Dwarf rabbits are small rabbits with eyes and heads that are big compared to the rest of their body. This makes them look like baby rabbits when they grow up as well as well as when they are young, something most people find very cute. Standard dwarf rabbits weigh up to 1.4 kilograms (approximately 3 pounds).

The Dwarf Hotot is one of the more recent breeds to be recognized by the ARBA, gaining acceptance in 1984. It has never been without a strong following, but also has never been among the most popular breeds. There’s an unusual story behind this breed’s development.


This breed is small, compact, and very docile. Their fur should be soft and dense and it should be a uniform white colour all over. One thing that sets Dwarf Hotots apart is the black ring of fur around their eyes, giving them a very distinctive look.

The Dwarf Hotot requires minimal grooming. The excess fur should be removed weekly, either with a soft bristled brush or damp hand in order to prevent intestinal blockages. Dwarf Hotots are susceptible to intestinal blockages caused by ingesting fur, also known as trichobezoars or hairballs. Signs that a blockage is forming included eating less and having droppings that are strung together. Laxatives are used to treat these blockages. Prevention consists of regularly removing the excess hair so that the rabbit does not ingest it when it grooms itself.

A compactly built rabbit with a calm demeanor, the Dwarf Hotot is capable of playing independently, and enjoys running back and forth in its cage and playing with toys. It is able to keep themselves entertained much of the day with a simple toy, such as a ping-pong ball or paper towel tube, but it also love receiving attention from it’s owner. It should be provided with a toy or two, and let out of its cage to play. It is a friendly breed that loves spending time with people.
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