The Ragdoll breed dates back to the 1960's and was developed by an American breeder by the name of Ann Baker. Ragdolls are a pointed breed with stunning, beautiful blue eyes. They have soft, silky, semi-longhaired coats. (Mostly described as having a plush bunny like texture) The Ragdoll breed is a large breed with females averaging 10-15 lbs and males averaging between 12-20 lbs. It is not uncommon for them to exceed these weights.
They are a slow maturing breed and may not reach full maturity and color coat until the age of 4. Ragdolls come in a variety of colors and patterns with colors consisting of seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, red and cream. Patterns of the ragdoll are colorpoint, mitted, bicolor and van. Ragdoll points may be solid, lynx, tortie and torbie. The Ragdoll is best known for its docile, sweet, loving and affectionate temperament.
Ragdolls, like house dogs, are a loyal breed and very much enjoy the company of humans. They are often referred to as "gentle giants". They acquired the name Ragdoll for their tendency to flop like a rag doll when being held. Ragdolls are known to be a non-aggressive breed, and because of their overly trusting and curious nature they should be kept STRICTLY indoors. They may not possess the ability to protect and defend themselves because of their docile disposition.
Each and every home deserves a loving Ragdoll,
and every Ragdoll deserves a loving home.