Holland Lop: The Netherlands' Tiny Lop-Eared Friend

Posted by Crystal Long
Holland Lop rabbit sits on a table

The Holland Lop rabbit is one of the smallest lop-eared rabbit breeds, and we are obsessed with this lop-eared cutie. Here is the 411 on the Holland Lop bunny.

We love rabbits. If you are looking for a small pet, we think a pet rabbit is one of the best options out there. They are insanely cute, friendly, and just brimming with personality.

The oh-so-adorable Holland Lop is one of the most popular rabbit breeds in the United States. First bred in the Netherlands by Dutch breeder, Adrian de Cock, the pet bunny was developed by cross-breeding the French Lop rabbit and the Netherland Dwarf rabbit. After strengthening the lop gene with the English Lop, the Holland Lop bunny we know and love today was born. Here's everything you need to know about the lovable tiny rabbit with floppy ears.

Appearance of Holland Lops

This bunny just cannot get any cuter. Bred to be a dwarf rabbit, this tiny lop breed has it all: Irresistibility cute looks, mini-sized, sweet, and not to mention, they are easy to handle. Just one look at the Holland Lop will guarantee to melt some hearts!

Holland Lops are small, compact bunnies with a short, stocky body and short thick legs. Their compact bodies are quite muscular and strong for their tiny size. They have short, round noses and long almond-shaped, floppy ears with a defined fur puff at the back of the head, known as a crown.

They only weigh up to four pounds max when fully grown.

Colors and Coat Patterns

One of the most attractive things about this mini rabbit breed is the amount of coat colors and patterns. Currently, there are eight color groups recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and the variety of colors divided into pattern groups are:

Self (one solid color):
? Black
? Blue
? Chocolate
? Lilac
? White

Agouti:
? Chestnut
? Chocolate
? Chinchilla
? Chocolate Chinchilla
? Lynx
? Opal
? Squirrel

Pointed White:
? Black
? Blue
? Chocolate
? Lilac

Shaded:
? Sable Point
? Seal
? Tortoise (black, blue, chocolate, or lilac)
? Siamese Sable
? Smoke Pearl

Ticked (these have gold-tipped or silver-tipped coat):
? Black
? Chocolate
? Blue
? Lilac

Wide Band:
? Cream
? Fawn
? Frosty
? Orange
? Red
? Tricolors

The Broken color group is any color with white in between, and the Tan group is an Otter shading with black, blue, chocolate, or lilac.

Temperament

The Holland Lop is famous for being docile, gentle, and friendly, more so than other rabbit breeds. They are super easy to handle and make exceptionally good pets, especially for first-time rabbit parents and children. These adorable tiny rabbits have a lifespan of about 7 to 12 years.

Interested in the Holland Lop? Visit a rabbitry and get some playtime in! We guarantee you'll fall in love with this sweet breed.

What do you think of the Holland Lop? Do you live with one? Let us know in the comments!

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Holland Lop: The Netherlands' Tiny Lop-Eared Friend