Ragdoll Cat: Breed Information, Traits & Many Photos

The Ragdoll cat is a large, color-pointed cat breed known for going floppy when picked up, hence why they got the name "ragdoll."  They are known for their laid-back personalities, semi-long coats, blue eyes, and more. 

Breed Summary

Females up to 15+ lbs (6.8 kg) Males up to 20+ lbs (9.7 kg) 


9-13 inches  17-21 includes (not including tail) 

Height and Length

Developed in the 1960s by Anne Baker, a breeder in Riverside California 


Life Expectancy

13-15 years 


Semi-long coat, plush and silky 

Traditional patterns 

Bi-color, van, mitted, and colorpoint 

Traditional colors 

Seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, and cream 

Traditional points 

Solid, lynx, tortie, or torbie (tortie and lynx) 

After having this website, dedicated to Ragdoll cat lovers worldwide, since 2008 and purebred Ragdoll cats since 1987, I have learned you can only sometimes rely on breed descriptions. So, be sure to keep in mind that if you adopt a Ragdoll cat, s/he could have all these traits, some of them or none. 

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Ragdoll Cat: Breed Information, Traits & Many Photos