Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dutch Rabbit


Origins

Dutch Rabbit is one of the nation's oldest, originated in England in the mid-19th century. Rabbits with signs of Holland known for hundreds of years and can be seen in paintings from the 15th century. Dutch is a descendant of Petite Brabancon, from the province of Brabant in Flanders, who grew up in large numbers for meat trade during the 19th century. Rabbit is often displayed a white sign and when exported to England in the 1830s, the English breeders choose the ones with the best signs to develop the next generation Netherlands as we know it today. Initially, most Dutch rabbits are black, but more color introduced through cross marriage. Dutch rabbits quickly become of the most popular in many countries and regardless of the rise of the Dwarf race, the Netherlands remains one of the top ten most popular rabbit descent around the world.

Appearance

The Dutch rabbit is small to medium, weight of 1.5 kg (3 ½ lbs) to about 3kg (6 ½ lbs), with the breed standard ideal weight around 2-2.5kg (4-4 ½ lbs).

Dutch rabbits have pretty much built with solid, well-rounded body and short, sturdy legs. The head is broad with full cheeks and short, erect ears.

Dutch rabbits have white markings with white blaze, white front and hind legs white. A well-marked colored rabbit from around the middle back to the tail with a straight dividing line, legs and back legs are white. Colored district head incorporates the eyes, cheeks and ears, with a white blaze, including inverted vee-shaped nose.

Dutch rabbits have short hair and smooth, shiny coat.

Color


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Steel Grey
  • Brown Grey
  • Pale Grey
  • Tortoiseshell


Temperament

Dutch rabbits should be one of the nation's most popular pet with a quiet, laid-back nature, build strong and managed size. They have a very gentle disposition and usually very good with children, most will be happy to send to many embrace. Dutch rabbits are friendly and intelligent, and will grow at attention.

Size

Small / Medium

Hair Type

Short

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