Our youngest raise these
cute little bunnies.
They weight around 3lbs.
|Basic Appearance: Dwarf Hotots are one of the cutest breeds of rabbits. They are white
black or chocolate banded eyes. They are very small, only weighing a few pounds when
full grown. Hotot is correctly pronounced Oh Toe.
History, Temperament, and Common Uses: As the era of meat and fur rabbits started to
Germany started working on a dwarf Hotot in the 1970’s. One breeder used a Netherland
dwarf and the large blanc de Hotot to start his line. The other breeder’s foundation rabbits
were a Netherland dwarf and a Dutch. The two lines were eventually crossed to produce
the rabbit we have today.
Dwarf Hotots usually have a friendly personality, making them a good choice as a pet or
show rabbit. Their small size also makes them ideal pets or show rabbits.
Grooming, Care, and Additional Notes: Dwarf Hotots have rollback coats that need little
grooming when not in a molt. A once a week grooming with a slicker or even damp
hands is usually enough. During a molt more frequent grooming will be needed. As with
all rabbits, avoid giving you dwarf Hotot a bath. Simply spot clean the coat as needed.
needed.Dwarf Hotots sometimes have trouble with GI stasis, so a good diet with plenty of
Not all the babies in a litter of dwarf Hotots will be showable, some will have colored
spots on their body or incomplete eyebands.
Recognized Varieties: White with black eyebands and white with chocolate eyebands.
The two varieties are judged together.
ARBA Body Type: Compact
Approximate Size: Not more than 3 pounds.
Important Things to Look for When Buying Show Stock: A short, smooth, round body.
Uniform width from shoulders to hindquarters. Slight, gradual rise in topline that starts at
the ear base. Bold, wide head. Round, full muzzle. No visible neck. Short, slightly rounded
ears. Ears should be thick and upright, less than 2 3/4 inches. Ears need not touch all
the way up. Rollback fur. Pure white body. Eyebands should be narrow and sharply
defined. They are to be about the thickness of two pennies on edge.
Things to Avoid: Narrow body. Long or narrow head. Thin ears. Claws any color other
than white or flesh are a disqualification. Thin fur. Spots of color in the white part of the
coat, or eyes not of the color called for in the standard, are a disqualification. Very wide or
uneven eyebands or feathery eyebands are a fault. Incomplete eyebands or heavily
feathered eyebands are a disqualification.