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What breed of rabbit is the most calm,docile and child friendly?

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In your experience would a mini lop, rex or other breed be the best choice for a calm rabbit? What other breed?

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2 german shepherds, a beautiful, amazing 4 yr. old Paint horse named Miss Priss, 1 cat and 7 buff orpington pullets, 5 brahma pullets and 1 brahma cockeral!!!!! RIP my dear mini lop rabbit Shimmy......we will never forget you girl. You will always be in our hearts.

Happy are those who dream dreams and do whatever it takes to make them come true. I LOVE MY HORSE!
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post #2 of 18

Mini rex.

We have had the best luck with them temperment wise.

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post #3 of 18

i have holland lops....they are very sweet and docile

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post #4 of 18

My lop was very, very docile!  I could do just about anything with him.  He had medical issues and was so tolerant for all his treatments.  I'm sorry I don't have any experience with rexes.

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post #5 of 18

Every breed has its bad ones and its good ones don't expect to get something that people are saying are docile to turn out docile it could be a mean rabbit that wants to do nothing with you.

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post #6 of 18

Considering I was just bitten by my roommate's Mini Rex last night, I'm not inclined to say them. Honestly I find the dwarf breeds to be too nippy for my liking. For a child you want a slightly larger, docile rabbit. My personal recommendation is the Mini Lop. Most Himalayans are also VERY good about being handled.

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post #7 of 18

Holland Lops

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post #8 of 18

Another vote for lops. I LOVE rex, I used to breed the minis, but they are more active then the lops.

post #9 of 18

I'm getting Lionheads for my kids, but I really do not know anything about them.  So, I am hoping they are not mean.

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post #10 of 18

The giant breeds are uber friendly.

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