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The Dutch Rabbit - The Mill's Breed of the Month - February 2023

Thumper is a Dutch Rabbit store mascot at The Mill of Whiteford


Dutch Rabbits are relatively small and well-rounded rabbits. However, they are not considered dwarf rabbits, as they typically weight between 3.5 to 5.5 lbs. They have a distinct color pattern, with a white blaze, neck, saddle, belly, and feet, and color everywhere else. The colors typically seen in this rabbit are:

  • Tortoise
  • Steel
  • Lilac
    Dutch Rabbit Black
  • Gray
  • Chocolate
  • Black
  • Chinchilla 
  • Blue

The Dutch Rabbit is considered one of the oldest rabbit breeds in the world, originating in Europe sometime in the late 1800s or early 1900s. These Thumper, a Dutch Rabbit at The Mill of Whiteford foraginglittle rabbits make excellent family pets and are great for first-time rabbit owners, as they are generally friendly, enjoy attention and activity, and are quite hardy. They are not a high-maintenance breed of rabbit but do require regular grooming as they shed quite a bit. These are also fairly active rabbits, and similar to most small pets, need time outside of their hutches to get exercise and mental stimulation. If you’d like to meet one in person, stop by our Whiteford location sometime to meet the store rabbit, Thumper! 




Dutch Rabbit and pot of flowers

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