The Ragdoll, which originated in the United States, is a hybrid breed with blue eyes and a plush distinct colorpoint coat.
It is one of the largest and heaviest cats in existence. Like all long haired cats, Ragdolls need grooming to ensure its fur does not mat. It is recommended Ragdolls are given baths once a month.
Their heads are wedge-shaped, and the eyes are large and round. Ragdolls are rich in hair and have long, fleshy limbs. The tail is long, and the body is soft, and they have three hair color patterns: colorpoint, mitted, and bicolor.
Ragdolls come in six different colors: red, seal, chocolate and the corresponding “dilutes”, including blue, lilac, and cream. This also includes the lynx and tortoiseshell variations in all colors and the three patterns. Ragdoll kittens are born white, they have good color at 8–10 weeks and full color and coat at 3–4 years.
Developed by American breeder Ann Baker in the 1960s, it is best known for their docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. They are friendly to people and other animals.
The name “Ragdoll” is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up.
Particularly popular in both the United Kingdom and United States, Ragdolls often are known as “dog-like cats” or “puppy-like cats” due to behaviors such as their tendency to follow people around, their ease at being stroked, and their relative lack of aggression toward other pets.
A special appearance and gentle disposition are one of the biggest features of Ragdolls.
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