bred them to create the cat we now
know as the Ragdoll.
The Ragdoll was accepted into
The International Cat Association
when the organization was established in 1979. The Cat Fanciers’
Association began registering the
cats in 1993. The bicolors achieved
championship status in 2000, with
colorpoint and mitted varieties
being accepted for championship
status in 2008.
In 2014, the Ragdoll was the
fourth most popular breed registered by the CFA, out of 43.
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