Netherland Dwarf Rabbit: Breed Information and Facts

The Netherland Dwarf Rabbit breed originated in Holland in the early 20th century. It was created by breeding Polish rabbits with wild rabbits, and then selectively breeding the offspring for a smaller size.

What is a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit?

They one of the smallest rabbit breeds, weighing only 2-2.5 pounds. It has a compact body with short erect ears and a short, dense coat that comes in a variety of colors, including black, blue, chocolate, and white.

Physical Description

They are sociable and active breed that enjoys interacting with its human companions. It has a strong prey drive and can become easily frightened by loud noises or sudden movements.

Personality and Temperament

They should be fed a balanced diet that includes hay, fresh vegetables, and a spacious cage with plenty of room to move around and play. They also regular exercise outside of its cage such as supervised playtime in a secure area.

Care Requirements

● Malocclusion ● Gastrointestinal Stasis ● Dental Problems

Health Issues

They need regular grooming for their moderately short fur. Brushing them twice a week keeps their fur clean, shiny, and free from pests. During molting season, frequent grooming is necessary to prevent wool blocks