Welcome to Kenzie's Dwarf Hotots Website!
We’re the Klines from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Getting involved with rabbits started out as a family hobby, a way for us to spend quality family time together, and a way for us to meet new families who share a common interest. After much research of the different breeds of rabbits, we decided we wanted to raise dwarf hotots. Their “eyes” caught our eyes and our attention and we quickly fell in love with them. They are full of personality and each one can have a different one. We are currently members of ARBA- American Rabbit Breeders Association, ADHRC- American Dwarf Hotot Rabbit Club, and MADHC- Mid-Atlantic Dwarf Hotot Club.
After doing our research and our “homework” on Dwarf Hotots, we started attending shows in the fall of 2009 to obtain our first breeding stock. We watched, learned, and asked questions, that the other breeders were happy to answer. We then contacted Joyce Holton and the Kolbs for stock. We picked up a trio from Joyce Holton at the Delmarva show and then a trio from Veronika at the Charlestown Show. The combination of these two lines quickly produced grand-champions and quality show rabbits for Kenzie to bring to the show tables. Since the start of our rabbitry, we as a family, have continued to work hard together, while having fun, to achieve quality Dwarf Hotots and to produce to the standards of perfection. Sometime after obtaining our initial breeding stock, we then began adding other lines to mold our line to the characteristics we would like to see for Kenzie’s Dwarf Hotots.
One of Kenzie's first shows as an exhibitor was at PaSRBA, the show of all shows, and the “Super Bowl” of rabbit shows. Our first year there, Kenzie had only shown on Saturday and her first generation doe, Kenzie’s Star, K4, took Best of Breed in both youth shows that day. That became the start of our “rabbit habit” and we’ve been hooked ever since, attending shows as far north as Pennsylvania and as far south as North Carolina.
"To describe the Dwarf Hotot, it is pure white with rollback fur, body type should be short, compact and well rounded, shoulders are as wide as the hindquarters and the top line has a gentle rise. Their heads should be broad, uniform with their bodies. Their ears should be thick, well-furred and short to balance with the head. Their eye bands should make a complete narrow outline around the eye about 1/8 of an inch thick or the thickness of two pennies. Dwarf Hotots have an ideal senior weight of 2 1/2 lbs and a maximum weight of 3 lbs."
Thank you for your interest in our website. Hope you enjoy it and please let us know your thoughts or if you have any questions.