Lop-eared rabbits are rabbits with ears that droop down instead of standing up straight. That’s it! Of course, they are highly prized because they tend to look cuter than other rabbits.
The Velveteen Lop Bunny was originally a crossbreed between the Rex Rabbit and the English Lop. This lop-eared rabbit has the same body shape as the Mini Rex. These rabbits are best-known for their velvet-like fur and their exceptionally long ears that measure roughly 14 inches from tip to tip.
The American Fuzzy Lop Bunny is a very popular lop-eared rabbit breed that shares many similarities with the Holland Lop. As their name suggests, the American Fuzzy Lop is a breed of rabbit that is known for having fuzzy, wooly hair instead of the soft, velvet-like fur that many other rabbits have.
The English Lop Bunny is prized for having some of the longest ears of any rabbit along with a prominent body. Unlike other lops, the English Lop can grow to sizes of 11 pounds or more, making it similar in size to other common pets like cats and small dogs.
People looking for a smaller lop-eared companion should check out the Mini Lion Lop. The name gives us a lot to unpack. For the mini part, these animals only reach about 3.5 pounds in weight as adults. That makes them a lot smaller than the English Lop and other giant breeds.
The Holland Lop Bunny is another very popular breed of rabbit. They are beloved both for their iconic looks as well as their relatively small size. These rabbits only grow to about 4 pounds in weight, and their ears are floppy and prominent without being too long to manage.
The French Lop Bunny is a very large rabbit variety that might just be the biggest lop-eared rabbit breed on average. These animals can weigh upwards of 11 pounds and reach into the 20-pound range. They were bred by combining the English Lop with a Flemish Giant, so the offspring was bound to be big!
The Cashmere Lop Bunny is a compact rabbit that weighs about 4-5 pounds on average and can live for up to 12 years with proper care. These rabbits are known for their long, thick fur coats compared with other rabbits. They are often seen at rabbit breed shows where they always elicit glee for their beautiful looks and floppy ears.
Also called the Mini Lop, the Dwarf Lop Bunny is a lop-eared rabbit breed that weighs about 4-5.5 pounds. Although that’s not as small as some other rabbits, they’re far smaller than many of the other lop-eared breeds we’ve mentioned.
The Miniature Cashmere Lop Bunny is very similar to the standard Cashmere Lop, but this one is smaller. They will reach a size of no more than 3.5 pounds when they are fully grown. Miniature Cashmere Lops can live for 7-14 years, but they can live even longer under the right conditions.