History: The Holland lop is the smallest of all the lop-eared breeds. It was first developed over in Europe by Adrian DeCock. He created the Holland by crossing a Netherland Dwarf with a French Lop. The offspring were breed back to other French lops so that the ears would drop. The Netherland gave the Holland lop it's small size. In England, they call it a Dwarf Lop.

Cages and Care: Hollands can live comfortably in a cage 18"x24"x14" high. Breeding does will do better with a cage 24"x24". Fresh water should be available at all times. Does nursing and Hollands in the summertime consume more water. Does with kits and kits should be able to free-feed, meaning eat as much as they want, as long as they aren't getting fat. Hay should also be available. Treats such as carrots and from a pet store should be feed sparingly. The cage should never have a bad odor. If it does, it needs to be cleaned. The cage should never get to that point though. Both bucks and does make equally good pets, it just depends on the rabbit's particular personality.

Holland Standards:  Holland lops are a 4-class breed, meaning that they are shown as Juniors and Seniors in their color group. There are two colors groups, Broken and Solid. Juniors are less than 6 months of age, seniors are over. Holland lops should be massive and heavy set. They should have well-rounded features and heavy bone. The ears should be think, well rounded, and the ears openings should be turned in towards the body. The Holland Lop body should have good depth in the hindquarters and shoulders, and should be well-rounded. Most of the weight when properly posed should be resting on the hind feet. The front feet should be gently touching the ground. The Holland lop should weigh no more than 4 pounds. They should have roll-back fur, meaning that the fur gently 'rolls-back" into to the correct position.

 

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