Dwarf Rabbit Breeds
Dwarf rabbit breeds are generally less than 6 pounds when full grown. There are many breeds to choose from, ranging from those with upright ears to floppy ears, long fur to regular fur and all sorts of colors and patterns to choose from. Take a look at some of the small breeds available:
American Fuzzy Lop
The American Fuzzy Lop looks like a wooly Holland Lop. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. They weigh from 3-1/2 to 4 pounds. The ears fall to the sides of their head. They are playful and active.
This upright rabbit is very active. Available in 5 colors, the Britannia Petite loves to run about and show off. This breed requires training and patience; they are not for beginner rabbit owners. They grow to 2-1/2 pounds in size.
Dutch are a popular rabbit that most people can identify on sight by their distinctive white and colored patterning. They come in several colors and grow to a maximum of 5-1/2 pounds. They are popular pets and show rabbits.
The Dwarf Hotot is a mini version of the standard Hotot rabbit. Both are white with dark eye bands around their eyes. The dwarf variety comes in black, blue and chocolate eyebands. They are friendly and full of personality, topping the scales at 3 pounds.
The Florida White was developed as a small meat breed and lab rabbit. They are excellent pets for people who love white rabbits with red eyes. They grow to a maximum of 6 pounds in size.
Himalayan rabbits are unique. They are long in body and slender. They only come in white with dark ears, nose, feet and tail. The dark points can be black, chocolate, blue or lilac. Himalayans grow to 4-1/2 pounds.
The Holland Lop is actually from Holland. These dwarf lop rabbits are very popular as pets and show animals. They come in many colors. Most have very calm, docile temperaments. They grow to 4 pounds in size.
The Jersey wooly is very similar to the Netherland Dwarf, but they have wool. This is a great rabbit if you want to spin angora wool but you don't have room for a larger rabbit. They make beautiful pets that require extra care for their coat. They grow to 3-1/2 pounds.
The Lion Head rabbit is a very popular pet. It is a very small dwarf breed with a few distinctive characteristics. The Lion Head is similar to a Jersey Wooly, but instead of having a wooled body, one which meets the breed standard has a long mane like a lion and a short skirt around its hindquarters.
Mini Rex are smaller versions of the standard Rex rabbit. Both breeds are known for their velveteen coat that intensifies the colors. Mini Rex are very popular as pets and show animals. They grow to 4-1/2 pounds and come in a wide variety of colors.
Mini Satin Dwarf Rabbit Breeds
Mini Satins are a new breed. They are a smaller version of the Satin. They sport the reflective hair shaft of the Satin which intensifies the color and gives them sheen. They grow to 4-3/4 pounds and come in eight colors.
The Netherland Dwarf is a very popular choice as a pet rabbit and show animal. They come in many different colors and only grow to 2-1/2 pounds. They are active and have strong personalities.
The Polish rabbit grows to 3-1/2 pounds. They come in a few different colors and are small and compact. They make an excellent pet and show rabbit.
The Tan grows to 6 pounds and is distinctive with its dark upper body and bright belly. They come in four colors. They are active and intelligent and are known for their abilities as escape artists.
The Thrianta grows to 6 pounds. This vibrant red rabbit is new in the United States and was imported from Europe. They can be hard to find due to their limited numbers.
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Dwarf rabbits are popular pets and show animals. There are several different dwarf breeds to choose from; some are easy to find and others are a bit more challenging.
Rabbit Care for the dwarf rabbit breeds is similar in many ways to caring for larger breeds. There are a few things you need to remember with dwarf rabbits, however.
Dwarf Rabbits Facts
Dwarf rabbits carry a dwarf gene. Rabbits that inherit one normal gene and one dwarf gene are the rabbits we call dwarfs. Rabbits that inherit two dwarf genes are born deformed and usually don't survive very long. They are called peanuts.
There are two breeds of Dwarf Lop Rabbit: the Holland Lop and the American Fuzzy Lop. The two breeds are very similar except the Holland has fur while the Fuzzy has wool. Both breeds are exceptional pets. They are known for their docile personalities and cute appearances.
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