Ragdoll Cat Breeds

Post Published on February 18, 2010 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

Charlie, Ragdoll Kitten

While there are not multiple Ragdoll cat breeds, there are multiple Ragdoll patterns and colors.

The main colors are:

The main Ragdoll patterns are:

  • Bicolor
  • Colorpoint
  • Lynx
  • Mitted

Ragdoll Cat Breed Info

The Ragdoll is a relatively new cat breed, invented by Ann baker in the 1960s in California, as a result, the history of ragdolls isn’t terribly extensive.

The Ragdoll cat is the cat that goes all floppy when you pick it up. Ragdolls are larger cats. Males usually weigh in between 20 and 30 lbs, whereas a female is between 14 to 15 lbs. Ragdolls do not reach full color and maturity until they are 3-4 years of age.

Ragdolls have a very equable disposition and therefore have been known to be a great cat for kids. Most of them don’t mind be dressed up or hauled around. They do not possess the fighting instincts of other cats and usually will leave an unfavorable situation, rather than fight against it.

Ragdolls also enjoy being around people and therefore have been coined, “dog-like” by kitty aficionados. Ragdolls usually enjoy being handled (this can depend on the cat, their environment and how well they were socialized as a kitten).


Ragdolls are thought to be hypoallergenic because they do not have an undercoat. However, to claim they are hypoallergenic isn’t completely true for every person allergic to cats. Usually when someone is allergic to cats, they are usually allergic to the cat’s saliva (which is usually all over their coat because a cat cleans itself so frequently) or they are allergic to the cat’s undercoat. So for those folks that are allergic to a cat’s saliva, then a Ragdoll still will not work for you. However, if it is the undercoat, then a Ragdoll is hypoallergenic for you. How do you know? There may be tests to figure out which cat allergy you have, however, probably the best test is to hang out with a Ragdoll for a couple of hours (or minutes if you have a quick reaction) to see what your reaction is.

You can read more about ragdoll cat breeds on this site.

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