I put up a 48" hog wire (rectangular holes about 1 1/2" X 3") fence around my garden to keep my biggest predator out. My chocolate Labrador named Charlie. At the bottom of that fence I put up 24" tall chicken coop wire to keep the rabbits out. Where I live, I don't have to worry about obtaining protein if we have a world wide food shortage. I've seen rabbits run through the hog wire fencing at full speed and then turn and look back at me as if to say "bet you can't do that". The chicken or poultry wire keeps them out.