American Cat Fanciers Association
RagaMuffin Breed Synopsis
RagaMuffin Breed Standard
From the tip of their
nose to the end of their tail, the RagaMuffin embodies the perfect feline
companion. A RagaMuffin is a feast for the eyes but the most important part
of the breed is an experience of the heart. With one look into their large
expressive eyes and sweet cherubic face, the RagaMuffin will steal your
heart. Just like the best things in life … one is never enough!
RagaMuffins grow to be one of the largest cats in the cat fancy with
an easy-to-care-for medium to medium long, full coat that resists matting.
It has a soft rabbit-like texture. The fur tends to grow straight out from
the body, enabling you to rub against the grain, which they love for you to
do. RagaMuffins can be found in nearly every color of the kitty rainbow both
with and without white and in every conceivable pattern. They view the world
through eyes of nearly every color and hue; from the deepest copper to the
awesome aqua of the mink.
They enjoy having
their tummies rubbed and will often lay on their backs in invitation.
These huggable, lovable felines have the ability to go limp in your
arms. Maturity is reached between four and five years of age, and the
RagaMuffin remains playful throughout their adult life.
The most captivating aspect of the RagaMuffin is their sweet, lovable
personality. That personality is what makes the RagaMuffin so unique.
They have the ability to win over any person when they turn on their
charm. They are endearing animals that seek out love and attention. They
make wonderful therapy cats as well as cherished family pets. They tend
to bond with their owners quickly. Most of them will develop traits
associated with puppies such as following their family around the house
and waiting at the door to greet them. Ragamuffins are very intelligent,
easily taught to walk on a leash and may be taught to do tricks such as
fetching, rolling over, and sitting up to beg, etc. They get along well
with children, dogs and other cats.
History: In February 1994, a large group of breeders petitioned
ACFA for recognition. They were accepted as an Experimental Breed. The
breeders worked to meet the requirements to move from Experimental into
NBC (New Breed or Color), becoming an ACFA Championship Breed in 2001.
RAGAMUFFIN Breed Chair