Breed Introduction: Ragamuffin
The Ragamuffin is known for its docile nature. They love to be held like a baby and will completely relax in your arms. Ragamuffins like to play but are good about limiting their attentions to their toys and scratching posts, and not your furniture. It is rare for them to lay a claw on a person. It is a nice combination of sweet and smart! They are often described as puppies due to their friendly personalities and willingness to play fetch, learn tricks and walk on a leash. One of the interesting facts about the breed is that kittens are born white, and then develop their colour or pattern as they mature.
Ragamuffin is related to the Ragdoll. Some breeders wanted to introduce new colours and patterns while others thought it was important to widen the breed’s gene pool. As the breeding of Ragdolls was strictly controlled by that breed’s founder – Ann Baker, a new group formed to create its own breed.
Cat associations that recognize the Ragamuffin are the United Feline Organization. The Ragamuffin most recently gained full recognition from the Cat Fanciers Association, in February 2011.
Females usually weigh 10 to 15 pounds, and some males weigh more than 20 pounds.
This is a mellow cat but one who craves attention. Don’t get a Ragamuffin if you will have to leave him alone for many hours every day.
The Ragamuffin’s soft coat is long, but its texture is tangle-resistant. Weekly brushing or combing is all that’s needed to remove dead hairs and keep it looking beautiful.
The Ragamuffin has a fearless personality, so it’s never a good idea to let him go outside.
The breed is characterized with sweet expression, and variety of colours and patterns. One of the interesting facts about the breed is that kittens are born white, and then develop their colour or pattern as they mature.