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Holland Lop Rabbits

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Oh, I fogot to ask if anyone knows of some cute bunny names! :)  Raye

   The cute Holland Lop is a delightful bunny, with adorable floppy ears!

   The Holland Lop is the smallest and the most popular of the lop-eared rabbits. Both the Holland Lop and the Mini Lop are miniature versions of the Lop-eared Rabbit. It is named after its home country, Holland where this breeds development started in 1949. The final breed as we know it today was finalized in the 1960's. It was brought into the United States in 1976, and it's popularity as a favorite pet continues to grow.

   These are very mellow smaller rabbits that are easy for beginners to handle and care for. This is a very sweet and affectionate animal. They love to play and hop around. Holland Lops don't require a lot of space and they eat less than bigger bunnies!

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Lagomorpha
  • Family: Leporidae
  • Genus: Oryctolagus
  • Species: cuniculus
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Background:    Adrian DeCock, of the Netherlands started developing the Holland Lop in 1949. He bred Netherland Dwarfs with French Lops in an attempt to produce a miniature French Lop but instead ended up with what is known today as the Holland lop.
   The Hollands were brought to the United States in 1976 by Aleck Brooks III who is the founder of the Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club. They were given breed status in the United States in 1979.

Description:    Holland Lops are a small loveable bunny who have wide long ears, which hang down near their cheeks. Their bone structure is supposed to look large and massive but they actually have a fine bone structure and they don't weigh that much. They have broad shoulders, deep chests, and short thick legs. Being the smallest lop-eared rabbit, their maximum adult size is 4.0 pounds but for showing they should be about 3.5 lbs.

Color differences:    Holland Lops come in many colors though they are especially seen in fawn, white, fawn and white, black and white, and tortoise shell colors. Some Holland Lop color variations are shown below:

Holland Lop Color Varieties
Blue Holland Lop Blue Tortoise Shell
Blue Holland Lop Blue Tortoise Shell
Broken Smoke Pearl Broken Black
Broken Smoke Pearl Broken Black
All photos courtesy: RedRose Rabbitry

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Raye - 2011-08-04
Oh, I fogot to ask if anyone knows of some cute bunny names! :)

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-04
    Whatever you choose your bunny will like.
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autumn - 2014-10-05
i just bought a holland lop and its so calm i love her

  • Tina - 2014-10-08
    Where did you find it, I'm in Long Beach,CA. I can not find the place has the holland lop, could you share the source to me, Thank,,
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Anonymous - 2014-09-20
my holland lop is tan on the top and white on the bottom and she loves to eat and drink

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Britt - 2011-11-06
Well, I really would like to get a Holland Lop. But a young one. The only problem is I cannot find any breeders. I live in Iowa. Does anyone know of any breeders near Des Moines?

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-07
    Try calling any rabbit breeder. There should be some listed in the newspaper - or even an animal shelter. You can ask if they know of a Holland Lop breeder near your area.
  • Ainslee - 2011-12-13
    If you haven't found one yet, try arba.net. Under member resources there's a find a breeder section. Don't know if there's any in your area, but these are all reputable breeders.
  • Erin - 2012-02-12
    Hi Britt, I live in Northwest Iowa. My daughters and I have Holland Lop and Mini Lop babies. They were born about a week ago. If you are still looking for a bunny feel free to email me at jasonerinballou@aol.com.
  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    I raise and show Holland lops I have some available the prices are $30 on up depending on the quality of the rabbit. I also have mini lops and french lops available. You can email me at kristinskritters@hotmail.com. I am located 20 miles north of Ames.
  • hannah - 2012-06-18
    Well I know one in Illinois but that probably won't help much. Sorry. I want one too but I'm not sure if she has any
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Hannah the honey bunny - 2012-06-18
Hey I'm searching for a perfect bunny in the chi town area. I've got quite a few that caught my eye like: Holland lop(fav of all) Mini lop Netherland dwarf Jersey wooly Lion head Dwarf hotot

  • Hannah the honey bunny - 2012-06-21
    actullay not the wooly
  • Marie - 2012-06-29
    We have a beautiful 4 to 5 month old Holland Lop Bunny this is the best domesic bunny you can have they are wonderful with children and you can train them. Our Bunny is so lovable and loves to give kisses on demand and for no reason, at all she thinks she is a cat and loves to be held and will fall asleep on you for hours at a time. She is part of our family and we truly love her and do not regret the decision on getting her. She is also very easy to care for and is very clean and if you are allergic to cats you will not be allergic to her because I am highly allergic to cats and she does not bother me at all. Please think about getting a Holland Lop Bunny. You will be sooo Happy!!! :))))
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bunny lover - 2012-07-01
I live in Dearborn, Michigan and I want a cute male lionhead for my holland lop.  If you know any one please let me know!!!!!

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Isaiah - 2011-09-27
If anyone wants a holland lop bunny with a big cage and all the accessories please call 905-208-4697....we don't have time for it any more

  • PHil - 2011-10-17
    What are are you from?
  • Phil - 2011-10-17
    What area are you in?
  • Crystal Sullivan - 2011-11-04
    Just wondering how old this post is? Where are you located and how much are you asking for the little guy? I've had them in the past and absolutely love the lop ear bunnies. Can also contact me by facebook or phone 815-228-6517. I'm in Northern Illinois, so if you're not close, it probably won't work out, but I'm serious in my search for 1-2 Holland/dwarf lop ear bunnies in the VERY near future. Thank you.
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