n. a breed of domestic rabbits in the United States, although not currently recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders' Association. The Lionhead rabbit has particularly long wool surrounding the face, reminiscent of the mane of a male lion, hence the name.
Lionhead rabbit is one of the newer breeds of domestic rabbits in the United States, and has recently passed the American Rabbit Breeders' Association presentation process and has been accepted as an ARBA recognized breed in the varieties of Tortoise and Ruby Eyed White. As of February 1st, 2014 they have been eligible to show for Best in Show and receive legs of Grand Champion like any other of the accepted breeds. The Lionhead rabbit has a wool mane encircling the head, reminiscent of a male lion, hence the name. Other characteristic traits of the Lionhead include a high head mount, compact upright body type, short well-furred 2" - 3" ears, and weigh usually between 2 1/2 pounds but no more than 3 3/4 pounds.