its fur, meat, or as a domestic pet. [5]

The Armenian Marder is a breed of rabbit native to Armenia. It is principally raised for meat. [6] The breed was established in 1940. It is the result of crossbreeding the Chinchilla rabbit, the Himalayan rabbit, and native rabbit breeds. [6] [7] Fully grown males weigh from 4–4.5 kilograms (8.8–9.9 lb), and have a body length of 50–55 centimetres (20–22 in). The average litter size is 7-8 kittens. [6] [8]

The Aurora Negro Rabbit originates from Guatemala. It is a large sized rabbit and weights 8-10 pounds. Its fur comes in blue-gray, gray, black, and white with black spots. [9] [10] It is listed as a rare breed. [11] The Aurora Negro rabbit was created in the from 1991 to 1994. Scientists mixed 37 different species of rabbit to find a new breed. [ citation needed ] In 1994, scientists created the Aurora Negro. It was a mix of a Angora rabbit and a Baladi Black rabbit. The "Aurora" part of the name comes from "Angora", and the "Negro" comes from its black fur. Its primary use is for meat, but is also a common domestic pet. It has been brought to other places such as the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Greece. [12] Its primary diet is hay. [13]

Baladi Black Edit

The Baladi Black rabbit weights 6 pounds. It comes from the Faiyum region of Egypt. [15] [16]

Baladi Red Edit

The Baladi Red rabbit weights 6.2 pounds. [17] [15] [16]

Baladi White Edit

The third Baladi rabbit is the Baladi White, or the Baladi Albino, which weighs 4.3 pounds. [15] [16]

The Bauscat rabbit is an Egyptian breed bred to cope with the Egyptian climate. It is a medium-sized breed intended for meat production. It is similar to another Egyptian breed, the Baladi rabbit. [18]

The Big Silver Marten rabbit weighs 8-10 pounds, and originated in Croatia. It was created by scientists in 1924, and was created when 2 Silver Marten rabbits were breaded. The rabbit was more fit, healthy, and active than the regular Silver Marten. The Big Silver Marten was brought to the United States, France, Germany, and other places in the 1930s. [19] It can live both indoors and outdoors, as well as living comfortably in temperatures from 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. [20] [21] [22]

The Blanc de Popielno, also known as the Popielno White, is a breed of domestic rabbit developed for meat production. Originating in 1950 in Chorzelów, the breed was further refined in the Polish village of Popielno. [23] It is an albino rabbit with an average weight of 8.8–11.0 pounds (4–5 kg). [24]

The Blue of Sint-Niklaas (Dutch: Sint-Niklase Blauwe), also called the St. Nicholas Blue, is a Flemish rabbit breed that has been bred since the 19th century [25] near the city of Sint-Niklaas in order to supply the local fur industry. It is one of the oldest fur-rabbit breeds of the world. [26] The Van Beveren, also bred for its fur, is related, and has been bred in the same region of Flanders, the Waasland. Internationally, only blue varieties are accepted by the standard, unlike the Van Beverens, where other varieties are accepted. The Blue of Sint-Niklaas is much heavier, up to 12 lb (5.4 kg), resembling the Flemish Giant. After the decrease of pelt-selling and fur industries in the region (and the world) the breed became almost extinct, as it was not popular as a pet or for meat. [27]

The Bourbonnais Grey is a rare breed rabbit originally from France. It is a medium breed reaching around 4–5 kg (11 lb). It only comes in a slate blue color. [28]

The Brazilian Rabbit is a medium-sized hardy breed originated in Brazil. They were developed as a meat breed. [29] It weighs 7-11 pounds and has a lifespan of 5-10 years. It was created in the 1980s by a Peace Corp volunteer. [30]

The Brown Chestnut of Lorraine (also known as the Brun Marron de Lorraine) is a breed of domestic rabbit that originated in France and is named for the Lorraine region. The breed is currently considered rare. It was developed by Ch. Kauffmann from Garenne and Tan rabbit stock. The ideal weight for this breed is 2–2.4 kilograms (4.4–5.3 lb). [31] This rabbit has chestnut brown fur. [32] The Brown Chestnut of Lorraine is a small slender rabbit, harmoniously rounded. It has an angular head with prominent eyes, dense fur, and short hair. The rabbit has a chestnut brown uniform color with a well-defined orange-brown outer-color, and an under-color bluish including the belly. The ears bluish on their inner side and edged with a black border. [31]

The Caldes rabbit is a Spanish breed of rabbit. It is a terminal sire used to cross breed with other rabbits for meat. They are primarily found in an albino color. [33] [34] It was created in Barcelona, Spain. [35]

The Canadian Plush Lop is a type of lop rabbit found in Canada. Created using Astrex as well as Holland Lop and Mini Rex base stock, the Canadian Plush Lop is a curly breed. It has a more fully arched conformation than the other rex lops, is very bold and friendly, and excels at rabbit agility. The breed does not carry the dwarf gene and so tends to be four to six pounds in adult weight. Canadian Plush Lops were developed mainly in Alberta since the mid-1990s. The work was initiated by Dr. Helga Vierich and Brenda Wheeler, two Edmonton area breeders, and a Breeder's Group, formed in 2004, consisting of six rabbitries, carries on the work today. The Canadian Plush Lop (or CPLop as it is sometimes called) shares with the rare Astrex rabbit the tendency for the kits to be curly until the first juvenile moult, followed by a less curly "eclipse" coat. Then, at eight to eighteen months, the curls return with the first full adult moult. Canadian Plush Lops are the only fully arched lop breed and are one of only three curly-rex breeds in existence, but people who have come to know this breed tend to find their extremely people-oriented temperament their most remarkable feature. [36]

The Carmagnola Grey rabbit is a rare breed from Italy, almost extinct. It is a large chinchilla-colored breed bred for meat. [37] The coat of the Carmagnola Grey exhibits chinchilla coloration. The average weight of an adult Carmagnola Grey is 7.7–9.9 pounds (3.5–4.5 kg). Fewer than 500 specimens were found in a 2002 population study. [38] One of Carnmagnola's grey rabbits' diets consisted of perilla seeds (Perilla frutescens L.). Perilla seeds are considered as a supplement in their diet as it enhances with growth, development, and meat quality. [39]

The Chaudry rabbit is an albino breed of domestic rabbit that originated in France and was developed for meat production. [40] The Chaudry, which has a minimum weight of 8.8 pounds (4 kg), was created by combining every pure albino rabbit breed known in France. [41]

The Criollo Rabbit is a small rabbit, weighing 3-4 pounds. It originates from Mexico and Central America. It was created by scientists in Mexico in 1940 by mixing an American Fuzzy Lop with a Pygmy rabbit. [42]

The Cuban Brown Rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 9-11 pounds. The rabbit originates from Cuba, and has brown fur, getting the name Cuban Brown. It also has large, erect ears (15 centimetres tall). The Cuban Brown is a very social rabbit, and get along with other rabbits and animals. [43] [44] It was breed in Cuba in the mid 20th century. It was a mix of the Spanish Giant Brown Rabbit and the Red Rabbit. [45] It is resistant to ectoparasites and can survive off of many foods. The Cuban Brown rabbit is currently threatened. It is mostly used as a pet, but sometimes is used for its meat. [45]

The Czech Red (in Czech language "Český červený králík") is a domestic rabbit breed from what is now the Czech Republic. It was officially recognized in 1959. It weighs about 2.50-3.20 kg. The colour of the hairs is gray or red-brown. It has been selected by Theodor Svododa from Modřany in 1940. [46]

The Czech Solver rabbit is a rare breed of domestic rabbit, that originated in the Czech Republic. It has dense silky fur which is light-sand in colour right down to the skin, with some slate-blue ticking and shading across the body. [47]

The Czech Spotted Rabbit (Czech Checkered Rabbit) is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 6-8 pounds. It originated in the Czech Republic. It has short, erect ears. The rabbit comes in agouti, black, blue, beige, tortoise, and tri-color. It has a spotted pattern. [48] It was created in 1908. It is a mix of a Checkered Giant and a Dalmatian Rabbit. [49] The name "Czech Spotted" comes from the rabbit being from the Czech Republic, and its spotted coat pattern. It has been recognized by the Czech Association of Breeders since 2000. [50]

The Czech White Rabbit is a large sized rabbit, weighing 8.8 to 11 pounds. It originated in the Czech Republic and the European Union (EU). It has short and erect ears. Its fur is a glossy white, and sometimes has black spots. [51] [52] The rabbit was breeded from 1928 to 1930. It was a mix of the New Zealand White rabbit and the Californian rabbit. [53] It was created by scientist Zofka, in Klando, Czechia. A second type of Czech White rabbit was created in 1996, which was a wild Eastern cottontail and a Belgian Giant White rabbit. [54] [55]

The Enderby Island Rabbit, or simply Enderby rabbit, is a rare breed of domesticated European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). It originates from rabbits introduced to Enderby Island, [56] an uninhabited subantarctic island in New Zealand’s Auckland Islands group, from Australia in October 1865 to serve as castaway food. [56] Over 130 years the isolated population became a distinctive variety. The rabbits were exterminated from Enderby Island in the early 1990s, but a breeding group of 49 rabbits was rescued by the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand in September 1992. [56] Enderby Island Rabbits are mainly silver-grey in colour, with an undercoat of dark slate-blue. Their heads, ears and tails are very dark, sometimes black. Because of a recessive gene, a small proportion of the rabbits are born cream or beige in colour. Adult rabbits weigh about 2 kg. Kits are born black or cream then silver ticking develops at puberty. Coat colours are described as Champagne to slate (light to dark silver) and creme. [56]

The Gabali is a rare rabbit breed which originates in Egypt. [57] It is primarily agouti in colour and was bred as a meat breed by the Bedouins. It weighs 6-7 pounds. [58]

The Fox rabbit is a long-haired rabbit breed whose fur is subject to the normal seasonal hair change, and therefore does not have to be cut or trimmed. It weights 3–4 kg, and come in brown, black, white, and silver. [59] [60] It was first bred in Switzerland. Fox rabbits were bred jointly by Hermann Leifer from Coburg and Müller from Zug in Switzerland using Angora rabbits. The aim of the breed was to imitate the half-length blue fox fur, but this did not succeed. While the breeders in Switzerland limited themselves to the blue color, other colors were bred relatively early in Germany. The breed has been recognized in Germany since 1962. [61]

A dwarf version of the Fox rabbit was created in Germany at the end of the 1970s by crossing fox rabbits with Hermelinkaninchen, sometimes also, in the absence of suitable fox rabbits, by crossing ermine rabbits with Angora rabbits. One of the first breeders of this breed was Herbert Richter from Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg, along with others. The recognition as a breed took place in the GDR in 1980 with the "Assessment Regulations for Breed Rabbits in Socialist Countries" in all the colors permitted for fox rabbits and in 1986 by the Central Association of German Rabbit Breeders (Today Central Association of German Race Rabbit Breeders) in the Federal Republic of Germany. In the 1991 standard, the breed was named as fox dwarfs and the weight was set at 1.1-1.35 kg. [62]

The German Angora rabbit weighs 5.5–12.1 lb, and originated in Germany. It comes in albino, black, blue, brown, tortoiseshell, and agouti. [63] [64] It is currently recognized by the International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders (IAGARB). [65]

The Giant Havana rabbit, also called the Great Havana rabbit, is a large sized rabbit, weighing 10-11 pounds. They come in dark brown, chocolate, and sometimes a black. It was bred in 1898 in Holland, and was brought to France in 1906. The breed is only recognized in Nordic cultures. [66]

The Giant Marburger is a large sized rabbit, weighing 10-12 pounds. Its fur is light gray or a pigeon blue. England, Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands all claim credit for creating the breed. [67]

The Giant Siver rabbit is large sized, and weighs 10-11 pounds. It comes in black, white, and grey. It was bred in the Champagne province of France in 1730. [68]

The Giant Smoke Pearl rabbit, also called the Giant Sable, is medium-sized, and weighs 8-11 pounds. Its color of fur can be brown, sepia, and beige. It was bred in Germany and the Netherlands. It, like the Smoke Pearl rabbit, was bred for its soft fur. [69]

The Giza White is a small to medium-sized rabbit, which weighs 5-8 pounds, and originated in Egypt. [70] Its only fur color is white. In 1932, 2 Baladi rabbits were bred by the Animal Breeding Department at Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. The original Giza White rabbit came in white, black, grey, and blue. In 1937, systematic breeding took place and created the rabbit only with an albino type of fur. It had a faster rate of growth and a larger litter size. [71] [72] The Giza White imporoved and replaced the Giza rabbit (El-Giza El-Mohassan). [73]

The Gotland rabbit is a Swedish variety of rabbit of medium size that comes in a variety of colours. The Gotland rabbit has official landrace status in Sweden and is considered an endangered variety, but is also being developed as a formal breed under the same name. The landrace is related to the even rarer Mellerud rabbit. Rabbits have been held at farms in Sweden since at least the 1500s, though decreasing in popularity during the 1900s. These rabbits were referred to as "bondkaniner" ("farm rabbits") in as early as 1881 [74] and were kept mainly for their meat and pelts. As a result of this, health, productivity and nursing instincts were considered more important that type and colour, which has traditionally been of higher importance in showing breeds. The Gotland rabbit has therefore managed to retain a large genetic diversity in terms of shape and colour, at the same time maintaining good health and few known genetic illnesses. [75] As show breeds gained popularity, the farm rabbits became rarer until all but extinct. A few remaining populations were discovered in the 1970s on the island of Gotland. [76]

Despite having never been bred towards a written breed standard until recent times, most Gotland rabbits share a distinctive and recognizable type. The variety is of medium size with an adult weight of 3–4 kg (6.6-8.8 lb). The body of the doe is relatively elongated with a fine head while the buck is usually somewhat more compact with a rounder head and thicker muzzle. There is no weight difference between the genders. The ears are of medium length and relatively thin, pointed rather than rounded. The eyes are somewhat large with an alert expression. Any eye colour is allowed. The coat is short and fine, usually straight although a few rex coated Gotlands have been known. Any pattern and colour is allowed. [77] [78]

The Gouwenaar, also called the Lilac rabbit or the Gouda rabbit, [79] is a small to medium-sized rabbit, weighing 5.5-7.1 pounds. It comes in grey and blue. It originated in the Netherlands in 1927, [80] by a Dutch pigoen breeder, who bred a Fee de Marbourg with a Havana rabbit. [81]

The Grey Pearl of Halle, also called the Little Squirel rabbit, is a medium-sized rabbit, which weighs 5.5-7.1 pounds. [82] [83] The breed comes in blue, grey, and light brown. It originated in England, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 1920. It was created when a Beveren and a Lilac rabbit was bred. Belgium approved it in 1928 with the Flemish name parelgrijze van Halle and the French Gris Perle de Hal. [84]

The Güzelçamlı rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit that weighs 5-8 pounds. It has a base fur color of white with brown spots. It originates from Turkey. [85] [86]

The Hungarian Giant is a large sized rabbit that weighs 11-15 pounds. The breed originates in Hungary about two hundred years ago. [87] It was originally called the Hungarian Agouti, because it came in a agouti color. It is used for its meat as well as a domestic pet [88] and show rabbit. [89] Their fur is soft and dense fur. [90]

The Isabella rabbit weighs 6.6-8.8 pounds, and is a small to medium rabbit. It was first created in England in the 1920s as the Beige rabbit. [91] The breed was reintroduced in 1989 in Sweden, by Herbert Nielsson. The new breed was first shown at the National Exhibition in Malmö. Its fur comes in yellow, brown, and blue. [92]

The Jamora rabbit, also called the Dwarf Gangora rabbit, is a long-haired rabbit breed, [93] and long fur that is brightly colored with black and yellow. Their normal weight is 2 kg, the maximum permissible weight is 2.5 kg. It is considered a dwarf rabbit. It was first bred in the EU and Germany. [94] The Jamora rabbit was created with the Fox rabbit and Angora rabbit the division of long-haired breeds. [95] It was breed by Dr. Bernhard Thimm from Dornstadt, as well as Barbara Bauerschmidt and Johannes Heldt from Blaustein. [96] The goal of these breeders was to create a small, long-haired breed of rabbits that stood out for their appearance. The Jamora rabbit was shown for the first time in 1990 in Nuremberg. The recognition by the Central Association of German Rabbit Breeders took place in 1994.

The Japanese White rabbit, also called the Jumbo rabbit and the Japanese Harlequin rabbit, [97] is a breed of rabbit found in only Japan. [98] It weighs 3-10 kg, [99] and comes in white and brown. It is used as a domestic pet, for its fur, and for its meat. The rabbit has been used in Inaba's White Rabbit and Choju giga. The rabbit was created in the early Meiji era, in 1870. It was originally used as pets, but as the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese Wars occurred, the demand for meat and fur increased, which shifted the breeding to breeding them for fur and meat. [100] [101] After the war, breeding of the rabbit was recommended as part of emotional education in elementary schools, and it became widespread throughout the country. [102]

The Kabyle rabbit is a small rabbit, weighing 4.4-6.6 pounds. It comes in tan, black, white, and brown. The original breed was created in Algeria in the early 1970s, by combining a New Zealand White, Californian, and Burgundy Fawn. The present breed has was created in the 1990s, by combining the same breeds again. [103] [104] The breed performs well in high heat temperatures. [105]

The Liptov Baldspotted Rabbit (in Slovak language "Liptovský lysko") is a Slovak breed of domestic rabbit. It was officially recognized in 2005. [106] It weighs approximately 4–4.25 kilograms (8.8–9.4 lb). There are three colour varieties: agouti, blue-agouti, and black. The pattern on the head is a white blaze (similar to "Dutch" head markings), but there are no other white markings anywhere on the rabbit. [107] It has been bred in the Liptov region of Slovakia.

The Lynx rabbit, also called the Luchskaninchen rabbit and the Lux rabbit, is a medium-sized rabbit that weighs 5.5-7.1 pounds. The Lynx originates from Germany, was created by Karl Hoffmann from Düsseldorf, who first exhibited the breed in 1919. In 1922 he named the breed Luchskaninchen. [108] The rabbit comes in light grey, reddish-brown, a blue.

The Mecklenburger Piebald, also known as the Mecklenburg Pinto, is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 9.9 to 12.1 pounds. It comes in agouti, black, blue, red, and steel. The Mecklenburg Piebald was bred out of Goldenbow in Mecklenburg by Rudolf Wulf in 1973. [109] Wulf, who worked as a cattle breeder, had the goal of developing a breed of farm rabbits with the coloring and drawing of the black-and-white cattle he bred. He used a Giant Checkered rabbit, a blue Viennese rabbit, and an Alaska rabbit as starting breeds for his experiments. The breed was shown for the first time in 1980 in Wittenberge. In 1980, Günter Vetter from Bautzen bred the red color by crossing it with a red New Zealand rabbit. In 2012, scientists attempted to make a dwarf Mecklenburger Piebald, but it failed.

The Mellerud rabbit is a Swedish variety of rabbit of medium size that comes in albino or black with white markings. The Mellerud rabbit has official landrace status in Sweden and is considered a critically endangered variety. The Mellerud rabbit shares part of its history with the better-known Gotland rabbit. Both landraces originated from old lines of farm rabbits that were once common all over Sweden. These rabbits were referred to as bondkaniner ('farm-rabbits') in as early as 1881 [74] and were kept mainly for their meat and pelts. In the 1900s farm rabbits disappeared from most parts of the country and were largely believed to be extinct. [77] The Mellerud rabbit is similar to the Gotland rabbit in terms of conformation. It is a medium-sized rabbit with an adult weight of 3–3.5 kg (6.6-7.7 lbs). The body of the doe is relatively elongated with a fine head while the buck is usually somewhat more compact with a rounder head and thicker muzzle. There is no weight difference between the genders. The ears are of medium length and relatively thin, pointed rather than rounded. The eyes are somewhat large with an alert expression. The eyes are brown, blue or a mixture of the two.

The coat is short and fine. The colour is either albino or black with white spotting, referred to as Dutch markings. Because breeders have never strived to standardise the markings in the variety, there is a higher degree of variation in the white markings than in most traditional show breeds. Most Melleruds exhibit white muzzles, blazes to varying degrees, white front of chest and white frontpaws. The white may also extend to and include the sides of the face, the shoulders, the back and/or the hind legs. [75]

The Moshtohor rabbit, also called the Line M rabbit, is a small rabbit that weighs 5.3 to 8.6 pounds, and originated in Egypt. It comes in yellowish-brown, white, or grey. The rabbit was founded in 2006 as a mix between the Egyptian Sinai Gabali rabbit and the V-Line rabbit. It is 42.7 centimetres long. A special farm for the rabbits has been set up in Egypt, called the Moshtohor rabbitry farm. [110]

The Nitransky rabbit, also called the Rabbit of Nitra, [111] is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 7.7 to 12.1 pounds. Its fur comes in white and light grey. [112]

The Orange rabbit is a small rabbit weighing 5.5 to 7.1 pounds. It got its name by the color of its fur, [113] which is a dark orange. The breed originates from Sweden, and was bred by judge Nils Jönsson in 1966. [114] It is part of the National Orange and Fawn Rex Rabbit Association. [115]

The Orylag rabbit, also known as the Rex du Poitou rabbit, is a breed of rabbit that was first bred in the EU and France. It weighs 2.5 kg, and comes in black, white, grey, orange, and silver. [116] It is mostly used for its fur and meat. It averages 100,000 skins per year [117] and 120,000 kilograms of meat [118] [119] every year. The hair is also used in making textiles. [120] The rabbit was created in 1979 by French scientists, [121] and was big for its soft and luxurious fur. [122] In 1990, the first breeding farm was established in Brittany, but without success. In 1992, five Orylag farms were created in Charente-Maritime area. [123]

The Ørestad rabbit is a small to medium-sized rabbit, that weighs 5.5 to 7.1 pounds. It only comes in white, and has ruby eyes. The breed originates from Sweden, and was created by Gunnar Carlsson who bred the breed in 1969. It was shown for the first time in Malmö in 1970. [124]

The Pannon White rabbit is medium-sized and weighs 5 to 10 pounds. It only comes in white. It was bred in Hungary, using a New Zealand White and a Californian rabbit. It was successfully bred in 1988. [125] [126]

The Miniature Plush Lop is a small breed of rabbit that weighs 3.7–4.0 pounds. The rabbit comes in blue, brown, tan, grey, white, and black. It originates from eastern Ohio in 1995 by Devie D’Anniballe, and was a mix of a Mini Rex and a Holland Lop. [127] [128] [129] Miniature Plush Lops are very delicate due to their small size. [130] Their average lifespan is 12 years. Another version of the Miniature Plush Lop was created in 2002 in Australia. It was created by Christine Toyer, who mized a Standard Rex with a Dwarf Lop. [131] [132] Their fur is soft and is a low shed rabbit. [133]

The Standard Plush Lop is a breed of rabbit that weighs 5.1–5.7 pounds, and is a medium-sized rabbit. It was created by Christine Toyer in April 2015, in Australia. It was created by breeding a Dwarf Lops with a Standard Rex. [134] Its fur is 1/2 inch thick, and is smooth and soft. [135]

The Rhonde rabbit, also called the Rhön rabbit, is medium-sized, and weighs 5.5–7.1 pounds. It comes in gray, black, and white. It was created by Karl Becker and his son from Stadtlengsfeld, Germany, 1970 to 1973. The goal was a rabbit whose coat color resembled the trunks of birch trees. The rabbit was created when a Rhenish Piebald was crossed with a Chinchilla rabbit. It was rated rabbit breed of the year in Germany in 2012. [136] [137]

The Sachsenngold rabbit, also called the Saxon Gold rabbit, weighs 6.1-7.2 pounds, and is a medium-sized rabbit. It comes in chestnut and red-orange. It originated from Rohrdorf, Germany, and was bred in 1925 by Richard Bennack and his son. The rabbit was first shown in 1952. [138]

The San Juan rabbit is a small rabbit that weighs 3 to 5 pounds. It comes in a brown, chestnut, and agouti color. It was created in Washington, United States, and was a mix of Eastern Cottontails. It first appeared in the 1880s. The rabbit was created naturally on San Juan Island. Around 500 San Juan rabbits live on San Juan Island, [139] and the breed has been domesticated. [140] The San Juan rabbit has a short lifespan of 1 year in the wild, and 5 years domesticated. [141] The rabbits have spread to the rest of Washington mainland as well as Orcas Island.

The Simennwar rabbit is a dwarf rabbit that only weighs 2.95 pounds. It was created in Egypt. [142]

The Slovenian rabbit is a large sized rabbit, weighing 6.6 to 11 pounds. The rabbit originated in Slovenia. It comes in tan, white, blue, yellow, brown, and grey. Patterns include pure color and spotted. It comes in both erect and lop ears. [112]

The Spanish Giant is a breed of large sized rabbit that weighs 12.5 to 15 pounds. Its primary use is meat. The breed was established in 1912 in Spain when farmers in Valencia tried to produce an animal which would provide as much meat as possible. It was created as a mix of Flemish Giant rabbitsThe breed was then exported to Europe, Cuba, Argentina, and Chile. [143] 1 rabbit can produce up to 15 pounds of meat. The Spanish Giant is currently in danger of extinction. [144] [145] Their lifespan is 4 to 6 years. [146]

The Stone rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit weighing 6.1 pounds. It comes in red agouti, grey agouti, and steel agouti. It is from Belgium. The rabbit was widely exported to England for its meat and almost died out. In 1934, the breed was protected by the government, and the rabbit regained numbers. [147] [148]

The Swedish Fur is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 6.6–8.2 pounds. It comes in black and white, and its fur is glossy. It was bred by Otto Christoffersson in 1923 from Helsingborg, Sweden. [149] The Swedish Fur is Sweden's most endangered rabbit specie. [150]

The Swedish Hare, formerly the Elfin rabbit, is a small rabbit weighing 5 pounds. The breed comes in white, brown, black, grey, and many others. It was developed in 2008 by Mirjam Gille and Linda Ahlsen in Sweden for its competitive jumping ability. The Swedish Hare breed specifically combines the athleticism and temperament to excel in jumping competitions, while avoiding extremes of body type, fur length, or ear length. [151] [152] [153]

The Tadla rabbit is a small sized rabbit, weighing 4 to 5 pounds. It originated in 1994 in the Béni-Mellal province of Morocco, [154] and was created for its meat. [155] It comes in an agouti color. The population is currently 42,000 rabbits. [156]

The Teddy Dwarf is a dwarf sized rabbit, [157] weighing 1.8 to 3.7 pounds. The Teddy Dwarf was created in Germany in 2009. It was created by crossing an Angora rabbit and a Lionhead rabbit. The name Teddy Rabbit was created by the Teddy Rabbit Club, [158] which was founded in Germany in 2004. Teddy Dwarfs have spread to almost all European countries beyond Germany.

The Teddy Lop is a dwarf sized lop rabbit and weighs 2.9 to 4.4 pounds. The rabbit, like the Teddy Dwarf, was created in 2009 by the Teddy Rabbit Club. It was created by breeding a dwarf French Angora and a bearded rabbit [159]

The Trønder rabbit, also called the Norwegian Silver Fox rabbit, is a large sized rabbit that weighs 8.8 to 13.2 pounds. Its fur comes in black and sometimes white. It was bred from 1916 to 1918 in Trondheim, Norway by T. Hannemo, who was a telephone assistant. [160]

The V-Line rabbit, also called the Line-V or Line V rabbit, is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing 7.3 pounds. It originates in Spain. [161] [162]

The Velveteen Lop is a breed of rabbit that is a cross between the Mini Rex and the English Lop. [163] Breeder Virginia Menden began developing the breed in 1991, with the goal of creating a rabbit that had a semi-arched body shape and fur similar to that of the Mini Rex. [163] Menden named the breed after the children's story The Velveteen Rabbit. [164] The breed became eligible to be shown at ARBA sanctioned shows in February 2019, but is not currently allowed to compete for Best of Show. [165] The Velveteen Lop's coat should feel shiny and plush to the touch. They are also very smooth. The coat can be a variety of colors, and color standards are similar to those of the English Lop. It should have a semi-arched body shape, and the chest should be full. The head should be wedge-shaped. The ears should be low on the rabbit's head, and should measure at least 14 inches from tip to tip. Healthy rabbits weigh 5-7 pounds. [163] Velveteen Lops can live for 5-11 years. [163]

The White Country rabbit is a large sized rabbit, weighing 8.4 to 10.1 pounds. It originates from Denmark, and was created by Julius Schiøtt by mixing a Belgian Giant rabbit with a Danish rabbit. It only comes in white. [166] It was first shown at Copenhagen's Tivoli in 1908.

The Zemmouri rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit that weighs 4 to 6.4 pounds. It comes in black, white, and grey. [167] It was created in Morocco in the 1990s by Spanish and French missionaries, who bred European rabbit breeds. [168] [169] [170]

The Zika rabbit is a breed of domestic rabbit developed in Germany as a high-yielding hybrid for the meat industry. [171] Zikas are albino rabbits (white with red eyes) that attain a weight of 7.1 pounds (3.2 kg) in 84 days. [172]

The Details

What does a Mini Lop look like? What does it eat? And how would you describe its personality?

Just How “Mini” is the Mini Lop?

Though sometimes called a dwarf lop, the Mini Lop isn’t a true dwarf rabbit. It is small, however. Adults weigh a maximum of 6.5 pounds (a little less than 3 kilograms).

Mini Lops are Small but Mighty. They’re famous for being strong and muscular. Some call them the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the rabbit world!

What Colour Mini Lops Will You See?

Mini lops have a short, thick coat that comes in a variety of colours and patterns, including:

  • Agouti (alternate bands of dark and light colour)
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Chocolate
    • Lilac
    • Sable
    • Smoke pearl
    • Chestnut
    • Lynx
    • Opal
  • Broken (single colour with patches or markings of another colour)
    • Broken
    • Tri-colour
  • Pointed White
    • White with black points
    • White with blue points
    • White with chocolate points
    • White with lilac points
  • Shaded Colours
    • Frosted pearl
    • Sable
    • Sable point
    • Seal
    • Smoke Pearl
    • Tortoise
  • Ticked (white coat flecked with different colours)
    • Silver
    • Silver Fox
    • Steel
  • Wideband (bands of colour)
    • Cream
    • Fawn
    • Orange
    • Red
  • Solid Colours
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Chocolate
    • Lilac
    • White

What’s the Mini Lop Personality Like?

On one hand, lop-eared rabbits tend to be laid-back. On the other hand, smaller breeds have a reputation for being tightly wound. Which is it?

All rabbits are individuals with their own personalities. On top of that, any rabbit’s experiences will affect how they react in different situations. But overall, Mini Lops tend to be:

  • Cheerful
  • Playful
  • Easygoing
  • Upbeat

Are They Smart?

Yes! Mini lops are very clever, even amongst rabbits. For this reason, you should give them plenty of attention, and make sure their enclosures have different toys, boredom busters, and activities.

Like all rabbits, mini lops can learn:

  • To do tricks with the help of clicker training
  • Verbal commands
  • How to play games
  • To come when you call their name
  • And more!

Do Mini Lops Bite?

All rabbits are individuals, which means that some are, well, touchier than others. Also, any individual’s experience will impact how they interact with people.

In general, though, Mini Lops don’t use biting as a first response. As long as they have plenty of interaction with their people, plenty of exercise, and lots of activities to keep their minds busy, they’re no more prone to bite than other breeds.

It has a compact and smaller body. The average weight of the Mini Lop Bunnies is 3-6 pounds. The fully grown mini lop is around 1-3 pounds of weight.

A person named Bob Herschbach finds this Mini lop breed at a rabbit show Germany in 1972. He bred the agouti lop with the white female lop and developed solid colors mini lop. Thus with the breeding mini lop qualities enhances. Now, there are so many mini lop breeders around the globe. You can purchase Mini Lop Bunny For Sale directly from the breeders or through any rabbit shop.

Holland Lop Rabbits as Pets: Costs, Size and Temperament

As a rabbit breed that isn’t even a century old (first genetically bred in the 50s and recognized a decade later), with eight categories of recognized colors and those universally adored, lop-sided ears, the Holland Lop has quickly become one of the most popular pet rabbit breeds recognizable today.

While their small size indicated their breed’s purpose for showing, their personalities have proven them to be loyal pets and companion animals to your other pets.

Read on to learn more about the unique features of this beloved pet from its mannerisms, temperament as well as dietary needs and potential problems.


These medium-sized rabbits are known to be the cuddliest pet rabbits around and are often described as looking like teddy bears because of their adorable looks and affectionate nature. True to their nicknames, they are indeed great pets for children to pick up, and more than happy to be petted from head to little fuzzy tail! Like most rabbits, their personalities bloom when they are given plenty of time to be out of their enclosures where they can safely roam around their rabbit-proof room or outside in a fenced portion of the yard. Your rabbit may also benefit from having a few toys to nibble on and play with. This can be as simple as an empty toilet paper roll or as complex as a mentally stimulating rabbit-safe toy from your local pet shop.

Because of their sweet disposition, Mini Lops make excellent pets not only for families with children (both younger or older), but also for couples, singles, and seniors who are looking for a cuddly companion. It’s hard to find anyone who wouldn’t fall in love with one if these beautiful little bunnies.

Most rabbits are a little more difficult to train than the common house cat or dog, however it is not impossible. Litter training is possible with lots of patience, rewards, and a few well-placed litter boxes around the house. Teaching your Mini Lop stop, come or perform other common commands and tricks will come with time and plenty of repetition.

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