Did you know that all domestic rabbit breeds are descendants of the European wild rabbit. While rabbits were originally bred for meat and fur, today, many breeds are strictly raised as “fancy” rabbits and are sold in the pet industry. The breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association are classified according to their fur structure and include; normal, angora, rex or satin. Not sure which breed would be best suited for you and your family? Well you have a wide range of choice with 49 recognized and unique breeds.
Check out this breed profile – The Dutch Rabbit
They are one of the oldest breed of pet rabbits. They are quite gentle and make great pets for beginners and experts alike. They have a distinct white “blaze” and they are seven (7) acceptable colors; black, blue, chocolate, grey, steel and tortoise. They weigh between 3.5 and 5.5 pounds.
To learn more about the other rabbit breeds and other small mammals, we invite you to enroll in our Small Mammal Pet Care Training Program. Remember, PIJAC Canada members get one free program per membership year. Renew and learn today!