English Spot Rabbits are Full Arch Body Types. They were developed in England in the mid-19th century. They were first imported to the United States in 1910.
English Spots have very distinctive coat markings. The area around the nose has the appearance of a butterfly. They have cheek spots and solid color circles around both eyes. A straight solid line runs from the base of the ears to the tail tip and is called the herringbone. A chain of spots on both sides of the rabbit’s body run from the base of the neck to the hind legs. Colors are mostly white with black, blue, chocolate, gray, gold, lilac or tortoise markings. Ears are erect and colored. Life span is 5 years and more.
English Spots are playful and fun-loving and make great pets. They have a curious nature, so care should be taken about leaving valuables around. As with all rabbits, they love to chew so be particularly aware of electric wires. They sleep during the day and are most active morning and night.