10 Raças mais populares de Coelho de estimação

10 Most Popular Rabbit Breeds
Any of these rabbit breeds are great choices for fluffy, happy companions.

1. Mini Rex

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As a miniature version of the Rex rabbit, the Mini Rex has risen in popularity. With a sweet personality, and fur described as "living velvet," the Mini Rex makes a great pet. Its famous fur is dense, plush and very soft to the touch. Colors include black, gray, brown or white. The pattern could also be splotched, or one solidly colored fur.

2. Lionhead Rabbit

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Lionhead rabbits are small and fluffy, reaching only about 4 pounds in weight. Their petite size and soft fur make them a popular choice as a "pocket pet." They are aptly named due to the lionlike manes that surround their faces. Lionhead rabbits can have either a single or double mane, with the double mane extending to a long, wool skirt around the rear. These rabbits have a gentle disposition, and are willing to play. They can be skittish, but handling from an early age should counteract that.

3. English Lop

The English lop is instantly recognizable from its very long, floppy ears. Similar to its droopy ears, its body is long and lean. It is one of the oldest breeds of domesticated rabbits, and the first lop rabbit developed by humans. Its pleasant and playful disposition make the English lop a popular choice for a pet rabbit. It enjoys playing and exploring, but can be easily startled. Care should be taken when handling this breed.

4. Dutch Rabbit

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Dutch rabbits, native to Holland, are one of the oldest domesticated rabbit breeds. They are also a common sight in rabbit shows. This breed is distinguished by its white fur on the face, shoulders, neck and feet. The remaining fur could be black, brown, blue or tortoiseshell in color. Their serene and laid-back personalities make them a great pet choice for children at least 10 years old. This breed thrives on human interaction, so playing with them should be a daily activity.

5. Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland dwarf rabbit is one of the smallest rabbit breeds. Their fur ranges in color and patterns, and they normally weigh around 2 pounds. They have extremely short ears and short fur coats. This breed is another one seen in rabbit shows, but it also makes an excellent choice for a family pet. They are happiest in pairs, so two are better than one in the case of Netherland dwarf rabbits.

6. Holland Lop

Of the five different breed of lop rabbits, the Holland lop is the smallest. This is especially confusing because there is another breed called the mini lop. Regardless of the name, the Holland lop reigns as the tiniest. The breed is recognizable from its long, floppy ears, and its dense fur ranges in color from black to orange. The Holland lop is normally curious and energetic in disposition.

7. Angora Rabbit

Angora rabbits are known for their immensely soft coats, which are used to make a rich wool. The various types of Angora rabbit are all popular choices to keep as pets, with varying degrees of maintenance required for their famed fur. Four are recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association: English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora and Satin Angora. Angora rabbits are known to have a friendlier and more playful personality than other rabbits. They do best when they have a friend to bond with, whether that be another rabbit or a cat.

8. New Zealand White Rabbit

The New Zealand white rabbit is often confused with the Florida white rabbit, which has New Zealand white ancestry. Both feature pure white fur on their entire bodies, with pink eyes. The New Zealand white rabbit is an older and larger breed. They normally weigh around 10 pounds. The New Zealand white rabbit has a sweet nature and is easy to care for.

9. Jersey Wooly Rabbit

The Jersey Wooly rabbit is one of few breeds that was bred primarily to serve as a pet. It has instead become a popular show rabbit. The breed is a cross between a Netherland Dwarf and a French Angora. The Jersey Wooly rabbit weighs around 3 pounds. Its fur is surprisingly low-maintenance, with no required daily grooming. The short wool coat is normally coarse to the touch.

French Lop

French Lop is a popular breed of domestic rabbit that was first developed in France in the 19th century out of selective breeding between the English Lop and the Flemish Giant. The French Lop differs from the English in that it is characterized by a heavier stature and shorter ears. The French Lop weighs in at around four and a half kilograms and has an average lifespan of five years or more.

11. American Fuzzy Lop

It is similar in appearance to a Holland Lop. However, the American Fuzzy Lop is a wool breed and will have wool similar to the Angora breeds although the wool will be of a short variety. The American Fuzzy Lop is the combination of a French Angora and the Holland Lop. They are very fuzzy, as their name indicates, and make excellent pets.

Sources: http://mom.me/pets/small-pets/19118-popular-pet-rabbit-breeds/



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