Ragdoll Cat Breed: History, Temperament And Health
The Ragdoll At A Glance:

Place Of Origin: United States
Dates Of Origin: 1960's
Average Weight Range: 10-20 lbs.
Temperament Of The Ragdoll: Genial And Relaxed, Quiet.
Breed Colors Of The Ragdoll: Seal, Chocolate, Blue, Or Lilac, In Pointed, Mitted, Or Bicolor Patterns.
One of the top 10 most popular cat breeds.
About The Ragdoll:

Best known for its placid disposition (often referred to as a "gentle giant"), the Ragdoll is a big, heavy cat whose coat does not mat as readily as that of the Persian.  However, Ragdolls should still be groomed at least once a week.  Ragdolls are born white and slowly develop color and pattern over two years, becoming pointed cats.  The breed shows little enthusiasm for hunting, making it popular Australia, where cats have threatened indigenous wildlife.  Tales of a high pain threshold have been disproved.

History Of The Ragdoll:

In the 1960's, Californian breeder Ann Baker bred the first Ragdolls from a white, probably nonpedigreed, Persian and a Birman-type tom.  Baker formed a Ragdoll breed association but its cats were not accepted by other registries.  Some individuals later bred her Ragdolls to produce the breed accepted by major registries today.  The Ragdoll won full CFA acceptance in 2000. 
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