From The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)
When you first see a RagaMuffin from a distance – you will find yourself in awe. There lies a gorgeous cat, with large expressive eyes that are just begging you to come closer. You will not believe its sumptuous color, its soft coat or the substantial feel to its body. As you approach this beautiful cat you will find yourself drawn by its eyes that welcome your attention and at the first touch of its luxurious coat, you will think you are in heaven.
RagaMuffins come in all coat colors and patterns, with or without white, with the pointed and pointed with white colors being registered by the CFA, but not shown. These are striking cats whether the color is solid, tabby and white, tortoiseshell, or mink. Its coat pattern and its symmetry are not considered important but all RagaMuffin breeders love the unique patterns and varieties that come naturally within the breed.
Their coats are medium-long and fully furred – similar to the coat of a rabbit. RagaMuffins are low maintenance cats. Although their coats are thick and plush, surprisingly they do not readily mat or clump and are easy to care for. Their overall softness makes you want to continually pet them, and when you go, these cats love every minute of your attention and just keep purring.
RagaMuffins are classically medium to large cats. Females tend to be significantly smaller than males. Females tend to average between eight and thirteen pounds and males averaging between fourteen to twenty pounds. Each is heavily boned and fully fleshed, with a tendency toward a fatty pad on the lower abdomen. They are fully mature at four years of age and have a long life expectancy.
A RagaMuffin’s personality is one of extreme sweetness. While this is hard to describe, it is best understood when you are owned by one of these cats. Over time, you begin to understand their exceptional personality and how it differs from that of most other cats. RagaMuffins form a strong bond with their families and once your home has been blessed with one, you will be forever hooked on the breed. They are addictive and you may soon find that just one of these cuddly teddy bears is just not enough.
RagaMuffins are wonderful with children and even other pets. Their calm and patient temperament lends itself to the boisterous, robust play of youngsters and they can easily be found attending tea parties or taking rides in baby strollers. RagaMuffins want to please, and some pet owners even report they can be taught tricks, such as fetching, or wearing a harness/leash. They also make wonderful companions for those who live alone because they provide much needed company and support. They listen to you and offer their love as a response.
They are quite likely to go limp in your arms, as the “rag” part of their name implies. As for their disposition, they tend to be calm and are likely to be found curled in your lap as you read a book or watch television. Yet, these are not lazy cats. Just pull out their toys and you will find them ready for action. Because they are very trusting animals they must be kept indoors only. There are far too many dangers for them beyond the front door.
The RagaMuffin was developed in 1994 from Ann Baker’s “Cherubim” breed, which began in Riverside, California in the early 1960’s from street cats. The exact development of the breed is clouded. The full story will likely stay a mystery, but the end result of the RagaMuffin breed is as rewarding as it is pleasurable. CFA granted registration status in 2003 and full championship status in 2011.
More information about other cat breeds:
- American Bobtail
- American Curl
- American Shorthair
- American Wirehair
- British Shorthair
- Colorpoint Shorthair
- Cornish Rex
- Devon Rex
- Egyptian Mau
- European Burmese
- Havana Brown
- Japanese Bobtail
- Maine Coon
- Norwegian Forest Cat
- Russian Blue
- Scottish Fold
- Selkirk Rex
- Turkish Angora
- Turkish Van