Temperment: The Ragdoll's extreme docile nature has led some individuals to believe that they are pain-resistant, which is completely a myth. Ragdolls are known for their sweet and very affectionate temperments. Ragdolls get along wonderfully with other pets and children. They are very dog-like in nature and can be taught to play "fetch", will greet you at the door when you arrive home, will talk to you with their sweet little voices, and will be your "shadow" as they get very attached to their families and just love to be around you. Because of their very trusting and non-aggressive nature, Ragdolls should be indoor cats only.
Grooming: Although Ragdolls have medium length hair, they are very easy to maintain. Their hair is non-matting, and only needs to be combed 1-2 times a week to keep it nice. Their nails should be clipped on a monthly basis.
Size: Ragdolls are not fully mature until they are 3-4 years of age. Once fully mature, males should weigh between 15-20 pounds, and females should weigh between 12-16 pounds.
Seal - A dark brown color.
Blue - A slate grey color.
Chocolate - A milkey brown color.
Lilac - A warm sandy/burnt rose color.
Flame - A dark red color.
Cream - A more lighter, warmer orange color.
Bicolor - Will have a white upsidedown "V" ( /\ ) on the face, plus all four legs, feet, stomach, chest and ruff should be white. Bicolors may have patches of a lighter shade of their point color on their back (also known as their "saddle"), or they may have no color on their back and just be all white. Eyes are always blue.
Colorpoint - Will have well defined color on their points (meaning their face mask, ears, paws/legs and tail). Their body color will be a lighter shade than the point color, but must be solid to the roots with no white patches. Eyes are always blue.
Mitted - Will have well defined points, except on the feet where they have should have a matched set of white mittens. Hind legs should be entirely white, but the white should not extend higher than the mid-thigh. Mitteds also must have a white chin, mane and a white strip down their entire stomach. Their body color will be a lighter shade than their point color. Mitteds may also have a white "blaze" (or a white stripe) going down the center of their noses. Eyes are always blue.
The Lynx Pattern (or Tabby Pattern as some may refer to it) is a pattern of stripes which appears over one of the above listed patterns. The striping appears on the "points" of the body (meaning the face mask, ears, paws/legs and tail). Cats with this secondary patterning will have white on the ridges of the ears and a white "eye liner" around their eyes.
The Tortie Pattern is a mixture of red, flame or cream coloring which is mixed with one of the traditional colors, either seal or blue. Only females will have this secondary patterning.
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