8 Fun Facts About Ragdoll Cats

The first Ragdoll cat hails from California.

The Ragdolls were created in the 1960s by Riverside, California resident Anne Baker. She registered the name "Ragdoll" as a trademark and founded The International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA), a registry that imposed strict guidelines on anyone wishing to breed or market cats under that brand.

The Ragdoll is one of the largest domestic cat breeds

Unquestionably, the Ragdoll cat is bigger than the Main Coon. Typically, a mature Ragdoll weighs between 8 and 20 pounds, however males are noticeably larger than females.

The Ragdoll breed comes in 6 different colours and 4 patterns.

The range of colour options accessible to you is one benefit of adopting or purchasing a Ragdoll. It is available in six colours: chocolate, lilac, cream, seal, and red, along with their matching dilutes. Bi-color, van, mitted, and colourpoint are the four patterns.

The Ragdolls go limp when you pick them up.

Yes, they truly become limp when you take them up, just like a rag doll toy, which is why they are known as the Ragdolls! Among the characteristics that further distinguish them.

The resident cat at the popular Algonquin Hotel is a Ragdoll.

The hotel patrons loved Matilda III, the regal Ragdoll cat, a lot until she died in 2017. As the Director of Guest Relations at the storied Algonquin Hotel in New York, she cheerfully greeted guests in the lobby and never missed a day of work.

The Ragdolls are water lovers!

Although most people believe that cats detest water, Ragdolls are the complete opposite! Like Savannah cats, they adore baths, so giving them a wash is a fun activity for them.

They have the perfect blue eyes!

The Ragdoll's stunning blue eyes are sure to make any cat lover fall head over heels! Their unique eye colour is caused by the genes for point coloration. Although blue eyes are common in this breed, it's not always the case. 

Ragdolls are called puppy-like cats.

Families are incredibly devoted to Ragdoll cats, especially the younger ones! They are frequently referred to as "puppy-like" cats because of their exceptional social nature. They will follow you around, wait for you at the door, cuddle up on your lap like a baby, and go to sleep with you.