Ragdolls originate from Riverside, California. The breed was founded in the early 1960’s by Ann Baker and the first Ragdolls were brought to the UK in the 1980’s.
Since then – due to their wonderful temperament, playful natures and stunning good looks they have grown in popularity. They make fantastic pets and companions and form strong bonds with their owners. They have a tendency to follow you around and want to be with you in an almost canine fashion.
As well as their wonderful temperament they are well known for their striking appearance, having amazing blue eyes and a soft semi-long haired coat that is as soft as thistledown.
Born pure white their pattern and colour starts to appear at around about 3 – 4 weeks of age. The main traditional colours of Seal and Blue come in the patterns, Mitted, Bi-colour and Colourpoint.
They are a slow maturing breed and will not fully develop physically and emotionally till 3 – 4 years of age. If you decide to adopt a Ragdoll prepare to have a kitten for 4 years!
The name ragdoll originates from their tendency to go ‘floppy’ when picked up.
Due to their trusting nature Ragdolls are strictly indoor cats, although they do enjoy supervised access to a cat proof garden. Because of their extremely friendly sociable nature they cannot be left alone for long periods of time without a feline or human friend.