Having and watching a ragdoll cat growing up is heavenly… every cat lover would know! This gorgeous, gentle, and luxuriantly coated cat breed lets you cuddle her just like a doll. It could be an excellent companion for your whole family. Want to know why? Here’s the answer…
Ragdoll is a long, muscular cat with a broad chest, short neck, and sturdy legs. Theirimpressive plush silky, dense semi-long to long haired coat and adorable blue eyes make them stand out from the rest. They have a medium-sized head, but their fur makes their face appear large. This cat breed is heavily boned with a long and bushy tail and around 9–11 inches of height. They are usually 17–21 inches in length (excluding their fluffy tail) and weigh 10–20 pounds (4.5–9 kg.), with male ragdoll cats typically weighing more. According to the Ragdoll Fanciers Club, there are five types of ragdoll coat patterns: colourpoint, bicolour, mitted, lynx point, and tortie point. Each coat pattern is available in different colours including black, white, gray, blue, cream, lilac, chocolate, seal, and red.
Ragdolls are agreeable, relaxed, affectionate companions to share a home with. Their extremely loyal and devoted nature is irresistible. These kind kitties love and crave human attention, but they rarely demand it. These are comparatively quite and noiseless cats that would make small, sweet meows and meeps to let you know they are hungry or need some love. They are mild mannered and easy to get along with; even your children would feel joyful around them.Ragdolls are playful animals who will enjoy having toys left out for them.Ragdolls are typically easy-to-train cats and can learn to come when called, to retrieve toys, and other fun tricks.
Ragdolls were developed in the 1960’s by a breeder named Ann Baker in California, who sought after cats with a specific look and docile temperament to create the breed. Anne used an Angora type cat, a seal mitted (white gloves and boots over a Siamese type colour) male and a solid black cat to produce her foundation Ragdolls. They may well have been a mix of different breeds, but the cat credited as the original Ragdoll is a white cat named Josephine. For that reason, Ragdolls are also called the daughters of Josephine.
Ragdoll At A Glance
WEIGHT RANGE: 10–12 lbs.
LENGTH:17–21 inches (excluding their fluffy tail)
LONGEVITY RANGE: 7–12 yrs.
SOCIAL/ATTENTION NEEDS: Moderate
TENDENCY TO SHED: High
COLOUR: Frost, Blue, Chocolate, Seal, Red, Lilac, Bluecream, and Cream
COAT PATTERN: Colourpoint, Bicolour, Mitted, Lynx point, and Tortie point
OVERALL GROOMING NEEDS: Moderate, High
CAT ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION:
CFA, ACFA, FIFe, TICA