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The Ragamuffin is an offshoot of the Ragdoll breed and therefore also considered to be daughters of Josephine. The difference between the two breeds is that there is a higher number of color and pattern variations that are present in the Ragamuffin breed. The cat is of medium size, although the head does look quite large because of the fur around the face. The oval eyes should be blue in color and the body should be compact and muscular. The Ragamuffin shares the same history as the Ragdoll breed.


Despite its placid nature, the Ragamuffin is capable of playing with a lot of energy. The even temper of the breed ensures that it gets along with its family very well and also gets on with strangers. With socialization, the Ragamuffin can bond well with small children and other domestic pets. Because this breed is so gentle in nature, it is best to keep it indoors, for its own protection. Quite content to lie around on its own, the Ragamuffin is perfect for apartment dwellers and people who are out for most of the day. This breed is also highly intelligent. It has also been noted that Ragamuffins have variable mood swings from time to time.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 12 pounds (5-6kg)

    Female: 12 pounds (5-6kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    8-13 years on average.

  • Litter Size

    The typical litter size is around 5 kittens.

  • Grooming

    The coat of the Ragamuffin is a lot easier to care for than it would appear. The coat should be brushed on a daily basis and combed as well. This is all that is needed and should keep the fur free of knots and tangles. This breed is a moderate shedder.

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