The Belgian Hare is not a true hare but rather a "fancy" (i.e., non-utilitarian) breed of domestic rabbit that has been selectively bred to resemble the wild hare. Averaging 6–9 pounds (2.7–4.1 kg), the Belgian Hare is known for its slender and wiry frame and its long and powerful legs.
Blanc De Bouscat is a French “gentle giant” rabbit, distinct for its pure white fur and red eyes. Overall Description. With 13 lb as the weight minimum for the breed and no upper limit, the Blanc De Bouscat rabbit falls into the category of giant breeds.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbit Breed History/Origin Credit for the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is given to Eugenie Bernhard, chatelaine du Calvados, who is the second woman in history to develop a new rabbit breed. The breed was developed in Hotot-en-Auge, Normandy, where Bernhard goal was to perfect a new breed for meat and fur in 1902.
The British Giant Rabbit is a good choice for families with children. Overall Description. The British Giant Rabbit is a giant breed that could grow to be as large as 15 pounds. These rabbits feature a powerful, large body that is flat across the back but features wide hindquarters and a wide front.
The Checkered Giant originated in the Lorraine region of France towards the end of the nineteenth century and is known there as the Great Lorrainese. Bred from Flemish Giants, large French lop-eared rabbits and spotted rabbits, they were initially multi-coloured or natural wild coloured but further development produced the characteristic 'butterfly' markings that have made the breed popular since the 1920s.
Domestic pet rabbits are descendants of the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus. There are many recognized breeds in the US and UK rabbit registries; however, many pet rabbits are mixed. There are many recognized breeds in the US and UK rabbit registries; however, many pet rabbits are mixed.
The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) or coney is a species of rabbit native to southwestern Europe (including Spain, Portugal and Western France) and to northwest Africa (including Morocco and Algeria). It has been widely introduced elsewhere, often with devastating effects on local biodiversity.
The French Lop is a breed of domestic rabbit developed in France in the 19th century from the selective breeding of English Lop and Flemish Giant stock. The French Lop resembles the English Lop, but the French Lop is heavier in stature and does not have the exaggerated ear length of the English Lop.
Every rabbit owner should know that the safest place for a rabbit to live is indoors. Rabbits should never be kept outdoors! Domestic rabbits are different from their wild relatives—they do not tolerate extreme temperatures well, especially in the hot summer months. Even in a safe enclosure, rabbits are at risk from predators.
German lops were created as a show rabbit, they are good for showing successfully for a few years. They were also bred to meet the demand of lops being a popular domestic pet. Top of Page. Breed Status. If the current trend continues there can be little doubt that this powerhouse of a lop will attract even more followers.
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 Harlequin rabbit breed is often called the clown of rabbits due to their unique colors and markings. There are actually two kinds of Harlequin rabbits: the Magpie and the Japanese. Japanese Harlequin rabbits are usually orange and combined with either lilac, chocolate, black or blue.
The Havana rabbit comes in 4 colors: chocolate, blue, black, and broken. Care Requirements. Like any other breed of rabbit, Havana bunnies require a diet consisting of at least 70 percent hay. The rest of their diet is made up a healthy balance of pellets, leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.
The Himalayan rabbit is one of the oldest rabbit breeds, so much so that its origin has practically been lost in history. Some say it did indeed originate somewhere in the Himalayan mountain area, however others describe it being seen in other areas of the world.
Holland Lop is a breed of domestic rabbit that was recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1979 and by the Netherlands' Governing Rabbit Council in 1984.  The Holland Lop, with a maximum weight of 4 lb (1.8 kg) (as stipulated by ARBA), is one of the smallest lop-eared breeds.
Size: The Hulstlander is a small to medium sized rabbit. (Ring size D) Weight: For showing purposes the ideal weight of a Hulstlander rabbit is between 5.29 lbs (2.4 kgs) and 5.95 lbs (2.7 kgs). A full 10 of the allocated points are given for rabbits within this weight. Rabbits over 6lbs are given 9 points as are rabbits weighing under 5lbs. Rabbits weighing less than 4.4 lbs (2.0 kgs) are only awarded 8 points of the maximum 10.
The Jersey wooly, surprisingly, has a very easy-to-care-for coat. The wool is about 3 inches long, and contains a substantial amount of guard hairs. These guard hairs are what gives the wool its unique properties. They give the coat a slightly coarse texture, and keep it from tangling. Make sure the wool stays free from debris, and brush out your woolie’s coat once a week to remove dead hairs. Like any breed, your rabbit may need more frequent grooming during a molt.
About Rabbits - Breeds ~ Rabbit Types ~ Full Breeds List ~ Lilac Rabbit Many people get a little confused over the Lilac, wondering if it is a breed or just a rabbit colour. In fact it is both. It is a recognised breed of rabbit but the colour 'lilac' is found in many other rabbit breeds too.
The Lionhead Rabbit is a relatively new rabbit breed within the United States of America. Although the breed had been imported around 1998, it was not until 2014 that the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) approved the Lionhead Rabbit as an officially recognized breed.
Meissner Lop rabbits have a beautiful, soft fur. Their coats are very dense, with plenty of guard hair, and of medium length- their hair is around 3 centimeters long. But the most distinctive quality of Meissner Lop’s coat is the silver ticking, which gives it a shimmery, shiny effect.
The first rabbit of this kind was presented to the American Breeder’s Association (ARBA) with the name “Klein Widder,” but the name changed to the Mini Lop in in 1974. The Mini Lop was successfully accepted into the ARBA later in 1980 by a man named Herby Dyke.
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Breed History/Origin. The Netherland Dwarf rabbit saw its first steps in Holland when a group of five men, led by Jan Meyering, worked for 30 years to develop a standardized small rabbit that would be accepted and available in a variety of colors.
The snowy coat of a New Zealand white rabbit is a normal length like other rabbit breeds. Most New Zealand rabbits also have a white/pink/light brownish tint to their noses. In shows. Though the ARBA treats all New Zealand rabbits the same, the BRC holds New Zealand reds to a different standard.
The Rex rabbit was developed around 1919 in the French village of Louché-Pringé, by breeders who were impressed by the wild rabbit’s beautiful, luscious fur. They were developed into a domestic breed and shown in an international rabbit show in Paris in 1924, where there was great interest among breeders because of the recessive rex breed.
A Polish rabbit’s docile, affectionate nature makes it a wonderful pet for singles, couples, seniors, or families. Temperament/Behavior Most believe that smaller rabbits are best suited for families with young children, as the rabbit is still small, cuddly and adorable well into its adult years.
The term rex rabbit (without capitalization) refers informally to one of at least nine breeds of domestic rabbit (or a specimen thereof or similar thereto). One such breed is the Rex, which is recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) but not by the British Rabbit Council (BRC).
The Swedish Hare is a breed of domestic rabbit that resembles a hare and was developed, starting in 2008 in Sweden, for its competitive jumping ability. At the same time but separately, the Elfin breed was being developed in the United States—also in response to the popularity of rabbit show jumping.
Tan Rabbit Breed History/Origin. This breed was discovered around 1880 in England when a colony of wild rabbits bred with domestic rabbits. Breeders began braising and refining the tan-marked rabbits, and the breed grew in popularity. England had established black, blue and lilac Tan Rabbits by the 1920s.
The Thrianta rabbit is an excellent breed for those wanting to try out pet ownership with a rabbit, as they are gentle, sweet animals. Temperament/Behavior The Thrianta rabbit is an excellent breed for those wanting to try out pet ownership with a rabbit, as they are gentle, sweet animals who do not require much maintenance in order to keep it happy.