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Originating in the U.S.A., the Ragdoll is an affectionate home-loving cat with many endearing features  which make it the ideal companion for anyone thinking of acquiring a new pet for the home.

Ragdolls love people and the comment we hear more often than any other is "I didn't realise how different Ragdolls are to other cats, I'd never have anything but a Ragdoll now".

The Ragdoll  is recorded in the Guinness book of Records as being the largest breed of domestic cat, neutered males sometimes reaching 20lb. or more (9 kilos).  More commonly though males reach about 14 - 16 lbs, with females being smaller at 8 - 10 lbs.

Ragdolls are housecats and should not be allowed to roam outside the home - although they can be given supervised access to a secure garden. Being so friendly and laid back, coupled with their beautiful looks, they are an easy target for 'cat nappers'. For this reason they are happiest when they have company during the day.  This can be either human or another cat or kitten.  A lonely kitten is not a happy kitten and we do not let our kittens go to homes where they will be on their own all day.

Ragdolls are  laid-back by nature and typically not scared by noise or other distractions, fitting in  well with other household residents such as children and dogs.  Stories that they feel no pain are totally unfounded.  They love a game and can be taught to retrieve small toys and paper balls. 

Being semi-longhaired a Ragdoll's coat seldom mats, provided it is combed or brushed regularly.  This makes it the ideal cat for those looking for a longer coated cat, but who don't  want to spend hours with a brush every day.