Holland Lop Rabbit Traits
Photo by Ali Atakan Açıkbaş
Holland Lop is one of the cutest rabbit breeds! There are so many breeds, but we will talk about Holland Lop. How did this breed emerge? We will discuss their physical appearance, temperament, and things that can make you adopt a bunny like Holland Lops.
Holland Lop breed is present because of the bunny breeder named Adriann de Cock. He tried to make a small version of a French Lop, so he mixed French Lop and Netherland Dwarf, but the six kits grew up not lop-eared rabbits; it was unsuccessful. So the next thing he did was crossbreed English Lop instead and it was a success.
The first Holland Lop shown weighed two kilograms in 1964 but the Netherlands breed society aimed to breed Holland Lops that weighed only 1.5 kilograms. The Holland Lop club was established when they imported the breed to the United States in 1976 to give recognition to Rabbit Breeders Association.
Physical Appearance of a Holland Lop
Because of this breed's size, Holland Lop is one of the smallest rabbit breeds. They are small bunnies with flat faces and lop ears. They are called Holland Lop because they have ears like branches of a tree draping from the main tree or also what we call lopping. Those floppy ears are cute!
Holland Lop bunnies weigh around 3-4lbs and have compact bodies. They have short legs and their head is broad.
Their colors can be dominant white or with broken patches or patterns. There are also black, chocolate, blue tort, or lilac.
They are still cute bunnies regardless of the color you choose.
The Personality of a Holland Lop Bunny
Holland Lop rabbits are active and playful pets. They are friendly, sociable and sometimes calm and docile. If you adopt pets like them, they will enjoy your company.
Is Holland Lop a good bunny pet for beginners?
Holland Lops are good for beginner pet bunny owners because they are easy to handle and friendlier. This breed also loves exciting activities so make sure you help them exercise everyday to make them healthier and livelier.
Holland Lop is a famous rabbit breed across the United States for shows and as pets at home. Bunnies bring joy to every person who decides to adopt them. They are not always the bad bunnies but the lovable ones plus, who can resist these tiny lop-eared creatures?
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, experienced peers, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, and extensive pet product research. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on Holland Lop Rabbit Traits
What breed of rabbit do you have right now? If you are considering adopting a Holland Lop, this is a perfect time as you read that they are friendly and calm pets! Holland Lops are cuter when you see them do the zoomies and binkies with their short legs.