Ragdolls are large, laid back, semi long-haired cats with captivating blue eyes.
The Ragdoll is a pointed bred, which means that the body is lighter in color than the points (the face, legs, tail and ears). The Ragdoll cat is carefully bred to produce large affectionate cats in three patterns, two with white (mitted and bicolor) and one with no white (color point).
The ideal Ragdoll is a well balanced cat, with no extreme features. Altered males will usually top the scale at 15-20 pounds; females are proportionately smaller and usually weigh between 10-15 pounds at maturity. Ragdolls are slow-maturing , reaching full coat color at 2 years and full size and weight at 4 years old.
Ragdoll cats tend to be more interested in humans than some breeds of cats. They are known to run to greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, flop on you, sleep with you, and generally choose to be with you where ever you are. Ragdoll cats are smart cats, many have been taught to come when called and play fetch. They are gentle, docile cats who are very loving.
The Ragdoll's semi long coat is plush and silky, and requires minimal grooming to keep it looking it's best. Their Ragdoll quality coats consist mainly of long, soft guard hairs. Ragdolls, like all breeds of cats will shed, usually with the change of seasons. The absence of the thick, dense undercoats results in reduced shedding and matting.
Ragdolls are well behaved , loving cats that are easy to care for. They are the perfect breed for our modern, busy lifestyles.
SEAL POINT The body color should range from ivory to pale fawn beige, shading gradually into a lighter color on the belly or chest. The points will range from warm seal brown to a brownish black. The paw pads and nose leather are to be seal brown to brownish black with rosy undertones allowed.
BLUE POINT The body color should range from bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone, free from any tinge of brown, shading gradually to alighter color on the belly or chest. The points will range from blue-grey to deep slate. The paw pads and nose leather are to be dark blue grey with rosy undertones allowed.
CHOCOLATE POINT The body should be ivory, shading gradually to lighter color on the belly and chest. The points ranging from warm milk chocolate to bittersweet chocolate, all with rose undertones. The paw pads should be a brownish salmon pink and nose leather a rose brown.
LILAC POINT The body should be a magnolia white. Points a pale dove grey with pinkish tones to a warmer deep lavender, the dilute pigment allowing the flesh tones to show through. Paw pads and nose leather is a feather lavender pink.
RED POINT The body should be a warm and even tone creamy white. The points are to be a deep orange hot red. The paw pads and nose leather should be pink.
CREAM POINT The body should be creamy white. The points range from pale sand to deep cream. The overall impression is a dull, cool buff beige. The paw pads and nose leather is pink.
4 PATTERNS & 4 POINTS
COLOR POINT The points (ears, nose, mask, feet and tail) are to be dark with well defined color. The body should have definite contrast between it and the points. Soft shadings of color are allowed on the body as the cat ages.
MITTED The points are to be dark and contrasting to the body, with matching white mitts on the front feet, and white going up the back legs at least to the hock. They may have a blaze, star or hourglass shaped patch of white on their forehead and nose but not extending into the nose leather.
BI-COLOR The ears, mask, and tail are to be well defined in the darker color. The mask is to have an inverted "V" which should be symmetrical and must not extend beyond the outer edge of the eyes. The nose leather must be pink. The chest, stomach, all 4 legs, feet and ruff should be white. The white should reach above the elbow on the front legs and above the hock on the back legs. The back may have shading in a lighter shade of the point color, or with various markings of white color patches.
VAN ONLY the top of the mask, ears, and tail and sometimes a few spots on the body show darker markings.
LYNX POINT Overlays any one of the above patterns with Tabby Markings on the face in what looks like th letter "W". Tabby markings are also overlaid on the other color points including the legs, back and tail .
TORTIE POINT Overlays any of the above patterns. Tortie points will have red or cream mixed color along with main point color.
TORBIE POINT Both Lynx and Tortie overlays any of the above patterns. Red or cream mixed color AND Tabby Markings on the points.