First illustrated in Renaissance art, white spotted rabbits were indigenous to the Low Countries and exported to the nearby London markets. Here, early Victorian fanciers selected suitable stock to create and establish the Dutch as a distinct breed. The Dutch Rabbit Club, founded 30th December 1884, later changed its name to the United Kingdom Dutch Rabbit Club. Dutch were the most popular breed until the 1960s when other breeds were introduced from Europe.
|Black, Blue, Chocolate, Tortoiseshell, Pale Grey, Brown Grey, Steel Grey and Yellow.||Ideal weight 2.041-2.26 kgs.||UK Dutch Rabbit Club website www.ukdutch.co.uk|