The Ragdoll earns its name from its habit of relaxing to the point of utter limpness in one’s arms. The Ragdoll’s light-colored body has darker Siamese-type points on the face, legs, tail and ears. Remember, this is a strictly indoor cat; due to its extremely docile nature, it may often lack the ability to defend itself.

Breed Details

The CFA accepts four colors - seal, chocolate, blue and lilac for registration - and three patterns: color point, mitted and bi-color. Only bi-color may be shown. TICA accepts all pointed colors, solid, tabby, torti and particolor, which is any accepted color with white.

Surprisingly low-maintenance for a longhaired cat. Although the fur does not mat, experts advise brushing once or twice weekly.

Best Home:

Like the name suggests, Ragdolls excel at taking it easy. Though some can be active and chatty, naptimes are sacred and taken anywhere, whether hanging off a bed or spread across the floor. Multiple Ragdolls often sleep piled on top of one another.

National Breed Club:

Ragdoll Fanciers? Club International; www.rfci.org


Easygoing and loving.


Ideal Ragdolls are well-balanced with a broad, modified wedge head, full cheeks, wide-set, medium-size ears, strong neck and medium-to-long legs. Their oval eyes are always some form of blue. The fur is shorter on the front legs than the back legs and rest of the body. They typically weigh between 14 and 18 pounds, although altered males can exceed 20 pounds.