First on our list is the English Lop, which is a breed that was first bred in England in the nineteenth century and is best known for its large, floppy ears and friendly personality. Thought to be one of the oldest breeds of domestic rabbits, the English Lop can grow to around 5.5kg (12 lbs).
Originating in France, the Giant Papillon is also known as the Checkered Giant and usually weighs between 5 and 6 kilos (up to 13 pounds). They were originally bred from Flemish Giants and spotted rabbits in the late nineteenth century.
Reaching a weight of around 6kg (13 lbs), Chinchilla rabbits are a large breed that originated in France before it was introduced to the US in 1919 where the American Chinchilla rabbit was developed. Despite the similarities in the name, Chinchilla rabbits are not actually related to chinchillas.
Easily able to reach a weight of 6kg (13 lbs), the French lop is actually a cross between the English lop and a French Butterfly. They were first bred in the 1850s in France as a meat rabbit and have a thick-set, heavy body with floppy ears and short fur that can be a variety of colors.
The Hungarian Giant is a breed of rabbit that was developed more than two hundred years ago by breeding commercial meat rabbits with wild rabbits. They were first known as Hungarian Agouti due to their color until more colors were introduced and the name was then changed.
These stunning white rabbits originated in Bouscat in France in 1906, and as their relatives were French Angoras it has one of the silkiest coats that can be found on any rabbit today. Technically albinos, these rabbits have pink eyes and are never found in any color other than white.
A relative of the Flemish Giant, the British Giant is one of the biggest breeds of rabbit in the UK, weighing between 6 and 7 kilos (up to 15 pounds). Originating in the UK in the 1940s the British Giant has straight ears and medium-length fur that can be a variety of different colors, including black, white, blue, and grey.
Weighing around 7kg, the Spanish Giant puts up a good fight for the top spot on our list. It was originally bred by crossing the Flemish Giant with other large Spanish rabbits, and the result is a huge, friendly bunny that is quite often the size of a small lamb.
Often considered to be one of the largest rabbits around, the Continental Giant is a massive rabbit that weighs more than 7 kilos (15 pounds) and can reach around three feet in length. Sometimes known as the German Giant, these rabbits have a lifespan of around five years and can be found in a wide variety of colors, including colors broken with white patches.
Often weighing in at more than 8 kilos (18 lbs), the Flemish Giant is easily the largest rabbit breed in the world. Originally bred in Flanders for fur and meat, the Flemish Giant has very large, straight ears and a dense coat that can be several different colors, including black, white, blue, fawn, and grey.