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RAGDOLL STANDARD

Ragdoll Breed Standard

General Description of a Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll is a semi-long haired, blue- eyed, pointed cat with a sweet personality. They are a well-balanced cat of moderate type, with no extremes, and no one feature overpowering another. The Ragdoll grows large and heavy but is slow to mature and may not reach full weight and size for four years. Full color is not reached until 3 years old. The Ragdoll is muscular with little fat except on the lower abdomen fatty pad.

Head 

  • Shape: Broad modified wedge, with slightly rounded contours, slightly rounded forehead (not domed), appearance of flat plane in area between ears, skull medium in size.

  • Ears: Medium in size, broad at base, rounded tip. Set as much on top of the head as on the side, slightly tilted forward.

  • Eyes: Blue, large, vivid, oval, moderately wide-set, outer aperture to fall in line with base of ear.

  • Chin: Well-developed. Muzzle: Rounded, medium in length; in line with wedge.

  • Profile: Chin well-developed in line with nose. Straight nose to bridge followed by change of direction to gentle curve to brow. Appearance of flat plane between ears.

  • Neck: In proportion to head and torso.

Body

  • Torso: Medium-long to long, substantial. Broad chest. Fat pad on lower abdomen acceptable. Females may be smaller than males.

  • Legs: Substantial boning, in proportion to body, hind legs slightly longer then front legs.

  • Feet: Large, round, tufting desirable.

  • Tail: Equal to length of body. Thicker at base, with slight taper.

  • Boning: Substantial.

  • Musculature: Well-muscled with solid weight.

Coat 

  • Length: Medium to long 

  • Texture: Luxurious, plush, soft and silky to the touch.

Coat Pattern

  • Solid Point Pattern: Points on ears, mask, legs, feet and tail to be darker, well-defined color. Chest bib and chin areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Soft shadings of color are allowed.

  • Mitted Pattern: Head may have a broken or evenly matched white blaze on nose and/or between eyes. White not to extend into the inner corner of the eye, nose leather or whisker pads. Chin must be white. Front feet: Evenly matched white mittens not to extend above bend of paw. All toes to be white.
    Back Legs; White goes up to and around the hocks entirely and extends no higher than mid-thigh.
    Body: White stripe extending from chin through chest and length of belly.

  • Bicolor Pattern: White inverted "V" on face that completely surrounds the pink nose leather and does not extend beyond the outer edge of the eye on either side. The "V" to be as symmetrical as possible. White Chin.
    Body: Chest, stomach and ruff are white. Saddle may include white or shading in body color.
    Feet and Legs: All white preferred. Small spots of point color allowable.
    Paw Pads: Pink preferred, but mixture of color on paw pads acceptable because of two colors in pattern.

Coat Colors

How Ragdoll Cats are Scored in the Show Ring

HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Eyes .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
Chin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Muzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Torso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
Legs/Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Boning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Musculature . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
COAT/COLOR/PATTERN . . . . 25
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

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