I have had an English for almost 5 years and they are wonderful. Unlike any other breed and they are very well behaved and easily trained. I though my rabbit to use a litter box and come when called. By far my favorite breed.
Comet doesn't like much to be picked-up, but is so very affectionate and never bites - he's about 8 mo - and coming into his own. Loves petting, and makes the blankets next to the bed his warren. Until you have a rabbit, it's not something that you can explain to someone - they're very loving animals from my experience with Comet - it's unimaginable to me to anyone could be mean to one. A dear friend who was allergic to cats had a dutch years ago, and loved her very much... and that turned me onto considering one. I count myself very lucky. I think a doe is in Mr. Comet's future - thank goodness he's fixed! I'm not too sure about the garden friendliness, but I strongly suspect he'd love to spent time in one, and likely dig until his hearts content - unfortunately my living arrangement doesn't at this time allow for a garden experience.
We had an English rabbit for 6 years. He came from a rescue centre. He was an alpha male, always inquisitive, always alert, loved attention and lived with his female partner (who he adored) in our garden. The two of them would help each other escape, taking it in turns to lift the fencing so the other could slip under. He was extremely hardy, going out in the most extremes of weather. Eventually, his back legs gave way and he had to be put down. That seems to be quite a common problem amongst the larger breeds.
My baby bun Maisy is a house rabbit and has free reign of the kitchen lounges and conservatory. She is totally house trained and uses our bengals cat flap to go outside to do her business. She begs every morning for a blueberry or two and loves our Bengal male cat. She's extremely affectionate and hasn't got a vicious bone in her body - I love her to bits. She is fine around children although i believe rabbits are for adults not children. Recommended as a house rabbit.
I have had Arthur now for two months and he is a house rabbit. All the write-ups for English rabbits fit him to a tee! He is friendly, inquisitive and intelligent. Would recommend as a pet to anyone.
We have pebbles who is ten weeks old, he is very friendly, loves licking you and is very playful. We love her to bits, a brill pet!
My english is only 12 weeks old, she is lovely. She will sit on the sofa with me for hours and snuggle up, she loves being fussed and me and my two year old can't get enough of her! She has free run of the house when my puppy is outside! Wonderful breed. Love her to bits!
There is nothing as striking as a well marked English rabbit. They are hardy, friendly and great mothers. Great fun and great pets that tolerate children very well. For those so inclined they make a great table rabbit too.
I can not say enough on how great this breed is. The English are very loving and I have never known one to bite! I have one now who is 25weeks and is a dream for a kiss and a cuddle, likes to be held properly. Always comes to see me.