Use: The Dutch rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated rabbit breeds and is known for its gentle nature. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock
History: The Dutch rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated rabbit breeds. The Dutch rabbit originates in Holland. It was exported to England in 1864 where the breedâ€™s distinctive body type and markings were developed and its popularity grew. Courtesy Marylou Zarbock
Conformation: The Dutch rabbit breed has a round, sturdy body. Its fur is short and shiny. A white blaze marks its nose and a white band its neck, but it has a dark saddle and head. The Dutch rabbit breedâ€™s size ranges from 3Â½ to 5Â½ pounds. The recognized color varieties are black, blue, brown-gray, chocolate, steel and tortoiseshell.
Special Considerations/Notes: The Dutch rabbit breed is known to have a gentle temperament. Its life expectancy is 5 to 10 years.