45 DIFFERENT Rabbit Breeds: Rare Rabbit Breeds With Pictures And Video

There are so many amazing rabbit breeds out there that choosing one to make your pet is very difficult.

My family and I have had mini-rex rabbits for the past 8 years. They’re getting very old now and their personality has changed a lot from when they were young.

We wouldn’t change a thing – they’re a really good bunny breed for families. Ours don’t mind the children and it’s a unique experience to pat them (so velvety)!

There are so many different rabbit species. From the American Rabbit and the Thuringer to the Lionhead and Palomino Rabbit, we’ve got them all.

Rabbit Breeds With Pictures And Video

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This list of rabbit breeds contains the most popular and prevalent rabbit species.

If I’ve happened to miss your favorite bunny breeds off this list, please let us know in the comment section at the bottom and we’ll be sure to include it!

1. Alaska Rabbit

 

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  • Weight: up to 9 lbs
  • Colors: black
  • Temperament: playful, energetic, likes space
  • Lifespan: 7 – 10 years
  • Ease Of Care: easy to moderate

The Alaska Rabbit is a German rabbit breed.

It gets the name because the breeders were trying to recreate the feel of the Alaskan fox.

They crossed:

  • Havanas
  • Dutch
  • Himalayans
  • Champagne d’Argents

Alaskan rabbits have short black fur and can weigh up to 9 pounds.


2. American Fuzzy Lop

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  • Weight: up to 5 lbs
  • Colors: many colors, solid or broken pattern
  • Temperament: active, playful, and social
  • Lifespan: 5 – 8 years
  • Ease Of Care: easy to care for

The American Fuzzy Lop has a wool fur similar to that of an Angora rabbit.

It has a long fur coat, lop ears, and weighs up to 4 pounds. Like many kinds of rabbits, they were the happy breeding mistake when breeders were trying to bring out other traits.

They enjoy playing with people and other bunnies.


3. American Rabbit

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  • Weight: up to 12 lbs
  • Colors: blue/grey or white
  • Temperament: calm, sweet, friendly
  • Lifespan: 7 – 12 years
  • Ease Of Care: easy to care for but require more space than dwarf breeds

American Rabbits are a large breed and have weighed in at over 12 lbs.

They have short fur, erect ears, and a mandolin body shape. This breed is known for being gentle and the females take good care of their young.

They are considered a rare rabbit breed who were once critically endangered and are still considered threatened.


4. American Sable

  • Weight: 7 – 10 lbs
  • Colors: sable (chocolate)
  • Temperament: quiet, shy, friendly
  • Lifespan: 5 – 8 years
  • Ease Of Care: moderate – they do like some attention

The American Sable is a short-furred rabbit that grows up to 10 pounds. Many end up being show rabbits.

It is a very sleepy breed that will spend long hours asleep in the warm sunlight.

Its origins are in the chinchilla breed, and it still retains some of the looks. They also resemble Siamese cats to some extent.


5. Angora Rabbit

Angora Rabbits are well known for their wool.

There are over ten different sub-breeds of Angoras, each with its own peculiarities.

The Giant Angora, for example, can grow up to 12 pounds.


6. Argente Crème Rabbit

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The Argente Crème Rabbit is an old breed of French show rabbit.

It has short fur and weighs up to 5 pounds.

There are at least 6 varieties of this breed.


7. Beige Rabbit

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The Beige bunny is a rare rabbit breed.

It has thick beige-colored velvety fur.

They can weigh up to 7 pounds.


8. Belgian Hare

 

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The Belgian Hare is a very distinct-looking rabbit.

It is not truly a hare, but a breed of rabbit that has been bred to look hare-like.

It has long powerful legs and is a very fast runner, growing up to 9 pounds in weight.


9. Beveren Rabbit

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Beveren is a small town in Belgium, and this is where the Beveren Rabbit was first bred.

They can weigh up to 8 pounds and come in a range of colors.

They are a friendly breed that makes great pets.


10. Blanc de Hotot Rabbit

The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is known for its distinct markings around its eyes.

They can grow quite large, weighing up to 11 pounds, and have short fur.


11. Californian Rabbit

The Californian Rabbit was originally bred from New Zealand Rabbits, Himilayean Rabbits, and Chinchillas.

It has a distinct black nose and black ears.

They can grow to a weight of over 10 pounds.


12. Cavies

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Cavies, also known as guinea pigs, deserve a mention in this round-up despite not being 100% rabbits!

There are actually 13 different breeds of guinea pigs, including silkie, texel, crested, and coronet.

Each has its own unique features with the biggest differences being in the type of hair they have.


13. Champagne d’Argent

This was originally a French breed of rabbit (as you might have guessed from the name) and was popular for its unusual short fur.

It can grow up to 12 pounds and has very specific coloring.


14. Checkered Giant Rabbit

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The Checkered Giant Rabbit can grow up to 25 pounds!

This is a significant size.

It generally presents in two colors: white with black markings, or white with grey markings.


15. Chinchilla Rabbits

A Chinchilla Rabbit is different from a Chinchilla proper.

They have been bred to resemble Chinchillas, though they cannot breed with the real deal.

They have short fur and can grow up to 7 pounds.


16. Cinnamon Rabbit

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The Cinnamon Rabbit is named for its cinnamon coloring.

It can weigh up to 11 pounds and has a sweet nature.


17. Dutch Rabbit

The Dutch Rabbit comes in a wide range of colors, including chocolate, blue, black, steel, and tortoise.

It was once a very popular breed, though interest has dwindled in recent times.


18. Dwarf Lop / Mini Lop

The Dwarf Lop is a small breed of rabbit and is different from the Mini Lop.

It can weigh up to 5 pounds and comes in a variety of colors.


19. English Spot Rabbit

The English Spot Rabbit has short fur, erect ears, and can grow up to 8 pounds.

They are very energetic rabbits that need a bit more space to play.


20. English Lop

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The English Lop was the first variety of lop-eared bunny.

They have short fur and can grow quite heavy – up to 11 pounds.

It is known for its orange and red coloring.


21. Flemish Giant

The Flemish Giant is a well known and easily recognized rabbit species.

It has short hair, erect ears, and can weigh up to 25 pounds – heavier than a 2-year-old child!


22. French Lop

The French Lop is a crossbreed between the English Lop and the Flemish Giant.

It can weigh up to 11 pounds and comes in a range of colors.


23. Giant Papillon

The Giant Papillon is also known as the Checkered Giant Rabbit.

It’s a big rabbit that can grow to over 13 pounds in weight.

Its hair is short and comes in a variety of colors including tortoiseshell and tri-color.


24. Golden Glavcot Rabbit

The Golden Glavcot is a small rabbit breed, weighing up to 6 pounds.

It has short fur and erect ears.

They are a very affectionate and friendly breed.


25. Harlequin Rabbit

Harlequins are a very colorful rabbit variety, often with a stripe down the front of their face.

They can weigh up to 9 pounds.


26. Havana Rabbit

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The Havana Rabbit is another small rabbit breed, weighing up to 6.5 pounds.

They do not originate from Cuba, but from the Netherlands.


27. Himalayan Rabbit

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Also known as the Russian Rabbit, the Himalayan Rabbit is a medium-sized breed, growing up to 8 pounds in weight.

They are very friendly bunnies.


28. Holland Lop

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The Holland Lop is a small breed of lop-eared rabbit, growing up to 6.5 pounds.

They can be found in a wide range of colors including tan, agouti, and white.


29. Hulstlander Rabbit

Hulstlander rabbits weigh between 4 – 6 pounds and have short fur and erect ears.

They are completely white with little blue eyes.


30. Jersey Wooly Bunny

Jersey Woolies are a very small rabbit breed.

They generally only grow to weigh 3.5 pounds.

They have long beautiful fur and come in a range of colors. They really do look like little grey sheep!


31. Lilac Rabbit

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Lilac rabbits weigh up to 8 pounds and are blue-grey colored.

They are a very friendly and docile rabbit breed.


32. Lionhead Rabbit

 

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Lionhead bunnies are another very distinct breed of bunny known for their lion-like mane.

They come in a range of colors and have long fur.


33. Netherland Dwarf

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Netherland Dwarfs are a small rabbit breed with a distinct flat face.

They have short little ears that stand erect.

They only grow up to 2.5 pounds.


34. New Zealand Rabbit

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New Zealand Rabbits are a large rabbit breed, weighing up to 12 pounds.

They have short velvety fur and come in a range of colors.


35. Palomino Rabbit

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The Palomino Rabbit gets its name from the Palomino horse due to the similarity in color.

This breed has a gentle nature and is popular among breeders and pet owners alike. They grow up to 11 pounds in weight.


36. Polish Rabbit

Polish Rabbits are a common breed of pet rabbits.

They come in a huge array of colors and make great companions.

They are a small bunny breed, weighing up to 3.5 pounds.


37. Rex / Mini Rex Rabbit

 

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Rex Rabbits are a lovely rabbit breed.

Some can be quite skittish but will be faithful once they trust you.

Others will be your best friend from day one and become very affectionate.

They have plush, velvety fur and can weigh up to 10.5 pounds. Mini Rex rabbits weigh up to 4.5 pounds.


38. Rhinelander Rabbit

Rhinelander Rabbits are white bunnies with black and brown markings.

They can grow to a reasonable size, weighing up to 10 pounds.


39. Satin Rabbits

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Satin Rabbits have thick medium-length fur and weigh up to 10 pounds.

They are gentle and friendly rabbits.


40. Silver Marten Rabbit

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The Silver Marten is a medium-size breed of rabbit.

It has short fur and erect ears. It has a dark fur coloring with a white or silver underbelly. They present in sable, blue, chocolate, and black.

These rabbits can be quite shy and so need to be well-loved.


41. Swiss Fox Rabbit

The Swiss Fox is a medium-size rabbit weighing up to 7.5 pounds.

They have comparably shorter fur on their head than on their bodies.

They present in black, white, Chinchilla, and Havana. They have a sweet, docile nature.


42. Tan Rabbit

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Tan Rabbits are an energetic breed that weighs up to 6 pounds.

They come in a range of darker colors and have distinct and attractive markings.


43. Thrianta Rabbit

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Thrianta Rabbits are colored deep red and are a medium size rabbit.

They grow up to 6 pounds and have medium length fur which is very soft.


44. Thuringer Rabbit

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The Thuringer is a lovely sable-colored rabbit with dark shadings.

They grow up to 9 pounds in weight and have short velvety fur.

The Thuringer is a rare rabbit breed.


45. Velveteen Lop

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And lastly, we have the Velveteen rabbit.

These are a medium-sized rabbit which make great pets, growing up to around 6.5 pounds.

They are a more recent breed of rabbit named after the children’s book ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’.


Different Bunny Breeds

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  1. I’m really trying to figure out my rabbit’s breed, but I cant find it anywhere, it has long ears not that long though ( like any other rabbit) , it is white except for its ears, it has black ears, red eyes, it never comes out of it’s cage, do you know its breed??

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