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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ragdoll breed/breeders in Ontario

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Quite a few years ago I had rescued a Himalayan cat from a shelter. He was a wonderful cat who would follow me wherever I went and play fetch. My family( myself ,husband , 2 children and dog) are looking for a feline kitten up to and no older than 6 months of age. We want a personality as I described above but also gets along well with children and dogs. I am looking for a kitten from a breeder and have researched a few pertaining to the Ragdoll. Wondering if any of you can verify the personality of the Ragdoll and maybe any breeder recommendations in the Ontario area ?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 02:47 PM
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We're not allowed to post links to breeders, but we do have members with Ragdolls who can attest to their gentle personalities.

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Sorry I didn't realize that. I thought maybe some could say where they purchased their cat. But I will take any info on the breed
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Yes, following you around like your shadow sounds like a Himalayan/Persian for sure! I have two Persians and they are the most playful, vocal, and attached kitties I've ever had. Wherever I go, they must follow. They are just the sweetest things imaginable.

I've never owned a Ragdoll, but I've heard fantastic things about them. One thing to note is that there are always cats who are exceptions to their breed. I've met a few Ragdolls who were shy, reserved, and not very playful. So it's always good to interact with the kitten, get an idea of their temperament, etc.

I know we have a few members with Ragdolls so hopefully they chime in!
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Thank you for your reply Mandy and Ellie.

I would love to get another Himalayan bit after researching breeders here I just can't seem to find one that is suitable to me . A lot of different reasons really. So I began the search of different breeds and like the Birman and Ragdoll but I can't find any Birman breeders near here. So. Ragdoll it is .

You are correct in saying every cat has an exception to their breed in terms of personality. That is one of the reasons I want a local breeder where I can go and see the cattery and cats and interact with them and get a first hand view of the breeding practices.


We are hoping for early 2016 to have a kitten by as that gives me time to research the breed and breeders. It's a big decision and I don't take it lightly !
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Go to the website for whatever cat fancier associations there are in Canada (e.g. in the US it's CFA & TICA...maybe it's the same in Canada?). They should have lists of breeders for each breed.

I have a Maine Coon, not so different from a Ragdoll. Best cat ever. Sweet, gentle, friendly, smart, and funny.


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Thanks doodlebug for the advice!
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I have a ragdoll rescue cat! He is the best, just so very sweet. We got him when he was 6 years old, and did not have the benefit of socializing him ourselves, yet he does demonstrate a very companionable and sweet demeanor. He is extremely patient with children and tolerates being held by them. He is not a lap cat, but he is always nearby, at my feet, or 'helping'. He is vocal, and wants a lot of attention. Skye's coAt is lovely, very soft and does not tangle. And he sleeps on our bed at night. I think he craves human interaction more than any of my other kitties have.
Good luck in your search, I certainly have been charmed by my ragdoll!
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Canada does use TICA and CFA. I know TICA only lists a very very few of the cattery names for what they breed. Sometimes our cattery names tell what we breed.

If you google "ragdoll breeders Ontario", you should get a long list of breeders' webpages to check out. (I checked and there was a long list of Birmese pages for Onataio as well).
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Thanks Speechie and Mochas Mommy! I think I have it narrowed down to 3 breeders.. It's been a few years since I owned a cat. But these are the questions I ask...let me know if you think they are ok....

Are the male and femal onsite?
How long have you been breeding/ showing cats?
What genetic testing/ health testing is done on your kitten ? Also can we see a report of the parents of the kittens health testing report?
What exactly does your health guarantee cover?
How many litters do you produce a year?
If I want a cat for early 2016 when should I be put on you wait list?
How do you chose future owners on your wait list and match them to a cat?
What comes included with the cat ie vaccines,papers and etc?
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