Ragamuffin Cats vs. Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll cats and Ragamuffin cats are commonly confused—in fact, some sites like use the names interchangeably. 

The good news is, both Ragdolls and Ragamuffins make great pets. Both breeds are large, docile cats with very sweet personalities. 

The distinction between Ragdolls and Ragamuffins may be due to the breed's origin and development, which is disputed.

History of the Breed

The Ragdoll breed was originally started in California by a breeder named Ann Baker, who started the line with her cat Josephine, a longhaired Persian/Angora. 

What's a Ragdoll?

Josephine’s sweet disposition and tendency to go limp in the arms of someone holding her is where the Ragdoll cats got their name and reputation. 

Less is known about the exact origins of the Ragamuffin cat, because after Ann Baker began to breed Ragdolls, other breeders also began developing the breed. 

What's a Ragamuffin?

Ragdoll and Ragamuffin cats are both fairly large, often weighing around 15 lbs. Both breeds are also known for their big, lovely eyes 


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Ragamuffin Cats vs. Ragdoll Cats