Ragamuffin Breed Summary
Docile, Affectionate, Intelligent
A classic lap cat, the Ragamuffin adores being cuddled by its owners, but don’t be fooled, this cat loves to play too! If you have a Ragamuffin in your home, expect to divide your time between playing and cuddling. This cat is often described as being ‘puppy-like’ due to their intelligent, friendly, and super personable nature – some even like to learn tricks and play games like fetch.
Being highly adaptable, Ragamuffins will make themselves at home in a variety of environments – whether that’s a quiet apartment, a loud house, with a single person or in a busy household. They especially make wonderful companions to families with children or other pets.
Fun Fact: Ragamuffins are born white and develop a colour pattern as they age!
|Lifespan||8 – 13 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females: 23cm – 28cm|
|Weight||Males: 5.4kg – 9kg, Females: 3.6kg – 6.8kg|
|Coat||Semi long-haired, thick, luxurious coat|
|Colour||White, black, blue, cream, red, brown, lilac, platinum, fawn, chocolate, chestnut, cinnamon, lavender, cameo, silver|
|Eye colour||Amber, blue, green, gold, hazel, odd-eyed|
|Common health issues||Upper respiratory tract disorders, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, polycystic kidney disease, cystitis|
While these cats love to relax, they enjoy a good play session too and will happily play fetch and can even learn to walk on a lead!
A wonderful combination of sweet and smart, these cats make a wonderful addition to the home, providing you’re prepared to give them purr-lenty of attention – but really, who could resist cuddling this cute cat?
The name ‘Ragamuffin’ was chosen partly in homage to the Ragdoll, the cat’s founding breed, but it was actually meant to be a joke! It stuck with the cat when the original registry couldn’t be changed.
Under the category of heavy breeds, the Ragamuffin is among the most popular cats in the US and UK.