Ragdoll- breed under the magnifying glass


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.

Short history

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.

Standard pattern

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.

With “gloves”

Radgoll whit gloves

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.


Radgoll bicolor

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


General appearance

Ragdoll is a large cat with a firm hold and well-developed bones and muscles.

The head

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.

The body

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

I would be happy to leave a comment and tell me your opinion about the Ragdoll cat or share your experience with this cat. Thanks.

I’m a big cat loving, since the young baby.   My mother was great loving cats, grandmother as well.   My daughter is coming to the end. My daughter loves cats so much that she makes a second faculty: veterinary medicine.   Four generations, what do you think?

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22 Replies to “Ragdoll- breed under the magnifying glass”

  1. I am glad you brought this breed of cat out in theopen because it looks like one of the prettiest animal breeds I have ever seen. Do you think that these cats are healthy and why do you think that they are better breeds ot have than other cat breeds? Do you have any other breeds that you like almost as much?

  2. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. I first came across the ragdoll breed about three years ago and I was amazed. Although after about three days I realized that it wasn’t what I really wanted. But there is no doubt that it is a really special breed I love e it

  3. I never knew there was a house cat that size! You learn something new every day! I personally love these cats. So peaceful and calm. Im curious as to see if i can find one i could adopt around where i live! Though i wonder how they are with really rambunctious kids say 4 and 6 years of age.

    maybe i should wait untill they are a little older since the ragdoll breed is so calm and not very active?

  4. Many thanks to you for giving us such a beautiful article, I have a ragdoll cat. It is the largest cat breed in the world.The cat’s bones are very strong and the muscles are very strong and the eyes are big, oval and always blue. This type of cat is more attracted to me because of the big eyes .The whole body is covered with silk wool and the neck has a nice rich collar that makes this cat more attractive.My cat is extremely friendly, affectionate, affectionate .My ragdoll cat will give birth to a cat cat someday and I am so glad I will share my new feeling with you soon.

  5. I haven’t heard of this ragdoll breed of cats before, but they are certainly beautiful looking, in fact much more beautiful than a ragdoll is. The eyes are stunning, and I couldn’t stop looking at them in the picture in this article.

    I would imagine these cats would be pretty expensive, with still being a new breed and relatively rare. I wonder if these cats are easy to take care of with all that long fir and if they are more susceptible to diseases like a lot of the pedigrees?

    I am on the market for a cat that would make a great family pet, but I suppose most cats would fill this description if they were bought into the home when young and bought up with the family.

  6. Thanks for the comment. As mentioned in the article, cats of this breed are healthy. But it is advisable to grow them only in the house. I personally like cats from the Norwegian forest breed.

  7. Many thanks to you for giving us such a wonderful article and I love cats and if it is a ragdoll cat then it doesn’t matter. Cats of ragdoll breeds are very big and what attracts me the most is their eyes .And through your article I learned that these cats are the largest breed of cats in the world .And I’m so glad I have a ragdoll cat, and the color of the neckline attracts me so much that the tail is very nice and there is another shade on the neck that is one of the attractions. All the body is covered by silk wool .My cat is very affectionate and comfortably friendly .My cat is very strong and I have noticed that the cats of this breed are very strong muscles and bones are very strong. My ragdoll cat will deliver her baby sometime later and I’m eagerly waiting for that day and I will definitely share my new feelings with you soon.

  8. Thank you for your comment. This breed is gorgeous. But I set the criteria according to which or not to choose, at the end of the article

  9. Thank you for your comment. This breed is very friendly with children. And for children it is advisable to have a pet. They will be more responsible and empathetic.

  10. At we all know Cats family has alot of breed raging from the American breeds to the Bengal,Birman,the Bombay and the British short hair etc…But one that has really been under the Rader if the ragdoll breed and I tell I have just encourage it once and I was a very nice experience.

  11. Wahoo, such an awesome creature, A cat weighing as much as 6kg and taking up to 4 years to attain full maturity like you mentioned, definitely the bones must be fully developed at this time and muscles strong with a tough grip; also from the pictures you posted I can see the broad wide face. Thank you for finding out this lovely creature

  12. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad to find out you have a Ragdoll cat. You will be even happier when she gives you kitten.

    All the best for you and for your 

  13. Thank you for your comment. In my country this cat costs 300 and 1000 euros. It is a healthy cat in general. It can be adopted after the age of 3 months. Later it can be adopted at any age.

  14. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad to find out you have a Ragdol cat. When she give  kitten you will experience some special feelings.

  15. Thank you for your comment. Yes, there are many breeds of cats, I will try to present them on my site to help readers choose a cat that suits them.

  16. Thank you for your comment. He is indeed a wonderful creature. But not everyone fits. At the end of the post I set the criteria after which to guide you in making a decision.

  17. Wow. This cat is so beautiful. Your website has quite professional knowledge. It can be shared with everyone. At the same time, it can increase a lot of knowledge about animals. I usually do n’t know much about cats and dogs. Let me know more about cats. Hope you continue working hard.

  18. I like to read about cat breeds, I really find it fascinating to know from where everything started and your article is one heck of a read. Definitely one of the prettier breeds I have seen. I am curious how easy it would be to find a breed like this and how much it costs.

  19. No doubt u are really in love with cats and not just the ragdolls only and the way you write I’m convinced you are an author. My big sister once had one of these Ragdolls and what i liked most about it was the size and the chills , I didn’t know there was so much to it more than that. 

    I guess I will be learning new things about cats everyday because I’m a cat lover too. I would go for any cat that is just as large and prefer them over dogs because they are a little bit more quiet and not that much attention seeking. Indoor cats can live 10 years more than outdoor cats? Wow. Thanks for such an interesting, passionate and informative article.

  20. Thanks for the comment and appreciation. If you speed up my site, you may decide to adopt a cat .. I have already posted the information needed to grow a cat in appropriate conditions.

  21. Thank you for your comment . In my country a Ragdoll cat costs 300-1000 euros. But I think they are also in shelters. You can try.

  22. Thanks for the comment and appreciation. I am glad to find out that you are a cat lover. I have been raising cats for over 34 years and I still have to learn. But they are a fascinating world and I love learning new things about cats.

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