English

Breed Rating (10 Reviews)

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History

The English rabbit, also known as the English Spot, is a very well known breed and a common pet having been in existence within the UK for over 200 years.

An English rabbit should weigh between 6 and 8lbs (2.7 to 3.6 kg). Its markings are very distinctive with a white body and coloured spots, coloured ears, coloured smut on the nose and an unbroken coloured line along the spine. Ideally the markings on both sides should be equally balanced and the spots should increase in size towards the rump.

Behaviour

The English rabbit is a medium sized rabbit with very few specialised requirements. As long as it has been handled regularly from a young age and is gradually introduced into a new home it is likely to make a very good pet.

Varieties

The colours for the spots and markings are black, blue, tortoiseshell, chocolate or grey.

Status

Common

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Latest Reviews For English (5 of 10)

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A beautiful, characterful rabbit - Dorothy, 10 May 2013

We had an English rabbit for 6 years. He came from a rescue centre. He was an alpha male, always inquisitive, always alert, loved attention and lived with his female partner (who he adored) in our garden. The two of them would help each other escape, taking it in turns to lift the fencing so the other could slip under. He was extremely hardy, going out in the most extremes of weather. Eventually, his back legs gave way and he had to be put down. That seems to be quite a common problem amongst the larger breeds.


Fabulous breed - Maria, 6 May 2013

My baby bun Maisy is a house rabbit and has free reign of the kitchen lounges and conservatory. She is totally house trained and uses our bengals cat flap to go outside to do her business. She begs every morning for a blueberry or two and loves our Bengal male cat. She's extremely affectionate and hasn't got a vicious bone in her body - I love her to bits. She is fine around children although i believe rabbits are for adults not children. Recommended as a house rabbit.


Excellant Egg Laying - Dan, 9 February 2012

Beautiful - Hazel, 27 November 2011

I have had Arthur now for two months and he is a house rabbit. All the write-ups for English rabbits fit him to a tee! He is friendly, inquisitive and intelligent. Would recommend as a pet to anyone.


brilliant - Donna, 8 September 2010

We have pebbles who is ten weeks old, he is very friendly, loves licking you and is very playful. We love her to bits, a brill pet!

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