The Ragdoll is a breed developed in 1960s with the characteristic blue eyes and color point coat. Ragdolls are large-sized cats with a sturdy body, quite heavy with medium long hair and beautiful blue eyes. Their coat patterns are: one color darkening at nose, ears, tail and paws, the one with a belly white stripe, bicolor or lynx with tabby markings.
Ragdolls are generally healthy but some heart problems, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is among the conditions have been reported in the breed.
Their soft coat with a silky texture is easy to groom: once or twice per week, during shedding seasons, is enough to prevent mats or tangles. Furthermore, regular nail trimming, ear cleaning and teeth brushing is required to maintain its good shape and protect from periodontal diseases.
Ragdolls are one of the largest domestic cats but apart from their size they are absolutely sociable, easygoing, affectionate and playful. They are perfect pets for all kinds of family, including children of any age and cat-friendly dogs or other pets. A Ragdoll will follow you around; participate in all of your activities, always seeking human contact. Of course apart from playing with your or your children they love being in your lap.
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