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The rabbits are often wrongly assigned to the rodents. They belong to the group of rabbits. They descend from their wild counterparts and are popular farm animals. They later reached the German-speaking areas via France and Belgium, where rabbits were kept and bred in many monasteries as early as the Middle Ages.

However, we did not recognize their status as farm animals until the second half of the 19th century. Until then, the meat was in great demand by other animals kept on the farms. In France, on the other hand, at that time various farmers kept rabbits in enclosures or cattle sheds for meat consumption.

Soldiers who worked for the North German Confederation in the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) learned a lot about keeping rabbits in France. Back at home some of them set up their own breeding based on the French model. They found more and more imitators - also in Switzerland. The long ears were now kept in individual stalls and some men began to breed pedigree rabbits. These were presented to the public from 1874 - when the first exhibition in Germany is said to have taken place in Bremen.

Eleven years later, the first assessment specifications for five breeds (Belgian giants, French rams, Angora, silver rabbits and Russian rabbits) were available. They enabled peaceful competitions among breeders, which were becoming increasingly popular. During this time, the first clubs were founded, the aim of which was to breed rabbits and to maintain camaraderie in the scant free time.