Mini Lop (USA)
Profile Mini Lop breed, a breed dwarf lop American comes from Lop Germany, crossed with chinchillas. Similar to the Dwarf British Lop, Mini Lops are friendly and enjoy the company of others and rabbits.
Size: Smal/Medium
Hair Type: Medium
Origins
Mini Lop is a descendant of Klein Widder, a dwarf lop types derived from Lop Germany, crossed with chinchillas. Widder Klein arrived in the United States are imported from Germany in 1972 from a breeder in California, Bob Herschbach, who try to improve their species.
Li crossed with French Lop and Chinchilla standard, followed by subsequent selective breeding to reduce its size. First exhibited in 1974, Klein Widder still needed improvements to generate more interest in the breed. Change the name to the Mini Lop, and enlisting the help of other breeders to develop smaller, more compact types, the result more attractive and support.
A Mini Lop club began in 1978, the breed recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1980, and Mini Lop has become very popular in the 1980s and 90s. Although the recent increase is less Holland Lop, Mini Lop remains one of the most popular pet and show rabbits. (Mini Lop in the United States is the most similar to Dwarf Lop in the UK and Holland Lop known as Miniature Lop in the UK).
Appearance
Mini Lop rabbits are small and medium-sized, weighing about 2-3 kg (4 ½-6½lbs).
Mini Lops have a large build, with short stature, stocky, round thighs and short, powerful legs. Wide head has a wide forehead and cheeks, and thick ear hanging wide side of the head.
Mini Lops can be white spots in solid colors or has had on the head, chest and legs (route pattern).
Mini Lops have a dense coat of soft, medium-length hair.
Colour
  • White (red or blue eyes)
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Chinchilla
  • Chestnut Agouti
  • Lynx
  • Opal
  • Broken
  • Tri-color

 

Temperament
Mini Lops rabbits generally good-natured and friendly. I’m pretty active, fun, and enjoy the company of others and rabbits. If used properly, they usually get pretty good with children and other pets.
Special Requirements
Mini Lops can be prone to dental disease, a potentially fatal condition that is often hereditary. Select a rabbit with a low risk of dental problems inherited from reputable breeders or rescue centers.