Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit is a small rabbit with a mane of long hair circling its head resembling the mane of a male lion.

History Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit is a relatively new breed and there are differing thoughts on the origin of the Lionhead Rabbit. One belief is that the Lionhead Rabbit originated in Belgium by crossbreeding of the Swiss Fox and a Belgian Dwarf and later crossing with a wool type breed. The rabbits produced were then imported into the UK where continued crossing with small breed rabbits and other wool breed rabbits resulted in the Lionhead Rabbit of today. An alternative belief is that the Lionhead Rabbit originated in Europe as a mutation of the Dwarf Angora Rabbit. The Lionhead Rabbit was imported into the USA in the late 1990s.

Appearance Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit is small rabbit with a stocky body. The coat is dense and of medium length with a mane of long hair circling its head and long hair on its cheeks and chest. The ears are approximately 8-9cm in length.

Colours Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit is available a variety of colours.

Size Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit weighs approximately 1.7 Kg when adult.

Character Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead Rabbit is docile and friendly.

Lifespan Of The Lionhead Rabbit

The average lifespan of the Lionhead Rabbit is 7-9 years.

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