I am often asked for recommendations of Ragdoll breeders. I learned long ago not to recommend breeders! So I let readers do it =).
If you love the breeder that you adopted your Ragdoll cat from, then please post your favorite breeder in the comments section and be sure to include:
- Cattery Name
- City, State
- When you adopted your kitty
- Adoption Story
#5 and #6 are important to show the validity of the comment/knowledge. Otherwise, I think anyone could post the rest. Thank you!
If you're on the hunt for recommended breeders - you will also want to check out our page on Bad Ragdoll Breeders.
Sharon Shulby of Magnadok Ragdolls shared the following with me:
"In looking for a Ragdoll, please advise people that, first off, Google the cattery and "complaints". If they have a history of scamming people, keeping their money, not delivering the kitten on the agreed upon date, selling sick kittens, what in the world makes you think they'll be any better with you? You MUST do due diligence!
Also, ascertain if the parents have been tested for FIV, FeLV and HCM. And the breeder can prove it to the prospective parents. That any breeder who wants to send your kitten home at under 12 weeks old, isn't doing right by you or the kitten. They get 3 vaccines, at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. I prefer that my breedings are fully vaccinated before they leave here. Also, younger kittens don't have that time with their parents and littermates to socialize. This is VERY important for the well being of your kitten.
If the parents aren't registered with FIFe, CFA or TICA, your kitten can't be registered either. And there's no guarantee that the kitten is truly a purebred RD.
What I can tell your readers, again, that if they do their homework before buying a RD kitten, there shouldn't be a problem. Good luck!"
BEWARE! Ragdoll Breeder Scams
Apart from just bad breeders, you have to watch out for scams too - people that pose as Ragdoll breeders or home raised ragdoll kittens, but really are just scam artists. Here are a few times we have encountered them:
- Jasmine Ragdoll Kitten – Ragdoll Breeder SCAM - now they are Pretty Ragdoll Kittens – https://prettyragdollkittens.com
- Adorable Ragdoll Kittens for Sale Scam Online
Discussion on Facebook about How to Figure Out if a Breeder is Good or Not