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Topics: American Rabbit Breeders' Association, Rabbit, Domestic rabbit Pages: 3 (1160 words) Published: January 27, 2013
Hailey Treasure
Ms. Rogers
English 10
Rabbit Breeds
Throughout the whole world, there are only 47 species of rabbits. Most of those rabbits are pets, yet many are also wild rabbits. There are a whole bunch of facts about rabbits. Like their diets, characteristics, and just some every day facts that everybody should know. I know the most about these four rabbit breeds; the Mini Lop Rabbit Breed, American Chinchilla Rabbit Breed, Dwarf Rabbit Breed, and the Britannia Petite Breed. Mostly Netherland Dwarfs because I have two dwarf rabbits. Rabbit breeds are interesting to learn about, and rabbits are amazing to own.

According to, The Rabbit Hand Guide, “There are two main rabbit breed divisions; domestic rabbit breeds, and wild rabbit breeds. Most of today’s domestic breeds originated from the European Rabbit. The individual domestic breeds have been created through a long process of selective and genetic cross breeding.” According to the American Rabbit Breeders Association and British Rabbit Council, “It would theoretically be impossible to list every single breed developed because their development is literally a never ending and continuous process. They keep on repopulating, and cross-breeding with each other. That means the breed number could increase each day.” But there are a few rabbits that are very popular as pets. Here are some of the breeds, and a little information everyone should know about them.

Mini Lop Rabbits are the smallest type of rabbit breed that you can own. They always weigh less than 4 pounds, making them great for someone who doesn't have room for a large rabbit, therefore, a large rabbit cage. They love to eat carrots, hay, pellets, bananas, parsley, and other treats. Mini lop rabbits are known for their floppy ears, and laid back, relaxed attitude. They love attention, and want to be held and loved. Owners can also litter box train these rabbits with a little bit of time and determination. These mini lop rabbits are...
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