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Introduced into the UK 1965.
Of German origin. A tri-coloured breed, it was created by a cross between rabbits with English and Harlequin patterns. Rhinelander's were first shown in Germany in 1902.

Colour Weight Club
Base white, marking colours black and yellow. Brown eyes Ideal weight 3.25kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK Early 1990s
The eye-catching and unique Sallander was developed in the Salland region of Holland in 1975. A thickset and well rounded medium sized rabbit with good natured temperament.

Colour Weight Club
Base colour pearl with blackish brown guard hairs giving a veil of pale charcoal Ideal adult 3.5-4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club


An eyecatching breed that was created many years ago in eastern Europe and imported to the UK a decade ago.


Introduced into the UK 1920s
The Squirrel owes its introduction to the Chinchilla and they first appeared as “Blue Chinchillas”. A provisional standard was granted in 1928 but they became extinct. Re-created in the 1980s they remain a rarity.

Colour Weight Club
As its original name implies, a blue version of the Chinchilla Adult 2.47-3.06kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club.


Introduced into the UK 1986
Named after the English county this appealing golden breed was created by Judy leMarchant in 1986. The Sussex Gold was standardised in 1991, to be followed by the Cream.

Colour Weight Club
Golred-gold top colour, lightly ticked with cream and milk chocolate. Cream: rich pinkish beige top colour lightly ticked with lilac and pale cream, shading lilac. Desired weight 3.4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club

Swiss Fox

Introduced into the UK Early 1980s
Created in Switzerland and Germany in the nineteen twenties, when this appealing rabbit was introduced into the UK it has achieved consistent success on the show bench.

Colour Weight Club
All colours recognised Desired weight 2.5 – 3 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK Late 1960s
Created in Germany by crossing Himalayans with large Argentes, the Thuringer has a thickset well rounded body and striking colouring.

Colour Weight Club
Yellow ochre or buff (similar to chamois leather) with bluish black guard hairs Ideal weight 3.5 - 4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club

Vienna Coloured

Introduced into the UK 1995
Austria is the native home of the original Vienna breed, the Blue variety being the first produced in Austria in the 1890s. Blacks were created for the fur trade shortly after the end of World War 1.

Colour Weight Club
Recognised in the UK in the following colours: Blue, Black and Agouti. Ideal 4.2 - 4.75 to 5.25 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club

Vienna White

Introduced into the UK 1999
White Vienna's were created in Austria in 1895 and are similar in type to the Coloured's.

Colour Weight Club
A striking feature is their very pale blue eyes and pure white coat Desired weight 3.5 - 5.25 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club