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Dutch Rabbits

Breed Rating (11 reviews)

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History

Dutch rabbits, along with the English, were the most popular pet and exhibition rabbits a position that has now been filled by the Lop breeds. Originally from Holland or Belgium, the breed is striking in its appearance with a white blaze carrying up to a point between the ears, a saddle of colour continuing right around the middle of the rabbit with a straight edge and white markings on the hind feet. Their coat should be glossy and they are a medium size rabbit weighing 2.04-2.26kg (4.5-5lb).

Behaviour

Dutch rabbits are very lively and alert and should make good pets although a prospective owner should be looking for a breeder that handles the rabbits regularly from a young age so that the rabbit is not too jumpy.

Varieties

Black, Blue, Chocolate, Yellow, Tortoiseshell. Steel Grey, Brown Grey, Pale Grey

Status

Fairly common

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- Holly, 31 December 2010

I love my bunny she is very loveable and very social she hops up to us in the garden but can sometimes get a bit grumpy also she doesn't like to be picked up but neither would I in her position.


           Very cute

- Pippa, 29 December 2010

We have a black and white Dutch male rabbit called Sooty. He's 8 years old and such a lovely pet, my baby sister plays with him and she's only 22 months old. He loves to be brushed and cuddled.


           Dutch

- Elena, 27 November 2010

I have two Dutch rabbits a blue and a black. If you are looking to show this breed then you really have to have an understanding of them. Judges look at every detail of their marking and their built. One splotch of color where it should be white is a disqualification. Other than that the Dutch is a friendly breed and great for first time rabbit owners. If they are adopted as kits then they will bond more quickly with their owner. They can be a bit sassy but all rabbits can, it depends on their personality. I believe that Dutch are the prettiest breeds around, the markings are beautiful. The Dutch come in six colors- Tortoise, Chocolate, Black, Steel, Blue, and Grey.


           Legend

- , 02 November 2010

My Dutch rabbit Nibbles is my fav boy forever! He is such a wee rascal. He was getting lonely so i got him a doe for company they get on like a house on fire. He needs plenty of space to play and RUN! He will jump out of his hutch wen he decides he wants to.He used to always escape to the garden but now hes more a home boy and likes to stay beside his mate Primrose. He also loves my French lazy lop Starsky and still plays with him ! I wud definitly recommend a Dutch buck As A RABBIT. BUT NOT A FIRST TIME OWNER


           Fantastic Additions to ANY Managorie!

- Anonymous, 14 October 2010

I'm a teenager and have owned several Dutchies in my life so far. My current being an un-neutured buck and since getting him, am not looking back. He is a handsome fella, who ''talks'' to us whenever we go outside, and loves nothing more then to explore our garden with our dogs. The dutch is an extremely loveable breed and is the real 'Labrador' of the bunny world. They can be prone to the cold and respiratory problems (as my current boy has been to the vet with these problems several times) so care must be taken when selecting one, however do not be put off as they are such a rewarding pet. They are quiet destructive breed, having dug holes in the lawn and digging in the earth of flower beds, but this is just bunny nature I spose! Overall it's a 5* for this breed from me!!!

 
 
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