We have been breeding and placing Ragdoll Kittens for 8 years now. We LOVE what we do as much today as we did 8 years ago.
Our goal is to breed loving and healthy Ragdoll Kittens to be your new family member.
All Ragdoll Kittens come with a guarantee to be free of any gnetic problems.
If something was to go wrong we would replace your kitten with written proff of such.
NO CASH REFUNDS
Smoky Mtn. Ragdolls
The Seller and Purchaser agree to the following conditions of this agreement:
1. This cat is purchased as a:
Pet (altering required) ____ Show Quality Pet (altering required) _____ Breeder
A. Breeder guarantees that the cat being sold is a purebred Ragdoll cat/kitten with a pedigree and is eligible for registration with T.I.C.A.
B. If buyer transfers cat/kitten to another owner, the buyer agrees to provide notice to seller and for seller to provide written approval of the transfer.
C. Any representation by seller regarding the kitten being a show or breeding quality is an opinion and not a guarantee that the kitten will win in a show. Breeder advises buyer to examine the kitten in person to decide the quality of the kitten before the purchase.
D. If the cat is purchased as a pet or show quality pet:
- The buyer agrees to have the kitten altered at 5mo. old for a male and at 6mo old for a female. NO KITTEN SHOULD BE ALTERED BEFORE 6mo OLD. Buyer agrees that if kitten is not altered before six months of age, seller has the right to take possession of the cat and place it back into the Smoky Mtn. Ragdolls cattery with no payment to the buyer. If the Buyer is found to be using said cat as a breeder, a fine of $2,000 dollars will be due to the seller along with the return of the cat at buyers sole expense. Buyer will also be responsible for all attorney fees involved.
- The seller agrees to provide Buyer with a T.I.C.A. registration for the cat after he/she is altered before six month of age and written certification from a licensed vet is sent to the seller. This certification must also provide the breed of cat, as well as the name, address, and phone number of vet for verification of altering.
E. The buyer is responsible for ALL medical and shipping expenses associated with this cat/kitten IMMEDIATELY after the contract is signed.
F. The buyer agrees that the deposit amount is non-refundable, but may be transferred to another kitten as long as the transfer is done 3 weeks pryer to the shipping/pick up date. If the buyer does not pick another kitten by the end of a year from the date of sale of kitten the deposit if forfited.
G.The Buyer understands and agrees that the breeder/seller has first pick of any an all litters, and that breeder prospecs will be placed first, show prospects will be placed second, then pet quality kittens.
2. Seller agrees to provide a complete medical history and record of all vaccinations this kitten/cat has received, along with the following health guarantee: The cat has a one year guarantee against fatal genetic or congenital defects. FIP is not covered under this guarantee mainly because it is highly controversial and can be passed on regardless of genes. The seller will replace the cat with another kitten as soon as reasonably practical when seller receives proof of defect in the form of a complete autopsy report from a licensed vet. If breeder has no kittens available, the next litter with a kitten of equal value will be replaced. All cats will be replaced with another kitten of like kind and quality. There will be NO CASH REFUNDS and Buyer is responsible for ALL medical and shipping costs when replacing a kitten.
The cat has a 48 hour guarantee against any serious medical conditions once he/she leaves our home.
Buyer is advised to take this kitten/cat (at buyer’s expense) to a veterinarian for a complete health check
within this period. If the cat/kitten is found to have a serious medical condition, buyer has 48 hours after
taking possession of the kitten to notify us and ask for a replacement kitten. This request must be
in written form on the examining licensed veterinarian's letterhead which states why the kitten/cat’s health
is in question. We will take the kitten back and provide a replacement kitten after being furnished with a
letter from the vet indicating why the kitten’s health is serious. If seller has no kittens available, the
next litter with a kitten of equal value will be replaced. If buyer fails to notify seller of said health problem
within 48 hours after purchase, buyer will be deemed to have accepted said animal.There will be NO CASH
REFUNDS and Buyer is responsible for ALL medical and shipping costs after purchase. The Seller is not
obligated to replace a kitten for any reason, including future health problems, other than those stated in this
contract and provided that ALL terms of the health guarantees are followed.
Kittens will be replaced for fatal hereditary or congenital defects within the 48 hours.NO CASH REFUNDS.
It is recommended that you do not allow your Ragdoll kitten to be given a Feline Leukemia or vaccination
since they are controversial and pose too many risks. This contract will be void if your Ragdoll kitten is
given the Feline Leukemia or FIP vaccine. The cat/kitten will have age appropriate core vaccinations at the
time of delivery against panleukopenia (distemper), calcivirus, and rhinotracheitis. Each state has its own
laws governing the administration of the rabies vaccine. We recommend getting kittens vaccinated for
rabies at 4 months of age. The Seller does not warranty the above cat/kitten from any adverse reactions
against future vaccinations.
3. Buyer also agrees:
A. To provide adequate veterinary care and vaccinations,
B. To provide a clean environment for your kitten,
C. To never allow this cat to roam outdoors,
D. Not to place this cat in a laboratory or pet shop. If the buyer is unable to keep the cat for any reason, seller will be given first right to obtain the cat, and
E. Not to declaw your kitten.
4. This is a legally binding document. In the event of breech of this agreement, the contract will be void and buyer agrees to pay all reasonable attorney's fees and legal expenses as may be allowed by law and incurred by seller in enforcing seller's rights under this agreement. If legal proceedings become necessary, the buyer agrees that all legal and/or court proceedings take place in the State/County in which the Seller resides.
The Buyer agrees that the kitten/cat appears to be in good health: _____ (Buyer’s initials). Keep in mind that new kittens may show signs of stress including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, diarrhea, or constipation when brought into a new environment.
5. FEEDING: Your pet has been fed TASTE OF THE WILD FOOD. You can get it any Tractor Supply feed store. If you choose not to keep your pet on this food, you should mix the sample food you are given with your food choice, slowly changing the food. Abrubt changes in food can upset your new pet. Your Kitten will also come with a NuVet Natural Supplement. Your Kitten has been on it and In Order for this Contract to be Valid you MUST keep in on this Supplement. You can order it on my website by clicking on the link for NuVet. Seller will not be responsible for complications from incorrect feeding
The buyer’s signature below indicates full understanding, agreement, and approval with the above terms and conditions:
In the 1960s, a regular non-pedigreed white domestic longhaired cat named Josephine, who had produced several litters of typical cats, was injured in an accident involving a car and taken to the veterinary hospital at the University of California. Josephine was of aPersian/Angora type and had litters sired by several unknown male Birman or Burmese-like cats, one of which had the Siamese point coloration. Baker believed that Josephine was subject to a secret government genetic experiment during treatment at the lab, and claimed that it made Josephine docile, relaxed when picked up, and immune to pain. After Josephine recovered, her next litter produced kittens with similar temperament. When the subsequent litter produced more of the same, Ann Baker (an established cat breeder) purchased several kittens from the owner, who lived behind her, and believing she had something special, set out to create what is now known as the Ragdoll. The breed was selectively bred over many years for desirable traits, such as large size, gentle demeanor, and a tendency to go limp when picked up, as well as the striking pointed coloration.
Out of those early litters came Blackie, an all black Burmese-like male and Daddy Warbucks, a seal point with white feet. Daddy Warbucks sired the founding bi-color female Fugianna, and Blackie sired Buckwheat, a dark brown/black Burmese-like female. Both Fugianna and Buckwheat were daughters of Josephine. All Ragdolls are descended from Baker's cats through matings of Daddy Warbucks to Fugianna and Buckwheat.
Baker, in an unusual move, spurned traditional cat breeding associations. She trademarked the name "Ragdoll", set up her own registry ca. 1971, the International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA), and enforced stringent standards on anyone who wanted to breed or sell cats under that name. The Ragdolls were also not allowed to be registered in other breed associations.[verification needed][clarification needed] The IRCA is still in existence today but is quite small, particularly since Baker's death in 1997. IRCA cats are not recognized in any major cat breed organization or cat show.
In 1975, a group led by a husband and wife team, Denny and Laura Dayton, broke rank with IRCA with the aim of gaining mainstream recognition for the Ragdoll. Beginning with a breeding pair of IRCA cats, this group eventually developed the Ragdoll standard currently accepted by major cat registries such as the CFA and the FIFe..
Since the spread of the Ragdoll breed in America during the early 1960s, a breeding pair of Ragdolls was exported to the UK. This was followed by eight more cats to fully establish the breed in the UK, where it is recognised by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy
In 1994, a second group decided to leave the IRCA and form their own group due to increasingly strict breeding restrictions. This group later established the Ragamuffin breed. Because Baker owned the rights to the name "Ragdoll", no offshoot groups were legally able to call their cats Ragdolls, until 2005, when the trademark on "Ragdoll" was not renewed.
A Flame point cat.
The docile and floppy nature of the Ragdoll is a characteristic thought to be passed down from the Persian and Birman breed. Opinions vary as to whether this trait might be the result of genetic mutation. The extreme docility of some individuals has led to the myth that Ragdolls are pain-resistant. Some breeders in Britain have tried to breed away from the limpness due to concerns that extreme docility "might not be in the best interests of the cat". On multiple occasions, ragdolls have been reported as nonchalantly approaching moving cars and vicious dogs and getting hurt. Breed standards describe the Ragdoll as affectionate, intelligent, relaxed in temperament, gentle, and easy to handle.
The Ragdoll is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds with a sturdy body, large frame, and proportionate legs. A fully-grown female weighs from 8 to 15 pounds (3.6 to 6.8 kg). Males are substantially larger, ranging from 12 to 20 pounds (5.4 to 9.1 kg) or more. The genes for point coloration are also responsible for the blue eyes of the Ragdoll. More intense shades of blue are favored in cat shows. Although the breed has a plush coat, it consists mainly of long guard hairs, while the lack of a dense undercoat results in, according to the Cat Fanciers' Association, "reduced shedding and matting". Mitted Ragdolls, which weren't allowed titling in CFA until the 2008-2009 show season, are often confused with Birmans. The easiest way to tell the difference is by size (the Ragdoll being obviously larger) and chin color (Mitted Ragdolls have white chins, while Birmans have colored chins), although breeders recognize the two by head shape and boning.
Ragdolls come in 6 different colors: seal; chocolate; flame; and the corresponding "dilutes", including blue, lilac, and cream. This also includes the tortoiseshell pattern in all colors and the three patterns. All Ragdoll kittens are born white. They have good color at 8 – 10 weeks and full color and coat at 3 – 4 years. The four different patterns are:
Pointed - One color darkening at the extremities (nose, ears, tail, and paws).
Mitted - Same as pointed, but with white paws and abdomen. With or without a blaze (a white line or spot on the face), but must have a "belly stripe" (white stripe that runs from the chin to the genitals) and a white chin.
Bicolor — White legs, white inverted 'V' on the face, white abdomen and sometimes white patches on the back. (Excessive amounts of white, or "high white", on a bicolor is known as the Van pattern, although this doesn't occur nearly as often as the other patterns.)
Lynx - A variant of the above type having tabby markings.
^ Ragdoll Standard FIFe
^ a b c Helgren, J. Anne (2006). Ragdoll. Telemark Productions. Retrieved
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