4.5 to 9kg.
Seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red and cream, plus various patterns and shadings, including bi-color, van, colorpoint and mitted
Ragdolls are one of the largest domestic cat breeds. They have a large head in a softer wedge shape than the sharp angular face of the Siamese.
With a long, soft coat, oval-shaped blue eyes and medium-sized ears with rounded tips, their appearance matches their docile personality. They have a solid neck with a large and long, yet solid body, supported by a sturdy bone structure.
Because of their large size, Ragdoll owners must provide their cats with a complete and balanced diet and plenty of playful exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Dry cat food options like Purina Cat Chow Indoor, Purina ONE Healthy Metabolism, Purina ONE Indoor Advantage or Pro Plan Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula can aid in weight management to keep your Ragdoll kitty happy and healthy. Supplementing with wet cat food like Pro Plan Weight Management Turkey & Rice Entrée Ground or Pro Plan Indoor Care Salmon & Rice Entrée in Sauce can help provide hydration for her most active days.
A kitten food that meets her unique nutritional needs during development will help her grow healthy and strong. Consider Pro Plan Kitten Dry & Wet Formulas for your growing Ragdoll kitten. Your veterinarian can advise you when to make the transition to adult food.
Ann Baker, a breeder in California, developed the breed in the early 1960s using free-roaming cats she found in her neighborhood. As time went on, she grew eccentric and other breeders broke distanced themselves to maintain the integrity of the breed.
In 1993, the breed was registered with the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), receiving full recognition in 2000. The American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) and The International Cat Association (TICA) also recognized the breed.
Ragdolls aren’t bred with any other breeds.
These felines get their name from the way they collapse limply into the arms of anyone holding them.
Ann Baker, the breeder credited with their origin, made outlandish claims about the Ragdoll, including influence from aliens, CIA experiments and infusions of human genes.