Why choose a RagaMuffin?
Here are some of the basics that you'll want to know about this breed:
• RagaMuffins are a large, long-bodied cat. They live for 20+ years.
• They're a sturdy, heavily boned with a long thick tail, bigger breed that typically weighs between 10 and 20 pounds but some can tend to appear bigger than they truly are due to their thick coat.
• The plush coat on the RagaMuffin can vary in length from semi-long to long.
• The coat on the RagaMuffin, while impressive, is easier to care for than it first appears but does require some weekly maintenance by being brushed weekly to keep knots and tangles out of the coat.
• Did I mention that they're coat is real soft, plushy, and silky? They’re gentle giants. Think live "Squishmallows"!
• They’re known for their “sweet expressions” with their wide-eyed walnut shaped eyes.
• As far as temperament, RagaMuffins are notoriously (see what I did there?) known as a generally a calm, peaceful cat.
• RagaMuffins maintain their kitten-like nature until they mature and reach about 3-4 years of age.
• They're spunky when they like to play, embody dog-like behaviors, and even capable of playing fetch and learning tricks! They’re often referred to as the “dogs of the cat world”.
• RagaMuffins are an ideal companion for those living in apartments or smaller living spaces and the breed adapts well to changes in routine, generally not getting upset when they happen.
• They are even tempered, sociable, often outgoing, make for great family cats. They enjoy children and can even get along with dogs!
• They’re typically cuddle bugs, very much enjoying your attention when given.
• RagaMuffin is an affectionate classic lap cat who loves snuggles.
• Expect them to follow you wherever you go and greet your guests at the door.
• As a placid cat, RagaMuffins need interactive exercise in addition to playing room in order to keep them in shape.
• Generally RagaMuffin owners will dedicate a period of time daily to play with them.
Click on these videos to see my authentic RagaMuffin kittens temperament!
The Answers to the Top Two Questions I get about Ragamuffins:
1. What is the difference between a Ragdoll and a Ragamuffin?
Although Ragdolls and RagaMuffins are very similar cat breeds, the biggest difference between the two is in their physical appearance. The first being that the RagaMuffins’ eye color can range a wide variety of eye colors and similar to other breeds can have two different colored eyes. A Ragdoll cat’s eye color can only be blue. Additionally, the RagaMuffins’ eyes are wide-walnut shaped while a Ragdoll’s are more oval. Other differences include Ragamuffin’s having a wide variety in coat patterns and color variance.
2. How do I know that I’m getting an authentic Ragamuffin?
Buy your purebred RagaMuffin from a breeder who’s breeding cats are registered with one or all of the following registries:
CFA (Cat Fanciers Association)
ACFA (American Cat Fanciers Association)
GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy)
Kittens should also be able to be registered with one or all of the above.
When you receive a kitten from the breeder you should receive paperwork on the parents of the kitten which include:
DNA Testing for parents
Registration for one or all of the above registries for both parents
Official Pedigrees for both parents
Litter Slip to register your kitten at one or all of the above registries
This will guarantee that you’re receiving an authentic Ragamuffin.
***Important to note: Cats and/or kittens that are only registered with TICA (The International Cat Association) solely are not recognized as purebred Ragamuffins. TICA will register any cat and these types are often mixed with ragamuffins or ragdolls but do not have any evidence of being purebred.