About Ragdolls

Disposition

Ragdolls are known for their ability to totally relax and go limp in your arms like a child’s toy ragdoll. This ability becomes even more pronounced as they mature.

These people-oriented cats attach strongly to their owners, following them from room to room to enjoy their company. Ragdolls are very loving, sociable and friendly companions.

Normally quiet, sweet, docile and serene, their easy-going attitude means they usually get along well with children and other animals (even dogs). They are moderately active and like to play.

Ragdolls are endearing pets and are very easy to show, due to their gentle nature.

Environment

Ragdolls should never go outside alone. They are very trusting and approach all as a friend. They adapt well to living in a small apartment.

Training

Ragdolls are easy to train. They can be trained to walk on leash.

Appearance

All Ragdolls are pointed and have beautiful blue eyes.

Size

Ragdolls are a large breed. Females weigh about 4-6 kg (8-15 pounds) and males about 7-10 kg (12-20 pounds), about three times bigger than an average cat. Full weight and size are not achieved until the cat reaches maturity at about four years of age.

Fur

Soft, silky, semi-longhaired coat requiring little or no grooming, minimal shedding. Ragdoll kittens are born white, acquiring their coloring and coat pattern as they age. Full color development may not be evident until 2-3 years of age.

Ragdolls come in 3 patterns

  • Colorpoint Ragdolls have classic markings like the Siamese with no white anywhere on the body;
  • Mitted Ragdolls have white feet in the front looking like mittens and white to the hock on the back legs looking like boots along with a possible white blaze on the face;
  • Bi-color Ragdolls have more white extending higher up the legs than on the mitteds, splashes of white on the back, a white underside and an inverted white V on the face.

The Ragdoll color pallet consists of blue, chocolate, lilac, fawn, seal, flame and cream along with the tortoiseshell and lynx (or tabby) variations.

Victoria Ragdolls is a hobby breeder located in Victoria, B.C.

Ragdoll Description from TICA

Ragdoll Standards from TICA