Who we are
Welcome to Maurice Ragdoll, my wife and I have created this website to present you our greatest passion, the homemade Ragdolls
We live in Pontedera (PI) in the center of Tuscany, we have always loved cats and have always had them, in 2008 we were lucky enough to have our first Ragdoll, she is a special girl and the spark breaks out ..... she is love at first sight, it conquers us for its beauty but above all for its sweetness and intelligence ....
A few years pass and the passion for these beautiful cats grows, we therefore decide to deepen our knowledge through breeder friends and specific readings, after many hesitations, aware that we would have had many satisfactions but also many renunciations and sleepless nights we finally decide to expand our family with other pelosotti and to undertake this beautiful adventure, breed Ragdoll.
Our goal is to make a positive contribution to the selection of the breed, trying to choose the best breeders and carry out our "breeding program" based on some of the best bloodlines of northern Europe, the result of personal and long research that they took us to fly to Norway and Finland to get to know big and successful breeders and be lucky enough to have their puppies.
Our cats are members of the family in all respects, they live with us daily in our apartment, they sleep and eat with us.
We will be very happy to host you in our house to show you our Ragdolls and answer any questions you want to ask us.
Ours is an ANFI registered herd and is part of the AIR Breed Club
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The rag doll
Ragdoll is a cat with an important and massive structure, especially the male who can weigh up to over 10 kg.
It has a thick and silky semi-long hair, longer on the body, around the neck on which it often forms a thick bubbler and on the long tail.
Rebellious tufts of hair flicker between the foot pads.
The large and blue eyes give it a sweet and childish appearance that is well aligned with the character of this wonderful breed.
It is difficult to describe Ragdoll, often we approach this breed for the elegance of its shapes, for the softness of its fur or for the color of its eyes, but its true prerogative, what will surprise you most, is the his character and his sweetness.
The name Ragdoll, in English means "rag doll", ideally reflects its character and its basic characteristic. When we take it it relaxes all its muscles and goes limp.
Ragdoll will never leave you alone, it will become a full-fledged member of the family, it will constantly seek contact and pampering from anyone who can offer it.
Its peaceful and aggression-free nature makes it the ideal cat for life in the apartment, perhaps in contact with children, the elderly and other animals, and it is thanks to these characteristics that it is also "used" in pet therapy (therapy with animals), often with surprising results.
In the apartment, he has a very balanced behavior, he is not the typical cat who will destroy your home, small precautions will be enough for a splendid coexistence, on the contrary life in outdoor environments finds him defenseless is vulnerable and it is therefore better to avoid it.
It coexists well with cats and animals of other species as long as they are not aggressive
as his submissive and non-belligerent character leads him to avoid quarrels
Often they ask us if he can live with a child…. the answer is YES, you could not make a better and educational gift to your child, certainly much better than a play station. Ragdoll never pulls its nails out, except for extreme defense or to cling in the event of a fall, but we can assure you that it will not scratch your baby. He will follow your child during the games and become his best and most reliable friend.
If we really have to find a fault with Ragdoll, it is that it can be addictive in us humans, often we see families with the house invaded by Ragdoll, "Maurice Ragdoll" in this regard does not consider himself responsible :)
Before adopting a puppy
A kitten involves a great daily commitment that will last for many years, you will have to be sure that your new companion can never leave the house by installing adequate protections on French windows and balconies, you will have to dedicate him to cuddle, provide for his feeding, cleaning his litter box, you will have to think about how to take care of him when you go on vacation, you will have to be willing to spend money on his food and his health, you will have to brush him regularly especially in spring during the moulting period, and all this will not have to never be a sacrifice for yourself.