Experts tell us that we shouldn't confuse the Ragamuffin cat with his cousin the Ragdoll cat. The Ragamuffin cat breed also appears to be bigger than she actually is. Their medium-long coat with a soft, silky texture typically does not mat or tangle readily and is easy to groom.
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- He follows his people wherever they go and greets guests at the door with a happy meow. This is why she's called the 'velcro' cat!
- Don't confuse the Ragamuffin with his cousin the Ragdoll. The two are separate breeds,
- She was probably created by crossing longhaired breeds such as Turkish Angoras, Persians, Birmans, and longhaired domestic cats.
History of the Ragamuffin cat breed
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Little is known!
She was probably created by Ragdoll breeders who wanted to bring in additional colors and patterns by crossing their cats with other longhaired breeds such as Turkish Angoras, Persians, Birmans, and longhaired domestic cats.
The breed is recognized by the American Cat Fanciers Association, the American Association of Cat Enthusiasts, the Cat Fanciers Association and the Cat Fanciers Federation.
According to Hills Pets, the Ragamuffin cat needs interactive exercise in order to keep her in shape.
The coat on the Ragamuffin is easier to care for than it first appears. The coat should be brushed daily, but this should be all that is needed in order to keep knots and tangles out of the coat.
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The Ragamuffin is a placid cat. She is even-tempered and gets along well with all family members. Changes in routine generally do not upset her. She is an ideal companion for those in apartments.
Quick facts about their coat and colors
The Ragamuffin cat breed is a large, long-bodied cat. She is heavily boned with a long tail and a plush coat. The Ragamuffin appears even bigger than she is.
Hills Pet experts tell us the Ragamuffin comes in various colors and patterns. Some of these color patterns are the same as those of the ragdoll.
"The Ragamuffin with a color point pattern has a light body color with contrasting, darker, color on the extremities, mask and ears. The Bicolor Ragamuffin also exhibits dark points but will show an inverted V on the forehead with the stomach, all four legs, and the ruff being white."
Always buy your Ragamuffin from a reputable breeder.
The Ragamuffin breed is adorable and are generally healthy, but hereditary health issues that can be a concern include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and polycystic kidney disease.
Are you lucky enough to live with a Ragamuffin? If you do, tell us what they're like below in the comments!