What is the Ragdoll Breed?

Ragdoll cats are relatively a new breed. They get their humble beginnings from two domestic cats bred by Ann Baker, from California, in the 1960's. Since that time, they have grown into one of America's favorite cat breeds. They are known for their "floppiness" a limp posture they take when being held. They are born with this and it will be demonstrated at a very early age. Ragdolls are known to be larger than most other breed of cats and will range from 10 to 20 pounds, depending on sex and if they are altered or not. They have a silky, bunny type coat that is medium in length. They come in an array of colors including, seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, flame point, among a few others. They may have mitts, no mitts, or even be a bicolor. Their eyes are one of their most beautiful traits with a stunning sapphire blue eye color. All Ragdolls have blue eyes, and are pointed in color. This means they will have a darker color on their ears, face, legs and tail. Any other eye color besides blue, will not be a full blood Ragdoll.

Ragdoll's thrive off of human companionship. They are known as the "dog" of the cat world. It is not unheard of for them to greet you at the door when you come home, and follow you from room to room as you make your way through the house. They have been known to play fetch, and really enjoy their toys. Most Ragdolls love to be in your lap when you sit, but don't expect this from all Ragdoll's. They still are a cat, you know. But, if you are looking for a more independent cat, then a Ragdoll might not be the cat for you. They demand, and need, a lot of attention from their owners. You will never regret having a Ragdoll as a companion,