1) As small as dynamite, as rare as pearls
The Columbian Basin Pygmy rabbit is not only the world’s tiniest breed but is also one of the rarest in the world. It was thought to have been extinct until 14 were found and rescued!
These pygmy bunnies are small enough to fit in the palm of your hands!
2) Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?
The Mini Lop is probably the cutest breed of the lop variety for its miniature stature, and was originally known as Klein Widder when it was first discovered in Germany in 1972. How could anyone resist their adorable floppy ears?
Did you know? Rabbit ears are 4 inches on average. Image credit: Benjamin Watson/Flickr.
3) Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?
Considered the first breed of the lop variety, the English Lop is famous for their characteristically long ears. They can measure anywhere from 21 to 32 inches! Shh… they can hear all your secrets.
English lops have been bred in England since the mid 1800’s!
4) It’s so fluffay I’m gonna die!
More fluff, you say? The majestic Lionhead Rabbit, native to Belgium, has a faaabulous wool mane around its head – worthy of any shampoo commercial. Go on, we know you want to pet it!
Did you know? Bunny babies are born with their eyes closed and no fur. Image credit: David O/Flickr
5) Fluff not enough
Do you reaaally love fluff? Up the fluff factor with the Angora rabbit! Originally from Ankara (historically known as Angora), Turkey, these bunnies were popular with royalty in the mid-18th century.
Hellooo is anyone in there?
6) Put me in your pocket
Who doesn’t love small animals? Especially when they’re as adorable as the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. One of the tiniest rabbit breeds in the world, these bunnies are happiest with their buddies around, so go ahead and bring a home a bunch!
Did you know? Rabbits live in groups called herds.
7) Abracadabra! Hocus Pocus! Poof!
We know you’d want to pull these babies out of your hat. The New Zealand White Rabbit is perhaps the most familiar breed, due to their reputation as props for stage magicians.
Snowy white coat and twitchy noses… that’s just the kind of magic we love!
Love polka dots? We’ve got just the bunny for you. The English Spot sports a fashionable spotted coat that sets it apart from the other breeds. Fancy!
It’s an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, polka dotted bunny.
9) Patch patch patch it up
Yet another breed with a multi-colored coat, the Dutch Rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated breed of bunnies. They thrive on human interaction – perfect for those who love cuddles!
Did you know? Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they are most active at dawn and dusk.
10) Trés chic
Want an elegant-looking bunny but won’t compromise on cute? Check out the Blanc de Hotot rabbit, first bred in France, which shows off a pure white coat – save for a band of black around its eyes. You can’t deny this cutie has character!
This bunny puts her eyeliner on better than I do!
11) Ginger snaps!
The New Zealand red rabbit, despite the name, originated from the United States. This breed is calm, easy-going and very friendly and has gorgeous golden-red fur.
These friendly rabbits are perfect for hugs!
12) Speckle and sparkle
Yet another French breed, the Harlequin bunny flaunts a dappled coat of the most fascinating hues. They also sometimes sport different colours on their faces! How awesome is that?
There are two types of Harlequin rabbit coats: Japanese and Magpie.
13) Soft as velvet
Popular for their sweet personalities and velvety soft coats, the mini Rex bunnies also have a permanent inquisitive expression across their faces. Cute! They’re a huge favourite with bunny lovers in the US.
![Mini Rex rabbit in a field of flowers](http://content.skyscnr.com/428bd0ffe55b299b85eb6e3d9e7e5e92/mini-rex-thinkstock-155314505.jpg "Rabbits eat grass, clovers, wild flowers and farm crops. They are also known to eat their own poop!) Rabbits eat grass, clovers, wild flowers and farm crops. They are also known to eat their own poop!
14) To bunny or not to bunny?
Bred originally in France across three rabbit varieties, this bunny was made to resemble the Chinchilla’s coat. Fascinatingly, the resemblance is derived from a mutation in the rabbit’s hair pigment. Yay, science!
Rabbits and Chinchillas are of different species and cannot interbreed. The Chinchilla bunny however, looks a lot like a Chinchilla, but with longer ears! Image credit: Ruben Alexander/Flickr
15) Plushy bunny!
These Holland lop bunny rabbits are soft, sweet and could be easily mistaken for a plush toy! Due to their non-aggressive nature, these bunnies are perfect for first-time rabbit owners as well as children – just be sure you don’t lose them amongst the stuffed toys!
These sweet-natured bunnies are great with kids.