Ragdolls are large, laid - back, semi longhaired cats with soft silky coats and gorgeous blue eyes. The Ragdoll is a pointed breed, which means that the body is lighter in color than the points (the face, legs, tail and ears). Altered males usually weigh between 15 - 20 lbs while females usually weigh between 10 -15 lbs.
The Ragdoll breed is great with families and other pets because of their gentle demeanor and loving personalities.They love being with people, will follow you from room to room, and generally choose to be where you are. Because of their non aggressive behavior, they should never be left outside, as many will not defend themselves.
Ragdolls were developed in the 1960s by Ann Baker, a breeder in California. Ann created the breed over many years from a combination of Persian, Angora, Burmese, and Siamese type cats. This breed was selectively bred for large size, gentle demeanor, striking color and a tendency to go limp when picked up.
The Ragdoll kitten is born looking nearly white. Their color points will gradually darken with age. They are slow maturing, reaching full color at two years, and full size and weight at four.