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!
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.
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 ears 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.
vast majority of Ragdoll kittens, as in many other breed, are sold as pets. Those
who buy dont 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.
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.
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.
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!..................
has been said before, it has been said once more......... RAGDOLLS ARE ADDICTIVE
moment I have one stud boy 'CH. WERMARBEARS PRINCE CHARMING' who is a Blue colourpoint.
is our neuter male and is a Seal Colour point.
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.