Dutch Rabbits – The Basics

Dutch Rabbits

The Dutch breed of rabbits got its’ start in Holland around the 1850’s. When I got my first Dutch rabbit in the 1950’s, it was referred to as the Holland Dutch. But over the years Holland was dropped. Some even referred to this breed of rabbit as the Hollander Rabbit.

Dutch rabbits are a very friendly breed of rabbit and docile in nature.

Dutch rabbits, specifically junior buck and does under 6 months of age, generally have a weight of 1.75 lbs. Seniors, 6 months and over, weigh approximately 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. The ideal weight for a dutch rabbit is about 4.5 pounds.

Dutch life span is 6 to 10 years. Some live longer with great care.

We look for correct marking patterns. We raise black, chocolate and tortoise shell. We may also get into the grays. There is also Steel and Blue. These rabbits can be litter-box trained.