Ever wanted to own a rabbit? Do you know that a few particular rabbit breeds are just as cute as the popular pet cat and dog breeds; Persian cats, Ragdoll, Scotishfold, Keeshond, Chow Chow, Shetland Sheepdog. If you are bringing an animal home solely to accompany you, there is nothing wrong in judging them by their appearance.
In this article, we would be discussing the top most fluffiest rabbit breeds that are just made for homes. So without further ado, let’s see what these breeds are before we jump into the details.
- Jersey wooly
- Dwarf Hotot
- Dutch Rabbits
- Pygmy Rabbit
- Chinchilla Rabbit
- Mini Lop
- Dwarf Rabbit
Fluffy Rabbit Breeds
Angora, the oldest domestic rabbit breed, is raised and kept for the famous “Angora wool”. This fluffiest rabbit breed originates from Ankara, Turkey but it is now distributed worldwide. The Angora rabbit breed is usually adored and admired for it’s long fine coat.
Besides raising for the silky soft wool, Angora rabbits are often demanded as a pet as well (probably because of the dramatic appearance). The wool grows 1.2 inches a month and it allows us to shear Angora rabbits every three to four months.
Angora rabbits do not face any serious health issues besides “wool blocks” and “wool mites”. Wool blocks can be prevented to great extent by shearing the rabbit every ninety to one-twenty days whereas, the wool mites can be easily treated with carbaryl powder or ivermectin.
This fluffiest rabbit is registered by American Rabbit Breeders Association(ARBA) with eleven breeds; French Angora, Japanese Angora, English Angora, Giant Angora, Satin Angora, Chinese Angora, German Angora, Korean Angora, Russian Angora, Finnish Angora, Swiss Angora, and St. Lucian Angora.
4.4 to 12.1lb
7 to 12 years
Pet, Wool production
As Angora rabbits are the fluffiest rabbits, it would not be fair to leave the few worth-mentioning Angora rabbits undiscussed. It’s hard to mention each kind with details, so here we are discussing the few prominently fluffy and common ones;
This Angora breed has a dense coat, small ear tufts, an oval-shaped body, wooly coat with no facial furnishings at all. Like other Angora fellows, French Angora rabbits are also calm, friendly, gentle, and docile. Besides basic care, these low-maintenance rabbits do not demand anything extra to live a balanced life. The French Angora rabbits come in blue, gray, chocolate, black, and lilac colors.
If one asks, mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fluffiest of them all? ” he would get “English Angora” as an answer.
This domestic rabbit is the smallest and the fluffiest Angora rabbit alive. The English Angora’s coat is dense and requires grooming at least twice a year. The eyes being shadowed by dense hair is the most promising and distinguishing feature of this particular Angora rabbit.
Giant Angora, as it’s name suggests, is the largest of all the fluffiest Angora rabbits. The Giant Angora rabbit got the much-needed American Rabbit Breeders Association(ARBA) recognition in 1988. The Giant Angora’s coat can have awn hair, awn fluff, or soft underwool. The Giant and German Angoras look breathtakingly similar but they can be easily recognized by their body shape.
This fluffy Angora rabbit was developed back in 1970 by crossbreeding French Angoras and Satin rabbit breeds. (Source)
The Satin Angora’s coat is extremely soft and silky and probably because of this silky, soft coat they are named as “Satin Angora”. The wool obtained from Satin Angora is exceptionally strong and slippery that it often gets hard to spin.
Though German Angora has their own appearance still they are fighting for their recognition. The German Angora rabbit is recklessly called European Angora rabbit, as the researchers and books that bless us with the information take them as European Angora rabbits.
The German Angoras are excellent wool producers, a mature healthy rabbit belonging to this particular type can produce one pound wool annually. These exceptional Angora rabbits do not require a specific environment to live a balanced life, they can be kept both indoors and outdoors.
Lionhead is another dramatic domestic rabbit breed that has received recognition from both British Rabbit Council(BRA) and the American Rabbit Breeders Association(ARBA) as a domestic rabbit breed.
The Lionhead rabbits can be recognized by the small compact upright body, high head mount, short well-furred ears, medium-length legs, thick woolly mane, and well-developed muzzles. Most Lionhead rabbits have got excessive long wool on their chests and cheeks.
The Lionhead rabbits have been reported to originate from France and Belgium but unfortunately they never got the recognition they needed from their homeland.
Lionheads make a playful, friendly, and well-mannered family pet. Besides this forgiving temperament, Lionheads rabbits are also quite social, they do not need much time to get mixed with humans. As per the research conducted recently, Lionheads are the most demanded rabbit pets in the United States.
2.5 to 3.75 lbs
7 to 12 years
3. Jersey Wooly
This fluffiest rabbit breed called Jersey Wooly was introduced to the world by American Rabbit Breeders Association(ARBA) in 1988. The Jersey wooly rabbit breed is an outcome of Netherland Dwarf and French Angora cross-breeding. However, the Dwarf gene is prominent but Jersey Woolies are still wooly enough to be called fluffy.
Jersey woolies stand out from the crowd by their small compact body, short erect ears, and bold squarish head. Their gentle, even-tempered, and docile nature earned Jersey Woollies “No-Kick Bunny” name.
Like Angora rabbits, Jersey Woollies are just as high maintenance, their coat needed to be kept clean, trimmed, clipped, and brushed to keep up the appearance. This Wonderful pet can be adopted just for $50.
Jersey woolies need good quality hay, pellets, leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables to live a balanced life. This domestic rabbit breed comes in a variety of colors including white, black, blue, chocolate, smoke pearl, siamese sable, chestnut, black outer, and blue tort.
2.5 to 3.5 lbs
7 to 11 years
Show rabbit, pet
4. Dwarf Hotot
Dwarf Hotot is the cutest, playful, sweet, affectionate, energetic, and fluffiest domestic rabbit. The Dwarf Hotot was developed in 1970 by crossing several average-sized Hotot.
This domestic rabbit breed is admired for the black ring that looks similar to a winged eyeliner. Besides the eyeliner, the plain, dense, shiny white coat with no pattern or marking becomes the sign of their recognition.
When it comes to appearance, Dwarf Hotots are blessed with a compact, round wooly head, short neck, well-rounded shoulders, and short thick ears. Like most rabbit breeds, ingesting hair and intestinal blockage are a serious threat to their life.
Their social ultra-friendly nature make them a great show animal and a remarkable family pet. The Dwarf Hotot prefers sitting in the laps than roaming around, this unusual behavior got them recognized as “excellent pets”.
2.5 to 3.5 lbs
7 to 10 years
Show animal, pet
5. Dutch Rabbit
Dutch rabbits are not as fluffiest as the above-mentioned rabbit breeds but they are still fluffy enough to be included in this list. Dutch rabbits, besides this basic name, are also referred to as “Hollander” and “Brabander”.
This domestic and show rabbit is considered the most known and adored rabbit breed. The Dutch rabbit breed can be easily recognized by its compact well-rounded body, stocky furred ears, and rounded heads.
Dutch rabbit comes in a variety of colors but only blue, black, chinchilla, chocolate, gray, steel, and tortoise are preferred for shows and homes. The Dutch rabbit breed has never tried to improve as they are being adored the way they are.
Dutch rabbits are calm, easy-going, and friendly, this pet-friendly temperament makes them a great family pet. Dutch rabbits hold a prominent position in the list of the top 10 ten popular rabbit breeds.
3.5 to 5.5 lbs
8 to 12 years
Show animal, Pet
6. Pygmy Rabbit
Pygmy, the world’s smallest leporid, is native to the United States. These North American rabbits can be recognized by their small size, short ears, gray color, and pretty small hind legs.
Pygmy rabbits can only be bred in March, April, and May when they reach at least one year of age. Their gestation period is believed to be 27 to 30 days, the exact digit is still needed to be discovered.
The pygmy rabbits are also known and admired for digging their burrows. Pygmy rabbits have a habit of being active at dusk and dawn, the rest of the day is spent resting in or near the burrow (that is normally located on slopes at the base of sagebrush).
They prefer to live where they can take shelter and eat dense sagebrush. A noticeable number of pygmy rabbit population is living in the areas where greasewood is found in abundance.
They do not live on the same food throughout their life, they would be eating something in summer and in winters one may find them looking for other options. As they reside near sage bushes, they eat sage bushes, grasses, and Forbes.
0.827 to 1.102 lbs
8 to 12 years
7. Chinchilla Rabbit
Chinchillas, compactly built with rollback fur, are stocky and hardy that require less grooming than most of the rabbit breeds listed here. They are known and recognized for keeping their ears straightly erect in all situations.
Chinchillas are found in three different sizes; giant, standard, and American. Besides raising for meat, they are often kept solely for earning profit because they produce 6 to 9 kits with an average litter.
This commercial meat rabbit was developed in 1900, and it is now being considered rare because of the population decline. Chinchilla rabbits, which have got the approval of the American Rabbit Breeder Association, have dark blue slate under color and dark blue and light gray top edge color.
Like all pet rabbits, Chinchillas are gentle, docile, and sweet. They can be kept both indoors and outdoors. Chinchilla rabbits need plenty of space and a cage around six feet long to stay sane and live a balanced life.
9 to 12 lbs
8 to 9 years
Pets, Raised for meat and fur
8. Mini Lop
Mini Lop is probably the cutest thing you would see on this website today. The fluffy and tiny, just what the pet rabbit needs to be. It is more or less similar to other Dwarf rabbit breeds.
Mini Lop rabbits are extremely friendly and playful, they can be taught easily. The ability to get trained and playful friendly nature makes them a great family pet. They usually get angry or aggressive when the food or snack is not given on time.
Mini Lops do best in a quiet and calm environment. They can live indoors but plenty of outdoor activities are also required for their growth and wellness.
They can be recognized by their miniature size, nice rounded body, thick long ears, wide head, and exceptionally thicker bones. Mini Lops are found in various colors including; chestnut, black, white, chocolate, lilac, and orange.
5.5 to 6.5 lbs
7 to 12 years
9. Dwarf Rabbit
Dwarf rabbit is just another fluffy, miniature rabbit breed that is accepted by the American Rabbit Breeder Association. The short neck and well-rounded face are their prominent features.
Dwarf bunnies are quiet and calm, they can be kept by both adults and children. Because of their forgiving nature, they are considered the most easy-to-raise pets.
Dwarf rabbits require time to get used to a household environment, they need to be held with affection as they get frightened easily. Once they get used to being held, they would be extremely cuddly.
The male and female Dwarf bunnies are super hard to be identified as they both look breathtakingly similar. Most of the Dwarf rabbit pet owners claim that they look super cute when they are eating carrots or lettuce.
1.1 to 3.5 lbs
8 to 10 years