Recommended Sites
Related Links


Article Content


Read up on rabbit breeds before you choose the best rabbit for you and your family.

Rabbits are popular pets. Children especially find them adorable. Of course, our culture sees rabbits as both pets and as food. Rabbits are raised for their meat and wild rabbits are hunted for sport. But despite the pet or prey paradox rabbits are always popular pet choices. They are naturally seen as cute, and are aloof, almost cat-like in their character. As pets rabbits are usually kept in a cage but some owners do allow the go free in their enclosed residence.

There are several different types of rabbit breeds. The breed of domestic rabbit we tend to have as a pet is the European breed of rabbit. There are breeds of large rabbits, breeds of dwarf rabbits and middle-sized breeds. particularly popular breeds are the Angora rabbit breed and the Rex rabbit breed.

There are two easy ways to think about breeds of pet rabbits.

1. According to rabbit breed size.

Rabbits come in these breed sizes: giant, large, medium, small and dwarf. Some breeds are available in one or more sizes. Typical giant breeds include the Flemish Giant, the Giant Angora and the Giant Chinchilla. The Giant Angora, for example, weighs around 10 pounds and over, while the Dwarf Hotot weighs up to two-and-a-half pounds. The Angora breed, an ancient breed originating in Turkey and known for its exquisite coat,

also comes in a large and medium-sized breed, called the French Angora and the English Angora, respectively.

2. According to rabbit breed grooming requirements.

Rabbits have different grooming demands depending on their coats. The longer the coat the more time you'll have to commit to grooming your pet. Obviously the Angora rabbit breed is the most difficult to take care of. Giant Angoras, for example, have very long fur and really should be brushed every day. The Rex rabbit breed has also been bred for its velvety coat, but is not as high demand as the Angora. The Mini Rex breed has a plush coat, but it is short so it is relatively easy to care for. American Chinchillas are also easy to care for. Their coat is short and really only needs a weekly grooming.

To learn more about rabbit breeds use an Internet search engine to bring up websites dedicated to information about rabbit breeds. There you'll also find pictures of rabbit breeds and lots of information on all the different breeds of rabbit. Websites such as offer detailed descriptions of each breed, such as size, physical attributes and personality, as well as tips on grooming.

About the Author

Dean Erickson. Journalist, and web site builder Dean Erickson lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.

Written by: Dean Erickson

Informative Articles

A Perfect ‘Pet’ Project for Every Home
Decorating with Wallpaper By Jaima Brown A majority of all American households -- 58.3 percent -- has at least one pet, according to the most recent edition of "U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics." Contrary to popular wisdom, cats are the...

Creative Scrapbooking Albums For Your Pet
Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve your cherished memories. For many people their pets are an important part of the family, so it is just natural to want to capture those special times shared with a beloved pet. You can use...

Pet Insurance: What Exactly is Pet Insurance?
It might seem like an unnecessary expense; but you would never consider going without health insurance for your family - why should your pet be any different? Health insurance for pets is by no means a new concept - people have...

Pet Owners Are The Majority Population In The U.S.
According to recent statistics, an astounding 65% of all U.S. household have at least one pet, and in many of these homes, their pets are considered part of the family. With so many homes containing pets, it is no wonder that so many laws have been...

When Family Members Are Reacting Differently to the Loss of Your Pet
The loss of a family companion animal is difficult, and my heart goes out to you. We come to love our animals and feel a deep sense of loss when they die. Some people tell me they’ve felt more grief over the loss of their dog than of any human being...

Recommended Products