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The Netherland Dwarf is a popular breed of domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) originating in the Netherlands. Smaller than most rabbit breeds, Netherland Dwarf rabbits weigh 500g to 1.6kg (1.1lbs to 3.5lbs) and are usually kept as pets or exhibition animals. They are not typically used as sources of meat or fur because of their small size. Most rabbits sold in rabbit shows are Netherland Dwarfs, Netherland Dwarf-derived breeds (often referred to simply as dwarf breeds), or Netherland Dwarf crosses.
Holland Lops are a breed of rabbit originating in the Netherlands. The breed was recognized by the Netherlands' Governing Rabbit Council in 1964 and the American Rabbit Breeders' Association in 1979. They are popular house pets, known for their sweet temperament and non-aggressive behavior. The breed ties as the smallest breed of the lop-eared rabbits with the American Fuzzy Lop with an ideal weight of 3.0 - 4.0 lbs (1.6 kg) for showing in American Rabbit Breeders' Association sanctioned shows. The most common fur colors are tortoise shell, broken tortoise shell, broken black and black, broken orange, and white.
The Standard Rex is a breed of rabbit developed in France in 1919. It is known for its unusually soft coat of fur. Currently, Standard Rex Rabbits are most commonly kept as pets and show rabbits. Burke's Backyard notes that Rex rabbits are claimed to be one of the most intelligent breeds of rabbits. The Standard Rex Rabbit can be housed outdoors year-round in warmer climates as well as in cooler climates if the correct accommodations are made. It can be fed a combination of commercial rabbit pellets and oaten hay. Additionally, the Standard Rex tends to be a hardy breed with few health issues.
The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavşanı) is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid 18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking. There are many individual breeds of Angora rabbits, four of which are ARBA-recognized.
The Checkered Giant is a breed of rabbit developed in Europe. In the UK the breed is known as Giant Papillon. Checkered Giants are one of 47 breeds of domestic rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Mature Checkered Giant bucks should weigh at least 11 pounds (5.0 kg), and mature does 12 pounds (5.4 kg), but there is no specified maximum weight. The Checkered Giant is outweighed by the Giant Chinchilla and Flemish Giant. The Checkered Giant is one of only 11 breeds with defined markings.
Chinchilla rabbits originated in France and were bred to standard by M. J. Dybowski. They were introduced to the United States in 1919. Apart from the Standard Chinchilla, there are two other breeds recognized by the ARBA: The American Chinchilla or "Heavyweight Chinchilla" is larger than the Standard Chinchilla but otherwise identical. The Giant Chinchilla is a result of crosses between Chinchilla and Flemish Giant breeds; it originates in the United States.