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An Overview Of Beveren Rabbits and Their Dedicated Club

By Tom Seest

What Is the American Beveren Rabbit Club?

The American Beveren Rabbit Club is a nonprofit organization that helps its members raise healthy and beautiful Beveren rabbits. Founded in 1981, the club promotes responsible rabbit breeding. Its members include breeders, owners, and hobbyists who share a passion for this beautiful breed. Beveren Rabbits are easy to care for and make great pets for any family. They are also incredibly friendly and intelligent.

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What Is the Beveren Rabbit Body Type?

A Beveren rabbit is an incredibly convenient and easy-to-care-for house rabbit. The average size of an adult Beveren is between eight and twelve pounds, and males can reach 12 pounds and 4.5 kilograms. The breed is semi-architectural in shape, with a medium length, meaty back and round face. Females typically weigh between nine and twelve pounds.
The American Beveren Rabbit Club has defined a body type for this breed based on its head shape, body length, and girth. The Beveren’s head and ears are large and rounded. Their body has a semi-arched belly, and its topline is curved upward to a high point over the middle of the back and descending over the hips.
The blue color is a unique characteristic of the breed. Various shades of blue can be seen, and furriers generally prefer a light lavender-blue color. The Blue Beveren was first imported to the United Kingdom in 1905 by Mrs. A. M. Martin, a breeder in Norwich, England. In the following years, the breed spread throughout England and became one of the most popular fur rabbit breeds in the world.
The Beveren rabbit’s fur is thick and lustrous. It sheds less than any other breed but must be brushed regularly to keep it looking great. This breed’s hair can become matted if it’s left outside without shelter. It also needs to have predator-proof housing.

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What Is the Beveren Rabbit Diet?

A proper diet for a Beveren rabbit is very important for their health. Their diet should consist of 70 percent hay and pellets, and the rest must be vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits. You should avoid giving your pet too much of a certain type of fruit or vegetable, as they can harm your pet’s health.
To keep Beveren rabbits healthy and happy, you must provide them with ample space. Their cage should be large enough for them to run around and exercise in. In addition, they need a soft floor. Be careful not to use a wire floor in their cages, as it can hurt their feet. The bedding in their cage should also be changed on a regular basis.
The Beveren rabbit can be found in many colors, including brown and lilac. There are also pointed varieties of this breed. Pointed varieties also come in the same colors, but they have white guard hairs. The Blue variety must be solid light lavender blue and not dark blue. The body of a Beveren rabbit is deep, muscular, and semi-arched.
To provide proper nutrition for your Beveren rabbit, you should provide fresh, clean water every day. You should also provide plenty of hay. A good diet for a Beveren rabbit also includes vegetables and hard-to-gnaw items. Make sure to brush your rabbit’s fur and teeth on a daily basis. Beveren rabbits make great pets and are ideal for children over the age of five.

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What Is the Beveren Rabbit Grow-Out Rate?

Beveren Rabbits require a large hutch to live comfortably and thrive. A floor area of at least 4-5 square feet is ideal, and the cage should have a 14-inch height. Be sure to use a soft, linoleum-based floor covering; the wire bottom of a cage is too hard for their delicate feet. In addition, Beverens like to chew on soft materials such as willow bark.
The Beveren rabbit is large, weighing between eight and 12 pounds. It has a semi-arch body type and a long, firm rib cage. The rabbit’s long, full head and pronounced arch are characteristics that help distinguish the breed from many other breeds. The Beveren rabbit’s topline is also smooth and arched, with a high point over the middle of the back and a descending curve over the hips.
Despite being large, the Beveren rabbit is usually quite docile and gentle. Its docile temperament makes it an excellent pet for children and seniors. However, the animal can become nervous when handled too often and should not be left unsupervised. In general, Beveren rabbits do well with children, but younger children should be kept away from them.
Beveren rabbits should be fed a mix of pellets, hay, and vegetables. At least 70% of their diet should consist of hay, but they should also eat rabbit pellets and some fruit and leafy greens. Hay is an essential part of their diet, and they should be fed Timothy or Oat hay. Avoid feeding your rabbits cyanide-based hay, as it can be harmful to their health.

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What Is the Beveren Rabbit Breed’s Extinction Watch?

The Beveren Rabbit is one of the oldest and largest fur rabbit breeds in the world. Though not particularly popular in the United States, they are still widely bred in Belgium and other European countries. Because of their decreasing numbers, the breed is on the endangered species list of the American Livestock Conservancy. The breed originated in Beveren, Belgium, and was first recognized in Great Britain in 1905. The breed was later recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1925.
Beveren Rabbits have long, medium-length bodies with sturdy legs and large, erect ears. Their fur is dense and glossy, and it needs to be brushed at least twice a week. Although they prefer outdoor living, they do need a secure outdoor hutch with plenty of space.
The American Beveren Rabbit Club’s official website offers a wealth of information about the breed’s history. The breed was first recognized in 1898 and is named after the town of its origin in western Belgium. The breed’s blue color was originally derived from a self-blue St. Nicholas selection. Early Blue Beverens were varied in color, but furriers favored a light lavender-blue coat. The breed was also controversial at the beginning because of its early weight, and many furriers preferred a lighter-colored rabbit.
The American Beveren Rabbit Club’s mission is to protect this ancient breed from extinction. The rabbit has a rich history and is considered a popular fur breed in the UK. In addition to being one of the oldest rabbit breeds, Beveren rabbits have a distinctive appearance. Their coats can be white, silver, blue, and dove gray. They are also known for having one-inch-long hairballs and a large blaze.

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Is There a Beveren Rabbit Breeders Association?

Beveren rabbits were first imported to the United States around the turn of the twentieth century. These rabbits are extremely hardy and are great for raising in cable hutches. They live around five to eight years and are excellent for cold climates. They were developed in Beveren, Belgium, during the 19th century, from crosses of Brabanconne, St. Nicolas Blue, and Blue Vienna. This breed is now recognized by the American Rabbit Club and the Beveren Rabbit breeders association.
While the standard Beveren rabbit breed isn’t as popular as it once was, it still makes a great pet. They can live indoors or outdoors, though you should never leave them unprotected. For this reason, they must be kept in predator-proof housing. The American Beveren Rabbit breeders association and the American Beveren Rabbit Club can help you find a breeder in your area. Although the standard Beveren isn’t a very popular breed in the United States, there are many fans of this beautiful breed of rabbit.
A Beveren rabbit is a large rabbit weighing up to twelve pounds for the female and ten pounds for the male. The Beveren rabbit is an active, intelligent, and playful animal that is perfect for a family with older children. The coat of a Beveren Rabbit is soft, glossy, and full of guard hairs. Beveren rabbits can be any color, although the American Beveren Rabbit breeders association recognizes blue as the “original” color of the breed. Their ears are usually about five inches long and are paired with matching eyes.

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