Cat breeds
General Description

Serena here- and I am a Ragdoll so this is easy for me.  I am friendly and sweet and go limp in mommy's arms when she picks me up.  I love to make people think that I am a dog, hence my nickname "Serena the cat-dog".  I have big paws, big fur and big muscles.  We Ragdolls are large kitties with a good temperament.  We come in 6 different color patterns and make ideal companions.

  • Active
  • Friendly
  • Playful
  • Independent
  • Calm
Living Conditions

Indoor kitty please.  We love to be around people.  We are originally from the West Coast- originally bred by Ann Baker in Riversdale, CA.  We became popular quickly, and the Algonquin Hotel in New York City has a resident Ragdoll named Matilda.

Suitable for

Perfect family pet, great with children and other animals.  We are purr-fect lap kitties and love nothing better than to be petted and cuddled.  we won't snarl or hiss at you, and are also great with the elderly who need a companion.

Temperament

We are best described as sweet, gentle giants.  We can be picked up and carried around, will sit for hours and cuddle and purr, and love to be loved.  Sometimes we are called "puppy cats" because we will even play fetch with you.

Health

Ragdolls are generally healthy, but bladder stones and a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are among the conditions that have been reported in the breed. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of heart disease in cats. It causes thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle.

Contributor: CJ Mommy