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My last bunny whom was named Stu passed away last year. I hadn't thought of getting another as I frequently work with my dogs , but alas I couldn't resist the tiny white ball of fluff and in a moment of temporary insanity I purchased her.Actually it was my son whom begged me to buy her and I didn't attempt to disuade him. Not being totally without experience with rabbits as "Stu" lived to the age of 10 years and was very much accepted by my dogs. Stu, roamed free in the daytime in his large outdoor pen and in the evenings was herded back to his indoor pen by my Old English Sheepdog. Even if "New Bunny" was bought on impulse she's going to have a good home.

Here's my question, I am unfamiliar with this type of rabbit - "Lion Headed Rabbit." It has a scruff of hair around it's head and appropriately named Lion Headed as it does indeed resemble the mane of a lion. This particular type is very attractive with it white fur and the long tuffs of hair around it's head. How big do these type of rabbits get? Is there any other information I should be aware of that members feel is important? Any suggestions for a name?

Thanks in advance!

Update: May 15 2005

Hi Again,

Well I answered my own question after a search on the net but thought I'd pass along this info to the members here. It appears this particular breed is fairly new. It was orginally developed in Belgium and has only appeared in England and North America within the past four years.

It was thought to have originated from a longcoated drawf minature Swiss Fox and Belgium drawf. They only grow to aprox 3 pounds. The ears are 3 inches in length and the mane around their necks is 2-3 inches which fully circles the neck area. The hair on their cheeks may be longer, the rest of the coat is short. This breed is particularly friendly and make great pets.

For those of you interested in seeing this type of rabbit, I found a web site http://lionheadrabbit.net/

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I looked at the lion heads. They are unique looking. Very long hair!
But it was my understanding they are more like 4 pounds fully grown.
I opted for a Mini Rex which is weighing in at 4 lbs.
That is the perfect size rabbit in my opinion.
Daniel Faith
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