List of rabbit breeds

Rabbit breeds are different varieties of the domestic rabbit created through selective breeding or natural selection. Breeds recognized by organizations such as the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) or the British Rabbit Council (BRC) may be exhibited and judged in rabbit shows. Breeders attempt to emulate the breed standard by which each breed is judged.


List with classification and standards

BreedOriginSizeFur TypeEar TypeColor(s)ARBA AcceptedBRC AcceptedImage
AlaskaGermany7–9 lb (3.2–4.1 kg)ShortUprightBlackNoYes
AltexUnited States; crossbreed being developed in USA13 lb (5.9 kg)ShortUprightPointed WhiteNoNo
AmericanUnited States9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg)ShortUprightBlue and WhiteYesNo
American Fuzzy LopUnited States3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg)LongLopAllYesNo
American SableUnited States9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg)ShortUprightSableYesNo
Argente FlopperFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightorangeNoYes---
Argente BrunFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightBrownYesYes---
Argente ClairFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightBlue SilverNoNo---
Argente CrèmeFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightCreamYesYes---
Argente de ChampagneFrance8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg)ShortUprightSilverYesYes
Argente NoirFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightDark SilverNoYes---
Argente St HubertFrance6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightSilvered Black AgoutiNoYes---
BaladiEgypt6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Red, WhiteNoNo---
BauscatEgypt8 lb (3.6 kg)ShortUprightAlbinoNoNo---
BeigeEngland/Netherlands6.5 lb (2.9 kg)ShortUprightDark Chamois or Light SandNoYes---
Belgian HareBelgium8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Black & Tan, RedYesYes
BeverenBelgium5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Blue, WhiteYesYes---
Big Silver MartenCroatia8–12 lb (3.6–5.4 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Chocolate, Blue; SallanderNoNo---
Blanc de BouscatFrance11–15 lb (5.0–6.8 kg)ShortUprightWhiteNoYes---
Blanc de HototFrance8–11 lb (3.6–5.0 kg)ShortUprightWhite, dark rings around eyesYesYes
Blanc de PopielnoFrance10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg)ShortUprightWhiteNoNo---
Blanc de TermondeBelgium10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg)ShortUprightWhite, Red EyesNoYes---
Blue of HamBelgium10–13 lb (4.5–5.9 kg)ShortUprightNoNo---
Blue of Sint-NiklaasBelgium5–12 lb (2.3–5.4 kg)ShortUprightBlueNoNo
Bourbonnais GreyFrance7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg)ShortUprightBlueNoNo---
BrazilianBrazil7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg)ShortUprightNoNo---
Britannia PetiteEngland1.5–2.5 lb (0.68–1.13 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Black Otter, Chestnut, Sable Marten, Red-Eyed White. Blue-Eyed White YesNo
British GiantEngland12–13 lb (5.4–5.9 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Blue, White, Opal, Steel Grey, Brown GreyNoYes---
Brown Chestnut of LorraineFrance4.5 lb (2.0 kg)ShortUprightChestnutNoNo---
CaldesSpainShortUprightRed-Eyed WhiteNoNo---
CalifornianUnited States9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg)ShortUprightWhite with Chocolate, Lilac or Blue points, red eyesYesYes
Carmagnola GreyItaly10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg)ShortUprightChinchillaNoNo---
Cashmere LopEngland4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)LongLopManyNoYes---
ChaudryFrance8–9 lb (3.6–4.1 kg)ShortUprightRed-Eyed WhiteNoNo---
Checkered GiantEurope11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg)ShortUprightWhite with black markingsYesYes
Chinchilla (Standard)France5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightChinchillaYesYes
Chinchilla (American)United States9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg)ShortUprightChinchillaYesNo---
Chinchilla (Giganta)France10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg)ShortUprightChinchillaNoYes---
Chinchilla (Giant)United States10–16 lb (4.5–7.3 kg)ShortUprightChinchillaYesNo---
CinnamonUnited States10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg)ShortUprightCinnamonYesNo---
Continental GiantEurope12–16 lb (5.4–7.3 kg)ShortUprightManyNoYes---
Cuban BrownCentral AmericaShortUprightChocolateNoNo---
Czech AlbinCzech RepublicShortUprightWhiteNoNo
Czech SpotCzech Republic6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Blue, Agouti, Tri-colorNoNo
Czech RedCzech Republic4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightChestnutNoNo
DeilenaarNetherlands5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)ShortUprightRed AgoutiNoYes---
DutchEngland4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Blue, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Grey, Steel, Tortoise with a white band across the shoulders, white nose and white pawsYesYes
Dutch (Tri-Coloured)England4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightTri-colour with a white band across the shoulders, white nose and white pawsNoYes---
Dwarf HototGermany2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg)ShortUprightWhite with black around the eyesYesNo
Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop in USA)Germany4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortLopManyYesYes

ElfinSweden4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightManyNoNo
Enderby IslandAustralia3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg)ShortUprightChampagne, CrèmeNoNo---
English AngoraFrance5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)LongUprightManyYesYes
English SpotEngland5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)ShortUprightWhite with colored butterfly patternYesYes
English LopEngland10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg)ShortLopManyYesYes
Fauve de BourgogneFrance7–11 lb (3.2–5.0 kg)ShortUprightOrange/RedNoYes
Fee de Marbourg (Marburger)France4–7 lb (1.8–3.2 kg)ShortUprightLilacNoNo
Flemish GiantBelgium14–25 lb (6.4–11.3 kg)TallUprightSteel, Light Grey, Sandy, Fawn, White, Black, BlueYesYes
Florida WhiteUnited States4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg)ShortUprightWhiteYesNo
French AngoraFrance7–10 lb (3.2–4.5 kg)LongUprightManyYesNo
French LopFrance10 lb (4.5 kg)ShortLopManyYesYes
GabaliEgypt6–7 lb (2.7–3.2 kg)ShortUprightAgoutiNoNo---
German AngoraGermany4–12 lb (1.8–5.4 kg)LongUprightWhite, AlbinoNoNo---
German LopGermany6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg)ShortLopManyNoYes---
Giant AngoraUnited States10 lb (4.5 kg)LongUprightYesNo
Giant PapillonEurope11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg)ShortUprightWhite with black markingsYesYes
Giza WhiteEgypt5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightWhite (albino)NoNo---
Golden GlavcotEngland5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
GotlandSweden6.6–9 lb (3.0–4.1 kg)ShortUprightNoNo
Grey Pearl of HalleBelgium5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg)ShortUprightLight GreyNoNo---
Güzelçamlı rabbitTurkey5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)ShortUprightWhite with chocolate markingsNoNo---
HarlequinFrance6–9 lb (2.7–4.1 kg)Upright2 colours in fur i.e. part black part orangeYesYes
HavanaNetherlands4.5–6.5 lb (2.0–2.9 kg)ShortUprightChocolate, Blue, Black, LilacYesYes
HimalayanAsia6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg)ShortUprightWhite with black, chocolate, lilac or blue pointsYesYes
HulstlanderNetherlands4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg)ShortUprightWhite with blue eyesNoYes---
Hungarian GiantHungary12–15 lb (5.4–6.8 kg)ShortUprightManyNoNo---
Japanese WhiteJapan6.6–13.2 lb (3.0–6.0 kg)ShortUprightAlbinoNoNo---
Jersey WoolyUnited States2.5–3.5 lb (1.1–1.6 kg)LongUprightManyYesNo
KabyleAlgeria5–6 lb (2.3–2.7 kg)ShortUprightManyNoNo---
LilacEngland5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightLavenderYesYes---
LionheadUnited States2.5–3.5 lb (1.1–1.6 kg)LongUprightVaries by country [1][2]YesYes
Liptov Baldspotted RabbitSlovakia8–9 lb (3.6–4.1 kg)ShortUprightAgouti, BlackNoNo---
Meissner LopGermany10–12 lb (4.5–5.4 kg)ShortLopManyNoYes
Mellerud rabbitSweden6.6–7.7 lb (3.0–3.5 kg)ShortUprightAlbino, Black/whiteNoNo
Miniature Lop (Holland Lop in USA)Netherlands2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg)ShortLopManyYesYes
Mini Lion LopEngland2–3 lb (0.91–1.36 kg)LongLopManyNoYes
Netherland DwarfNetherlands1.1–3.5 lb (0.50–1.59 kg)ShortUprightManyYesYes
New ZealandUnited States9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg)ShortUprightWhite with red eyes, Red, Black, BrokenYesYes
New Zealand RedCzech Republic9–12 lb (4.1–5.4 kg)ShortUprightChestnutNoYes
OrestadScandinavia5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightAlbinoNoNo---
PalominoUnited States10–11 lb (4.5–5.0 kg)ShortUprightLynx, GoldenYesNo
Pannon WhiteHungary5–10 lb (2.3–4.5 kg)ShortUprightWhiteNoNo---
PerlfeeEngland5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)ShortUprightBlue AgoutiNoYes---
Plush Lop (Standard)Australia5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)RexLopNoNo---
Plush Lop (Mini)United States3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg)RexLopNoNo---
Pointed BeverenBelgium7 lb (3.2 kg)ShortUprightBlue points, brown or lilac also recognisedNoYes---
PolishEngland1–2 lb (0.45–0.91 kg)ShortUprightManyYesYes
Rex (Standard)France6–10 lb (2.7–4.5 kg)Rex[3]UprightManyYesYes
Rex (Astrex)England6–10 lb (2.7–4.5 kg)Rex, wavyUprightManyNoYes---
Rex (Mini)England3–4 lb (1.4–1.8 kg)RexUprightManyYesYes
Rex (Opossum)England6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg)LongUprightManyNoYes---
RhinelanderGermany9–10 lb (4.1–4.5 kg)ShortUprightWhite with coloured butterfly patternsYesYes
SallanderNetherlands5–9 lb (2.3–4.1 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
San JuanUnited States3–5 lb (1.4–2.3 kg)ShortUprightAgoutiNoNo---
Satin6–8 lb (2.7–3.6 kg)ShortUprightAll self colours, very shiny furYesYes
Satin (Mini)4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
Satin AngoraCanada6–9 lb (2.7–4.1 kg)LongUprightYesNo
Siberian5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
Siamese Sable5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
Silver5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightYesYes
Silver FoxUnited States11–12 lb (5.0–5.4 kg)ShortUprightYesYes
Silver Marten9.5 lb (4.3 kg)ShortUprightYesNo
Smoke Pearl5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
Spanish GiantSpain12.5–15 lb (5.7–6.8 kg)ShortUprightNoNo---
Squirrel5–7 lb (2.3–3.2 kg)ShortUprightNoYes---
SussexEngland7–8 lb (3.2–3.6 kg)ShortUprightGold, CreamNoYes---
Swiss Fox5–8 lb (2.3–3.6 kg)LongUprightNoYes
TadlaMorocco4–5 lb (1.8–2.3 kg)ShortUprightAgoutiNoNo---
TanEngland4–6 lb (1.8–2.7 kg)ShortUprightBlack, Blue, Chocolate, LilacYesYes
TeddywidderGermany3.3 lb (1.5 kg)LongLopManyNoNo
ThriantaNetherlands6 lb (2.7 kg)ShortUprightChestnutYesYes
ThuringerGermany9 lb (4.1 kg)ShortUprightNoYes
Vienna7–9 lb (3.2–4.1 kg)ShortUprightBlue, Black, Agouti, WhiteNoYes
Wheaten5.5–7 lb (2.5–3.2 kg)ShortUprightFawn or pale yellowNoYes---
Wheaten Lynx5.5–7 lb (2.5–3.2 kg)ShortUprightOrange shot silverNoYes---

Extinct Breeds

These rabbit breeds are now extinct but many form part of the heritage of the rabbit breeds above. For some there is very little known and the only records that exist are extracts in old breed books.

BreedOriginSizeFur TypeEar TypeColor(s)ImageBreed Heritage[4]
Beaver------------Silky & luxurious coat---
Blanc de Chauny------------Snow white---
Blanc de L'OuralFrance8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg)------Albino---
Golden Fawn------------------New Zealand Red
Old English RedEngland---------------
PatagonianEurope---------------Flemish Giant
Petite BrabanconBelgium---------------Dutch
RouennaisFrance8–10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg)ShortUpright------French Lop
SwanIsle of Man16–20 lb (7.3–9.1 kg)------Brown, Grey---


  1. ARBA 2013 Standards Committee Report
  2. BRC Lionhead Standard
  3. Rex means genetic fur mutation. Rexes lack the long guard hairs of the normal-furred rabbit counterparts. Their fur is very short, soft and velvety.
  4. These are breeds that this extinct breed has contributed to that exist nowadays.
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