Holland Lop Size Comparison: How Big Do These Rabbits Get?

Written by Amber LaRock
Updated: July 20, 2023
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The Holland lop is a wonderful rabbit breed to have as a pet. They are widely popular in the United States and the United Kingdom due to their timid nature, adorable floppy ears, and small size.

So just how big is the Holland lop in comparison to other rabbit breeds? We discuss everything you need to know in this detailed Holland lop size guide!

The Average Size of Holland Lop Rabbits

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The beloved Holland lop is considered one of the world’s smallest rabbits. This dwarf rabbit breed weighs anywhere from two to four pounds, though most reside on the smaller end of the scale. These treasured rabbits are typically 4-5 inches tall when fully grown, and they are about 10-12 inches long when stretched.

The Holland lop is known for being tiny and compact. They are often quite broad and short in comparison to other rabbits. They have long droopy ears like other lop-eared rabbits, but they are not so long that they are difficult to manage.

Comparing The Holland Lop to Other Rabbit Breeds

To help you better determine if the Holland lop is right for your family, let’s compare their size to other popular rabbit breeds!

The Mini Lop Rabbit

Miniature Lop rabbit.

The mini lop is known for its distinctive ears and gentle nature.

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Despite the name, the mini lop is actually bigger than the Holland lop! The mini weighs around three to just over six pounds when fully grown, and reaches 4 to 5 inches long.

The English Lop Rabbit

English Lop Rabbit

The English lop is known for being an easy-going rabbit.

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Much larger than the Holland lop, the English lop can weigh up to 11 pounds. They are typically about 18 inches long, and they are 8 to 10 inches tall when fully grown.

The French Lop Rabbit

French lop

A French lop was created by combining the English lop with the Flemish giant.

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The French lop is known to tip the scales with a whopping 11-to-20-pound weight range! Their ears alone are 5 to 8 inches long!

The Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

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Netherland dwarf is one of the smallest domesticated rabbit breeds.

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The Netherland dwarf rabbit is one of the smallest pet rabbits in the world. They weigh around one to 2.5 pounds when fully grown, and they are 5 to 6 inches tall on average.

The Dutch Rabbit

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The Dutch rabbit is well known for its signature color markings!

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The average Dutch rabbit weighs anywhere from four to six pounds, and can reach up to 9 inches in height at the shoulder.

The Californian Rabbit

The Californian rabbit has a white body with distinct black markings on the nose, ears, feet, and tail.

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The lovely Californian rabbit can weigh anywhere from seven to 10 pounds when fully grown. However, some Californian rabbits have reached up to 13 pounds!

The Lionhead Rabbit

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Another small rabbit on this list is the lionhead rabbit. They typically do not exceed three and a half pound and stand around 5 to 6 inches at the shoulder.

The Mini Rex Rabbit

Brown and white Mini Rex rabbit

The mini rex is a much smaller version of the standard rex rabbit.

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Similar to the mini lop, the mini rex is quite small. The mini rex often weighs anywhere from three to just over four pounds. They can reach up to 7 inches at the shoulder when fully grown.

The Flemish Giant Rabbit

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The Flemish giant is known as the gentle giant of the rabbit world.

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Coming in at a whopping 15 pounds, the Flemish giant is the largest domesticated rabbit in the world. They are known to reach an impressive 2.5 feet in length when stretched!

Factors Influencing Your Holland Lop’s Adult Size

The average Holland lop will weigh anywhere from two to four pounds at adulthood. More than one factor will impact eventual size. One of these is, of course, genetics.

Many Holland lops will weigh in at the lower end of their average scale. However, if your rabbit has large parents, he may weigh closer to eight pounds. The only way to better understand your rabbit’s genetics is to see the parents in person.

Another factor that can impact your Holland lop’s eventual size is diet. If your rabbit is eating too many pellets or fruit, then they may begin to put on extra weight. This can also occur if your rabbit is not getting enough exercise. We always suggest having your Holland lop assessed by your vet if you think he might be overweight. Your vet can determine a healthy diet and exercise plan for your little one.

When Will My Holland Lop Stop Growing?

It’s time to discuss the age at which your rabbit will stop growing. The average Holland lop will reach mature size between six to seven months of age. Your Holland lop may fill out a bit in the six months to follow. However, your bunny should complete the majority of his growth by the time he is seven months old.

Things To Consider for Your Holland Lop’s Housing

Holland lops are wonderful pets for a variety of reasons. They are known to be friendly, family oriented, and they enjoy spending quality time with those they love. Their loving personalities and adorable appearance are major perks for rabbit ownership. As a bonus, their small size comes with a space perk as well!

Holland lops are typically great for apartment living and small home living due to the fact that they can thrive in smaller enclosures. The Holland lop typically does well with an enclosure that is at least 48 x 36 inches at the base, and at least 12 inches high. Keep in mind that this is simply referring to their resting enclosure. Daily time outside of the enclosure is ideal. Many rabbit experts suggest rabbit-proofing your home and allowing your little one to roam while monitored.

The Holland lop is also great for apartment living because they do not require an outdoor enclosure. As long as he has a spacious indoor enclosure and plenty of daily exercise, your Holland lop can thrive in your apartment.

Just be sure that you keep your Holland lop’s enclosure away from any dangerous chewable items. Rabbits are known to chomp on anything they can find! We also suggest avoiding any enclosures with wire bottoms, as this can be very uncomfortable for your rabbit’s feet. The Holland lop tends to do well with soft bedding on the floor of their enclosure.

Final Thoughts

The Holland lop is adorable, friendly, and well-suited for a variety of living situations. Their small size not only adds to their cute factor, but it makes them ideal pets for apartment living. As long as you offer a cozy enclosure and plenty of daily exercise, your Holland lop will thrive in your care!

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About the Author

Amber LaRock is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering topics surrounding pet health and behavior. Amber is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with 12 years of experience in the field, and she holds a degree in veterinary technology that she earned in 2015. A resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Amber enjoys volunteering with animal rescues, reading, and taking care of her two cats.

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