The Ragdoll Cat is a semi long haired breed that originates from North America. The Breed was created in the 1960’s and has since become one of the most popular breeds in the USA and Europe. The breed is famous for its long coat, colour point colour and stunning blue eyes. When these cats are picked up they often become limp like a cuddly toy, hence the name Ragdoll!
As you can see in the picture above the Ragdoll is a stunning cat. The breed has a semi long haired silky coat that is soft to touch and have large bushy tails. This is a large cat with a sturdy bone structure and muscular physique. The breed has a big solid head with large alert ears and bright blue eyes.
This breed is colour point only. Ragdolls have an enzyme mutation which is why they have dark patches on their fur. This enzyme affects the melanin production in their body and is affected by heat which means the hot parts of the cat i.e. the body are light in colour and the cool parts of the body i.e. tail, legs and head are dark in colour.
Ragdoll Cat Temperament
This is a docile breed of cat that enjoys being kept indoors providing appropriate stimulation of their natural instincts. Because of their relaxed personality and depending on your situation Ragdolls don’t always do well outside as they often won’t see danger in a road, railway or from your neighbour’s dog. The breed is very people orientated and make fantastic companions and family pets. The Ragdoll can become a stereotypical lap cat and will often fall asleep on their family members for hours. This breed has a long coat therefore it is important to get them used to grooming from a young age.
The Cat Guide Rating
★ Appearance 5/5
★ Stress caused if left alone 4/5
★ Stress caused if kept indoors 2/5
★ Activity Levels 2/5
We love Ragdoll Cats. This breed can make a fantastic house cat and Ragdolls love human companionship. Although this is not a breed that requires excessive physical exercise they enjoy playing and if kept indoors it is important their natural instincts are stimulated and they receive enough exercise.