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Ragdoll Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Ragdoll
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
122cm (48in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
9kg (35lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Mediumhair
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, White, Fawn, Brown, Golden, Lilac
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
4
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Affectionate, calm and friendly

Ragdoll Location

Map of Ragdoll Locations
Map of North America

Ragdoll

The Ragdoll cat has emerged in North America as mixed cat breeding has become more popular. The ragdoll cat is usually part Burmese, Birman, Javanese, Siamese and Persian cat or any of these combinations.

The Ragdoll cat is known to be one of the larger species of domestic cat and commonly have a slightly larger tummy than other cats, along with a rounded body and short limbs.

The Ragdoll cat is normally white in colour with the distinctive Siamese cat style brown markings. The ragdoll cat often inherits the long hair and blue eyes from the Persian and Birman cats but this is not always the case.

The Ragdoll cat is most well known for its calm and affectionate temperament, and its generally easy-going nature. The Ragdoll cat is a relaxed and gentle feline that is also well known for its intelligence.

The Ragdoll cat is named so because of the way in which the Ragdoll breed is often found to be easy to handle, even said to turn floppy when picked up. Ragdoll cats are known to be much more chilled-out and friendly compared to other domestic breeds.

Ragdoll Comments

Daffodil
"This is SOOO COOL! We used to have ragdolls."
Erin
"Omg i looooove these cats they are soooo cute"
Daniel
"i love cats especully ragdolls"
Abantika Patra
"i really love cats of any breed but these cats are awesome to me , i , really love cats being around me i love to pamper the cats especially these ragdolls"
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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]

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