The world's largest rabbit is the size of a medium dog. This breed impresses with its size. [PICTURES]

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Often weighing over 10 kilograms, the Flemish Giant is by far the largest breed of rabbit in the world.

The world's largest rabbit is the size of a medium dog. This breed is amazing in size. [PHOTOS]

These animals are amazing in size and disposition. They are also extremely docile creatures and make great pets.

Amazing rabbits that reign supreme among representatives of the species!

A working breed originally bred for their fur and meat in Flanders, Belgium, the Flemish Giant eventually became a show breed due to its high bone-to-meat ratio. Considered to be one of the most docile and tolerant breeds of rabbits, they make great pets if raised properly.

By breed standards, a properly developed Flemish Giant has a large head, long, erect ears, a long and sturdy body, and a well-rounded croup. It is not unusual that the largest rabbit in the world is the Flemish giant rabbit, which weighs 22 kg and measures 1.3 m.

Known as the “king rabbit”, the Flemish Giant, due to its size, requires a considerable amount of living space compared to other domesticated rabbit breeds. The Flemish Giant is a very old breed of domesticated rabbits, dating back to the 16th century. It is believed to be descended from a number of meat and fur breeds, including the Steenkonijn, or Belgian stone rabbit.

In Flanders, Belgium, this wonderful, huge rabbit, the Flanders or Flemish Giant, was bred. At least, very large rabbits were bred there in the middle of the 19th century, and from there they spread around the world. There are stories about Dutch sailors who brought large rabbits from Argentina to Europe in the 16th-17th centuries. It is rather fiction, because it could not possibly be Argentinian Patagonian rabbits – a wild species, weighing up to 900 g in an adult.

People who first saw this breed believe that it is a commercial direction. In fact, these rabbits are commercially unviable because they consume too much food per kilogram of height and grow very slowly. However, giant bunnies have never lacked devoted admirers, and affectionate giant bunnies have grown in popularity over the years.

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