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French Lop

By | Last Updated : 28th January 2020

The French Lop is a breed of very large domestic rabbits characterized by a broad, well-muscled, thickset body, short and powerful legs, and straight, well-furred tail. Believed to have been developed in France in 1850, the French Lop was probably bred as a cross between Flemish Giant and English Lop stock. The new breed was introduced in the US in 1970-1971 and has been recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).

Basic Information

How big do they get

Size

Large, 22-24 inches long

Weight

10-15 lbs

Height

27-30 inches

Width

28-30 inches

What do they look like

Fur Type

Rollback, dense, soft, lots of guard hairs

Ear Type

Broad, well-furred, thick, rounded at ends, 5-8 inches long

Color

Agouti French Lop

Black French Lop

Blue French Lop

Chinchilla French Lop

Fawn French Lop

Opal French Lop

Orange French Lop

Siamese Sable French Lop

Sooty-Fawn French Lop

Steel French Lop

White French Lop

Agouti French Lop

Black French Lop

Blue French Lop

Chinchilla French Lop

Fawn French Lop

Opal French Lop

Orange French Lop

Siamese Sable French Lop

Sooty-Fawn French Lop

Steel French Lop

Care Level

Low

High

Replace your French Lop’s bedding every week and clean its cage by using hot water and vinegar to remove stubborn stains.

Cage Size

Select an indoor cage measuring 36 X 30 X 32 inches, at least. A larger enclosure, such as a hutch, with dimensions of 80 X 36 X 40 inches is suitable for housing two or more bunnies.

Diet

Unlimited fresh timothy hay, one cup of high-quality pellets with 16-18% plant protein, a slice of fresh fruits, a handful of leafy greens per day

GROOMING

Occasional

Regular

Brush its soft, dense coat using a bristle brush once a week, check its long ears for signs of infection including waxy build-ups and clean them with a cotton swab, trim its nails with clippers when they get too long

ACTIVITY

Low

High

It is moderately active, needing two to three hours of exercise on a regular basis. Let it hop, roam, and explore in a fenced yard, also allow it to socialize with people in the house

COST

Low

High

Expect to pay around $50-$75 for a French Lop at a pet store, while the cost of keeping it varies between $700 and $800 per year.

SHEDDING

Low

High

It is a moderate shedder but may shed heavily at the end of summer and winter, which can be controlled by brushing twice or thrice a week.

French Lop

Did You Know

  • French Lops love socializing and interacting with humans, preferring to be picked up and stroked.
  • They resemble the English Lops but have a heavier body and shorter ears.

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