The American variety of the mini lop rabbit weighs 5 to 6 pounds. In countries that use British Rabbit Council standards, mini lops weigh 3 to 4 pounds.
The mini lop is one of 48 breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, known as ARBA. It is descended from a German breed, the Klein Widder, and became a recognized American breed in 1980. ARBA recognizes the American Mini Lop Rabbit Club as the breed's official national specialty club, giving AMLRC the right to sanction shows for mini lops.
The mini lop is a small, sturdy rabbit with lop ears and comes in solid and broken color patterns. It has a good disposition and is suitable for children's 4-H projects.