Smallest Rabbit Breeds: (Mature weight less than 4 pounds)

American fuzzy lop Rabbit

    American fuzzy lop:

  • Weight: 3 to 4 pounds.
  • Body Type: These small rabbits have a large, flatted "bulldog" face and lopped ears, and look somewhat like a Holland Lop with long fur. They have been bred in many different colors.
  • Special Care: This is a wool breed and will require extensive daily grooming and a special diet.
Britannia Petite Rabbit

    Britannia Petite:

  • Weight: 2 - 2 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: These tiny, compact rabbits have relatively narrow heads and a trim, arched body line. Ears are medium long and erect. Colors include white, black, otter, chesnut, agouti (like a wild rabbit), and sable marten.
  • Special Care: Experienced rabbit breeders have claimed these rabbits have a tendency to be more hyper and nip more than other breeds and that they require especially careful handling because of the delicate arched body type.
Dwarf Hotot Rabbit

    Dwarf Hotot:

  • Weight: 2 - 3 pounds.
  • Body Type: These little rabbits have a very striking appearance they are all white except for a ring of clack around the eyes, which makes them look white rabbits with black eyeliner. They have compact, rounded bodies and short, upright ears.
Himalayan Rabbit


  • Weight: 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: White rabbits with ears, nose, feet, and tail colored black, blue, lilac, or chocolate. Body is long and narrow with narrow head and rather short erect ears.
Holland Lop Rabbit

    Holland Lop:

  • Weight: 2 3/4 to four pounds.
  • Body Type: Head is slightly flattened, body is short and looks massive. They have lopped ears and a prominent "crowns" (the ridge of cartilage between the ars). These popular rabits come in many colors and have soft, fine fur.
Jersey Wooly Rabbit

    Jersey Wooly:

  • Weight: 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Body is rounded and compact. The Fur on the face and upright ears is short the rest of the body has long dense fur. They have been bred in many colors.
  • Special Care: These rabbits require extra time for grooming and special diet.
Lionhead Rabbit


  • Weight: 3 - 3 3/4 pounds.
  • Body Type: This breed originated in Belgium but has been developed in England. Body is well-rounded. Fur on body is dense and of medium length fur two to three inches long froms a mane around rabbits with both lopped and upright ears are being developed at the time of this writing but only one or the other is likely to be accepted by professional breeders associations.
Mini Plush Lo Rabbit

    Mini Plush Lop:

    (Good Choice for Pets)
  • Weight: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: This breed was created in the late 1990s by Devie D'Anniballe by mixing the Mini rex, Mini Lop, and Holland Lop. It is not recognize by ARBA at the time of this writing. The fur is like that of a rex, the appearance between that of a small Mini Lop and Holland Lop.
  • Good Choice for Pets: Personality usually affectionate.
Mini Rex Rabbit

    Mini Rex:

  • Weight: 2 3/4 to 4 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: The mini rex rabbits has a compact body with narrow shoulders; short, thick, upright ears, and a rex coat. Rex coats have guard hairs which are fine, stright, and no longer than the underhairs, resulting in a plush coat that looks and feels somewhat like velvet. They have been bred in many colors.
Mini Satin Rabbit

    Mini Satin:

  • Weight: 3 - 4 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Several people in the USA are working to develop a small rabbit with the fur and body of the eight to 10 1/2 pound standard Satin.
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

    Netherland Dwarf:

  • Weight: 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: These rabbits have compact, rounded bodies, large heads, short necks, and short, erect ears. Fur is glossy and dense and comes in many colors.
  • Special Care: Like the Britannia Petite, some rabbit owners claim these are more prone to nip than other rabbits and might be less suitable for children.
Polish Rabbit


  • Weight: 2 - 3 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Compact body; short thick upright ears. Fur is short and dense and is black, blue, chocolate, white, or broken (color is in splotches on white background).
Dutch Rabbit


    (Good Choice for Pets)
  • Weight: 3 3/12 - 5 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Compactly built rabbits with well rounded hindquarters. There is a blaze of white on the face, and the front feet, upper torso, and toes to mid-foot of the hind feet are also white. The rest of the body is white, blue, black, chocolate, tortoise, steel or gray. Ears are genetally large and upright.
  • Special Care: This breed usually does well with childern.
English Angora Rabbit

    English Angora:

  • Weight: 5 to 7 pounds.
  • Body Type: Thick wool covers the entire rabbit, including the face and the stand-up ears, giving in the appearance of a large fuzz-ball. They have been in many colors.
  • Special Care: These rabbits require special diets and extensive daily grooming.
Florida White Rabbit

    Florida White:

  • Weight: 4 - 6 pounds.
  • Body Type: Short rounded body, rounded head and short erect ears. They are white with ruby (pink) eyes.
Havana Rabbit


  • Weight: 4 1/2 - 6 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Black, blue or chocolate colored. Body is short with wide shoulders and hind-quarters. Head is narrow, ears medium-long and upright.
Mini Lop Rabbit

    Mini Lop:

    (Good Choice for Pets)
  • Weight: 4 1/2 - 6 /12 pounds.
  • Body Type: Body is massive, thick-set, with short neck. Eas are lopped, and the ears and crown form a horseshoe shape on the top of the head. Fur is thick and dense. Many different colors have been bred.
  • Special Care: A sturdy nrelent for children.
Silver Rabbit


  • Weight: 4 - 7 pounds.
  • Body Type: Black, brown or fawn rabbits with white thick (silvering). Body relatively long, head narrow, ears long and erect.
Standerd Chinchilla Rabbit

    Standerd Chinchilla:

  • Weight: 5 - 7 pounds.
  • Body Type: Compact chuby-looking body of medium length. Ears long and upright. Each hair of fur has three bands of different colors; blue at the base, pearl in the middle, and black at the top.
Tan Rabbit


  • Weight: 4 - 6 pounds.
  • Body Type: Belly, chest, flanks, inner part of front and hind legs, trigngle at nape of neck and underside of tail are tan. The rest of the fur is solid black, blue, chocolate, or lilac-colored. Body is narrow and thin, medium long and racy looking. Ears are large and upright.
Velveteen Lop Rabbit

    Velveteen Lop:

  • Weight: 5 - 6 1/2 pounds.
  • Body Type: Body is mandolin, shaped, chest is full and rounded. The ears are lopped and measured from 14 inches tip to tip. fur is like that of rex rabbits (this breed has been discribed as a minia, true Emglish Lop with rex fur.) It is being bred in seleral colors.