Color – There are four patterns: bi-color, van, mitted and pointed. Only the bi-color and bi-color van patterns are recognized by CFA for showing purposes. Patterns come in six colors: seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, and cream. Point colors may be solid, shaded, smoke, lynx, or particolor.
Eyes – Large, vivid blue ovals.
Appearance – The ideal Ragdoll is a medium to large, moderately longhaired, blue-eyed pointed cat. The point markings may be covered by a range of white overlay patterns. Bi- color Ragdolls look like they went swimming in whipped cream and dunked their faces in for a deep drink. All four legs, their underbodies, chest, and an upside-down “V” marking on their faces are white, and they may have a splash or two of white on their backs. Only their tails, ears, and the outer part of their masks show the darker markings. Vans look like they nearly drowned in whipped cream. Only the top of the mask, ears, and tail, and perhaps a few spots on the body, show darker markings.
Personality – Ragdolls adore their humans. They run to greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, flop on you, sleep with you, and love you. They are gentle, carefully avoid scratching people, and are good with children, the elderly, and dogs. Ragdolls tend to be floor cats, not jumpers. They feel that humans prefer purrs to yowls, and keep their voices softly musical.
Interesting Breed Fact – The ideal Ragdoll is a well-balanced cat, with no extreme features. Altered males may reach 20 pounds or more; females are proportionately smaller. Ragdolls are slow maturing, reaching full coat color at two years, and full size and weight at four.
Breed information supplied by the
Cat Fanciers’ Association