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the Netherland Dwarf

Netherland Dwarf

The Netherland Dwarf is a smaller breed of rabbit and ideally should only weigh about one kilogram. It is considered one of the cutest of the rabbits and comes in a wide variety of colours. Females tend to be more of parental nature and more pleasant than males, who can sometimes be aggressive. However, with some work and patience, Netherland Dwarfs are quite tame and are considered one of the most suitable types of rabbits for pets nowadays for older children and adults. They are not suitable for smaller children simply due to the smallness of stature, which makes them somewhat fragile and easily stressed. It must remembered though, as a prey animal, they will react to people looming over them, so placing your nethie at a height where it doesn’t feel threatened will help it to live with much less stress.

Netherland Dwarfs have short, compact bodies, and a very small sub nose. Their ears should be slightly rounded at the tips and about 50 millimetres in length. The fur is soft, short, and dense, but longer than a Rex.

Netherland Dwarfs, although small, do require exercise and a good outdoor run is recommended. They can be very inquisitive, and are very intelligent, and can be litter-trained. Netherland Dwarf rabbits may require a little more attention and work than other rabbit breeds, but you will be well-rewarded for your efforts.