Polish Rabbits are much like Netherlands with small round heads and round bodies. As adults they weigh about 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 lbs. Their ears are a bit longer than the Netherlands and they touch up to the tip. Cheeks are full. Eyes are large and expressive. Coat colors are white with any other color, white, black, blue and chocolate.
Though named Polish, this rabbit is thought to have originated in England, but exact origins are unknown. They have been known in the U.S. since about 1912. They are often called “Little Aristocrat.”
Polish rabbits can be divided into distinct types: the Britannia Petite (British Polish), and the American Polish. Both types are pretty small, with the American slightly larger than the British.
Polish Rabbits have very easygoing personalities. They are gentle and loving. Easy to care for, they are excellent pets for children. Their small size makes it easy for children to handle them. These rabbits are popular with magicians since they are friendly and have the right temperament for performing. And they are small enough to fit in a hat! They are often seen in shows and exhibitions.
The average life span of a breeding Polish rabbit is 6 to 8 years. By spaying or neutering a Polish rabbit early in life, one can increase their life expectancy to around 10 years.