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All About Netherland Dwarfs
The Netherland Dwarf rabbit is one of the world's smallest breeds of bunnies. They are often compared to the Holland Lop due to their compact body types. While the Holland Lop is the smallest lop breed, the Netherland Dwarf is the smallest rabbit breed. The Netherland Dwarf originated in Holland and became recognized as a breed in the U.S. in 1969 by The American Rabbit Breeders Association.
These bunnies have an excitable and energetic temperament and this combined with their compact size makes them a perfect companion pet. Netherland Dwarfs can be shy and a little reserved when you first bring them home but once they feel secure, their little personalities shine. Once they are comfortable with you they are very affectionate bunnies and love to be around their people. It is recommended to have a variety of toys and activities so they do not become bored. They may not be the best bunny for families with small children in the house due to their initial shyness. Young children can be rough with bunnies and if your Netherland Dwarf is mishandled, they may have a harder time bonding and feeling at ease.
The Netherland Dwarf can make a wonderful companion pet to couples, singles, families with children over 10 years old, or seniors who live in either a home or apartment. With regular handling and socialization they can form long lasting bonds with their families and live a happy life.
Netherland Dwarfs range between 2 to 2.5 pounds but can max out at 3 pounds. They often maintain their baby look for their whole lives. They have a compact body with chubby cheeks and short ears. Their ears can look a little out of place as they are small and erect on top of their large heads. They have a coat that is short to medium in length, quite soft, and does not require much grooming. Like Holland Lops, they come in a variety of colors and patterns. The Netherland Dwarf has an average life span of 10 to 12 years.