Excited Cats advocates for adopting before shopping, though we fully understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder. So, we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally visited or investigated all of the breeders below. We have put the top-recommended all in one place for you to get in touch and make the best decision for you. .
The Ragdoll is one of the largest cat breeds. While being docile and even-tempered, these cats are also strikingly beautiful thanks to their blue eyes and gorgeous coats. This cute cat is even known for going limp when being picked up which is where they got their name.
While a popular breed for both pets and shows, you’ll find only a handful of ethical breeders in Kentucky. If you’re local to the Kentucky area and feel the need to bring a Ragdoll cat home as part of your family, here’s a look at seven Ragdoll breeders in Kentucky who can help make your dreams come true.
7 Ragdoll Cat Breeders in Kentucky
1. Adorablerags Ragdoll Cattery
- Ashland, Kentucky
Adorablerags strives to provide only the best for the Ragdoll breed. Run by Dr. Brian and Cynthia Bailey, this cattery is considered a “Cattery of Excellence” by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and an “Outstanding Cattery” by The International Cat Association (TICA). It is registered with Ragdolls International, Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Club, Ragdoll Fanciers International Club, Ragdolls of America Group, the CFA, and TICA. Adorablerags opens its doors yearly for health inspections performed by local veterinarians to ensure they are meeting both breed requirements and health regulations.
2. Fancicat Farms
- Bonnieville, Kentucky
Fancicat Farms prides itself in breeding Ragdoll cats with beautiful and luxurious coats. By using DNA testing performed by UC Davis, they can confirm colors and offer a wide selection to the buyer. The kittens raised at Fancicat Farms receive daily love and attention while also being DNA health tested.
Each kitten is a double negative for HCM and PKD1, which are both genetically inherited. This breeder is a member of TICA and ensures each kitten is TICA certified before leaving for a new home. This breeder also provides door-to-door delivery in some parts of the United States.
3. Happyridge Ragdolls
- Auburn, Kentucky
Happyridge Ragdolls are proudly offering queen and king ragdoll cats of multiple colors. The breeder is in quick driving range to cat lovers in Tennessee and other parts of Kentucky. Each kitten bred at Happyridge will be TICA-certified by the breeder before going to its new home.
4. Bluegrass Rags Ragdolls
- Winchester, Kentucky
This cattery was started in 1998 by owner Cindy Carpenter. They offer Ragdolls in the traditional colors of blue and seal while also promoting other colors and patterns Ragdoll lovers enjoy. Bluegrass Rags avoids the use of cages and keeps their cats and kittens in open areas to get exercise and play. Constant disinfecting of the living areas helps them maintain their standard of healthy and happy kittens.
5. Baby Girl Paws Cattery
- Monticello, Kentucky
Baby Girl Paws Cattery has been breeding beautiful kittens since 2011. Due to their dedication to aiding with delivery and transport, they proudly have their Ragdoll kitten in 104 cities throughout the United States. This covers 15 states and has allowed them to grow as a cattery due to community outreach.
6. Keepurrs Ragdolls
- Northern Kentucky
Keepurrs Ragdolls offer show and pet quality Ragdoll kittens. This breeder alters all kittens sold using their personal, local veterinarian in hopes of protecting their bloodline. They also offer retired adults who will be fixed upon receiving a deposit from an approved family. Keepurrs strives to keep its pets as healthy as possible. Visits to the cattery are not allowed when mothers are expecting, or young kittens are on the premises. It also provides signed proof of three generations of bloodlines and all health records and certifications when a kitten is sold.
7. Kentucky-Tennessee Rags (TNRags)
- Russell Springs, Kentucky
Once located in Tennessee, Kentucky-Tennessee Rags has moved locations in hopes of better serving the people of the area. This small cattery is privately owned and operated. They produce Ragdoll kittens of show quality and offer both traditional colors and new colors that are not accepted by cat fancy organizations. Kittens born in this cattery are handled from an early age to allow them to grow into the beautiful, blue-eyed loving cats people hope for when bringing home a Ragdoll.
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