Lionhead is a breed of domestic rabbit recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). The Lionhead rabbit has a wool mane encircling the head, reminiscent of a male lion as its name implies. Other Lionhead characteristics include a high head mount, compact upright body type, short well-furred 2- to 3 1/2-inch ears, and a weight of 2.5 to 3.75 pounds.
In most cases the Lionhead is a friendly and well mannered pet, although they can be quite skittish if they don’t feel safe. It is possible to train a Lionhead as they are very smart creatures. They can comprehend certain orders such as, come, play, and eat. Clicker training is now becoming popular. Lionhead rabbits can be litter trained, and make suitable house rabbits. Like all rabbits, if the Lionhead is treated kindly and well handled, they make great family pets. As with all rabbits, Lionheads should be kept in pairs at the very least as they are very sociable creatures.