Ragdoll Breed


Weight Female – up to 6,8 kg.
Male - up to 9,7 kg.
Height 23 - 33 cm.
Lenght 43 - 53 cm. (without tail)
Fur semi long, fluffy and silky
Traditional Patterns bicolor, van, mitted, colorpoint
Colors seal, blue, chocolate, liliac, red and cream
Traditional Points lynx, tortie and tobie
Eye color blue eyes
Origin breed developed in 1960 by Anne Baker, a breeder from Riverside, California, USA.
Life expectancy 13-15 years


Gorgeous 5/5
Child-friendly 5/5
Pet-friendly 5/5
Shedding 5/5
Grooming Needs 5/5
Independence 4/5
Attention Needs 4/5
Affection Towards Owner 5/5
Exercise Needs 4/5
Playfulness 4/5
Vocalization 4/5
Taininability 5/5
Intelligence 5/5

Ragdoll is a large cat breed, next in size to the Main Coon breed, with semi-long silky hair, often compared to rabbit fur and bright blue eyes. They reach their final color only around the age of 3-4, during which time their fur changes extremely much, being one of the most spectacular breeds of cats as they grow.

At maturity, a female can weigh between 4.5 and 6.7 kilograms, while males can weigh between 6.7 and 9 kilograms, sometimes exceeding the standard weight.


According to the breed standard, Ragdoll cats with slightly rounded ears and blue eyes, but different fur color variations can be born.

There are three patterns: bicolor, mitted and colorpoint. The different color patterns of the fur come in six colors: gray-seal (blue), blue, chocolate, lilac, red and cream. The ends of the ears can be rounded, lynx, turtle or torbie (turtle and lynx).

So the number of possible color combinations is quite high. The US Cat Breeders Association (CFA) only accepts two-tone and van models, with the ends of the paws (gloves) and the tips of the ears pigmented differently from the rest of the fur as specific colors of the Ragdoll breed.


Affectionate and intelligent, Ragdoll cats that gets its name from the relaxed temperament of the breed, still have a playful personality when they are still young.

The calm and very tolerant nature of the breed makes Ragdoll the perfect companion for families with children or other pets.

Ragdoll cats tend to be more interested in humans than other cat breeds, being very attached to their owners. Sometimes they borrow some traits from a dog's behavior: they run to greet you at the door, they follow you everywhere in the house and they generally choose to be where you are. They are extremely loving, gentle cats with good manners, who usually play without spreading their claws.


The history of RagDoll Breed

The Ragdoll cat breed was developed by American breeder Ann Baker in California in 1960.

Baker, a big cat lover, found car trampled white kitten that looked like a cross between the Persian and Turkish Angora breeds and rescued her and named her Josephine.
She gave birth to offspring characterized by complete muscle relaxation. Thus, when they were held, the kittens sat motionless, in an extremely relaxed position. Hence the name received by this breed, that of Ragdoll, which means "rag doll".

The resulting cats, especially beautiful, of considerable size, with blue eyes, shiny fur and extremely relaxed, tolerant and affectionate were carefully preserved and bred to keep the line pure. In fact, virtually all Ragdoll cats are descendants of Josephine, but their ancestors include Persian, Burmese or Burmese during the breeding process.

The look can vary slightly in terms of pattern or color, but the custom and general features must remain the same for a cat to be truly a Ragdoll. No one, not even the breed developer, can add other traits to the breed by mating and still be considered a true and pure Ragdoll breed.