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List of rabbit breeds

American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) or the British Rabbit Council (BRC) may be exhibited and judged in rabbit shows. Breeders attempt to emulate the breed standard by which each breed is judged.

List with classification and standards

Breed Origin Size Fur Type Ear Type Color(s) ARBA Accepted BRC Accepted Image
Alaska Germany 7–9 lb (3.2–4.1 kg) Short Upright Black No Yes
Altex United States; crossbreed being developed in USA 13 lb (5.9 kg) Short Upright Pointed White No No ---
American United States 9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg) Short Upright Blue and White Yes No
American Fuzzy Lop United States 3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg) Long Lop All Yes No
American Sable United States 9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg) Short Upright Sable Yes No
Argente Bleu France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Blue No Yes ---
Argente Brun France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Brown No Yes ---
Argente Clair France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Blue Silver No No ---
Argente Crème France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Cream Yes Yes ---
Argente de Champagne France 8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg) Short Upright Silver Yes Yes
Argente Noir France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Dark Silver No Yes ---
Argente St Hubert France 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Silvered Black Agouti No Yes ---
Baladi Egypt 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Black, Red, White No No ---
Bauscat Egypt 8 lb (3.6 kg) Short Upright Albino No No ---
Beige England/Netherlands 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) Short Upright Dark Chamois or Light Sand No Yes ---
Belgian Hare Belgium 8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg) Short Upright Black, Black & Tan, Red Yes Yes
Beveren Belgium 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Short Upright Black, Blue, White Yes Yes ---
Big Silver Marten Croatia 8–12 lb (3.6–5.4 kg) Short Upright Black, Chocolate, Blue; Sallander No No ---
Blanc de Bouscat France 11–15 lb (5.0–6.8 kg) Short Upright White No Yes ---
Blanc de Hotot France 8–11 lb (3.6–5.0 kg) Short Upright White, dark rings around eyes Yes Yes
Blanc de Popielno France 10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg) Short Upright White No No ---
Blanc de Termonde Belgium 10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg) Short Upright White, Red Eyes No Yes ---
Blue of Ham Belgium 10–13 lb (4.5–5.9 kg) Short Upright No No ---
Blue of Sint-Niklaas Belgium 5–12 lb (2.3–5.4 kg) Short Upright Blue No No
Bourbonnais Grey France 7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg) Short Upright Blue No No ---
Brazilian Brazil 7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg) Short Upright No No ---
Britannia Petite England 1.5–2.5 lb (0.68–1.13 kg) Short Upright Black, Black Otter, Chestnut, Sable Marten, Red-Eyed White. Blue-Eyed White Yes No [4]
British Giant England 12–13 lb (5.4–5.9 kg) Short Upright Black, Blue, White, Opal, Steel Grey, Brown Grey No Yes ---
Brown Chestnut of Lorraine France 4.5 lb (2.0 kg) Short Upright Chestnut No No ---
Caldes Spain Short Upright Red-Eyed White No No ---
Californian United States 9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg) Short Upright White with Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points, red eyes Yes Yes
Carmagnola Grey Italy 10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg) Short Upright Chinchilla No No ---
Cashmere Lop England 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Long Lop Many No Yes ---
Chaudry France 8–9 lb (3.6–4.1 kg) Short Upright Red-Eyed White No No ---
Checkered Giant Europe 11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg) Short Upright White with black markings Yes Yes
Chinchilla (Standard) France 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright Chinchilla Yes Yes
Chinchilla (American) United States 9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg) Short Upright Chinchilla Yes No ---
Chinchilla (Giganta) France 10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg) Short Upright Chinchilla No Yes ---
Chinchilla (Giant) United States 10–16 lb (4.5–7.3 kg) Short Upright Chinchilla Yes No ---
Cinnamon United States 10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg) Short Upright Cinnamon Yes No ---
Continental Giant Europe 12–16 lb (5.4–7.3 kg) Short Upright Many No Yes ---
Criollo Mexico Short Upright No No ---
Cuban Brown Central America Short Upright Chocolate No No ---
Czech Albin Czech Republic Short Upright White No No
Czech Spot Czech Republic 6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg) Short Upright Black, Blue, Agouti, Tri-color No No
Czech Red Czech Republic 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright Chestnut No No
Deilenaar Netherlands 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Short Upright Red Agouti No Yes ---
Dutch England 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright Black, Blue, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Grey, Steel, Tortoise with a white band across the shoulders, white nose and white paws Yes Yes
Dutch (Tri-Coloured) England 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright Tri-colour with a white band across the shoulders, white nose and white paws No Yes ---
Dwarf Hotot Germany 2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg) Short Upright White with black around the eyes Yes No
Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop in USA) Germany 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Lop Many Yes Yes
Elfin Sweden 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright Many No No
Enderby Island Australia 3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg) Short Upright Champagne, Crème No No ---
English Angora France 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Long Upright Many Yes Yes
English Spot England 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Short Upright White with colored butterfly pattern Yes Yes
English Lop England 10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg) Short Lop Many Yes Yes
Fauve de Bourgogne France 7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg) Short Upright Orange/Red No Yes
Fee de Marbourg (Marburger) France 4–7 lb (1.8–3.2 kg) Short Upright Lilac No No
Flemish Giant Belgium 14–25 lb (6.4–11.3 kg) Tall Upright Steel, Light Grey, Sandy, Fawn, White, Black, Blue Yes Yes
Florida White United States 4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg) Short Upright White Yes No
French Angora France 7–10 lb (3.2–4.5 kg) Long Upright Many Yes No
French Lop France 10 lb (4.5 kg) Short Lop Many Yes Yes
Gabali Egypt 6–7 lb (2.7–3.2 kg) Short Upright Agouti No No ---
German Angora Germany 4–12 lb (1.8–5.4 kg) Long Upright White, Albino No No ---
German Lop Germany 6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg) Short Lop Many No Yes ---
Giant Angora United States 10 lb (4.5 kg) Long Upright Yes No
Giant Papillon Europe 11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg) Short Upright White with black markings Yes Yes
Giza White Egypt 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright White (albino) No No ---
Golden Glavcot England 5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Gotland Sweden 6.6–9 lb (3.0–4.1 kg) Short Upright No No
Grey Pearl of Halle Belgium 5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg) Short Upright Light Grey No No ---
Güzelçamlı rabbit Turkey 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Short Upright White with chocolate markings No No ---
Harlequin France 6–9 lb (2.7–4.1 kg) Upright 2 colours in fur i.e. part black part orange Yes Yes
Havana Netherlands 4.5–6.5 lb (2.0–2.9 kg) Short Upright Chocolate, Blue, Black, Lilac Yes Yes
Himalayan Asia 6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg) Short Upright White with black, chocolate, lilac or blue points Yes Yes
Hulstlander Netherlands 4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg) Short Upright White with blue eyes No Yes ---
Hungarian Giant Hungary 12–15 lb (5.4–6.8 kg) Short Upright Many No No ---
Japanese White Japan 6.6–13.2 lb (3.0–6.0 kg) Short Upright Albino No No ---
Jersey Wooly United States 2.5–3.5 lb (1.1–1.6 kg) Long Upright Many Yes No
Kabyle Algeria 5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg) Short Upright Many No No ---
Lilac England 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright Lavender Yes Yes ---
Lionhead United States 2.5–3.5 lb (1.1–1.6 kg) Long Upright Varies by country [1][2] Yes Yes
Liptov Baldspotted Rabbit Slovakia 8–9 lb (3.6–4.1 kg) Short Upright Agouti, Black No No ---
Meissner Lop Germany 10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg) Short Lop Many No Yes
Mellerud rabbit Sweden 6.6–7.7 lb (3.0–3.5 kg) Short Upright Albino, Black/white No No
Miniature Lop (Holland Lop in USA) Netherlands 2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg) Short Lop Many Yes Yes
Mini Lion Lop England 2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg) Long Lop Many No Yes
Netherland Dwarf Netherlands 1.1–3.5 lb (0.50–1.59 kg) Short Upright Many Yes Yes
New Zealand United States 9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg) Short Upright White with red eyes, Red, Black, Broken Yes Yes
New Zealand Red Czech Republic 9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg) Short Upright Chestnut No Yes
Orestad Scandinavia 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright Albino No No ---
Palomino United States 10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg) Short Upright Lynx, Golden Yes No
Pannon White Hungary 5–10 lb (2.3–4.5 kg) Short Upright White No No ---
Perlfee England 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Short Upright Blue Agouti No Yes ---
Plush Lop (Standard) United States 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Rex Lop No No ---
Plush Lop (Mini) United States 3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg) Rex Lop No No ---
Pointed Beveren Belgium 7 lb (3.2 kg) Short Upright Blue points, brown or lilac also recognised No Yes ---
Polish England 1–2 lb (0.45–0.91 kg) Short Upright Many Yes Yes
Rex (Standard) France 6–10 lb (2.7–4.5 kg) Rex[3] Upright Many Yes Yes
Rex (Astrex) England 6–10 lb (2.7–4.5 kg) Rex, wavy Upright Many No Yes ---
Rex (Mini) England 3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg) Rex Upright Many Yes Yes
Rex (Opossum) England 6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg) Long Upright Many No Yes ---
Rhinelander Germany 9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg) Short Upright White with coloured butterfly patterns Yes Yes
Sallander Netherlands 5–9 lb (2.3–4.1 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
San Juan United States 3–5 lb (1.4–2.3 kg) Short Upright Agouti No No ---
Satin 6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg) Short Upright All self colours, very shiny fur Yes Yes
Satin (Mini) 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Satin Angora Canada 6–9 lb (2.7–4.1 kg) Long Upright Yes No
Sachsengold Germany Short Upright Chestnut No No
Siberian 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Siamese Sable 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Silver 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright Yes Yes
Silver Fox United States 11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg) Short Upright Yes Yes
Silver Marten 9.5 lb (4.3 kg) Short Upright Yes No
Smoke Pearl 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Spanish Giant Spain 12.5–15 lb (5.7–6.8 kg) Short Upright No No ---
Squirrel 5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg) Short Upright No Yes ---
Sussex England 7–8 lb (3.2–3.6 kg) Short Upright Gold, Cream No Yes ---
Swiss Fox 5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg) Long Upright No Yes
Tadla Morocco 4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg) Short Upright Agouti No No ---
Tan England 4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg) Short Upright Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac Yes Yes
Teddywidder Germany 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) Long Lop Many No No
Thrianta Netherlands 6 lb (2.7 kg) Short Upright Chestnut Yes Yes
Thuringer Germany 9 lb (4.1 kg) Short Upright No Yes
Vienna 7–9 lb (3.2–4.1 kg) Short Upright Blue, Black, Agouti, White No Yes
Wheaten 5.5–7 lb (2.5–3.2 kg) Short Upright Fawn or pale yellow No Yes ---
Wheaten Lynx 5.5–7 lb (2.5–3.2 kg) Short Upright Orange shot silver No Yes ---
Zemmouri Morocco Short Upright No No ---

Extinct Breeds

These rabbit breeds are now extinct but many form part of the heritage of the rabbit breeds above. For some there is very little known and the only records that exist are extracts in old breed books.

Breed Origin Size Fur Type Ear Type Color(s) Image Breed Heritage[4]
Beaver --- --- --- --- Silky & luxurious coat ---
Blanc de Chauny --- --- --- --- Snow white ---
Blanc de L'Oural France 8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg) --- --- Albino ---
Golden Fawn --- --- --- --- --- --- New Zealand Red
Old English Red England --- --- --- --- ---
Patagonian Europe --- --- --- --- --- Flemish Giant
Petite Brabancon Belgium --- --- --- --- --- Dutch
Rouennais France 8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg) Short Upright --- --- French Lop
Sitka England --- Long --- --- ---
Swan Isle of Man 16–20 lb (7.3–9.1 kg) --- --- Brown, Grey ---

References

Notes
  1. ^ [5] ARBA 2013 Standards Committee Report
  2. ^ [6] BRC Lionhead Standard
  3. ^ Rex means genetic fur mutation. Rexes lack the long guard hairs of the normal-furred rabbit counterparts. Their fur is very short, soft and velvety.
  4. ^ These are breeds that this extinct breed has contributed to that exist nowadays.
Bibliography
  • The Official Guide Book Raising Better Rabbits and Cavies, from the American Rabbit Breeders' Association, Inc.
  • Rabbitlopaedia - A complete guide to Rabbit Care, by Meg Brown & Virginia Richardson, Ringpress
  • American Blue & White Rabbit information website
  • American Rabbit Breeders Association
  • American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - Rabbits
  • House Rabbit Society
  • Raising Rabbits - Rabbit Breeds
  • National Miniature Lop Rabbit Club
  • British Rabbit Council
  • Rabbit Breed Classifications
  • Raising Rabbits - Rabbit Information
  • Rabbit Forums - Rabbit Breeds Discussion
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