Flemish Giant Rabbits have been known to be bred as far back as the 16th century in Belgium. They were imported to the U.S. in the late 19th century. Due to their size and disposition, they have become one of the more popular breeds of rabbit.
Flemish Giants weigh about 14-18 lbs. as adults. They can grow even larger and have been reported to weigh over 20 lbs., larger than some dog breeds. Body type is Semi-Arch. These Giants can live 5 years or more, even into their teens. Their coats are short, dense and glossy. Colors are black, blue, fawn, light gray, sandy, steel gray and white.
Flemish Giants can be easily litter-trained, going potty in the same place you choose. It is recommended that they should have a very large pen or room. Be sure to rabbit-proof any area where your pet is free to roam.
Flemish Giants are very sweet-natured and calm and gentle. They usually get along with other pets. They are good pets for older children who can handle them more easily. If not handled properly, they can become fearful and may scratch.