Rabbit breeds

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There are some 50 different breeds of rabbit in the Netherlands and they can be differentiated mainly through the colour and length of their coat, their build and their size. While every rabbit has its own character, it’s fair to say that as a rule smaller rabbits are more lively and of a more nervous disposition. The most commonly used categorisation of breed is based on weight. A pedigree rabbit can be identified by a tattoo in its ear. But, of course, besides pedigree rabbits, there are also many types of mixed-race rabbits.

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Dwarf breeds (weighing less than 2 kilos)

Pole Rabbit, Colour Dwarf, Dutch Lop-eared

Small breeds (between 2 and 3 kilos)

Such as the Hollander, Rus, Tan, Kleine Lotharinger, Thrianta

Medium-sized breeds (between 3 and 5.5 kilos)

The Rhinelander, Belgian Hare, Papillon, New Zealander, English Lop-eared and the Japanese

Large breeds (heavier than 5.5 kilos)

The Flemish Giant, German Giant and the French Lop-eared

Rabbits with a special coat

There is also a group of rabbits that have a special hair structure. Breeds in this group include the Dwarf Angora, the Big Angora, the Satin Angora, the Teddy Dwarf, the Silver Fox Rabbit and the Rex. Other breeds have not yet been officially recognised, such as the Lionhead, Klein Lotharinger, the Lop-eared Angora and the Teddy Widder. Rabbits that have special coats need weekly grooming, particularly if they are housed outside. If these rabbits are exposed to dampness their coats are very susceptible to matting and knotting. However, if you have such a breed of rabbit and you are finding it difficult to maintain its coat, you can always consider visiting a rabbit groomer [link]. She will also be able to give you tips and advice on how to keep a specific type of coat in tip-top condition.

Just Rabbits, grooming salon for rabbits