We have a lop-ear and the unexpected surprise was the kids were freaked out by the animals' overall size and powerful, claw equipped hind legs and that it bites!
We started off with two; one gentle and soft and the other one placid and cuddly - you can guess which one took an overnight turn for the worst... the gentle one.
It's taken time to know the animals' character; totally unlike a dog or cat. It's territorial - quite willingly chases other animals, including a cat. It's timid - runs away when approached, yet it's affectionate - take a firm hold and it melts like butter into your arms.
We've never had a rabbit before, and we did consider offering it up when the soft one died; yet with patience and GRADUAL understanding on both sides, we've come to get along. It likes to potter about my feet when I'm in the garden - so interested it is in dirt!
It likes it's own space and own mind; respect is A1 important above all.