About Breed

   

Ragdoll


   The ragdoll name is a derivative of its unique trait: the ability to relax muscles and arms and go limp like a doll. These cats are extremely friendly, gentle and delicate. They are trusty, follow a human step by step and very quickly attach themselves to new owners. They are devoid of aggression, and cannot defend themselves against other animals. Therefore these cats should be kept under care - especially when leaving house. These cats are suitable for small homes - they are quiet, not busy, and rarely climb shelves or furniture. They emit quiet noises similar to a baby’s whimper. However, please remember that every cat is an individual and his/her character is unique & one of a kind and that its character also depends on how we treat it and how much we allow it to do.  


    The FIFE Standard describes, how should a ragdoll look like:   


   These are big cats, with a long and a muscular body. Females reach weight of 4-6 kg, males are larger: their weight can reach 7-10 kg. This breed matures long. Full maturity is reached at the age of 3-4 years, it is also during this time that they change colour.   

  • Head - shape – medium size, broad modified wedge. Slightly rounded forehead ( not domed) showing a gentle transition to a flat plane between the ears. Good height in profile.  

  • Nose – straight and shows a slight curve in the upper third  

  • Cheeks – well developed, tapering to a rounded well- developed, broad muzzle of medium length ( never narrow) and a well – developed chin  

  • Ears – medium size, broad at the base, with rounded tips, set wide on the skull with a slight tilt forward  

  • Eyes – large and oval, outer edge of the eye aperture to be level with the base of the ears, colour blue, the more intensive the better, in relation to the body colour

  • Neck-strong, short

  • Body - the body is long, medium to strong bone structure, muscular, chest broad and well-developed, adult males are broad in the shoulders, back of the body muscular and heavy 

  • Limbs - average length, average to strong bone structure, hind legs to be slighty higher than the front, giving the line of the back a slightly forward tilt in appearance

  • Paws – large, round and compact, tufted between the toes  

  • Tail - long, medium broad at the base, slightly tapered towards the tip, well furnished, bushy

  • Coat- medium long, dense, soft and silky texture, longest around the neck (ruff), short on the face, extends through the top of the head and neck to the rest of the body, short to medium length on the legs, medium length to long on his stomach and pants

  • Kittens are born white ... after about 10 days of the fur begins to colour.


       There are three types of coat:   


  • colourpoint,

  • bicolour sheath,

  • mitted,

  • 10 varieties and colors for each type.  


       COLOURPOINT-mask, ears, legs and tail are darker than the rest of the body of the appropriate color (seal, blue, etc.) 

       Bicolour - a white inverted V on the face, white paws, chest and belly, the rest of the body in a darker color (min.1 / 2 max. 3 / 4 cat's body surface area), pink nose  

       Mitted - white chin, white gloves on the front legs, ‘socks’ on hind legs (minimum is the heel, maximum reaches mid-thigh) white belt stretching from the belly chin to the base of the tail. The face may present a white arrow - then the nose is pink, if there is no arrow on the face - the nose is dark, pink paw pads.