The first Ragdoll kittens were born in California
in the 1960's.
They are probably the result of a mating between
a white persian queen and a Bermian type Tom.
When picked up the cat becomes very relaxed and
is as floppy as the ragdoll from which it takes
There are some that say this was brought about
by an accident the queen had whilst carrying kittens,
but it is genetically impossible for the effects
of such an injury to be inherited by the kittens.
The more realistic believe that the cats act
in this way as a result of totally trusting their
owners and that is certainly true to say the Ragdoll
is a particularly trusting breed.
CHARACTER & TEMPERAMENT
The Ragdoll is possibly the most laid back of
all the domestic cat breeds.
They are content and undemanding and tolerate
They have an extremely gentle and relaxed nature,
and make loyal and devoted pets.
They are dog like in the sense that they follow
you around and many of my cats/kittens can retrieve
bits of paper. There is an old wives tale that
they are immune to pain this is totally untrue!
Life span : 9-15 years.
Compatibility with other animals generally very
Ailments: The ragdoll is predominantly a healthy
Country of origin : America
Fur: being semi long hair the coat is not prone
to matting ,but daily grooming ensures a shinny
healthy coat and fewer fur balls!