There are so many different types of rabbits used for pets. Long ear, short ear, short hair, long hair, dwarf, giant, and more. These are just a few examples.
It’s important to distinguish rabbits that are raised for pets versus rabbits that are not. Where you choose to purchase your rabbit will also impact the type of rabbit you have access to .
Most rabbit breeds used as pets today come from several varieties of European rabbits. Just like dogs they have become domesticated and many varieties have come through specialized breeding.
There are over 50 different breeds of rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
The Best Pet Rabbit Breeds Include:
- Holland Lop
- Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
- Lionhead Rabbit
- Mini lop
- Giant Angora
- Flemish Giant
- Checkered Giant
- British Polish Aka Britannia
- American Sable
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What is your favorite breed of rabbit? Or for that matter what breed of rabbit do you have? Please comment below.
To learn how long different breeds are expected to live, read here!