The Ragdoll cat size is large due to its big bone structure. It can be three times the size of other types of felines. It averages 10-20 lbs and has a powerful body, which belies its sweet and easy-going nature. The females are smaller than the males.
This attractive feline has a broad head that is rather flat in between the ears. Its muzzle has a level bite and a moderately lengthy nose that has a mildly turned up tip.
The eyes are one of the most striking physical features of this breed. They are oval and are an intense shade of blue. Among white Ragdolls, the eyes may be blue or mixed. The cats with only one blue eye are reportedly deaf on the side of their head that has the blue eye.
The Ragdoll’s body is long, muscular, and strong, with a wide chest and big hindquarters. The legs are moderately long ending in large tufted paws. The tail is bushy, tapered, and long. This kitty’s coat is medium-length and dense, although easy to care for. Silky to the touch, the Ragdoll’s coat is pointed like the Siamese. It can also be mitted, where the paws and abdomen are white. There also are bicolour ones, with white legs, white tummy, white patches at the back, and a white inverted V marking on the face. The recognised coat colours are cream, seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, red, tortoiseshell, and tabby.
The Ragdoll’s coat is easy to maintain. Brushing it one or two times every week is enough.