The Ragdoll Cat, a big, beautiful bundle of love
The Ragdoll cat is accepted by the CFA in bi-color and van patterns, mitted and colorpoints for showing in the full array of color combinations.
The Ragdoll's semi long coat is plush and silky, and requires minimal grooming to keep it looking its best. Although the Ragdoll's fur does not mat, experts advise a thorough brushing once or twice a week. Just like all breeds of cats, the Ragdoll will shed with the change of seasons. In all, Ragdolls are easy to care for.
This breed loves people and has an easy-going personality. Not easily disturbed, they can adapt to almost any environment or situation, as long as they have the all important attention of their humans.
Very intelligent, they have even been known to learn tricks, such as fetching and rolling over, though is can be argued that rolling over is really just a comfortable position for this extremely relaxed breed.
The Ragdoll cat is a well-balanced breed with a broad, modified wedge shaped head, full cheeks and perky, wide set, medium-sized ears. Ragdolls also have a strong neck and medium-to-long legs.
Their pretty, oval eyes are always some shade of blue. The fur is shorter on the front legs than the back legs and rest of the body. This breed will normally weigh between 14 and 18 pounds, although altered males can sometimes weigh in at over 20 pounds.
National Ragdoll Breed Club
The Ragdoll as a Companion
This breed was developed to be a large, affectionate cat, which it is. Ragdolls sometimes act more like dogs than cats, in that they are known to run to greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, flop at your feet or on top of you, sleep with you, and generally want to be whereever you are.
The Ragdoll earns its name from its habit of relaxing to the point of being completely limp when held. With its soft, fluffy good looks and sweet personality, the Ragdoll is a wonderful family pet or can be an ideal companion for a single person.
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