Lionhead rabbits are a relatively new wool breed that requires the least amount of grooming to maintain. This is because they only have wool around their head like a lions mane. Purebred lionhead rabbits generally weigh under 3 ½ pounds. The gene responsible for making the mane is dominant.
Lionhead rabbits tend to be very friendly and, if gently handled when young, they get use to human contact and make good pets. The thickness, length, and extent of their manes vary from rabbit to rabbit, even within a litter. Some have normal fur all over their bodies except for their mane while others have long fur all over their bodies. Sometimes adult lionhead rabbits will shed the mane and then re-grow it.
If your rabbit has long fur around the vent area (bottom) then it will require grooming to prevent poop from caking up on the fur. Your rabbit may groom itself and consequently consume too much fur (like a hairball) that can cause wool block (digestive problem). For this reason it is important that your lionhead rabbits eat a baby rabbit food or pet rabbit food that is specially designed for them. It should contain lots of fiber that is not finely ground.