Lop Eared Rabbits


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Lop eared rabbits are certainly cute and at the moment the breeds that fall within this type are all extremely popular.

What is a lop eared rabbit?

Any rabbit with ears that fall vertically from their head, is called a 'Lop'.

The lop rabbit family has grown considerably in the last few years but the English Lop is the oldest and rarest of the lop eared breeds.

English Lop Eared Rabbit
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How Many Lop Breeds?

Believe it or not there are currently 19 varieties of lop rabbits in the world today! Of course not all of them are recognised by the BRC or the ARBA, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

Here's the quick list:

  1. Cashmere Lop
  2. Giant Cashmere Lop
  3. Mini Cashmere Lop
  4. Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop in US)
  5. English Lop
  6. French Lop
  7. German Lop
  8. Meissner Lop
  9. Miniature Lop (Holland Lop in US)
  10. Lionhead
  11. Miniature Lion Lop
  12. American Fuzzy Lop
  13. Velveteen Lop
  14. Lorraine Lop (One Lop Ear)
  15. Dwarf Lorraine Lop (One Lop Ear)
  16. Plush Lop
  17. Mini Plush Lop
  18. Canadian Plush Lop
  19. Teddywidder

Then there is the...

  • Furless - which I haven't counted as it was a one off. However, despite this rabbit being born with no hair at all it did have lop ears!

Do you have a lop?
Of course I mean your rabbit and not how you walk ;-)

Sharing is what this website was made for so I'd love to hear from you if you have a lop rabbit.

Click here to share your lop eared rabbits, any stories, pics or tips would be super  - everyone can learn from each other!

More about lop eared rabbits...

Lop Eared Rabbit Breeds

I have listed below some of the more common lop eared rabbits.

Click the rabbit breed names or images for complete breed details or click the BRC standard link for standards of perfection for that breed (will open in a new window).


Cashmere Lop
Still a small breed, weighing only 51/4 lbs (maximum for the show table) this breed needs a lot of grooming but makes a wonderful pet.
BRC Standard - L1

Cashmere Lop


Mini Cashmere Lop
Weighing a maximum of only 3 1/2 lbs this little cutie needs a lot of grooming but makes a wonderful pet, loving the company of others.
There is also a larger breed known as the Giant Cashmere Lop.
BRC Standard - L2


Miniature Cashmere Lop


Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop US)
My rabbit Cuddles is a Dwarf Lop and true to breed he's laid back, loving and lively. He's also great with my son and was very easy to house train.
BRC Standard - L3

Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop)


English Lop

These rabbits are known for their excellent temperament and amiable, outgoing personalities. They are more docile and gentle in comparison to other breeds.
BRC Standard - L4

English Lop


French Lop

Initially bred in the 19th century from English Lops and the Butterfly Rabbit of France as a meat rabbit, they weigh over 11 lbs so are not ideal for small children but can be great companion pets.
BRC Standard - L5

French Lop


German Lop

Slightly smaller than the French Lop, they are a friendly, playful breed. They make excellent pets and can be taught to use a litter-box and come when called.
BRC Standard - L6

German Lop


Meissner Lop

This is a rare breed and similar to the French Lop but more slender and known for their beautiful profile and striking silver-dusted coat.
BRC Standard - L7

Meissner Lop


Miniature Lop (Holland Lop in US)

Popular house pets and usually great with children, easily litter box trained, they are known for their sweet temperament and even have a certain dog-like tenacity.
BRC Standard - L8

Miniature Lop - Holland Lop


Miniature Lion Lop

Developed from the larger Lionhead rabbit they can have single and double 'manes' and weigh no more than 3.8 lbs.
BRC Standard - L9

Mini Lion Lop


American Fuzzy Lop

Similar to the Holland Lop but with wool hair that is similar to the Angora. They have a playful cat-like personality and face to match.
Not recognised by the BRC

American Fuzzy Lop

Do You Have A Lop Eared Rabbit?

Lops are very popular now days and new breeds are still in development.

Do you have a great story about your lop eared rabbit?

Do you have a breed of lop that isn't on this list?

I'd love to hear from you, and so would the readers who found this page, so please share ;-)

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Everyone loves to read stories about a particular breed of rabbit. Submit yours and I'll include it on the relevant rabbit breed page for others that love the breed to share and appreciate. Sharing is what this site was built for - feels good too!

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What Other Visitors Have Said About This Breed

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

What Kind of Bunny Is This? 
Our 10 Month Lop Eared Rabbit... Could anyone tell us what kind of lop bunny our sweet "Charlie" is? She is so sweet, perfect around kids and loves …

Our New Lovely Bunny - Roxy 
Hello, just wondering if anyone can tell us what type of lop our bunny Roxy is? She's 7 months old and very friendly. We picked her up today and …

My Husband Bought A Bunny! 
My husband recently bought a bunny for my daughter and I'm trying to find out what breed it is? I am doing my best to find out all I can about it so …

What Breed is My Bunny? 
I have this bunny. My boyfriend bought her for me on Valentines day, and I was just wondering what breed she is? Can anyone help?

New Bunny Owner. 
My friend bought my children a lop eared bunny a couple weeks ago, Buck, and a dutch bunny today, Jane Doe. They are both still young being 8 weeks …

He's a Rescue Mini Lop 
His name is Rascal. He is a 7lb 14oz brown fireball, who loves to run and do binky's, lay next to the couch and be petted. Rascal is the ruler of …

What Variety is My Lop? Not rated yet
I love lops. They're sweet and goofy, but what I'm trying to figure out is what breed my new lop is. He has the Siamese colouring and is quite …

It's a girl! And we are so excited! Not rated yet
We just purchased this precious baby girl but haven't brought her home yet. We have 2 weeks so we are learning everything we can (we know the basics …

Panama Generic Lop Eared Rabbit? Not rated yet
Hi, a neighbor of mine and I bought some bunnies recently on the border of Costa Rica and Panama (Paso Canoas) under the generic "conejo" poster. (Which …

Henry - my new mini-lop - but is he cashmere or angora??? Not rated yet
We just brought Henry into our family. We got him at the Alameda County Fair. The tag only said, "mini-lop". I wished there was a way to speak to the …

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