The Ragdoll is a cat breed with a colorpoint coat and blue eyes. They are large and muscular semi-longhair cats with a soft and silky coat. Developed by American breeder Ann Baker in the 1960s, they are best known for their docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature.
With positive reinforcement, Ragdoll cats learn quickly and can pick up tricks as well as good behaviors such as using a scratching post. The Ragdoll cat is an all-around best buddy to just about everyone. They love their human families–even children–and will get along with other pets fairly well.
Docile, sweet, and happy to relax for a good cuddle session, the loving Ragdoll will even greet their humans at the door when they come home. If you’re looking for a companion, you can’t find a much better choice than one of these easygoing felines.
Length: 17 to 21 inches, not including tail
Weight: 10 to 20 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 17 year
Ragdoll kittens are born completely white and colors/patterns starts to develop around 2 to 3 weeks. Ragdolls are considered "slow maturing" cats and do not reach adulthood until 3 years of age. As Ragdolls get older their coat will darken. According to the breed standard, Ragdolls must have blue eyes.
Seal (very dark brown), Chocolate, Blue (medium to light grey), Lilac (light grey with a pink hue), Red (fiery orange color), Cream (very light red), and Tortie (calico pattern).
Colorpoint or Pointed - Colored markings on the cat's points, i.e., paws, ears, face and tail.
Mitted - Named after the idea that the cat is wearing "mittens". These cats have white front feet, white boots all the way up and around the hocks in the rear, a white chin, and belly stripe.
Bicolor - This pattern is hallmarked by an inverted "V" on the face that is white as well as white legs and belly. Only their tails, ears, back and sides of the face are colored.
Lynx - This pattern shows the classic "M" outline on the forehead and stripe patterns on the legs. Very similar to tabby markings. This is often seen as a complement to pointed colors.