The Ragamuffin cat breed makes being cute look easy. Those adorable almond-shaped eyes could draw an “aww” from almost any cat lover. They also have a gorgeous medium-long coat that doesn’t easily mat or tangle. That means that grooming is relatively easy. At birth, they all have white coats which develop color as they mature. All colors and patterns are seen among Ragamuffin cats!
If you haven’t seen these kitties around, it may be because they are one of the newer cat breeds. Initially, they were a part of the Ragdoll cat breed that was started by a breeder named Anne Baker. No one is quite sure of exactly how the breed began, but we do know that the original cats were street cats from Riverside, California in the 1960’s. When Anne Baker trademarked the term “ragdoll” in the mid-1990’s, a number of other breeders who had begun working with the cats decided they no longer wanted to work with Baker. Those breeders added a few new breeds to the breeding stock and renamed the breed the Ragamuffin to avoid legal issues with Baker.
A new breed may have begun with the Ragamuffin, but nothing was lost. These cats are very friendly and love their humans. They make great lap cats! Just like their Ragdoll relatives, they will go limp in your arms. As cuddly as they are, they are also intelligent and playful. They get along well with children, dogs and other pets.
For more information on Ragamuffin cats, please read my article The Ragamuffin Cat Breed.
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