I know most of you are probably thinking 'Why call a breed of cat Ragdoll?'. Well as some of you may have already realised the breed was named after the floppy fabric doll that sits quietly wherever you put it. Like the doll, the cats are extremely docile and a little floppy which is why Ann Baker chose this name.
Ragdoll Lifespan : 9 - 15 years
Average Litter Size : 4 kittens
Ragdolls are large cats with bright blue eyes, semi-long hair and a pointed coat, this means that the points of the cat such as the face, legs and ears are a darker colour than the rest of the body. This characteristic was inherited from cats similar to Birman and Burmese that the Ragdoll breed derived from. Ragdolls mature quite slowly so the full pattern of their coats might not show until the age of 2. The do not reach their full size (15-20 lbs males and 10-15 lbs females) until the age of 4.
Ragdoll Character and Temperament :
Ragdoll cats are bred to be big, beautiful creatures that are both affectionate and loyal to their human owners. They are extremely interested in people and will follow you around the house or greet you when you arrive home from work. They are fairly docile animals, playful as kittens but would prefer to snuggle up on the sofa or on your duvet than chase string around the front room. They don't particularly like being on their own so if you are thinking of getting a Ragdoll make sure someone is home most of the time.
Ragdolls tend to be great with other domestic animals and children, they are inquisitive and intelligent and genuinely just enjoy company.
> Playfulness Medium
> Intelligence High
> Independence Low
> Attention Seeking Medium
> Affectionate Very High
> Activeness Low
> Friendliness to Children High
> Friendliness to other Pets High
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IS RAGDOLLS THE RIGHT BREED FOR YOU?
The Ragdoll is a very sweet and affectionate feline, well-known to get along with people, animals and with children. Rarely a climber, they tend to prefer playing on the floor or lounging on the couch, quite often on their backs with all four legs stuck up in the air. If you like a very friendly and loveable cat, then there are few felines who can compete with the love that this cat can dish out.
However, if you’re looking for a stereotypical cat – a feline who is aloof and distant, then keep on looking. The Ragdoll is not an independent breed of cat, nor do they do well when allowed to play outside unsupervised. The Ragdoll is very people-oriented and not only will suffer the doldrums if neglected, but can also get himself badly injured if left unattended. While these big beauties require little physical work, like all pets, they do require a great deal of responsibility.
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