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Holland Lop Rabbits

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My name is jessie hendry. I live in dubai at the moment, but I'm from south africa. I've got a holland lop whose name is dopey, but he is the most cutest rabbit I... (more)  jessielovesdopey

   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
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jessielovesdopey - 2009-07-30
My name is jessie hendry. I live in dubai at the moment, but I'm from south africa. I've got a holland lop whose name is dopey, but he is the most cutest rabbit I have ever had. In fact he is more like a puppy. He runs after me everywhere in the house and jumps on my bed when I am sleeping, and sleeps by my head.

  • annie - 2017-11-07
    Hi there, can u tell me from where u got th3 mini holland lop bunny.
    I m in dubai
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Anonymous - 2017-06-10
Where can i buy a holland lop in mumbai..? Does anybody have a contact no..! Please help me out..!!🙄

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stephanie - 2015-03-06
I am extremely interested in buying a Holland Lop Dwarf bunny for my daughters. but I have had no luck in locating a breeder near me in abq, nm. Does anyone happen to know of someone near me?

  • Anonymous - 2017-02-17
    Sorry no. I got 1 of mine from a random person and my other 2 from my friend.
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DEBRA FREE - 2015-05-26
Im tring to pooy train my lops chloe and she does good some days and others she dont she is a house rabbit wonderin for some ideas

  • Anonymous - 2016-07-11
    Get a litter box for your lop, where ever he usually does his buiseness is where you should put it hopefully he will do it there
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Anonymous - 2017-06-10
Where can i buy a holland lop in mumbai..? Does anybody have a contact no..! Please help me out..!!🙄

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stephanie - 2015-03-06
I am extremely interested in buying a Holland Lop Dwarf bunny for my daughters. but I have had no luck in locating a breeder near me in abq, nm. Does anyone happen to know of someone near me?

  • Anonymous - 2017-02-17
    Sorry no. I got 1 of mine from a random person and my other 2 from my friend.
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Terri - 2016-03-31
Beautiful and very friendly pedigreed Holland lops, from some of the best blood lines in Portland Oregon. www.rosecityrabbitry.com

  • abbinator - 2016-05-21
    im about to get a rabbit and i want to get the best bedding..... do u know? if u do say pie, and answer.
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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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