The origin of the Ragdoll cat is not difficult to establish; this cat’s origin is surrounded by myth and controversy. The Ragdoll cat breed was created by a breeder in California named Ann Baker. The first Ragdoll cat was bred in the 1960s and was a white female name Josephine. The first Ragdoll was Persian and Berman cross.

Ragdoll cats get their name from their tendency to go limp when picked up or held. Ragdolls have a sturdy, imposing frame with soft, medium length fur in different shades of brown and gray. Ragdoll cats are very affectionate and friendly. They easly take to new people and co-exist with children and animals, including dogs. It could take your Ragdoll four to five years to fully mature; however, adult males weigh anywhere from 12 to 20 pounds and the females weigh 10 to 15 pounds.

Ragdoll cats have short legs, semi-longhair coats with Siamese like markings. They have soft, rabbit like fur with the look of a Persian without all of the shedding and matting. They have medium sized, muscular frames with a broad, flat topped head and medium sized ears pointed frontward. Ragdoll cats have deep blue oblique eyes and bushy tapered tails.

At birth all Ragdoll kittens are white and develop their colors by the age of 10 days; however, they may not show full colors for two or three years. Ragdoll cats come in four colors with three color patterns. Colors are designated by combining coat color and pattern.

Ragdolls are truly an amazing breed offering everything you could possibly want in a cat and a whole lot more in one unique package. They have a stunningly beautiful appearance and an exceptionally trusting, loyal and loving disposition. Sweet and docile, they are an extremely friendly cat very adaptable to most situations and a truly special breed that will completely captivate you and steal your heart.

As their name suggests, they are very much like a child's Ragdoll in the respect that when they are picked up or held they do have the ability to become very limp and floppy. Around the house they are very relaxed and you can often find them curled up in their favourite spot laying comfortably on their backs with paws and feet in the air.

They love to be held and cuddled like a baby and absolutely love chin and tummy rubs. So affectionate and loving is this breed you can tell they really do cherish time spent with their owner. Ragdolls just love to show affection.

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