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25 White Rabbit Breeds With Pictures & Videos

Are you curious about what rabbit breeds include white bunnies? I was so I did all the research, and below you’ll find each of the American Rabbit Breeders Association’s (ARBA) recognized breeds that have white as a potential color.

P.S. While we’re happy with many of the pictures we have here, we know all of them would be improved with more pictures of each white rabbit breed. If you have pictures of your white rabbits that you’d share for us to use, email them to Stacey@RabbitPros.com. If you are a breeder, we can probably link to your site. Thanks! ~Stacey


1. American White Rabbit

The American Rabbit was recognized by the ARBA in 1917. While it’s well known for its sweet disposition which makes the American Rabbit a great pet, it’s is also knowing for its beautiful coat which is what is originally bred for.

These medium-sized rabbits and come in two recognized colors; blue and white. The blue color was the original color and is often considered the first rabbit breed developed in America. The white variety was recognized by the ARBA in 1920.

There is a black variant, but while it is beautiful, it’s not recognized as an official color so it’s not eligible to participate in purebred rabbit shows.

This was a very popular production rabbit through the 1940s, however, in 2005 it was added to the list of critically endangered rabbit breeds by the American Livestock Breed Conservancy.

Choosing an American White Rabbit as your pet not only will give you a beautiful and sweet bunny, but it will help conserve this rare breed which is part of American History.

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2. American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit

The American Fuzzy Lop is arguably one of the cutest bunnies in the world. While it’s appearance is similar to the Holland Lop (a wildly popular pet rabbit breed), this is a wool breed more like the Angora breeds.

The Fuzzy Lop is a relatively new breed, being accepted into the ARBA’s list of recognized breeds in 1988.

This is a dwarf bunny weighing three to four pounds when mature.

In addition, they are playful and energetic bunnies who enjoy their people-time and their time playing with bunny toys which just adds to their ridiculous cuteness.

This bunny is rarer (and more expensive) than it’s Holland Lop cousin but holds great appeal to those who love their small stature, floppy lop ears, and soft fuzzy wool.

If you want to via for having the cutest bunny in the world, a white American Fuzzy Lop Bunny should be on your shortlist for a pet rabbit.

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3. Beveren Rabbit

The Beveren Rabbit is an old European breed that was developed in Beveren, Belgium in the 19th century.

This rabbit remains popular in Europe as a production rabbit and pet bunny. However, in the United States, it’s a relatively rare pet though is growing in popularity.

White Beveren’s make great pets because they are energetic and fun to be around while also being strikingly beautiful. However, they do take significantly more space than smaller dwarf breeds.

Beveren rabbits are a large breed with female adults growing to up to 12 pounds. They are known for their longish fur (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches long) that is still dense and glossy. Beveren’s come in three colors: Black, Blue, and White.

One of the most striking features of the white Beveren Bunny is his striking blue eyes. Other breeds of white rabbits come in both blue and red eye varieties, but not the Beveren.

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4. Blanc de Hotot Rabbit

This French Bunny is easily recognized by its unique and striking spectacle-like black rings around its eyes. They are otherwise a bright white which makes them striking bunnies.

Blanc de Hotot Bunnies are medium-sized rabbits where the females grow up to 11 pounds.

These bunnies gained their name from the tiny French town (about 300 inhabitants) where they originated in the early 1900s, Hotot-en-Auge, France. Blanc is French for “White”, so their entire name means something roughly like “The White of Hotot”.

We have a whole article of over 1800 Bunny Name Ideas based upon the color of your rabbit. Check it out!

~Stacey

While this cute pet bunny first appeared in American in the 1920s, it died out in the US during WW2, and nearly died out in France and the rest of Europe in the same period.

This adorable bunny was reintroduced to America in 1978. While it’s still considered a “threatened” breed worldwide. A threatened breed has a global population of less than 1,000, so this is a real threat.

However, the Hotot’s growing popularity as a pet gives the breed a real chance of surviving into the next century. If this sweet bunny is your next pet bunny, you will be helping this breed to recover from the cruelties of WW2…and you’ll have one of the cutest pet bunnies in the world.

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5. Britannia Petite Rabbit

This is a very old breed, originating in England in the early 1800s. Apparently in those old’n-days, rabbit shows were very popular and these beauties were a huge hit at those shows.

The most unique characteristic of this old ‘show’ rabbits is their upright stance. As you look at most of the pictures in this article, you’ll see that most of the bunnies are hunched down close to the ground, but the Britannia is up on her front feet which is her natural stance.

It’s quite the regal pose, yes? Perfect for a show rabbit in the early 1900s!

As a pet, the Britannia has a lot of advantages. First, they have a beautiful shiny coat of fur that is very short. This means less brushing to keep their fur tangle-free and less noticeable shedding.

However, some people say that while their shed is less noticeable, it’s happening more often. Honestly, my family has never owned a Britannia, so I really don’t know if the shed more than our more common white bunnies. If you know, please let me know in the comments.

While the White Britannia Petite with red eyes (REW) was the first color recognized by the ARBA in 1977, there are now other recognized colors including the Blue Eyed White (BEW) and Broken (spotted) rabbits.

However, as pet rabbits, there are other colors of Britannia Bunnies, including black, brown, otter, sable, and countless other variations.

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6. Californian Rabbit

The Californian Rabbit was developed in California…shocking right?

This medium-sized rabbit grows to 11 pounds and is known for its short, dense, and beautiful fur. It’s only recognized color is white with dark black markings around the ears, nose, feet, and tail.

The Californian is a modern bunny, first recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1932.

This breed of rabbit is mostly bred as a commercial rabbit but has a growing following as a sweet and chill pet bunny. Californian Rabbits are not as energetic as some other breeds, but their quiet temperament makes them one of the more cuddly bunnies.

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7. Dwarf Hotot Rabbit

This cutie came along much later than his larger cousin the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit. While the larger version of this bunny was developed in the early 1900s in France, the dwarf version came from Germany in the 1970s.

The Dwarf Hotots arrived in America in the 1980s and were recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1983.

These bunnies have to be in the running for the title of the cutest bunnies in the world. Their clean white coats and spectacle-like (or dark eyeliner) dark markings around their eyes are simply adorable.

Dwarf Hotots tend to be less energetic and playful than many of the other small breeds, but this characteristic makes them more likely to be cuddly if you start handling them regularly at an early age.

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8. English Angora Rabbit

This is one of the oldest breeds of domestic rabbits, though its exact history is lost in time.

It is believed that the Angora Rabbit originated in the ancient city center knowing as Ankara or Angora which is in present-day Turkey. We also know that it was developed for its wool-like fur, which was harvested just like we sheer modern-day sheep.

While we don’t know exactly when this rabbit was developed, we do know that it was brought to France in 1723. In France, the Angora rabbit becomes a popular pet for French royalty.

From France, the Angora spread throughout the world providing angora wool for centuries. During WW2 the United States angora rabbit industry provided over 120,000 pounds of wool a year!

The ARBA used to just recognize one type of Angora rabbit, the “Angora Wooler”. However, in 1939 the ARBA split the breed into English Angora and French Angora.

The English Angora’s fur is incredibly thick and wool-like with a silky texture that makes them a dream to pet and cuddle. This dreamy coat will need to be brushed often and will require clipping at least a few times a year to avoid matting.

The English Angora rabbit is the smallest of the Angora breeds, growing to about six pounds. However, the most definitive characteristic of the English Angora is that it grows wooly-fur on its ears and face.

None of the other Angora breeds have significant wool on their faces.

These bunnies are sweet and social, making them wonderful pets as they bond well with their people.

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9. English Lop Rabbit

The English Lop is a large bunny growing to eleven pounds or more but is not their defining feature.

Instead, these bunnies are known for their incredibly long ears. An English Lops ears can grow up to 32 inches long!

English Lops are often referred to as the “dogs of the rabbit world”, because of their personality. Most English Lops are pretty chill, yet curious and outgoing. Best of all, they are friendly much like mans-best-friend.

These are large rabbits and as such require large rabbit hutches or cages. However, their larger size and relaxed disposition make them particularly good pets for families with smaller children. Young children are less likely to accidentally hurt such a large bunny, and this calm rabbit is less likely to accidentally hurt or startle a small child.

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10. Flemish Giant Rabbit

The aptly named Flemish Giant is the largest rabbit breed in the world and can grow to over 25 pounds! They are not just heavy, but they are long as well. The world record for the longest rabbit was a Flemish Giant that was 4 feet 3 inches long!

This is an ancient rabbit, with references from Flanders and the Belgium city of Ghent as far back as the 16th century.

The Flemish Giant has the nickname “Gentle Giant” which fits his uniquely calm personality to a tee. They are fine with being handled, which not all rabbits are.

This super chill giant has become a popular pet throughout the world mostly because of its laidback personality, but not entirely.

They also are popular pets because their massive size makes them safer from accidental harm and even from becoming prey for small rabbit predictors such as cats, snakes, or birds of prey.

Flemish Giant Bunnies are also loved as pets because their giant size makes them quite the attention-getter and discussion item. If you share your home with one of these gentle giants, all of your friends are going to tell stories about your goliath rabbit!

Before you decide to get a Flemish Giant, make sure that you have a large enough living space for this giant bunny.

Flemish Giant Bunny Videos

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11. Florida White Rabbit

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The Florida White Rabbit is an albino rabbit with red eyes. It’s relatively small, growing only to five or six pounds.

This breed was accepted into the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1967 after being developed as a laboratory rabbit.

Since then, the Florida White has become a popular pet rabbit because of their ideal size for a pet rabbit and sweet personalities. They are also a hardy breed, with fewer health issues than some other breeds.

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12. French Angora Rabbit

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The French Angora is another of the wool breeds that originated centuries ago in Angora in modern-day Turkey. { Click Here to jump to the English Angora information with more history. >>> }

The French Angora rabbit is recognized by the ARBA in a number of colors, including white.

Like all angora rabbit breeds, the French Angora has a dense undercoat and fine silkily which is valued as for the luscious textiles that can be produced from this bunny’s hair.

While this bunny is raised worldwide for its hair which can be harvested either by combing it or by sheering it a few times a year, it’s also become a popular pet bunny breed.

The French Angora is one of the larger angora breeds (but not the largest) with adults weighing up to ten pounds.

The main difference between the French Angora and other angora breeds (English, Giant, and German) is that this rabbit has a cleaner face which means that its long silky hair doesn’t grow on its face. For the lovers of this breed, being able to see their cute faces is a huge plus!

French Angora Bunny Videos

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13. French Lop Rabbit

The French Lop was developed in the late 1800s in France by crossbreeding the Flemish Giant and English Lop rabbits to created heavier rabbit English Lop with ears not as long as the English Lop.

This is a large rabbit, weighing up to 15 pounds. They have long floppy ears of up to 8 inches long, which is still much shorter than those of the English Lop which can be up to 23″ long!

Like the other large bunny breeds, French Lops are knowing to have a calm and relaxed manner. They are more tolerant of other animals such as cats and dogs than many smaller bunnies, but still need to be protected from larger animals.

With their larger size, keep in mind that they are going to need a large living area or rabbit hutch and they can be a challenge to handle.

French Lop Bunny Videos

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14. Giant Angora Rabbit

The Giant Angora Rabbit is the largest of the wool-producing angora rabbits. In the ARBA breed standards, a Giant Angora weighs about 10 pounds!

The Giant Angora was recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1988 and is only recognized in one color, white with ruby-eyes. There is a black variety under development but hasn’t yet been recognized by the ARBA.

As a large breed, the Giant Angora rabbit is a pretty chill bunny and makes a sweet pet as long as you have the space for her and the time to maintain her beautiful hair.

Giant Angora Bunny Video

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15. Holland Lop Rabbit

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The Holland Lop was developed in the 1950s when a Dutch rabbit breeder decided that the French Lops were too big and the Mini Lops were too small to be great pets. So he bred the two to come up with the ‘perfect’ sized pet rabbit.

Apparently, he was correct because now the Holland Lop is one of the most popular pet rabbit breeds in the world.

The Holland Lop is a dwarf bunny, growing to a maximum weight of four pounds. It’s most recognizable features are it’s small size, floppy ears, and adorable square face.

This breed was first recognized by the ARBA in 1979 and comes in a number of colors including white.

Holland Lops are a nice mix of calm yet playful. Owners enjoy their cuddle time with their Holland Lop Bunnies but can enjoy the antics of them running, jumping, and even flipping as they play.

If you are considering a Holland Lop bunny, we have articles about how much they cost and even a list of name ideas.

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16. Jersey Wooly Rabbit

The Jersey Wooly Bunny is a tiny bun weighing only three pounds but looking larger as a fluff ball of soft wooly fur.

This is a relatively new rabbit breed, being recognized by the ARBA in 1988. However, it’s popularity quickly grew because of its small size, adorable appearance, and docile nature.

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17. Lionhead Rabbit

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The Lionhead Bunny is another of the most popular pet rabbits in the world because of its striking mane and easy-to-care-for features.

This small bunny weighs about 3 pounds when fully grown, and has a mane that resembles that of an adult lion.

The remainder of a Lionheads’s fur is shorter, and therefore easier to care for than some of the other wooly breeds of bunnies.

Lionhead bunnies are friendly yet playful. They are a joy to watch running and playing, and if you handle them a lot when they are young, they grow to love having their mane tended by their human.

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18. Mini Lop Rabbit

Mini Lops Bunnies are not as tiny as the name might suggest. When fully grown, a Mini Lop will weigh about five and a half pounds.

The “mini” in their name refers to their size relative to their ancestor the German Big Lop which weighed closer to eight pounds.

This round bunny is affectionately referred to as a “basketball with a head” and comes in a wide array of recognized colors including both a red-eyed and blue-eyed white.

The Mini Lop is known as one of the more playful bunnies and is also one of the more trainable rabbits; learning to be little-box trained or even learn bunny tricks.

It’s personality and ideal size is probably why it came in at #3 when we surveyed our rabbit friends about what kind of bunny they have.

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19. Mini Satin Rabbit

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This is a very modern rabbit when the red-eyed white Mini Satin Rabbit only being recognized by the ARBA in 2006, though since then many other color varieties have been recognized.

This is a pretty small rabbit, weighing just four pounds.

The ‘satin’ in this breed’s name refers to their beautiful coat which is smooth and shiny. To maintain that shine, you’ll need to brush your Mini Satin weekly with a slick brush, but they grow to love the attention.

The Mini Satin’s small size makes it a popular indoor pet bunny. It can live in a small cage than many of the regular-sized breeds.

Mini Satins are a sweet bunny, but they do need to be socialized early. Until they learn that you are their human, they can be skittish and avoid being picked up or cuddled.

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20. Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland Dwarf Bunny is a super-tiny rabbit. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the smallest domesticated rabbits, growing to just 2.5 pounds or less!

In addition to its tiny size, the other striking feature of the Netherland Dwarf Bunny is its enterally youthful appearance. This is something about this rabbit that makes it look like a baby even as it reaches its senior years. Part of that ‘baby look’ can be attributed to it’s uniquely short and upright ears.

In decades past, this adorable bunny had a reputation of being shockingly aggressive. However, in the past few decades, selective breeding has lead to more docile Netherland Dwarfs, but you may want to meet a rabbit’s parents before you bring them home as a pet.

However, they are also some of the most energetic bunnies you’ll ever see and are known for their acrobatic jumps and flips!

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21. New Zealand Rabbit

Let’s start with a shocking fact about the New Zealand Rabbit…this popular rabbit didn’t come from New Zealand, it came from America.

Specifically, the New Zealand Rabbit was developed in the late 1800s in California USA as a production rabbit. They grow quickly with a meaty build and are naturally hearty and healthy rabbits.

This is a larger muscular rabbit that is primarily bred for production, however, it’s also has a strong following of rabbit lovers who keep this bunny as a pet.

The hearty nature of the New Zealand rabbit makes it particularly suited to living as an outdoor pet bunny.

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22. Polish Rabbit

When referring to the Polish Rabbit, we’re talking about the US bunny known as a Polish Rabbit. There is also a Polish Rabbit recognized in the UK, but in America, we call that bunny the Britannia Petite. The US Polish Rabbit is unrecognized in the UK.

The Polish Rabbit is a very small bunny growing to just three pounds on average.

The ears of a Polish Bunny are distinctive in that they are very short and close together. An ideal Polish Rabbit’s ears touch each other from the base to the tip of the ears.

It’s hard to say exactly what it is, but there is something quite regal about these small bunnies. Many Polish Bunny lovers refer to these buns as “the little aristocrat”. Once you meet one, I’ll wager that will agree.

Early (pre-1950) Polish Rabbits were all white though there were both red and blue-eyed white Polish Rabbits. Now there are other colored varieties that have been recognized.

The Polish Rabbit is one of the calmer small breeds of bunnies, making him a popular pet choice.

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23. Rex Rabbit

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The word ‘rex’ refers to a specific type of fur. Most rabbits have individual hairs of at least two different lengths. A rexed rabbit has hairs of just one length.

Rex Rabbits have evenly short rexed fur that gives them a very clean and velvety look and feel.

There are three types of rexed fur on Rex Rabbits. The most common is the standard rex fur which is straight and smooth. There is also a short curly rex fur and long curly fur.

The Rex Rabbit is a medium sized rabbit that grows to about ten pounds.

They are known to be friendly and intelligent. Many Rex Bunny lovers will tell you that they are more social with other animals than many other rabbit breeds.

I’ve seen Rex Pet Bunnies be best buds with cats and dogs. They also seem to bond with other rabbits easier than most other breeds.

Rex Bunny Videos

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24. Satin Rabbit

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The Satin Rabbit has a distinctive coat that has a satin sheen. Like most rabbits, the Satin Bunny has hairs of different lengths; a longer guard hair that protects the rabbit from pokes and a shorter and tighter insulating undercoat. However, the guard hairs on a Satin Rabbit are transparent!

These longer transparent hairs give the Satin a sheen from the light reflecting on and through these transparent guard hairs. It’s a quite beautiful effect.

The Satin Rabbit was recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1956.

Satin Rabbits are medium/larger rabbits growing to an average of nine pounds. Their coats are very dense which just adds to their beauty.

They are recognized in many colors, including white.

Satin Rabbits are sweet bunnies and make good family pets even with smaller children.

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25. Satin Angora Rabbit

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The Satin Angora has long fine hair that is even finer than other Angora breeds, but the longest guard hairs have a translucent casing around the inner hair instead of the standard opaque casing. This gives the Satin Angora’s wool the satin sheen that is so beautiful and desirable.

Satin Angoras have some of the finest wool of any rabbit, and their wool is in high demand as fiber for clothing. Satin Angoras can be sheered a few times a year to harvest their wool.

This breeds long hair is going to take weekly brushing. If you don’t upkeep your Satin Angora’s coat, it can get matted and nasty.

These rabbit’s long thick fur makes them ideally suited to be outdoor rabbits in cooler climates, though you’ll have to be very careful that they don’t overheat in the warmer summer months.

These are medium/large rabbits growing to an average of nine pounds. They have a sweet and friendly personality,

Satin Angora Bunny Videos

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Share Your White Rabbit Pictures & Videos

As you can see, not all of our pictures of white bunny breeds are great, and we’d love to have more and better pictures for our bunny friends.

If you have a picture or video of a white bunny of any breed, contact me at Stacey@RabbitPros.com and I’ll help you make your bunny famous!

Your Bunny Friend,

~Stacey

Stacey

My name is Stacey Davis, and I and my family had rabbits for decades. Here on RabbitPros.com we share our love of rabbits, our experience, and lots of research to help you enjoy your pet bunny even more and as stress-free as possible.

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