KM'S English Rabbits

The English Rabbit Breed Information.

English Rabbit Appearance

The English Rabbit is one of the oldest breeds, existing as far back as 1838, it is also known as the Old English or the English Spot. They are a medium sized rabbit with erect ears. English Rabbits are distinguished by their typical markings; their white coats are patterned with Black, Blue, Chocolate, Tortoise shell, Grey and Tri coloured markings. The typical English Rabbit marking pattern, sees a butterfly mark on the nose, circled eyes, coloured ears, a herring boned spine marking, a spot on each cheek and a chain of spots along the body. You also commonly get English Rabbits which are charlies (incomplete markings) or selfs (one colour with no markings)

English Rabbit Temperament

English Rabbits are friendly, active and lively, with an inquisitive nature. They are affectionate and can be handled easily, therefore making great pets for children. They are most lively at dawn and dusk. Like most rabbits, English Rabbits are intelligent and responsive, they can be trained to learn their name, where to go to the toilet and much more.

English Rabbit Exercise Needs

English Rabbits are a full arch breed and this means they need a lot of exercise. They will need space in their house too exercise along with a large secure run that they can regularly get the exercise they need in. Also items that allow your English Rabbit to burrow and climb, as if in a warren, likes boxes and tubes will give further exercise and amusement.

English Rabbit Feeding

English Rabbits feed on dry rabbit mix or pellets with regular fresh fruit and vegetables to supplement. They also need fresh hay in their diet, as it is very beneficial to an English Rabbit’s health, for example it aids their digestive system. English Rabbits need a regular supply of fresh water through a bottle feeder.

English Rabbit Health

English Rabbits are susceptible to extreme hot or cold temperatures; especially if kept permanently outdoors. So try and keep your English Rabbit’s environment at a consistent temperature and keep an eye on them if unavoidable hot or cold conditions occur. A common infectious respiratory disease Pasteurella Multocida is seen in many rabbits, including English Rabbits, which are kept in draughty or poorly ventilated conditions. Other health problems to look out for include diarrhoea, gastro intestinal stasis (the food passage through the intestines has slowed or stopped so your rabbit is not eating or producing faeces), dental problems and flystrike (flies lay eggs on a rabbit’s soiled faeces, creating maggots that eat the rabbit’s flesh).

English Rabbit Life Expectancy

5+ years

English Rabbit Origin



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Chocolate Marked/Spot 

Chocolate Self 

Chocolate Charlie 

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