About Ragdolls

The Ragdoll Cat: A Gentle Companion

Ragdolls are a modern breed from the 1960s, born from a domestic cat named Joesphine. Her offspring, noted for their docile nature and tendency to go limp when held, gave rise to this affectionate breed.

Character & Temperament

Puppy-like Personanlity

Known as ‘puppy cats,’ Ragdolls exhibit dog-like traits such as loyalty and a fondness for human companionship, often following their owners and greeting them at the door.

A Quiet Conversation

While Ragdolls are generally quiet, they have a soft and sweet vocal tone and will communicate when they want to.

Apartment-Friendly

Ragdolls are perfectly suited for indoor living, making them great companions for apartment dwellers.

Playful and Trainable

Despite their calm demeanor, Ragdolls are playful and can be trained for activities like fetch and walking on a harness. They maintain their playful spirit well into old age.

Companionable Ragdolls

These cats thrive with company and may experience loneliness if left alone too often. For those who frequently travel away from home, it is recommended that they be adopted in pairs.

Indoor Safety

Due to their high value, Ragdolls’ trusting nature and lack of street smarts make it essential for Them to live indoors, where they’re safe from outdoor dangers and potential theft.

Physical Attributes

Impressive Size & Maturirty

Ragdolls are one of the largest domestic cat breeds, reaching full maturity at 3-4 years, and known for their striking blue eyes and non-matting coat.

Variety in Appearance

Ragdolls can display several patterns, such as Bicolor, Colorpoint, Mitted, and more, in a range of colors, including Seal, Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac.

Health, Grooming & Longevity

A Healthy Breed

Ragdolls tend to have good health and a long life expectancy, with many living well into their 20s. They are often less allergenic than other breeds due to the lack of an undercoat.

Low Maintenance Coats

Their semi-long fur resembles rabbit fur and requires minimal grooming, just twice-weekly brushing to maintain their silky texture.

Allergy Considerations

While no cat is truly hypoallergenic, Ragdolls may be less triggering for allergy sufferers due to their unique coat that lacks an undercoat.

Unique Behavior

Ragdoll Flop

Characteristics of the breed: Ragdolls are known to relax completely and go limp when picked up, earning them their name.

Commitment to the Breed

Reputable Ragdoll breeders emphasize improving the breed, not just producing kittens. They follow ethical breeding practices and ensure kittens go to loving homes.