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 among the most popular purebred cats in the United States. They are well-known for their tendency to literally “Ragdoll” when held. These felines tend to be extremely affectionate, which makes them perfect for families looking for cuddly cats.
There are several breeders throughout Missouri that specialize in these felines. We listed a few of these breeders here.
9 Ragdoll Breeders in Missouri
1. Ruthie’s Ragdoll Kittens
This breeder produces kittens that are registered by the International Cat Association (TICA) and that are tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) through the University of California. She regularly breeds cats and currently has litters being produced regularly. There is a waiting list with a maximum number of people allowed. In all, it seems that most people wait about a year for a kitten.
She also requires a phone interview to ensure that the kitten is being placed with a responsible owner.
2. BlueDreamer Ragdolls
BlueDreamer produces show-quality Ragdolls and seems to be more focused on producing show kittens than pet-quality kittens. Therefore, expect their kittens to be a bit more expensive than most others.
They do DNA testing for HCM, polycystic kidney disease, progressive retinal atrophy, and a variety of other illnesses. They also test their felines for feline immunodeficiency virus to ensure that they are negative.
Currently, they only breed traditional Ragdolls. In other words, they do not carry the mink, solid, or sepia Ragdolls, as these are not included in the breed standard.
3. American Ragdolls
American Ragdolls is an experienced Ragdoll breeder. They produce mostly pet-quality cats, with less emphasis on showing the breed. Therefore, they produce both traditional Ragdolls and a few of the rarer colorations, like mink.
They can fly kittens around the United States for an extra fee. For those purchasing multiple kittens, they provide a discount and don’t charge extra delivery fees.
4. WRF Ragdolls
This breeder seems to be a bit less active than some others. However, they do occasionally produce Ragdoll kittens. They are a smaller breeder, so the limited availability of kittens is to be expected.
They do provide delivery of cats to certain areas of the United States. So, even if you don’t live in Missouri, you may be able to take advantage of their pet delivery services.
5. Show Me Rags
This breeder has been TICA-registered since 2001. They are a small, closed cattery, which helps them produce healthy and well-socialized kittens. They do regularly produce new litters, though not as often as some other breeders out there.
Their cats are surprisingly not that expensive. They do require a deposit and recommend putting that deposit in earlier if you want a female, as these seem to be more popular than males.
6. Angel Pride Ragdolls
This small cattery is located in Grandview, which is just a few minutes away from Kansas City. They are registered with both the TICA and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). They produce show-quality kittens and have a few litters each year. However, not all their kittens are available for purchase because some of them go into their breeding program.
They are careful to appropriately socialize their kittens, ensuring that they are friendly and well-suited for your home.
7. Graceful Dolls Ragdoll Cattery
They do regularly produce kittens of all sorts. However, you do need to keep an eye on their website or join their waiting list to get in line for one. Like most other breeders, they rarely have leftover kittens.
8. Red Echo Ragdolls
Red Echo Ragdolls is a cageless cattery that breeds only Ragdolls. They are both TICA and CFA registered. Their cats go through a variety of DNA tests before they are bred, resulting in healthier kittens. They regularly produce litters and have their breeding plan on their website, enabling you to see when they expect their next kittens.
You can sign up for each litter’s waiting list for the opportunity to adopt a kitten.
9. Ozark Ragdolls
This Ozark breeder produces both pet-quality and show-quality cats. All their kittens are socialized and litterbox trained before being sent home. They are also vaccinated, dewormed, and given other veterinary care.
They do not send their kittens home until 11–12 weeks of age. This is a bit later than most other breeders, but it does lead to better-socialized kittens.
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