The Ragdoll Cat
The Ragdoll cat is considered a newer breed of cat. The breed was designed by Ann Baker in the 1960's.
The Ragdoll cat has remarkable blue eyes, an angelic face, and large body w/ a plush silky coat and a fanning tail.
The Ragdoll's large stature is defined by heavy boning, and musculature that allow the breed to be sturdy - yet, surprisingly,
when held, Ragdolls will completely melt or "go limp" within their owner's arms. This is a physical sign of
their trusting & docile nature, and an attribute that makes them very unique and sought offer.
I love this breed and could continue for days about their qualities, however, when you bring
your kitten/cat home you will discover for yourself many delightful qualities not common to all cats.
These attributes are synonymous with the Ragdoll cat:
floppy, docile, sweet, large, fluffy, dazzling, puppy-like, loyal, affectionate, independent, clever, sociable, curious, playful, involved, friendly, angelic, floof, quiet, regal.
Colors & Patterns
The Ragdoll cat is a pointed breed (always with blue eyes of varying shade)
They come in the following colors:
Dominate colors: Seal, Chocolate, Flame, (Tortishell in the dominate shades).
Dilute colors: Blue, Lilac, Cream, (Tortieshell in the dilute shades).
The Lynx pattern is a product of the Agouti gene being turned "on" to produce a ticking or tabby pattern.
Patterns: Colorpoint, Mitted, Bicolor (True Bicolor, High Mitted Bicolor) Mid-High White
The Information Below is available at www.TICA.org. These are great resources to learn more about the Ragdoll breed:
The TICA Ragdoll Breed Introduction PDF
The TICA Ragdoll Breed Seminar powerpoint PDF
The TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard PDF - Show standard
One of the best ways to experience this amazing breed for the first time is to attend a cat show!
Here is The International Cat Association (TICA)'s 2021 show schedule.
Even though we live in strange times (pandemic-era), cat shows are still occurring.
When you check the show schedule for a location near you, be sure to check if the show will be "open to public".
If so, you may attend as a spectator & bring the family as well!
My daughter and I both find the cat shows to be a lot of fun.