- Place of Origin:
- Sacred cats from Burma, Persian cats, Burmese cats and domestic cats
- Breed type:
- Semi-haired cat
- Body type:
- Subsoil muscular body, medium to large cat
- 4 - 10 kg
- Colour varieties:
- With dark dark brown badges, chocolate, blue, lilac and two-coloured and with socks
History: Ragdoll was bred in America in 1965. The breed was bred by the no pedigree white J Persian named Josephine. Before the kittens were born, this cat suffered with a car accident after which its behaviour was changed. It began to commemorate the typical features of the Ragdoll breed that its kittens inherited. From a genetic point of view, however, this story is impossible. However, the breed is really derived from Josephine´s kittens. The founder of the breed became - Daddy War Bucks which was crossed with Birma.
The name of the breed has been given its typical features - after picking up the stripes, the kitten releases the muscles, so it reminds a rag doll (from the "Rag" cloth, "doll" doll). The breed was recognized in the 1970s by all but one organizations.
Nature: Friendly, quiet, soft and compliant nature. Cat loves pets, people are very friendly, but they do not force attention. They are social, playful and curious. Because of its credulity to strangers and other animals, they are suitable for feline therapy, but it is not advisable to let them run outdoors because they could easily be diverted to someone else. The Ragdolls are extraordinarily balanced animals, which do not make any difference. They use their claws only in extreme urgency, and an important feature of nature is their unwillingness to fight. They are modest, and their soft voice is seldom used. With other cats they are getting well, solitude, on the contrary, they do not like it. They say they resemble dogs - they like to remind them, they watch their owners and learn to walk for a walk with a harness.
Body: It is a large, muscular cat with a sturdy chest, a sub-body and heavy bones. But the body is elegant and long. The head is wedge-shaped and large, with a solid strong chin, full cheeks and rounded nose. The neck is usually short and strong. Together with the long hair, it is continuously connected to the chest. The front legs are slightly shorter - the back is thus slightly upward. The paws are round, large and firm, with interlocking tufts of hairs. The tail has a Ragdoll long and thick. Medium-sized ears set further apart are slightly rounded. The blue-coloured eyes are large and oval, far apart. The nose is slightly bent.
Coat: The cats of this breed have their long coat very dense, soft, silky and without a tendency to moult. It stays around the body, it does not stop. In the summer it is moulting. The head is the shortest and the neck and the most beautiful. Kittens usually start white and colour will begin after a few weeks. The hair colouring process ends until the age of 4, when their physical development is completed.
Care: Ragdoll's hair does not require any special care, it is seldom tangled. Combing is enough once a week with a rough crest. In the summer, at the time of mashing, we can use a rubber brush and a more frequent spring to get rid of loose hair. Be careful of combing which is provided very often, it could damage the coat.
Some exhibitors have their Ragdolls a few days before the show bath, but you can also choose a non-perfumed, greasy tartar powder.
Ears cleaned and claws cutting if is necessary.
Colour varieties: Ragdoll breed cats are recognized by FIFe in three varieties, all of which are in the colour of seal, chocolate, blue and lilac. Lighter coloured hair may go dark, due to lower ambient temperatures and licking of the coat. Local darkening of the hair may cause skin damage.
- Colourpoint: Cats of this colour variant with acromelanic badges have a creamy body. The extremity of the body, the arms, the ears, the tail and the mask, are more colourful. The chest is usually lighter than the rest of the body. In the case of colouring the point of the seals the blue dot has a darker colour on the body than the cats with the chocolate stain lilac point. White colour is nowhere tolerated on the body. Nose and pads on the feet are dark. The bras, belly and chest have a lighter shade.
- Striped: In this colourful version, Ragdoll cream-colored body, the end parts of the body are darker. From colourpoint, it is different that cats have white socks on their feet without dark spots. A white stripe runs from the tail to the chin. Pads of pads are pink.
- Bicolour: This is the most striking option. Cats of this colour type have a white chin, chest, abdomen and arms and white spots are allowed on the back. The body is again creamy with darker coloured end parts of the body. A white rectangle in the shape of an inverted V is around the nose. Ideally begins at the forehead and leads across the eyes to the back of the teeth.