Laid-Back, Loving, Gentle
At A Glance
8-20 pounds (3.6-9 kg); some males are larger
Moderate; little matting but regular grooming is helpful
High; must have regular human and/or pet companionship
Ragdolls are accepted in all USA/Canadian cat registries.
About The Ragdoll
Ragdolls are large, semi-longhaired cats, exhibiting the pointed (Siamese) pattern in three varieties: colorpoint, bicolor, and mitted. Ragdolls come in seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac point colors, either with or without markings on the face and feet. Some associations accept nonstandard colors, such as red and lynx point.
Ragdolls were named so because some (not all) go limp when picked up, a trait that inspired the breed name. Ragdolls enjoy playtime and can get along well with children and pets. Affectionate without being demanding, Ragdolls are devoted to their families and adapt well to change. Many owners say they are empathic, highly attuned to their owners' needs and problems.