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Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#1  Unread postby ElliesK9z » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:47 am


Does anyone know which of these three has the best temperment? I am interested in showing and possible therapy, and I need a rabbit with a very good temperment and look. These are my possible choices:
Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops
All I am looking for is temperment wise, size isn't a huge issue.
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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#2  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:32 pm


i find that in my PERSONAL experience... that dutch are very.. um...what's the word... they have a lot "tude. Not mean... but very dutch. Stubborn and wanting their own way.
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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#3  Unread postby HendricksHearth » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:46 pm


I've never owned a Holland, but I have raised Dutch and currently raise Mini Lops. I'd take ML's any day of the week over a Dutch (no offense to Dutch folks). All of the Minis I have been around are pretty laid back, friendly, etc., whereas the Dutch were touch-and-go. Some were alright and some were flighty and/or cranky. I agree with the above post about them wanting their own way, lol.

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#4  Unread postby curlysue » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:41 am


Get a Male Holland lop thats at least 4 months old.babies are all too similar in temperment.does can be cranky when they want bred.I have raised all of those breeds.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:24 am


Go for the HL Not even the nicest tempered Dutchs I've had would have made good therapy animals-- now ol FRED, well so laid back,

I think when people were developing the lop breeds= they inadvertently selected for placid rabbits.
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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#6  Unread postby eco2pia » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:35 am


Actually, I read they actively selected for mellowness when developing the Holland Lop, not sure about the others though. Course, I have none of the breeds the op mentions...so I am purely reporting what I heard...

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#7  Unread postby rittert3 » Sat May 05, 2012 12:50 am


I raise mini lops and they are my first breed out of the ones you listed. They are a little bigger and I have a doe that gets flat out vicious when she wants bred and all my does tend to kick but my buck is very calm and lethargic in his hole and turns into this perky, curious, awesome rabbit in the play yard. I would recommend getting a just weaned kit if you go with a ML.

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#8  Unread postby curlysue » Sat May 05, 2012 6:37 am


Holland lop buck.they are friendly,tolerate rough handling by children,curious and sweet.i have raised all of the breeds you mentioned.minilop would be my second choice.

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Peach » Sat May 05, 2012 8:26 am


Mini lops:) the way they were raised makes a huge difference in what I've seen in other peoples Mini lops and my own..I have one holland as a pet and she isn't mean but she isn't one to run up to you for a pat and I've had her since I raised her back to health as a really young rabbit in a petstore that my boyfriend got me.(big mistake on my boyfriends part but she has bonded pair status now with first pet rabbit, my part Mini Lop Jack :) ) my herd sire is awesome and hangs out his head for scratches ( bought him from Hendricks Hearth on here a few moths ago :D ) and He has produced me offspring that love to get attention and run to the front of the cage for head scratches too! Lol they are all unique with their personalities,minus the foul tempered one on occasion, you just cull the temperaments that don't fit your program.

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#10  Unread postby skysthelimit » Sat May 05, 2012 4:59 pm


Holland or mini. My hollands are the sweetest creatures, even the does. I take the show buck to school with me periodically, and he is handled by small kids and he is quite the star.
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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#11  Unread postby squidpop » Thu May 31, 2012 8:29 am


I just acquired a mini-lop, an American Tan, and a pair of Netherland Dwarf, and I've been observing them. The mini-lop sleeps all the time. The Dwarfs barely sleep, and are so fast, I have to be careful handling them or they will try to jump out of my arms. The Mini-lop is so laid back compared to the Netherland Dwarfs- to the point where I was beginning to worry there was something wrong with her, but I don't think there is she is just very mellow and lazy. The Mini-lop would be a good pet for a kid, but not the Netherland Dwarfs—they are just too fast and jumpy (but I do like them a lot they make me laugh because they are so small and feisty). Of the rabbits I have, The American Tan I got is actually my favorite of the breeds so far, she isn't as mellow as the mini-lop, but is very tame, and she is more entertaining, she frolics in her cage and plays a lot compared to the mini-lop so she is fun to watch—she also seems the smartest, like she recognizes me and is happy to see me. Also I'd like to add, I put the female Netherland dwarf and mini-lop together for 2 seconds and the Netherland dwarf attacked her- the Netherland Dwarf is only half the size of the Mini-Lop and the poor mini-lop was just trying to get away. So Yep, Netherland dwarfs- seem really feisty- and it's too bad because they are so small they could be kept in a cage in a child's bedroom easily- but they are difficult too handle.

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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#12  Unread postby Peach » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:33 pm


Yeah... when people ask me if I have Netherland dwarfs I give them a little heads up on their usual temperament. Sure they are cute, but not what I recommend for a pet home. Smaller is cuter, but it isn't so cute when it attacks or avoids human contact. The most aggressive breed that I have had mentioned to me from just random people I've happen to have talked to that have owned rabbits seem to have the same experience....got a dwarf and it was more interested in attacking or hiding beneath the bed....so they got rid of it. I didn't even know rabbits could be nice until I met Jack and that kicked off my rabbit obsession, particularly for the Lops :) So many people get turned off of rabbits because of a single experience, although they can be super great pets!

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Post Number:#13  Unread postby rittert3 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:43 pm


I ussually have to warn people against NDs too, they are commonly marketed as pets around here and I have no idea why. I got 1 a while back and that was the meanest rabbit I'd ever seen. I think Polish and Havanas tend to be better alternatives but are much less known. I kind of like the extra size to my mini lops and most of my bucks do tend to be calmer but I learned with the last litter that it's all about spending time with those babies. The 1st a 2nd litter were like
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Re: Dutch vs. Holland Lops vs. Mini lops

Post Number:#14  Unread postby LindseysWoolies » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:56 pm


Jersey woolies are also a good alternative to netherland dwarfs. Mine are all layed back and sweet.

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