Known abroad by various names such as the Russian Rabbit, the Black Nose Rabbit from China, and the Egyptian Smut, the Himalayan is indeed a worldly wonder. A description of the Himalayan rabbit first appeared in an 1857 European publication and that by the end of the 19th century Himalayans were being raised for show in Great Britain. At this time the Himalayan is the only cylindrical typed breed recognized by the ARBA. Their laid back demeanor makes them easy to handle and a joy to exhibit. They are ideal for youth competing in showmanship and challenging enough for seasoned breeders. – Maximum weight 4.5 lbs.