The English Spot rabbit was developed in England in the 19th century. Through selective breeding they developed the distinctive colored markings on its body, including the butterfly nose marking, eye circles, cheek spots, herringbone, colored ears, and a chain of spots. The English Spots made their appearance in the US in 1890 and were an instant hit. They are a running breed (exhibited by moving about the showtable instead of statically posed), and make an exciting and challenging breed to master. Maximum weight 8 lbs.