Here you will find useful information about ragdoll cat breeders. Nature, origin and other characteristics can be found in the breed portrait below. Please also note our Ragdoll picture.
Origin: USA Weight: 4.5 to 10 kg Coat variants: Halblanghaar
The Ragdoll is a cat breed breeded in the early 1960s.
ragdoll cat breeders story The Ragdoll’s mothermother is a cat named Josephine. She was an “angora-like” freighter who belonged to a neighbor of Ann Baker in California. From a litter of this cat Ann Baker got a cat similar to a “Birman cat”. With this cat and not known animals, Ann Baker built a line breeding, and gave the breed thus breeded by her the name Ragdoll, which in German means Stoffpuppe, sometimes also called Rattlespuppet. The name was chosen by Ann Baker because of the fact that her cats simply hung limp when they were lifted – like a rag doll made of rag dolls. Through this behavioral change, there were rumors that this breed had a changed pain behavior, which some led to test the pain behavior of the animals. In animal studies, it was found that there were no changes in the pain behavior.
Because of the rigorous breeding standards of Ann Baker (they were called the Ragdollpatentieren and rose to each animal, which originated from their lines, a licensing tax) the breed with the “original Baker ‘Ragdolls” was quite difficult. Luckily for the breed, the families Dayton (Cattery Blossom-Time) and Chambers (Cattery Ragnarok) were separated from Ann Baker early on and were able to continue their breeding without a license.
These two catteries led the Ragdoll breed essentially to what it is today in the traditional area: Animals in the colors seal, blue, chocolate and lilac with the drawing variants mitted, colorpoint and bicolour.
ragdoll cat breeders anatomy According to the Fédération Internationale Féline standard, the Ragdoll is a massive, large cat with a medium bony structure and a muscular body. It has a strong overall appearance. The head should be of medium size, broad, wedge-shaped, and shall be flat between the ears. She has medium-sized ears which have round tips and stand apart widely. The neck is short and strong. The legs are centered, the back slightly longer, causing the back line to fall forward. The tail is long, well hairy and bushy. The dense coat is of medium length, has a soft, silky structure and lies on the body. Colors
The traditional colors of ragdoll are seal (black), whose dilution is blue, and chocolate, whose dilution is lilac. As a drawing variants are recognized by most clubs only bicolour, colorpoint and mitted.
Since the ragdoll is a point cat, the boys are born white and attain their hair color only in the course of time.
Colourpoint Colourpoint: Bluepoint Ragdoll with dark limbs.
Ragdoll with the color pattern Mitted: This is similar to the color pattern Colourpoint, except the white color of paws, chin and belly.
A young cat with striking blue eyes and white spots in the shape of an inverted “V” in the face. This color pattern is called Bicolour.
Three-year-old cat with Lynx or tabby pattern. According to the EMS code of the FIFe, this Ragdoll has the color / drawing RAG n 21 (Seal Tabby Colorpoint).
This breed portrait is based on the article Ragdoll cat from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. In Wikipedia there is a list of authors available.