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GWSchott
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I've been using a lion-head. They're very furry and look much bigger than they actually are, which means they can fit in small places but look HUGE when they're produced. Only drawback is the shedding. Mine sheds like mad, no matter how much you brush him, and that can - conceivably - be a problem for kids with allergies and that sort of thing.
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GWSchott,

Isn't that a Holland Lop you are holding on your web site in the BIO section?

How do you like working with him?
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On 2010-01-06 01:45, GWSchott wrote:
I've been using a lion-head. They're very furry and look much bigger than they actually are, which means they can fit in small places but look HUGE when they're produced. Only drawback is the shedding. Mine sheds like mad, no matter how much you brush him, and that can - conceivably - be a problem for kids with allergies and that sort of thing.


I have been searching for a REW Lionhead buck for a long time....over a year, in fact. They are difficult to locate around this area. I may have to reconsider if shedding is that bad. I was told their shedding is similar to Netherland Dwarfs, only their hair is longer of course.

What about grooming? Does their long hair mat easily?

Regan
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My favorite is the Hotot, but they are rather hard to come by in my area. I am currently using a Mini Rex and she has been a wonderful rabbit to work with and has stayed small. The key is always the load chamber on the props.
GWSchott
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Boppies2 -
Yes, I am indeed holding a lop on my website, but he's not the one I use in my show. I use the lionhead. The lop is a wee bit too 'curious' to keep still when he needs to.
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I've had good luck with lionhead rabbits. I've found them to be calm yet intelligent to work with - very trainable. I really haven't had too much trouble with shedding, and I've never had one get a mat - even with minimal brushing.

Regan -
What is a REW lionhead rabbit?

Rob
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My recommendation for finding rabbits is to go to one of the ARBA Shows (i.e. American Rabbit Breeders Association). You can go to their website and search show dates by State. There are tons of rabbits.
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Gordon
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On 2010-01-19 02:14, Magic Rob wrote:
I've had good luck with lionhead rabbits. I've found them to be calm yet intelligent to work with - very trainable. I really haven't had too much trouble with shedding, and I've never had one get a mat - even with minimal brushing.

Regan -
What is a REW lionhead rabbit?

Rob


Thanks Rob. I had heard shedding was about like a Netherland, but I wanted to make sure.

A REW means "Ruby-Eyed White"

Regan
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I got 2 Polish dwarfs
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On 2010-01-21 18:49, 123TJS321 wrote:
I got 2 Polish dwarfs


Male or female? Both have +/-
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Both males
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Sometimes mature males will get aggressive/mark territory in breeding season (Mad as a March Hare?). Best to neuter them.

Good luck
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I was at the zoo, in connecticut, they have an extensive rabbit program there, definately Neuter males if not breeding, if using females and not breeding, spay them, this will take away the chance of Ovarian cancer in the females giving them a longer life. If you ever have a female that has just passed away for no reason, have the vet check for Ovarian cancer, leading killer in female rabbits.
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I agree with a lot of the guys here about the netherland dwarf rabbits, which is what I have been using for the last 3 years. Both male and female rabbits are kid friendly and I've never had any behavior problems out of any of them. Father Photieus is correct about finding a breeder with pet quality rabbits for sale, but I have bought 4 rabbits in the last 3 years that were pet quality that died for apparently no reason at all. My vet told me that dwarf rabbits will sometime carry bad genes and have short life spans, which is hard to explain to my children who look at the rabbits as pets.
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I also vote for Dutch. My doe has a decent temperment and will "pick" a card when put near her mouth. This is a great "trick," which really requires no training if you get the right animal.
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