Living With a Ragdoll

Ragdoll cats were breed in the 1960s by Ann Baker. A female cat named Josephine was mated to Daddy Warbucks. From these matings came Fugianna a Bicolour female and Buckwheat a black and dark brown female. Then Ann Baker mated Daddy Warbucks to Fugianna and Buckwheat to produce the Ragdoll cats.

They are large, semi longhaired cats, with strong muscular feel to them. Their coat is said to be non-matting, but rest assured if you neglect it, the knots will appear, especially under the front and hind legs. Make grooming fun for your pet and he will look forward to this special time with you. A thorough grooming is recommended at least once per week. Their coats are soft and silky with beautiful ruffs and knickerbockers, often look their best in the winter months as with many of the semi-longhaired breeds. Coat length varies with the individual, with neuters usually having the longer more luxurious look to them. This is because, as we all know, neuters haven't the hormones that play havoc with their systems!

They come in the universally accepted colours of Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red, Cream, in Solid points, Tortie points Tabby points and Tortie Tabby points, which may be transposed over each of the three accepted patterns of Colourpoint, Mitted and Bicolour. Chocolate and Lilac are a little more difficult to acquire.

The Ragdoll should have length to his body, with a long tail to balance and with good strong bone and large round tufted paws to support his frame. Their broad head and width between their medium sized well furnished ear’s medium length nose with its retrousse tip, and of course their most outstanding feature, their eyes. From the deepest sapphire to most delicate china blue, they have an expression like no other Cat. The Ragdoll is a perfectly balanced cat, with no extreme abnormalities and it remains the policy TBRCC to maintain this original type, so that the Ragdoll of today still appears similar to those Ragdolls that foundered the breed.

The vast majority of Ragdoll kittens, as in many other breed, are sold as pets. Those who buy don’t really mind if an ear is set a little too high, the nose a little too straight, the eyes aren't as dark or the markings are not quite right. They want the TEMPERAMENT. For this, is what the Ragdoll is most famous.

Ragdolls have a wonderfully gentle, laid back temperament and their popularity as the ideal house pet who are totally devoted to their owners has become legendary. As kittens they are full of life and inquisitive and as they mature they become very loving, trusting cats who follow their owners every where They love human company and are super with children, but since the boys grow to be such large cats, often tipping the scales at 151b, children do need to be shown how to hold them correctly by supporting them with both hands. Ragdoll have many puppy-like characteristics that are most endearing. They get to know their names and will come when called. They also love to play and any amount of love and affection given to a Ragdoll will be repaid over and over again.

When introduced to the Ragdoll for the 1st time, you will be overwhelmed at just how beautiful they are, the big difference with this breed is that, although the kittens are pretty, soft and fully, the adults are Stunning. They are one of the few breeds that actually get better with age. How a kitten looks when first seen, bears no resemblance to how it will look at thirteen weeks. He will look different again at one year and that same kitten will look even more beautiful at 2 years old, developing into a magnificent 4-year-old adult.

So, what Do you get when you buy a Ragdoll? Certainly NOT a dim witted creature who sits around all day doing nothing. Certainly Not the cushion cat which it was once portrayed to be, but a stunningly beautiful individual, with almost a since of humour all of its own, A cat who will meet you at the door when you return home, who will chatter to you when the moon takes them, who will rely on you to give them all the love so they will be able to return it to you ten fold. Certainly NOT a cat that can be ignored. Just one small word of Warning................ ONE is usually not enough!..................

It has been said before, it has been said once more......... RAGDOLLS ARE ADDICTIVE

At the moment I have one stud boy 'CH. WERMARBEARS PRINCE CHARMING' who is a Blue colourpoint.

'Jack' is our neuter male and is a Seal Colour point.

I have 5 girls, 'Lavender' and 'Bluebell' both Blue Bicolour, 'Pixie' a Blue Tabby and 'Truffle' a Seal Mitted Tabby and our last is 'Chiccats' a Seal Mitted.











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