Ragdoll Cat Cats 101

Ragdoll Cat Cats 101


The Ragdoll, so named because of how he responds
to being picked up, is also a breed known for his love of people. While he might not be a particularly old breed,
the Ragdoll is a unique breed of cat with a fascinating history. Why don’t you tag along as we check out
this big, loving ball of fur? Hi, I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is
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that notification icon to not miss a single fact. 10. The Ragdoll is a young cat breed. He was created in Riverside, California, in
1963. Cat Breeder Ann Baker wanted a large cat with
a beautiful, long coat and gentle personality. Baker took a stray domestic longhaired white
female that was found running wild in her neighborhood and bred her with another long-haired
cat. Nobody knows just which cat breeds Baker used
to make the Ragdoll but some guesses are Birman, Burmese, or Persian. The result, however, was the Ragdoll. The breed’s popularity quickly caught on,
but it also became a source of controversy. 9. Ann Baker invented wild myths about the breed’s
origins and created her own registry called the International Ragdoll Cat Association. She wanted to enforce strict standards and
even went so far as to trademark the name “Ragdoll” so it could only be used with cats
at her registry. Her organization, the IRCA is still in existence
today but is quite small, particularly since Baker’s death in 1997. IRCA cats are not recognized by any major
cat breed organization or cat show, though some IRCA cats have been registered as “Ragamuffin”
cats. 8. This breed is the center of several urban
myths, most of which were started by Ann Baker. Miss Baker claimed that the Ragdoll was impervious
to pain and never gets scared. She also said that Ragdolls were genetically
modified alien hybrids. Josephine, one of her first cats used for
breeding, was in a car accident. Baker insisted that the people who treated
the injured kitty altered her DNA, hence the out-of-this-world connection. We can assume that Miss Baker took crazy cat
lady to new levels. Check out the video on the card to see why
you might be a crazy cat parent. 7. Many people love the Ragdoll because he goes
limp when you pick him up, just like a Ragdoll. He loves to be held and cuddled, and he’s
one of the most affectionate cat breeds. Ragdolls thrive on human companionship, and,
unlike some other felines, love being held. And according to several sources, he behaves
more like a dog than a cat. He’s even been known to play fetch. And like dogs, he loves stuffed animals and
little toys which he will carry from room to room. 6. He’s a heavyweight among cats. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association,
the male Ragdoll typically weighs between 15 and 20 pounds and the female between 10
and 15 pounds. At that weight, the Ragdoll is slightly larger
than other feline heavyweights like the Maine Coon, which can weigh up to 18 pounds, and
the Norwegian Forest Cat, which can weigh up to 16 pounds. His massive size and the fact that he loves
being held could be a source of a daily upper body workout. 5. His bright blue eyes are one of the breeds
signature features. But, although most sports the brilliantly
blue eyes for which the Ragdoll is famous, not all do. His eyes can sometimes be a blue-green or
a golden color depending on the coat variation of the Ragdoll cat. Ragdoll kittens are born with blue eyes, which
can then either deepen, lighten or change to a different color as the kitten ages. 4. Aside from his plush fur and large body, the
Ragdoll is known for his color-pointed coat. The Ragdoll also comes in a variety of shades,
ranging from seal (brown) and blue to red and cream. Variations like tortoiseshell and tabby markings
are also common. The Ragdoll comes in several patterns, including
colorpoint (no white on his coat), bicolor, and mitted (meaning he has white “mittens”
on his paws). Like the Siamese, the Ragdoll is born pale,
and his coat gradually darkens into his permanent hues as he grows older. 3. In 1975 a husband and wife team, Denny and
Laura Dayton, took a breeding pair of IRCA Ragdolls and began breeding the currently
favored Ragdoll standard. The standard they developed was eventually
accepted by major cat organizations such as the Cat Fanciers Association and the Fédération
Internationale Féline. The largest international Ragdoll association
is the Ragdoll Fanciers’ Club International. 2. The historic Algonquin Hotel in New York City
started a tradition of a resident cat when a stray named Rusty wandered into the landmark
hotel in the 1930s. The hotel’s owner decided to adopt the cat
and renamed him, Hamlet. Over the decades, there have been 10 resident
cats, with seven males and three females. Since 2011, the reigning residential feline
is a Ragdoll named Matilda III, who took over the position from Matilda II, another Ragdoll. Matilda III came to the hotel after she was
found abandoned outside the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. She has the run of the entire hotel, except
the dining areas and the kitchen, and even hosts an annual charity event in the form
of a cat fashion show. 1. The Ragdoll is fascinated by water. All forms of water hold his interest, but
he is especially intrigued by the sound of running water. Unlike many other cat breeds, the Ragdoll
may try to join you in bath or shower time. Our general overview of the Ragdoll: The Ragdoll gets along very well with children,
as he doesn’t mind being pet, cuddled and held. His docile demeanor makes him easygoing, and
he even gets along with other cats and cat-friendly dogs. He is sometimes referred to as a “puppy cat”
because of his canine-like behavior, which includes following people from room to room
and fetching toys that are thrown for him. Despite the controversy of his origins and
that he might be an alien, he’s highly recommended as a family-friendly pet. Want more fun, fauna facts? Go ahead and smash that subscribe button and
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  2. I have a ragdoll cat that might be a raga muffin cat instead. she looks like a ragdoll but she is ginger in color with a white underbelly and paws. fur is in her ears, between her toes and her tail is ever so fluffy and a little shorter than a regular cat tail. Can you explain the differences between the two types of cats, so that I can finally know which kind she is? I do share pictures of Kitareaha on the waffles website. thanks

  3. 7:43 my cat looks exactly like that! His name is Fluffy and he is a runt of the litter male flame point Ragdoll! He’s my smol baby bean ❤️

  4. I adopted a cat from the Humane Society. I’m 100% convinced he’s a ragdoll. He’s a character. One thing I noticed is that he reminded me more of a puppy, and there you have it!

  5. oooh beautiful🐱! I'm going to follow you💙 Will you follow me too? greetings Ragdoll Lizzy and daughter Kyra

  6. my ragdoll attacks people she had white vegetarians owned her before don't know how to love Luna they were millionaires and never bought her anything no house bed treats water they denied her and water gave her a syringe when she came home she attacked for Food so I know she was deprived so she has been trained to sit and wait to eat she doesn't attack and growl hiss she knows she's loved she's taken my blanket pillow and anything she wants heheh she is our Princess!

  7. Luna doesn't like anyone but me and won't allow you to touch her unless she says it's OK and don't carry Luna shell kill you lol

  8. I just heard Joe Rogan in the stand up concert "strange times" on Netflix mention Ragdoll cats and that's why I'm here.

  9. I had mine for a year now she one i love her she hates kids thot idk why but she loved so much and gets what she wants

  10. Behavior-wise my large-sized marmalade tabby (who is also polydactyl) is just like a ragdoll but is just a standard dsh from what I can see. He even flops when I pick him up and hold him belly up. he stretches his paws out in a good stretch and then just flops.

  11. Bruh please noticed me I am getting a rag doll tomarow called diesel and I’m so excited so thanks for making me more happy please notice me 🙂

  12. Ultimate cat in my opinion, they have the stunning looks, barely any breed specific health issues, wonderful dog-like temperament and in total are just one of the best breeds to own. Would recommend to anyone from an active lifestyle to a lazy one, families to single owners, all around just gorgeous and perfect cats. I think the only downside is their fur, it gets everywhere! When people tell me “their fur doesn’t shed that much” I call bullsh*t Lol. I don’t personally mind it, but I know a lot of people who hate fur getting everywhere and hate dealing with cleaning it up and having to groom them everyday. Other than that, super well behaved cats, easily trainable and very family/owner orientated. One of the most affection cats I’ve ever had. Put enough effort into training them, they will do many tricks for you and my baby even walks on leash and goes to parks and beaches with me. My cats have been super dog friendly, but a lot of them are not too cat friendly. You’ll have to socialise them a lot if you want them to be cat friendly.

  13. we got a ragdoll cat accidentally, ours was a stray and we didn't realize he was a ragdoll as he's a tuxedo cat but funnily enough he has all traits of a ragdoll as he's extremely floppy but all he ain't cuddly as he's extremely shy and gets scared easily, their such a huge cat it's crazy, he is such a big baby though once he feels like being affectionate, we named him Phantom

  14. i swear,I think my cat is a rag doll,he is big fluffy and white,we thought he was our dog reincarnated,because he acts like our dog it is insane,rolling over for tummy rubs,he drinks water different from any cat we have ever had,splashing it on his paw as if drinking from his paw he is a mess.

  15. I have a cat that's half Ragdoll and half Siamese. I am sooo attached to her. She follows me like a dog from room to room. Even when I go to the bathroom, she jumps on the sink and crawls onto my chest. She wants me to hold her. She is PRECIOUS!

  16. I have a ragdoll she’s not found of being fussed too much but she doesn’t like being alone and follows me everywhere

  17. If anyone is looking for a Ragdoll kitten this year, my cattery will be having 2 litters due in September. Please follow us on Instagram @Dream.catcher.ragdolls or visit our website dreamcatcherragdolls.commto check out past litters, current Kings and Queens, and to keep up to date on these future litters. Please send a message through the website or dm me on Insta if you are interested in one of our precious kittens!

  18. I have a ragdoll he is 13 years now and he follows you everywere and looks at you and can be a little creepy at times

  19. My boyfriend is Allergic to other breeds but not the ragdoll breed but in the future we are talking about getting a ragdoll for a pet for both of us and question is a good pet for other people and other pets

  20. I had a ragdoll for almost 18 years, she was such a sweetheart. She passed last Sunday, but she was still the same calm, loving girl until then. ❤️

  21. I’ve heard that this breed is hypoallergenic. I’d like more information on this as my fiancé and I are thinking of getting one but I have a pretty bad cat allergy.

  22. Well I knew my cats mother was a short haired tabby and his dad was most likely the neighbors big white monster of a cat. I now know that he is predominantly his father's son. 15 lbs bright blue eyes, places fetch and can't stand not to be held. Lol. Drinks from the faucets all over the house. Comes when you call him, although my last cat also could be called. The vet looked at him and asked ragdoll? I said, "uhm, cat?!" looked it up on here and this definitely solidifies that vets hunch. He doesn't go quite so limp as some I've seen on YouTube but pretty darn close. Second best cat I've ever owned. No one beats Max. R.I.P. Maxiaxioriyay.

  23. I loved this video. Very informative. And your daughter is CUTE! I have a 2 year old girl and she is my world. Keep the informative videos coming man!

  24. I really want to get a rag doll, but one of my parents has a allergy to them,
    Someone please help me.
    I have a question, if you groom them everyday do they shed?
    Because I really Hope rag dolls are a special cat that you never get allergies from.
    I know a every fact about them,
    But not that one.
    So here is a list of what you should do:

    1. If you have got a baby cat, then put it inside a blanket, and hold it while you are going home, and if you have got a adult, then put it in a big cage in your boot. (Of the car of course)
    2. When you get home clean it and groom it because it needs to be groomed everyday.
    3. Next you have to play with it and pay as much attention as you can to it.
    4. Then after you have to let it nap. Because they are extremely lazy cats.
    5. After it’s nap let it do what It wants or play with it more.
    (You need to pay as much attention as you can to it because then it will get really miserable and depressed and it will start hating you.)

    Don’t ask I’ve been watching videos.

  25. I buy a cat and they say it's persian cat. But it doesn't look like a persian. It's more like a ragdoll but i don't really know how to identity the breed of the cat. She's furry from neck to tail but her head doesn't have much fur

  26. be aware people love these cats so much,they will steal them from you, which isnt hard because they will approach strangers and ask for attention.i have seen it myself.

  27. After her Himalayan died, I wanted a cat that wouldn't remind me of "Boogs", the Himalayan because I grew to love Boogs very much. I bought her a Ragdoll. She's nothing like Boogs. She will lie down next to you and put her paws on each cheek of your face. She's so loveable and gentle. I miss Boogs a lot, but "Cocoa" (I call her "Little Girl, and she responds) is very sweet and loving. We enjoy her company very much. I made a good decision in buying her.

  28. Can someone tell me what the difference is in appearance between a rag doll and himalayan cat? Bc to me they are basically the same cat 🤷🏻‍♀️

  29. I have a ragdoll yeah she is the sweetest cat ever and yep she loves being picked up, ive had other cats and they go crazy when I try to pick them up

  30. the biggest things i can renember about my experiences with ragdolls is that they lose more hair than a jackrussel their scared of strangers alot and polish people like stealing them cuz they think their worth alot of money also dont let them free outside becouse polish people and they easily get caught by dogs

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