Ragamuffin Cats

Ragamuffin cats

Ragamuffin Cats are a recent addition to the cat world. Don’t confuse the Ragamuffin with its cousin the Ragdoll. However, you can thank the Ragdoll for inspiring this friendly and lovable cat.

Ragamuffin Cats are large size cats. They have large expressive eyes and docile nature. These cats attain full maturity at approximately four years of age.

History of the Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin cats were created by Ragdoll owners who wanted to have more variety in their cats. They wanted a healthier breed with a larger variety of colors and traits.

Ragdoll cats were originally bred by a woman named Ann Baker. She kept a very tight reign on her creation so eventually, other Ragdoll owners decided it was time to create their own breed and the Ragamuffin was created.

Ragamuffin cats were bred from a mix of Ragdoll, Puresions and other domestic long-haired cats. They were bread so they would have different traits from the Ragdoll.

Today, Ragamuffins are an official breed recognized by the American Cat Fanciers Association, the Cat Fanciers Federation, the American Association of Cat Enthusiasts and the United Feline Association.

Charming Personalities

Ragamuffins are friendly, docile and are very sweet cats. They tend to follow their owners around to the point where you may feel like they are a dog. In fact, they are also known as a cat-dog. They love to snuggle and will even play fetch.

They can be active cats however they also enjoy just relaxing with their owners. This type of cat will also greet you at the door and be happy to greet your guests as well.

Physical Features

Ragamuffins are large lap cats. Females can weigh between 10 and 15 pounds, while males can be anywhere from 12 to 20 pounds. These big-boned kitties have medium-length coats that come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Where Ragdolls have bright blue eyes, Ragamuffins have a diverse eye color that ranges from blue to gold and everything in between. They also have a small oriental slant to their eyes. Creating a very interesting look.

These large cats also have very long tales and are long-haired. They are easy to care for however all they need is weekly brushing that they usually enjoy very much. The hair on their legs is short, while the hair around their neck and face is long, making their faces appear larger than they really are.


If you are familiar with these cats you are not surprised that these cats have the tendency to stretch out and go limp in their owner’s arms, this is actually where the name Ragdoll and eventually Ragamuffin came from.

Often called “puppy-like,” these large fur balls are attention-seekers, who enjoy playtime, a walk on a leash, and can even learn a trick or two. My Ragamuffin loves poof balls and will play with them for hours. He will also fetch and enjoys playing with cat lasers.

How to Care for Your Ragamuffin

Caring for your Ragamuffin is actually pretty easy. Their fur is soft and easy to brush, it can mat easily, however, they will let you brush them and with a bit of help from another human, you should be able to use hair clippers to get rid of any matted hair.

You want to feed your cat the best cat food. This may not mean expensive food, however, you want something that is high in protein is important. If you can you want to find food that is high in animal protein, not plant-based. All cats are descended from hunters and protein.

You also want to make sure your pet has adequate water. There are many water dish options to choose from. You can check out our water dish recommendations for cats to see some options you have when it comes to keeping your cat hydrated.

Common Ragamuffin Questions

How high can Ragamuffins jump?

Ragamuffin cats can jump anywhere from 3-5 feet. They enjoy being high and will jump up on anything they can to get to the highest point in the room.

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