Ragdoll is one of the largest domestic cats,
the third after the savannah and the Maine. Males are significantly superior to females in length and weight. If cats can be called massive, then cats are slender and graceful.
A distinctive feature of the breed is a low muscle tone, which determines the relaxed state of the animal and the ability to literally go limp in human hands. It is enough just to raise the cat to understand why it was called ragdoll (English "rag doll").
Ragdolls are very gentle, affectionate, kind and peaceful. The center of the universe for them is the master, whose attention they constantly need.
Cats get along wonderfully with all family members, they are sociable. The friendliness of ragdolls extends to other pets.
Kids love to play with these live "rag dolls", and you can not be afraid that the animal will injure the child - the cat is absolutely not aggressive.
Ragdolls are extremely vulnerable and sensitive: screams and scandals can make them depressed. Overly emotional people should not start this breed in the house.
In conflict situations, ragdolls hide, they cannot rebuff other animals that show aggression.
Loneliness depresses these cats: if there is no one around for a long time, they yearn, lose their appetite and can get sick.
The color of the ragdoll is strictly standardized. Feline associations recognize three of its types: colorpoint, mitted, bicolor, each of them has 4 main varieties. Kittens are born snow-white, the color will fully appear later, when the animal is 2 years old.
Ragdolls develop slowly. For procreation, they mature by 4 years.
What a charm
Ragdolls impress not only with their beauty, but also with their size. Cats can reach a meter in length, and the largest of them weigh about 12 kg. Cats are smaller - their weight is limited to 7 kg, length - up to 80 cm.
It happens that their closest relatives, Burmese cats, are mistaken for ragdolls, since they are very similar in color. However, ragdoll standards are decidedly different and strictly delineated. Three classic color standards are allowed: colorpoint, mitted, bicolor. Each of them has 4 varieties: forces (dark brown), chocolate, blue, purple.