Everyone agrees that the founder of Ragdoll is Ann Baker of Riverside, California. She is a Persian breeder, mostly black.
She paired in 1965 a white female with a long fur coat with a neighborhood biker, having a genuine Burmese look.
The chain of experiments continues. Ragdoll’s breed under the magnifying glass is considered Daddy Warbucks.
He characterized by a majestic appearance, with a red nose and a white spot on the tip of the tail. This stain I call her led to my cats that happen to have her.
The breed is relatively recent.
Anne Baker has carried out a sustained activity dedicated to the promotion of the breed.
The current international club of Ragdoll lovers founded in 1971.
The purpose of this club is to promote the breed within the most important feline association known. Thus, Ragdoll cats enjoy widespread.
In 1967, the breed was first exported across the ocean.
Due to the curious name and mysteries associated with its appearance, this cat began to arouse public interest.
But his fame also had negative consequences: some feline associations refused to accept the breed for a long time. They considered the inhuman growth of an animal that does not feel fear and cannot defend itself.
These misunderstandings gradually cleared up. Ragdoll is currently experiencing the largest spread in the history of breed cats.
Ragdoll cat has impressive dimensions. Females generally weigh around 4-6 kg. Males weigh 7-10 kg. Which means they are about three times larger than a regular cat. She is the largest cat breed in the world. She mentioned in the famous Guinness Book of Records.
It grows slowly. It takes 3-4 years to reach maturity.
The bone is heavy, the chest wide, the thighs large and the muscles strong.
The eyes are large, oval and always blue. Darker shades preferred.
The large, rounded ears are slightly inclined to the face.
The profile is delicate, the features are fine, expressing intelligence.
The long, bushy tail completes the look of his aristocratic outfit.
The harmonious body highlighted by a semi-long, silky fur, which forms a rich collar around the neck.
These cats have a point.
The face, ears, feet, and tail are darker than the rest of the body.
Kittens are born white. The model and color of the fur outlined after ten days. Over time the colors turn dark. There is a stronger contrast between points and body color.
There are currently three basic models and four standard fur colors.
There are also varieties resulting from crossings with other races. Only some feline associations accept these varieties.
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The standard colors of the Ragdoll cat are:
- Seal – the spots are dark brown; body color varies from beige or cream to a warm hue of brown
- Chocolate – the dots are the color of milk chocolate; body color varies from ivory to cream
- Blue (blue) – dots colored pale blue or blue-gray silver
- Lilac/frost (lilac) – dots vary from lilac silver to beige pink; the body has a warm hue of magnolia.
There are a variety of darker points than the rest of the body. The contrast between the dots and the color of the fur on the rest of the body can vary considerably. A stronger contrast preferred.
Even if the fur shade is closer to white, it cannot say that there are Ragdoll cats with white fur. The color of the skin of the nose and the lips must be by the color of the fur.
They are the same as above, with the specification that the front limbs give the impression that they are wearing white gloves. The hind limbs appear to be shod with socks (white).
The chin and chest are white. The stomach area is also stained with white. Sometimes the cat can also have a small white spot on the nose, like a tear.
Bicolor also has dark-colored dots. The face covered by a “mask” from which it appears a “V” cut, which starts from the eyes and extends to the chin.
The body color is white. On the back, there is a dark “saddle”, with a white area in the middle. The white color of the bicolored varies quite a lot. The skin of the nose and lips is pink.
These cats fully deserve their name. It refers to their tendency to relax completely when they taken in their arms. It looks like some “rag dolls”.
Very friendly, affectionate, tender and docile, they are constantly looking for the owners’ company. Many of them tell how their cats are waiting for them at the door when they return home. They accompany them everywhere like a shadow. There is even a risk of being kicked.
They want to take part in everything that happens in the household and help their owners.
They do not have a possessive temperament. Never enter the alert. You are unlikely to bother with their insistence.
They get along very well with other pets and children.
They characterized by an uncommon calm. Their personality makes them irresistible.
The generous dimensions give them a certain performance, displayed with a sovereign air.
Ragdoll is one of the most intelligent breeds of cats. They are less stubborn than most cats. He quickly learns the same tricks as the dogs, such as making toys or making tombs. They may accustomed to walking in the leash and using the scraper.
They are generally not destructive. Rather, they rest on the floor, rather than equate the heights. I’m not the kind of cat that catches.
Their fur does not appear sub-par and the amount of fallen thread is relatively small.
They like to play and rarely use their claws during this activity.
They are perfectly adapted to the life of the apartment, accustomed to living only inside the house.
It is not good to allow them access outside the home because they are so confident and consider anyone a friend.
Usually, they are not too talkative and have a low voice. However, it benefits from a rich “vocabulary” for expressing different states.
Unfortunately, old myths persist that convey the belief that Ragdoll cats do not feel pain and do not cause allergies to allergic people to cat hair. They are devoid of hunting or defense instincts.
Remember that your cat, regardless of breed, is unique.
The long coat gives a note of elegance to the whole look. Ragdoll cat, unlike other breeds, does not require special care. If Persian is to brushed daily, Ragdoll has a strong fur, which is enough to combed weekly.
In general, these cats are healthy and do not require special medical supervision. However, it recommended to purchase them from breeders who can issue you a health certificate to avoid lines prone to certain genetic defects.
As I mentioned before, it is risky to leave the cat outside the house. Outside it can trampled by cars, attacked by dogs or even stolen. The life expectancy of an indoor cat is ten years longer than that of an outdoor cat.
Ragdoll cat is not too active. The level of energy consumed is not too high. Food does not require special supplements. Of course, nutrition must balanced, rich in vitamins and minerals. Indoor range recommended, specially designed for home-grown cats and fur care (Hair & Skin 33)
Ragdoll is a large cat with a firm hold and well-developed bones and muscles.
It is medium in size, with rounded contours, flat skull between ears, forehead slightly arched. The nose is slightly curved in the upper third. The cheeks rounded, well-developed. The chin is medium in size. The ears, of medium size, are wide at the base, distended, with rounded tips, inclined forwards.
The eyes are large and oval. The outer corner placed on the same line with the base of the ears. The color of the eyes is always blue, preferably as intense as the
It is short and strong.
It is long, with a medium-sized, muscular skeleton. The chest is wide, well-developed. The thighs are strong, muscular. The
Are medium. Mature cat has shoulders as wide as the thighs.
The hind limbs exceed in length the anterior limbs. It gives the impression that the body line inclined towards the face. The paws are large, compact, rounded, with fur tufts between the fingers.
It is long, of medium thickness at the base, leaning slightly towards the tip. It is proportional to the length of the body. It covered with long fur.
Has medium length, is thick, soft, silky, glued to the body. When the cat moves, the fur is slightly wavy. Longer around the neck, it surrounds the face like a collar. The face is shorter, gradually increasing in length, starting from the top of the head, lowering onto the shoulders and then along the back. The abdomen, sides, and thighs are medium to long in size. The forelegs covered with shorter fur.
Instead of conclusions
Do not choose a cat Ragdoll if:
- You have to leave it for a long time alone at home
- You want a “talkative” cat.
- It is the best solution to get rid of mice.
- You want an independent companion who wants to take care of
- You expect her to be active and playful
- You do not want to be at home spending almost every minute in the cat companionship (even in the bathroom sometimes)
- You want a pet to keep in the yard
Ragdoll is a cat ideal for you, if:
- You are looking for a gentle companion, attached, to spend as much time together
- You like big cats
- You want a cat easy to train
- You want a kitten with long and silky fur, which does not require special care
- You want an apartment cat, which you can walk around in a leash
- You will not have a too energetic animal near you
- You have more pets and you want another one that will be well understood with the others and with the children
- You want a quiet cat
- Want a feline that loses a little hair
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