Contrary to popular belief, the Dwarf Hotot is not a miniature version of the larger Hotot, but was developed by crossing several breeds with the normal-sized Hotot. The original Hotot was developed in France at the beginning of the 20th century by Baroness Bernard.
Mini Rex Rabbit Breed History/Origin. The Rex fur gene in rabbits was first discovered in 1900s France and soon, these types of rabbits were being bred all over the world. The ARBA recognized the original Rex breed, which is about 9 lbs, but demand grew for a smaller version – thus, the Mini Rex Rabbit was born.
The Netherland Dwarf rabbit was recognized by Holland in 1940. A mere 17 Netherland Dwarf rabbits survived World War II and in 1947, several English breeders were given 9 offspring in a few colors and shades. In 1950, the British Rabbit Council recognized the new 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.