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    • Hesperia, CA
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    Breeder Name: Cindy DeWolfe
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    Breeder Name: Cindy DeWolfe

What you Need to Know about the Ragdoll

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Perhaps more than any other cat the "Ragdoll" is famed more for its personality than for its looks. To say this furry feline has a wonderfully easy going, loving, and gentle nature is an understatement. They are the ultimate companion cat!

In terms of stature this is an uncommonly big, solidly built cat. It has moderately long hair which is soft and silky to the touch. They have mesmerizing deep blue eyes and a striking colorpoint coat. 

With a friendly, easy-going temperament and seemingly little fear, they are only suitable for indoor living as, oddly, it has no instinct to defend itself against attack.

Feline History. Where does the Ragdoll come from?

No ancient breed is this. If it were human, this cat breed wouldn’t be eligible for it’s pension yet! But the origins of the breed are as odd as their contortionist characteristics. A little tease there, you will read more about that soon...

How was the Ragdoll cat created?

The Ragdoll originated in sunny California in the 1960s, thanks to a woman named Ann Baker and a regular, non-pedigreed, Angora-type long-haired white cat named Josephine. Don’t worry this cat isn’t half human, that ain’t what we are saying!

This cat was later injured, thankfully not too badly, and after healing, Josephine produced litters that were fathered by several unidentified "Birman" cats. Both Josephine and her kittens had a more gentle and relaxed nature and a few of the kittens even had a Siamese style of color. 

Even more remarkably Josephine did not seem to feel any pain! Thus by accident was this cat breed, and its unique attributes, born.

Where do Ragdoll cats get their name from?

These kitties get their name from their amazing ability to go completely limp, just like a child's rag doll! Obvious now isn’t it! 

They truly have the uncanny ability, seemingly automatic, to conform to the shape of small spaces they happen to be in, such as boxes, bags and banjo cases, and sometimes in the most unlikely of postures.

However Ann Baker took an unusual approach to establishing the name "Ragdoll." 

Instead of registering it with the traditional cat breeding associations, she trademarked the name, set up her own registry – the International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA) – and enforced very strict standards for anyone who wanted to breed and sell cats under the name of Ragdoll. 

Today, they are accepted by all major cat registries, and beloved by a stupendous amount of families.

Appearance Matters. What do they look like?

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What is a typical look for a Ragdoll?

First things first, the Ragdoll is a big cat! That is not to say it is the size of a tiger, but amongst domestic cats it is considerable. They are well built, moderately long haired, with a squarish body, and fairly short legs. 

Fully grown lady cats weigh between 8 and 15 pound typically, but the bigger boys can be anywhere from 12, up to 20 pounds. This is no lightweight feline.

What colors do Ragdolls come in?

All kittens are born a wonderful, wintry white, and slowly darken into their initial color at 8-10 weeks of age. They only reach their final adult color at 3-4 years of age. It’s a fascinating color journey!

And no fully grown cat comes in one color. They are all ‘bi-colored’ with points

What does a bicolor Ragdoll mean?

"Bi-colored" cats have ‘points’, which means in ordinary terms a darker color on the extremities, such as feet and tail, compared to the body. They also have an inverted "V" on the face, with a white abdomen, and sometimes with white patches on the back.

So while they all keep a white belly, the following ‘points’ are these…

  • SEAL - the most popular
  • RED 
  • BLUE

And those are just the main colors, there are ‘Lynx’ varieties and ‘Tortie’ too….

Quite the color range right? But be aware that when looking for your kitten, it is SEAL kitties that you will see everywhere.

It's all Personal. The Ragdoll Character

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Are they friendly?

This is not a snooty kitty. The Ragdoll likes everything and everyone, and is happy to be introduced to guests. 

They are quite likely the very best breed for children and the elderly, since they are slow-paced, non-aggressive, and sweet-tempered. They rarely use their claws, thus are considered to be "soft-pawed." They should never be declawed, since there is no need for this.

So if you are searching for a family cat, look no further than the Ragdoll!

Many owners wax lyrical about how their Ragdoll will follow them like a second shadow. And while they may be there to meet you at the door, or watch every move you make, they do not tend to be active and annoying in trying to constantly gain your attention.

Are Ragdoll cats indoor cats?

As mentioned above they are a completely docile and very easy going cat, but what is more they come with big brain power too. This relaxed, almost tranquil, nature of some of these cats has led to the common belief they feel no pain. This is not backed up by any science, so don’t test it out! 

What IS true is that the breed appears to have no "fight or flight" response, and has been reported on occasion to approach fast-moving cars and vicious dogs, with very unfortunate results. 

As you might guess this does not make them the most suitable of outdoor cats, and limited outdoor visits should be heavily supervised, and by someone who isn’t prone to dropping off to sleep in the backyard!

Are Ragdoll cats good with other pets?

Wondering if your cat would be okay with other pets? Then you are in luck, they are renowned for being very tolerant with other critters, and even pesky kids too. This breed has never been known to scratch, or act out at other animals. 

The worst that can be ever said is that you might meet the very occasional grumpy one, but they are the unlikely exception to the rule.

Do Ragdolls meow a lot?

Along with their gentle nature, they are also quiet cats, unlike many other breeds such as the very vocal Siamese and Bengal

They will let their needs be known at mealtime, but they never make a lot of noise. They love to snuggle and sleep with you, but will not disturb you in your sleep. Light sleepers will love this breed!

Do Ragdolls like to be held?

By now you probably won’t be surprised by this answer! They love to be held, often for long periods of time. In fact they will lay in your arms like a baby

But despite being cuddly, they are not clingy, and will accept a snuggle when you offer it, and not be pushy about it.

And when being picked up you are very likely to be witness to the famous Ragdoll flop...

What is the Ragdoll flop? 

This is the most noticeable part of their famous, ultra chilled out, nature. 

As soon as you pick up your kitty, they are more likely than not to go completely limp, and their arms and legs will literally flop out. And not just for a few seconds, but right until you put them down! This really makes them the furriest baby-like cat possible.

Caring for your Ragdoll

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Can they be left alone?

Sorry workaholics, but this is one of the worst cats to choose if you are out all day earning the big bucks! They have a much lower tolerance for isolation than other cat breeds, especially because of their affectionate nature.

This does of course vary cat to cat. Some cannot cope being alone at all, but thee will become destructive, or more likely depressed, if left alone for long periods everyday. And that is something none of us cat lovers like to see.

Are Ragdolls easy to train?

I hope you are not considering house training ?...This cat breed is often said to be here to adore us and for us to adore them back. This is a big plus when it comes to any training.

Very intelligent, and very eager to learn, a Ragdoll will respond well to positive training. Shouting certainly won't help your cat to learn.

It cannot be emphasized enough how they can be easily trained to come when called, as well as fetch, walk on a leash, and follow hand signals. 

For first time cat owners this is another big plus in their favor!

Is a Ragdoll coat High Maintenance and does it shed a lot?

Happily they are a very easy breed to maintain. Once-a-week brushing is quite adequate, and it is often a process that cats relish. 

Their coat is certainly luxuriant and lush, but it consists mainly of long guard hairs and not much undercoat, so there is little shedding and matting, making the grooming care of these cats simple and easy.

How often should you bathe a Ragdoll cat?

As they are very much an indoor cat, they don’t get dirty, and logically it is not vital for them to be frequently bathed. Many owners do not bathe them at all, considering their cats own grooming to be enough. Plus bathing can be stressful for some cats.

If you do feel it necessary, do it just vary rarely, and with lukewarm water, and sparingly. If they do happen to jump in your mornings bowl of oats, then you might have to get that bath going!

Are Ragdoll cats prone to illness?

This is the best news here! They are not prone to any particular genetic diseases. The only health tendency of any concern is that they are somewhat likely to develop allergies. This is because they have super-sensitive noses, and can react badly to strong scents like pot-pourris, for example.

So you might have to face up to it and chuck out your bowl of dried flowers!

What is the life expectancy of a Ragdoll cat?

Not ever the easiest thing to think about, so it is thankful that they can live a good, long life.

With an average lifespan of 15 to 18 years, they makes a marvelous addition to any household that wants a beautiful, relaxed, and loving feline companion. However, a word to the wise: Ragdolls are "like potato chips" – it is hard to have just one!

Is the Ragdoll affectionate?

The Ragdoll is very affectionate; in fact one of the most loving of cats. They are a breed that particularly likes to be cuddled, and will enjoy lots of attention from you. They are often described as puppylike in their level of devotion and how they will follow their owners around.

Do Ragdolls meow a lot?

The Ragdoll does not meow a lot, actually they barely meow at all. They are one of the quietest of cats. Though they love attention, and being with their owners, they tend to not be very talkative, and only make noises if they are particularly hungry

Can Ragdoll cats go outside?

The Ragdoll can go outside, but only in a limited way. Because of their softer and more trusting nature, they can be overwhelmed in outdoor situations, and more susceptible to predators. Ideally the Ragdoll should only go out under supervision, and in a secure space.