Dandelion was one of the Sandleford Warren survivors. He is a yellow-furred rabbit, hence his name. He is Watership Down's resident storyteller, having collected several stories about El-ahrairah and Lord Frith. He is also rather of a smart mouth. He always makes a joke when someone says something out of the ordinary, and he talks back to everyone. He is good friends with Hawkbit and Blackberry. He is also the fastest runner, next to Blackberry, out of all the other Watership Down Warren rabbits.

In the second book, Tales from Watership Down, Dandelion told the stories following El-ahrairah finding the Black Rabbit of Inle, and going through the warren of the dead. He told the story of El-ahrairah and his friend and right side leader, Rabscuttle's, long journey home from the Warren of the Dead.

TV SeriesEdit

In the television series, Dandelion is still described as an accomplished storyteller, is more of a joker and wise guy and provides much of the series' comedy relief. However, he is a very likeable, jolly character easy to make anyone laugh (Except Bigwig). He is also a good friend of Hawkbit.
Dandelion in the TV series

Dandelion in the TV series


Dandelion appears in the miniseries where he is voiced by Daniel Rigby.

Dandelion in the miniseries

In this adaptation, Dandelion retains his role as the fastest rabbit. However unlike the book, film and TV series, Dandelion is not a storyteller instead that role is given to Bluebell. His role as the smart mouth is also somewhat given to said rabbit.

When the rabbits are attacked by a group of crows in a human building, he uses his speed to lure them away. He gets picked up by one of them, but is luckily dropped. Unlike the film, he does not participate in luring Bob to Watership Down, as his leg has been wounded in battle, and he can't run. Blackavar goes instead.

He also competes with Hawkbit for the heart of Strawberry (who is portrayed in this adaptation as female). However in the end, Strawberry chooses to be with Bigwig, much to the disappointment of both Dandelion and Hawkbit.

He has a golden brown coat, and yellow eyes, hence his name.


  • Dandelion's animated TV series' counterpart is considered the slowest rabbit, while his film and miniseries counterpart stay true to him being the fastest runner in the book series.