All Rabbit Breeds


This catalog of rabbit breeds lists all rabbit breeds recognized in the USA,
including a brief description and a link to the breed's national organization (if available).

Sponsored Links

If the rabbit breed title is a link, you can follow it to our short rabbit breed information page with photo.

Or, purchase our complete Domestic Rabbit Breeds e-book here or below.

The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) is the national rabbit organization that recognizes these rabbit breeds.


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: A

American

All rabbit breeds - American Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Semi-arch (mandolin)
  • Color: Blue, White
  • Distinctive: Old American meat breed; breed has been identified as critically endangered
  • Contact: Breeders of the American Rabbit

American Fuzzy Lop

All rabbit breeds - American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Compact and short
  • Colors: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded and wide band
  • Distinctive: A lop-eared rabbit resembling the Mini Lop, but smaller, and with wool that is at least 2 inches long.
  • National Club: American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit Club

American Sable

All rabbit breeds - American Sable Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 7 - 10 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Shaded sepia brown, very dark on face and points, and lighter across body.
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club: American Sable Rabbit Society

Angora - English

English Angora
  • Senior Weight: 5 - 7 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Its fine soft wool up to 5+ inches long.  All areas of rabbit covered in wool, except for the immediate face.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

Angora - French

All rabbit breeds - French Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 7 ½ - 10 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Uses: 1) wool, 2) meat
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Wool is 3.5 - 4.5 inches long.  Head and ears are not wooled (no furnishings).
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

Angora - Giant

Giant Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 ½ pounds and over.  (No maximum weight given.)
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Ruby-Eyed-White (Albino)
  • Distinctive: Giant size, wooled, ears tasseled with wool.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

Angora - Satin

All rabbit breeds - Satin Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 ½ - 9 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Wool is fine, soft and silky, carrying the sheen of a satinized wool shaft. Sheen is evident over the entire body, including head and ears, which are not heavily wooled.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

Argente Brun

Argente Brun rabbits, 49th officially recognized breed of the American Rabbit Breeders Association
(Return to Top of Page)


Pamper your rabbit's fluffy feet with chew-safe Resting Mats


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: B

Belgian Hare

All rabbit breeds - Show-winning UK Belgian Hare Rabbit owned by belgianhares.org.uk


(Belgian Hare Photo Credit: BelgianHares.org.uk - Thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 6 - 9 ½ pounds
  • Type: Fully arched
  • Color: Brilliant, rich, deep red, of a tan or chestnut shade.
  • Distinctive: Arched and racy, hare-like in appearance.
  • National Club: Belgian Hare Club

Beveren

Blue Beveren Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Mandolin
  • Color: Black, blue and white
  • Distinctive: Its mandolin shape on a large body suitable for meat production.
  • National Club: American Beveren Rabbit Club

Blanc de Hotot

All rabbit breeds - Blanc de Hotot
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Entirely frosty white, except for an 1/8 inch black "eyeband" around brown eyes.
  • Distinctive: Eye markings.
  • National Club: Hotot Rabbit Breeders International

Blue Holicer

  • Senior Weight: Max 7.25 pounds
  • Type: Cylindrical, stocky, upright
  • Color: Blue.
  • Distinctive: Ultra-dense medium steel blue fur
  • Originally from Czechoslovakia. See https://arba.net/recognized-breeds/

Britannia Petite

All rabbit breeds - Britannia Petite.
  • Senior Weight: Maximum weight -
    2 ½ pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: Black, black otter, chestnut agouti, REW, sable marten
  • Distinctive: Tiny arched body
  • National Club: American Britannia Petite Rabbit Society
(Return to Top of Page)


Karen Thinks Hostile Hare Rabbit Cages Are Amazing.
What Do You Think?


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: C

Californian

All rabbit breeds - Californian Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 10.5 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: White, with black at the points (nose, ears, feet and tail).  Eyes are red.
  • Distinctive: Himalayan markings in a commercial rabbit
  • National Club: Californian Rabbit Specialty Club

Champagne D'Argent

All rabbit breeds - Champagne d'Argent Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Bluish white, with interspersed jet black hairs, giving an old silver effect.
  • Distinctive: Its color.
  • National Club: Champagne d’Argent Rabbit Federation

Checkered Giant

All rabbit breeds - Checkered Giant Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 11 - 12 pounds minimum (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White with black spots and spine stripe; white with blue spots and spine stripe
  • Distinctive: Large size, body type and spots.
  • National Club: American Checkered Giant Rabbit Club

Chinchilla - American

American Chinchilla Rabbit from Hobbit Hole Farm in OK


(American Chinchilla Photo Credit: Hobbit Hole Farm (Oklahoma) - Thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Resembling the chinchilla - black and white banded hair shafts
  • Distinctive: Color and size.  This breed is recognized as critically endangered.
  • Contact: American Chinchilla Rabbit Breeders Association

Chinchilla - Giant

Giant Chinchilla Rabbit from Slow Money Farm in AL

(Giant Chinchilla Photo Credit: Jan Hoadley at Slow Money Farm (AL) - Thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 12 - 16 pounds
  • Type: Large Commercial
  • Color: Resembling the chinchilla - black and white banded hair shafts
  • Distinctive: Color and size
  • Contact: http://www.giantchinchillarabbit.com/

All rabbit breeds - Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Chinchilla - Standard


Cinnamon

All rabbit breeds - Cinnamon Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 ½ - 11 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Rusty or cinnamon, with uniform smoke gray ticking across the back
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club:  Cinnamon Rabbit Breeders Association

Crème D’Argent

All rabbit breeds - Creme d'Argent Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Creamy white with a bright orange cast due to orange undercolor
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club: Creme d'Argent Federation

Czech Frosty

  • Senior Weight: 7.5 pounds on average
  • Type: Cylindrical
  • Color: Frosty - also known as ermine or frosted pearl
  • Distinctive: Color (genetically chinchilla, with 'ee' instead of 'E_'); thick enough to be dual purpose (both show and meat).
  • Facebook Page: Czech Frosty on FB
(Return to Top of Page)


Rabbits love  Bunny Branola, say their owners.
Read the Testimonials!


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: D

Dutch

All rabbit breeds - Dutch Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 ½ - 5 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, gray, steel, chinchilla, tortoiseshell, with specific white markings
  • Distinctive: Marking pattern
  • National Club: American Dutch Rabbit Club

Dwarf Hotot

All rabbit breeds - Dwarf Hotot Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Maximum weight = 3 pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Pure white, except for a uniform band of black around the eyes of the thickness of two pennies on edge. Eyes are brown.
  • Distinctive: Eyebands and dwarf size.
  • National Club: American Dwarf Hotot Rabbit Club

Dwarf Papillons

  • Senior Weight: For both bucks and does, 2.5 - 4.25 pounds.
  • Type: Dwarf
  • Color: White with Chocolate; more colors under development.
  • Distinctive: Small size, markings reminiscent of a small, round English Spot rabbit.
  • National Club: https://dwarfpapillon.com/
(Return to Top of Page)

Explore the Raising-Rabbits Bunny Bazaar Marketplace



ALL RABBIT BREEDS: E-F

English Spot

All rabbit breeds - English Spot Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 5 - 8 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White, with nose butterfly, eye circles, ears, cheek spots, spine and side spots in these colors: black, blue chocolate, gold, gray, lilac, tortoise.
  • Distinctive: Carriage and markings
  • National Club: American English Spot Rabbit Club

Flemish Giant

Light Steel Flemish Giant Rabbit

(Pictured: Light gray Flemish Giant youngster is over 17 pounds)


Florida White

All rabbit breeds - Florida White Rabbit
(Return to Top of Page)


Pet totes from Oskar and Friends - cool, fashionable, and fabulous.


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: G-I

Harlequin

All rabbit breeds - Harlequin Rabbit (Japanese)
  • Senior Weight: 6 1/2 - 9 1/2 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate and lilac in two groups: Japanese (dark/orange), Magpie (dark/white). One ear black, the other orange. Sides of face, chest and legs alternate colors, and back should have 5 or 6 alternating bands or bars.
  • Distinctive: Alternating markings
  • National Club: American Harlequin Rabbit Club

Havana

All rabbit breeds - Chocolate Havana Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 4 ½ - 6 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, brokens
  • Distinctive: Medium-small, vibrantly colored.
  • National Club: Havana Rabbit Breeders Association

Himalayan

All rabbit breeds - Himalayan Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 2 ½ - 4 ½ pounds
  • Type: Cylindrical
  • Color: Pointed - Pure white except for the nose, ears, feet and tail, which are black, blue, chocolate or lilac.
  • Distinctive: Cylindrical shape
  • National Club: American Himalayan Rabbit Association

All rabbit breeds - Holland Lop Rabbit

Holland Lop

  • Senior Weight: Not over 4 pounds.
  • Type: Compact, with head high
  • Color: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded, tan, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Small size and lopped ears.
  • National Club: Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club
(Return to Top of Page)


We have our own brand of high quality
Sweatshirts, Hoodies, and Tshirts. 


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: J-L

Jersey Wooly

All rabbit breeds - Jersey Wooly Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 3 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Agouti, broken, AOV, self, shaded, tan
  • Distinctive: Petite size and 3 inch wool
  • National Club: National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Club

Lilac

All rabbit breeds - Lilac Rabbit

(The Lilac pictured won Best Reserve in Show at Monroe, WA, on May 1, 2010)


Lionhead

Lionhead Rabbit. Accepted by ARBA in REW and tort - this lionhead is black.
  • Senior Weight: 3 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Red-eyed-white, tortoiseshell (for now)
  • Distinctive: Pattern of long wool around neck
  • National Club: North American Lionhead Rabbit Club

Lop - English

All rabbit breeds - English Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 pounds and over (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Semi-arched
  • Color: Agouti, broken, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Enormous lopped ears
  • National Club: Lop Rabbit Club of America

Lop - French

All rabbit breeds - French Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 10 ½ pounds and over (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Commercial, massive
  • Color: Agouti, broken, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Massive size, lopped ears
  • National Club: Lop Rabbit Club of America
(Return to Top of Page)


Pamper your rabbit's fluffy feet with chew-safe Resting Mats


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: M

Mini Lop

All rabbit breeds - Mini Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 4 ½ - 6 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Lopped ears, compact yet massive in effect
  • National Club: Mini Lop Rabbit Club of America

Mini Rex

All rabbit breeds - Mini Rex Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 - 4 ½ pounds
  • Type: Commercial type in a little body
  • Color: Black, blue, blue-eyed white, broken, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, Himalayan, lilac, lynx, opal red, seal, tortoise, red-eyed white
  • Distinctive: Rex fur on petite body
  • National Club: National Mini Rex Rabbit Club

Mini Satin

All rabbit breeds - Mini Satin Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 1/4 - 4 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Commercial in petite package
  • Color: Ruby-eyed white, chinchilla, opal, red, black, chocolate, otter, siamese
  • Distinctive: Satin fur
  • National Club: American Satin Rabbit Breeders Association
(Return to Top of Page)

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages Thumbnail

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages contains ALL the Raising Rabbits plans for cages, hutch frames, rabbit tractors, runs, pens, and more.

Who says you can't build rabbit cages? With the right tools and materials, cage building is not complicated at all. Build it yourself and save a ton of money! I dare say you'll save double or triple the cost of this e-book with the very first cage built.

These are QUALITY cages you'll be building: much nicer and safer for your rabbits than cages cobbled together with cheap hardware cloth stapled to wooden boards. Got questions? There are many photos accompanying every plan, including all the tools and supplies you need to build everything.

Click the pic or this link for more information, or...
Visit our store to purchase Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages!

ALL RABBIT BREEDS: N

Netherland Dwarf

All rabbit breeds - Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 2 ½ pounds
  • Type: CompactColor: Agouti, self, shaded, tan pattern, any other varieties
  • Distinctive: Tiny round size, short ears, many color varieties
  • National Club: American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club

New Zealand

All rabbit breeds - New Zealand Rabbit (REW)

(New Zealand Rabbit photo credit: Silverwolf Rabbitry, WA - thank you)

(Return to Top of Page)


Karen Thinks Hostile Hare Rabbit Cages Are Amazing.
What Do You Think?


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: O-P

Palomino

All rabbit breeds - Palomino Rabbit (Golden)

Polish

All rabbit breeds - Black Polish Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 3 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, broken, chocolate, blue-eyed white, ruby-eyed white
  • Distinctive: Petite size
  • National Club: American Polish Rabbit Club
(Return to Top of Page)


Rabbits Need  to Chew - Get Them Chewable Rabbit Toys


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: R-S

Rex

All rabbit breeds - Standard Rex Rabbit (Black Otter)
  • Senior Weight: 7 ½ - 10 ½ pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Amber, black, blue, broken, Californian, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, lilac, lynx, opal, otter, red, sable, seal, white (REW)
  • Distinctive: Rex fur
  • National Club: National Rex Rabbit Club

Rhinelander

All rabbit breeds - Rhinelander Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 ½ - 10 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White with evenly distributed black and orange markings on nose, eye circles, cheek spot, ears, spine, side spot and tail
  • Distinctive: Tri coloration, markings
  • National Club: Rhinelander Rabbit Club of America

Satin

All rabbit breeds - Satin Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 ½ - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black, blue broken, Californian, chinchilla, chocolate, copper, otter, red, Siamese, white
  • Distinctive: Satinized hair shafts - finer diameter and a more transparent hair shell resulting in brilliant colors and enhanced sheen.
  • National Club: American Satin Rabbit Breeders Association

Silver

Silver Rabbit (brown), owned and bred by Silverwolf Rabbitry in WA

(Silver Rabbit photo credit: Silverwolf Rabbitry, WA - thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 4 - 7 pounds
  • Type: Slight mandolin
  • Color: Black, brown, fawn
  • Distinctive: Even silvering over entire rabbit due to silver-white hairs and hair-tips; considered a ‘rare’ breed
  • National Club: National Silver Rabbit Club

Silver Fox

All rabbit breeds - Silver Fox Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black which is ‘silvered’ (other varieties in development)
  • Distinctive: Long, evenly silvered fur, and is a meat breed.  Silver Fox breed is recognized as critically endangered.
  • National Club: National Silver Fox Rabbit Club

Silver Marten

All rabbit breeds - Silver Marten Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 - 9 ½ pounds
  • Type: Lighter commercial
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, sable, in a tan pattern (‘tan’ areas are white in this breed)
  • Distinctive: Black and silver coloration, long silvery guard hairs evenly distributed up sides of rabbit
  • National Club: Silver Marten Rabbit Club
(Return to Top of Page)


Raising-Rabbits Books provide nearly everything you need to know about rabbits.


ALL RABBIT BREEDS: T-Z

Tan

All rabbit breeds - Tan Rabbit (Black)
  • Senior Weight: 4 - 6 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate and lilac, with fiery tan triangle, chest and belly
  • Distinctive: Rich fiery tan and lustrous top colors
  • National Club: American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club

Thrianta

All rabbit breeds - Thrianta Rabbit
  • Pronounced "Tree-AHNta"
  • Senior Weight: 4-6 pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: A fiery, brilliant red with dark brown eyes.  The belly is a slightly lighter shade of red.
  • Distinctive: Its amazing, fiery red color.
  • National Club: American Thrianta Rabbit Breeders Association

div

Three additional breeds can be found throughout the USA, though not recognized by the ARBA.

Click on their breed titles to learn more about these breeds:

1) Altex, a terminal sire commercial meat breed.

2) German Angora, a commercial wool breed recognized by the International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders (IAGARB).

3) TAMUK, and TAMUK Composites, are commercial rabbits, bred for heat tolerance and for excellent meat qualities. These were developed at Texas A&M University at Kingsville. (Hence, TAMUK.) According to CFF Farm in Texas

"The TAMUK rabbits are considered a composite breed as they are a cross of seven different breeds. They were originally begun by Dr. Steven Lukefahr at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He wanted to create a hardy and vigorous backyard meat breed with a variety of coat colors, high production, strong feed conversion and heat tolerance! The seven breeds are New Zealand Red, Siamese Satin, Californian, New Zealand White, Dutch, Champagne d'Argent, Harlequin, and Havana. Because the TAMUKs have long ears and thin fur coats they are able to tolerate our hot and humid southeast Texas summers much better than any of the other breeds separately."

TAMUKs are highly sought after by meat rabbit breeders in the hotter climates of the United States. 

(Return to Top of Page)
Domestic Rabbit Breeds E-Book Cover

Interested in Other Rabbit Breeds?

-- Are you trying to decide which breed is best for you?

-- Do you see a bunny available, but haven't heard of that kind before?

-- Are you curious about the different types of rabbits?

We have an e-book for that! It's titled Domestic Rabbit Breeds. Find it, and our other e-books, at World of Raising Rabbits.
Click Here to Purchase Domestic Rabbit Breeds!





Double-Value Guarantee

Our policy is to always OVER-deliver on value,
which is why your purchase is fully covered by our
Double-Value Guarantee.

Go ahead - take any of our e-books for a test drive. Peruse our detailed informational and educational e-books. Examine our plans for building rabbit cages, runs, or metal or PVC hutch frames. Check out the Rabbit Husbandry info e-books.

If you aren't completely satisfied that your e-book purchase is worth at least double, triple or even quadruple the price you paid, just drop us a note within 45 days, and we'll refund you the entire cost. That's our Double-Value Guarantee.

Note: When you purchase your e-books, they will be in PDF format, so you can download them to any device that supports PDF format. We advise making a back-up copy to a drive or cloud account. If the books are lost, you can also purchase another copy from Raising-Rabbits.


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.