Lori Harmon is on the 2023 Board of Directors for the Central Coast Rabbit Club, ARBA Member & Member of the American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Breeders Association. Our Rabbitry is registered and recorded with the The American Rabbit Breeders Association.
We are a Central California based Co-Op rabbitry that raises, shows and sells Netherland Dwarf rabbits.
We are members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association & the American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Breeders Association.
Our breeding program is a collaboration of top quality Grand Champion Netherland Dwarfs.
We are a small rabbitry focusing on type, temperament while taking great pride in the health & well-being of our Netherland Dwarf family.
Our Netherland Dwarf Rabbits for sale are social, handled daily, fun to show and a also make excellent pets. They have a baby face that you'll just fall in love with. Even when full-grown, these bunnies keep their babyish appearance. They are intelligent, playful and funny. They are popular because they are easy to care for, can be kept indoors, able to be litter boxed trained and are tiny in size weighing 1.5 to 2.5 lbs when full grown.
Our Netherlands are quality, purebred and fully pedigreed. We are breeding to produce the ultimate Netherland Dwarf that we can be proud to have our rabbitrys name on. When you are getting a Netherland Dwarf from Down The Rabbit Hole rabbitry you are getting top quality and a true Netherland Dwarf!
We are here to help you every step of the way and provide a lifetime of advice and support. Our rabbit are free from genetic defects like hook spine, pinched hips and malocclusion. BEWARE of purchasing rabbits from backyard breeders although the bunny may be cute and small at the time of purchase as the baby grows up in all probability will NOT be what you expected in terms of large size, temperament, breed standard and or poor health.
Thank You for Hoppin by Lori Harmon and CC Coat.
Where to buy Netherland Dwarf Rabbits and their care.
With their small and cuddly appearances, Netherland Dwarf Rabbits have become a popular choice for professionals and pet owners. If you're looking to bring one of these furry little friends into your home or rabbitry, then you'll want to know the best way and the right price to do it. In this article, we will give you a few tips and information to help you find your perfect Netherland Dwarf Rabbit!
Factors to Consider When Looking for a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
If you're looking for Netherland Dwarf Rabbits for sale, there are a few things you'll need to take into account. Here are some factors to consider when searching for your new furry friend:
Location: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits are typically found in the Netherlands, Belgium, and other European countries. If you live in the United States, you may have to do some extra research to find a quality and reputable Netherland Dwarf breeder.
Cost: Be prepared to spend anywhere from $250-$1,000 on your Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. The price will vary depending on the breeder, the quality and whether or not you are looking for a pet or pedigreed show/breeding Netherland Dwarf.
Age: It's best to get a pet Netherland Dwarf Rabbit that is at least 8 weeks old. For breeding and/or showing you may want to purchase a Netherland Dwarf that is over 6 months of age and or consider buying a proven buck or doe.
Sex: I am always asked this question…do males or females make better pets? In my opinion both genders can make great pets. I firmly believe that the temperament of the Parents of the babies play a huge factor in their disposition and so does the breeder, handling babies from birth.
Tips for Choosing the Right Breeder:
When you're looking for a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, it's important to find a reputable breeder. There are a few things you can do to make sure you're choosing the right one:
Do some research beforehand. A reputable breeder will ask you a lot of questions and not just interested in making a sale. Be sure to ask about the rabbit's health, diet, temperament and personality. This will help you gauge whether they are knowledgeable and have the animal's best interests at heart. - Take your time. Don't feel pressured into buying a rabbit on the spot. A reputable breeder will never pressure a buyer.
They don’t “vet” you
Backyard breeders are all about profit, so it doesn’t matter to them where their rabbits end up. A legitimate, responsible rabbit breeder will always check out your credentials before allowing you to take a rabbit home. They will not sell you a rabbit if they feel that it is not in the best interest of the rabbit.
Beware of a breeder that:
Does not ask you any questions regarding; Care, housing and etc.
If they try and sell you a rabbit that is younger than eight weeks old.
If the breeder is not familiar with the unique health problems and characteristics of the Netherland Dwarf.
If they are selling Netherland Dwarfs cheap.
Netherland dwarfs are not rabbit breeding-machines, and those who treat them as such aren’t legitimate breeders.
A normal sized litter for a Netherland Dwarf is usually around 2 kits. Any more than that, you’re probably dealing with a backyard breeder.
They have a large number of rabbits for sale.
They are selling Easter bunnies.
Check your bunnies teeth for malocclusion or butting.
Check the bunnies eyes for cloudy spots, or moon eye.
Check the bunnies ears for canker/ear mites.
For show/breeding bunnies check armpits, foot pads, groin area for white spots.
Check feet for broken toes or mismatch nails and check tail for breaks.
For does check the vent for sores, pimples or crusting. Four bucks, check for both testicles and check for split penis.
Check under color to verify it is correct for the variety, check ear to verify tattoo.
How to Care for Your New Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
Much like any other pet, rabbits come with a set of specific needs and requirements in order for them to stay healthy and thrive in their home.
Here is a brief guide on how to care for your new Netherland Dwarf Rabbit:
1. Housing - Your rabbit will need a safe place to call home, where they can roam freely and explore. The enclosure should be escape-proof, as rabbits are notoriously good at finding their way out of things! A large cage or hutch with an attached puppy pen is ideal. Just make sure there's plenty of space for your rabbit to move around, as well as some toys and hiding spots for them to enjoy.
2. Diet - A healthy diet is essential for any animal, and rabbits are no exception. A diet rich in fiber is crucial for keeping their digestive system working properly, so Timothy hay should always be available (and fresh) and a small amount of quality pellets designed specifically for rabbits. (I personally do not feed lettuce, fruits or vegetables to my Netherland Dwarf rabbits) And of course, water must always be accessible via a water bottle and or crock.
3. Exercise - Like all animals, exercise is important for keeping your rabbit healthy both physically and mentally.
A reputable breeder will ask a buyer many questions.
A reputable breeder will send you home with transition feed and a detailed care sheet.
A reputable breeder will always be available and willing to share information and answer any questions you may have for the life of your rabbit.
A reputable breeder will always take a bunny back for any reason.
A reputable breeder breeds to the SOP Standard Of Perfection.
A reputable breeder is a member of the Netherland Dwarf Association and ARBA American Rabbit Breeders Association.
A reputable breeder shows his or her rabbits and breeds to the Standard Of Perfection to improve the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit breed.
Responsible breeders treat their rabbits with care, never over-breed, and ensure they have clean and spacious living quarters and plenty of exercise and personal attention.
The greatest benefit to finding a Netherland Dwarf from a trusted breeder is the relative certainty and reliability when it comes to what your rabbit’s future size, health and temperament, simply based on knowing his parents.