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Ragdolls were first bred in the 1960ís by Ann Baker, a Persian breeder in California. Some of the original stock consisted of sturdy, free-roaming cats. It is thought she created the foundations of the Ragdoll breed by selecting kittens out of Josephine, a semi-feral longhaired white female Persian/Angora type, sired by several unknown male Birman-like or Burmese-like cats, one with Siamese type markings. Out of those early litters came Blackie, an all black Burmese-like male and Daddy Warbucks, a seal point with white feet. Daddy Warbucks sired the founding bi-colour female Fugianna, and Blackie sired Buckwheat, a dark brown/black Burmese-like female. Both Fugianna and Buckwheat were daughters of Josephine. All Ragdoll cats are descended from Ann Baker's cats through matings of Daddy Warbucks to Fugianna and Buckwheat. By selecting individuals with the look and temperament she wanted for her breeding program, Ann Baker created the standard Ragdoll type. Denny and Laura Dayton are credited with bringing the Ragdoll breed to worldwide recognition by various cat registration organisations. What is known is that this breed was selectively bred over many years for desirable traits, such as large size, gentle demeanour, and a tendency to go limp when picked up.

The Ragdoll is a breed of medium longhaired cat. It is best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. They are non-aggressive to the point that many cats cannot or should not be let outside for prolonged periods as many will not defend themselves and most do not hunt. The name "Ragdoll" derived from the fact that many of these cats go completely limp and relax when picked up. Ragdolls have a sturdy body, short legs, and a thick coat with Siamese-style points.

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  • Greg
    Greg

    Age: 3Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Socksy
    Socksy

    Age: 9Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Reggie
    Reggie

    Age: 6Y Sex: M

    United States

  • PumPum
    PumPum

    Age: 15Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Jones
    Jones

    Age: 5Y Sex: M

    United States

  • monty
    monty

    Age: 4Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Boots
    Boots

    Age: 4Y Sex: M

    Australia

  • Sassy
    Sassy

    Age: 5Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Gigi
    Gigi

    Age: 6Y Sex: F

    Canada

  • Coal
    Coal

    Age: 15Y Sex: M

    United States

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