Dutch Rabbits

Hollander Rabbits

Family: Leporidae Dutch Rabbits, known as Hollander Rabbits in Holland!Oryctolagus cuniculusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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Hi, I had a black and white dutch and he was the most friendly rabbit that I have ever met. He was very social and loved people and our dog very much. If you ever... (more)  Stacy

   Dutch Rabbits are small colorful bunnies with a great disposition. They are an excellent pet choice for children and make a great first bunny!

  The baby Dutch Rabbits pictured above are about four weeks old. They are still very small and even as adults they will stay small.

   The Dutch Rabbit is not a "dwarf" but it is a very small rabbit. Probably the most recognizable of the small breed rabbits because of its distinct markings. It is an excellent all around pet as well as a good choice for showing. Their easy going personality and their small size makes them easy to house.

For more information about Rabbits and their care see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Rabbit

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Lagomorpha
  • Family: Leporidae
  • Genus: Oryctolagus
  • Species: cuniculus
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Background:    Introduced into England from Holland in 1864, the Dutch Rabbit is one of the oldest of the domesticated rabbit breeds and are referred to as Hollander Rabbits in Holland. They are bred as pets, for showing, and as lab animals.

Description:    The adult size is about 4 1/2 pounds. Medium sized and large sized rabbits can get much larger than that! Dutch rabbits can be identified by their distinctive markings, which include the white blaze on their faces and the white band around their upper bodies.

Color differences:    Black is the most popular color of the Dutch Rabbits but other nice colors include blue, chocolate, tortoise, steel gray, and gray.

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Stacy - 2004-01-13
Hi, I had a black and white dutch and he was the most friendly rabbit that I have ever met. He was very social and loved people and our dog very much. If you ever want a pet rabbit, definitely choose a dutch rabbit, a male if you can. They are much more friendly than the females. Mine lived to be 10 years old. They make fantastic pets!!

  • Juliana and Savannah ( Savannah is a rabbit) - 2014-08-18
    I also have a black Dutch named.Savannah :)
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Anonymous - 2013-11-24
I've got a black and white dutch breed and a havana rabbit.

  • Emma hicks - 2014-01-21
    I have a gray and brown dutch rabbit 8 weeks old. We are breeding her this summer.
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Emma hicks - 2014-01-21
I have a 8 week old dutch rabbit. Was wondering how old do they have to be to breed?

  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-01-21
    I would wait until she is at least 6 months old before breeding her. Usually they mature between 5 and 9 months old.
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Vedo - 2003-12-22
Dutch Rabbits are great they are very nice and never have bitten me, but they do like to chew on your clothing but thats alright. its very funny and it doesnt hurt. if you get one it will love you very much if you spend a lot of time with it but if you get two together they will run away from you and not like you as much as they like each other. if you dont have time for it dont get one because there is nothing sadder than a bored and lonley rabbit so get two if you dont have time for it as much as you should. but they are still great for every one you just have to be gentle with them and they will love you so much but it takes some time, maybe like 1 month and they will be so much fun if you know how to take good care of them and spend a lot of time with them !!

  • Brent - 2013-12-30
    I have a b/w 1 month old Dutch buck; Hoppers. When my Netherland Dwarf of 8 years died I was inconsolable as I couldn't find another chinchilla coat Netherland Dwarf to replace him. I did find a sweet baby black & white Dutch whom I adore. After cleaning Bun Bun's 2 story hutch - he loves all the living space available. I have fastened a 10' x 10' dog pen around the front door so he can safely run, jump and dig. I feed him local dandelion weeds, raw carrots w/tops in addition to pellet food. Hoppers is a wonderful delightful pet.
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gabbie sullivan - 2012-09-17
Does anyone know where I can get a baby dutch rabbit in syracuse, New York?

  • Erin - 2012-09-24
    I would try an internet search and maybe craigslist with rabbits being your search word. Good LUCK!
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Ashlyn Gurda - 2011-11-24
Hey there. So recently my 2 year old dutch rabbit died. He was the cutest thing ever and he loved to cuddle. My boyfriend and I absolutely fell in love with the breed of rabbit and we are looking to adopt two baby dutch rabbits. Yet we have had no luck at all finding a breeder in the area. Can anyone help us? We live in the Chicago area but we are willing to travel a little bit to find these rabbits. Any info please email me at : Zombiexfish@aol.com please and thank you

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Try calling any rabbit breeder in the Chicago area. Craigs list, newspaper. Breeders are the best souce of knowing where other breeders are located. I am sorry about your bunny cuz it is hard. You can also look for another 'type' of bunny - lops are a lot of fun but try looking for any breeder. Welcome I am from Chicago.
  • Ashlyn Gurda - 2011-11-29
    I've hunted the internet for breeders I could call. I have had a lop before she was incredibly mean. And Craigslist had nothing. :[ And we're pretty set on the dutch breed.
  • Sam Coe - 2012-02-26
    Why don't you look on websites that are selling rabbits or go to a animal shelter ?
  • Bonnie - 2012-04-27
    We got our dutch rabbit from a breeder out in the Coal City, IL (south suburb of Chicago). We also live in the southwest suburbs. His name is Richard Gehr rwgehr@cbcast.com . Good luck.
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