What Breed of Rabbit Should I Get?

When it comes to deciding what breed of rabbit to get, there are many different options to decide from.

Depending on who is going to look after the rabbit, depends on what breed of rabbit would be suitable.

So here is brief guide to each breed to try and help you decide which one is for you.

Miniature Lops

  • The smallest of the lop-eared rabbits
  • They are easy to handle
  • They are very good natured
  • They are very good for children as first rabbits because of their size and temperament.
  • They come in a variety of colours
  • They are different to a mini lop


  • They are a small to medium size
  • They weigh between 1.3-1.7 kg
  • Good for older children to handle becuase of their size
  • Their build s compact and they have a well rounded body.
  • Their ears are short and upright
  • They come in a wide variety of colous
  • They are very good natured rabbits.

Netherland dwarf

  • A very popular breed of rabbit.
  • They tend to weigh between 500g to 1.6kg.
  • They have a childish appearance and are small in size.
  • If they are looked after welll and loved and cared for, they make excellent pets.
  • They can be looked after by children and adults

British giant

  • They make very good pets
  • They are very large breed rabbits.
  • The Giant rabbit can weigh between 5kg-10kg.
  • It is not suitable for children to look after because of its size


  • It is known for being able to live in outside environments.
  • They enjoy warmer weather
  • They have many different colours.
  • They have a gentle nature and a great choice of rabbit for children and adults

French lop

  • They are one of the most affectionate of all the types of rabbit breeds
  • They are large and heavy rabbits
  • They are more suited to adult carers rather than children because of their bulk and size.
  • They make great house rabbits and are very tameable.
  • They have loped ears, a chunky headset and ears that are lopped.
  • They are very docile and placid creatures.
  • They tend to weigh between 6 – 7 kg.


  • They are very popular breed for children because of their relatively small size.
  • They re known for their white shoulders and white stripe down their nose.
  • They tend to weigh between 2-3 kg.

English angora

  • They are suited to older children or adults to look after.
  • They need more grooming care than other breeds of rabbit.
  • Their long coat is dense and woolly and needs tension a daily basis to ensure that it doesn’t mat.
  • They tend to weigh between 3-3.5 kg.

Cashmere lop

  • They come in a wide variety of colours.
  • They weigh between 1.8 to 2.3 kg
  • It has a coat that is thick and soft
  • It is a medium sized rabbit that is not recommended for younger children.

Minature lop

  • They are known as friendly rabbits who are very playful.
  • They are social animals who enjoy being with others.
  • They are small rabbits compared to other breeds and are more suitable for children than other breeds.
  • It is also known as the dwarf lop.

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