Large, well-built cat with broad, modified wedge head, wide set ears and very thick, silky, non-matting coat and ruff. Ragdoll occur in pointed, bicolour or mitted.

CFA Pedigreed Breed

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The Ragdoll is one sweet cat, please read my description and then "go get one."

Floppy, fun and precious, too, that is what a Ragdoll cat is.

The Ragdoll is a relatively new breed of cat. An experiment in the mid-sixties by a lady named Ann Baker created this wonderful cat and for that we are forever grateful.

Today the Ragdoll is one of the most popular breeds of cat, ranking 6th in a poll, taken several years ago.

What makes a Ragdoll so great?

It’s just because that’s what they are, ragdolls. Floppy, clumsy, playful and loving of its humans, what more could we ask for?

Along with being beautiful and smart, they are born comedians. A Ragdoll will keep you and your family entertained for hours or should I say tired out, as most Ragdolls are born retrievers and love to fetch things.

Some are even fascinated with water and may even want to join you in the tub or shower.

For people who are allergic to cats, a Ragdoll is a perfect pet. If you start bathing your kitten, when very young, a bath twice a month will keep the allergens down.

Grooming is relatively easy as Ragdolls have long coats that require little grooming, except in the spring when they shed. Their coat is non-matting and normally sheds very little.

Ragdolls can weigh between 15 to 20 pounds for altered males and 10 to 15 pounds for altered females.

These cats are truly people oriented and do not like to be alone. If you are a “working person” and gone for long periods of time you should consider another breed of cat.

Ragdolls are very trusting and adaptable and should be an indoor cat.

Care should be taken when introducing this breed to dogs or other pets as they are so trusting, they could be hurt by the other animal.

If you have young children (under 5 years of age) you need to supervise any playtime with the kitten (cat) in order to prevent the kitten getting hurt. A bad experience could destroy the cat’s trust of children.

Ragdolls are generally healthy cats with no known defects.

The best advice I can give you is to buy your cat from a respected breeder. Do some research on the breed and breeders on the Internet. Most breeders will not release a kitten until it is 12 weeks old and has been certified healthy by a vet.

If you want a lapcat and a cuddler, along with some entertainment, my advice is get a Ragdoll.