7 Interesting Facts About Ragdoll Cats
Ragdoll cats are bulky, large-breed felines known for their watery blue eyes, thick and plush fur (think the opposite of short-haired Siamese cats) and distinctive coat coloring, and their easy-going personality makes them the perfect addition to any family. If you are looking into ragdoll cats for sale, you’ll want to know more about the breed before making a decision. The ragdoll breed has an intriguing history and it’s personality has many notable characteristics. Here is a list of seven interesting facts about Ragdoll cats to help you get to know your new furry friend:
1. There is some mystery behind the origination of the Ragdoll breed, but the known facts are that they were developed by a breeder named Ann Baker in early nineteen sixties California.
2. It is believed (but not absolutely proven) that original Ragdoll cats were a crossing of a white, Persian-Angora cat named Josephine and a Birman-like or Burmese-like cat.
3. The name “Ragdoll” was patented by Ann Baker in December of 1975, providing exclusivity of the breed name to members of her breeding club, the IRCA (International Ragdoll Cat Association). That patent expired in 2005.
4. The long, full fur native to the Ragdoll is practically unparalleled by any other breed. Only Persian cats compare.
5. Ragdolls have what is widely considered to be the most mellow, loving temperament of any other cat breed in existence, making them great companions for young or old.
6. The original Ragdoll breeder, Ann Baker, made some very strange claims about Ragdoll cats, namely that they had human genes, were immune to pain, and represented a link between humans and aliens.
7. The original Ragdoll breed consisted of only three distinct color patterns, but today’s Ragdolls come in a variety of six colors.
There are so many good things about these “gentle giants” that it’s hard to find a reason not to welcome one into your home. Afraid of that bulky fur? You can easily prevent cat fleas on humans with regular trips to the groomer. It’s worth it to own one of these mellow and loving companions.