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. .
Ragdolls are probably one of the sweetest—and largest—cats you’ll ever meet. The name is fitting since that’s likely what they will resemble when you cuddle one. Luckily, you’ll find several breeders located all over Minnesota if you have your heart set on inviting a kitten into your home. Many sellers specialize in particular colors. That’s good news if you have something special in mind.
We recommend only adopting from breeders who do the recommended health screenings. You’ll find sellers who adhere to either the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) or The International Cat Association standards (TICA)—or both.
The 8 Ragdoll Breeders in Minnesota
1. Anne Bedford
Anne Bedford runs Crescent Moon Ragdolls. Bedford prides herself as a TICA ethical breeder who provides the best care for your cats and kittens. Many come from championship lines that attest to their health and quality. Kittens come with a 3-year genetic guarantee. The animals are also spayed or neutered before rehoming. Bedford offers both show and pet cats.
2. Doug Raynbow
Doug Raynbow is passionate about this breed and cats in general, which is evident in how freely he shares advice and photos of his cats’ litters. Raynbow has 16 years of experience in the business. Kittens come with a 1-year guarantee. The sellers take their trade seriously and will only bestow breeding rights to registered breeders. Raynbows Ragdoll is a TICA-recognized cattery.
3. Angelkissed Ragdolls
Its name says it all. Angelkissed Ragdolls sells pet-quality kittens only. However, love and the best care are on the top of the sellers’ list. They bring helpful insights into the unique needs of the breed, which new pet owners will appreciate. Kittens are home-raised and have exposure to other animals to make the transition easier for families with dogs.
4. Rose Hill Rags
Rose Hill Rags has several adult cats in their breeding rotation. Many have placed successfully in the show ring. Some have even appeared in marketing ads on YouTube and email advertising for Target stores. Kittens come with a written health guarantee with no breeding rights. The breeder also has a strict policy of not releasing pets until they are at least 12 weeks old.
5. Lynn and Jerome Hendricks
Lynn and Jerome Hendricks offer home-raised kittens for sale that are properly socialized from the start. They refer to their pets as their fur babies, which tells you everything you need to know. The kittens get the best start in life with veterinary care and screening for the HCM gene mutation, a known condition of this breed.
BlueEyedQTPies offers kittens in several colors, including Lilac, Tortie, and Seal Point. They come with a 2-year genetic guarantee. The breeder has specific conditions regarding vaccinations in their sales contract based on their experience with Ragdolls. The facility is a closed cattery with kings and queens on-site.
7. Arctic Blue Ragdolls
Arctic Blue Ragdolls is another cattery that makes this breed their passion, both as a seller and as a competitor in the show ring. They have both males and females on-site, along with retired cats that are still a part of the family and available for purchase. The breeder is also a certified veterinary technician with 21 years of experience.
8. Fur Babies of SW MN
Fur Babies of SW MN raises only strictly indoor cats in its home-based business. They have both males and females on-site as breeding stock or retired cats. The breeders will spay or neuter the kittens before releasing them at 12–14 weeks old. They also have a Do Not Declaw policy on their sales contract. Fur Babies of SW MN is a TICA-registered cattery.
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