Ragdoll Cats & Kittens in California
I’ve loved cats for as long as I can remember. Content to have a few wonderful felines as pets, the thought of becoming an exhibitor and breeder never crossed my mind until I attended that first cat show in Sacramento in 2006. After our beloved 18 yr old Himilayan, Maude, passed I purchased a ragdoll kitten named Opal. This same girl—by the way– just happens to be the momma of Snugglerags Sebring of RegencyRags. I decided to enter Opal in kitten class at one of the Arcadia cat shows. She won a few ribbons that weekend and the rest is history.
In 2009, Snugglerags produced our very first Supreme Grand Champion! You can see a picture of SGC Snugglerags Sebring of RegencyRags on our Home Page. Since then, we’ve produced other exceptional Ragdolls that have also gone on to become Supreme Grand Champions and International Winners. Our beloved cat “Atticus” not only became a Supreme Grand Champion at the ripe old age of 8 months but is the MOST TITLED CAT IN RAGDOLL HISTORY and he resides here in Southern CA!! He is the daddy of many of our kittens. He has multiple Regional Winner awards (for the Southwest Region), and, I can say now, multiple International Winner awards that few cats can achieve even once. In May, 2014 he became a Lifetime Achievement Award Cat- the FIRST RAGDOLL with back to back International Winner awards to do so. His daughter ” Breakfast at Tiffanys” also earned her Supreme Grand Champion award at 8 months and in August, 2015 will be awarded (2) International Winner awards in Salzburg, Austria. One IW award for kitten in the Top 25 kittens in the world, and the second for Cat in the Top 25 Longhair Cats internationally. Indeed, 2014-15 was a very busy year for this remarkable girl. TIFFANY IS THE FIRST FEMALE RAGDOLL IN HISTORY TO WIN (2) INTERNATIONAL AWARDS IN ONE SHOW SEASON.
Snugglerags is a small hobby cattery dedicated to showing and breeding Ragdolls. At this point, we do far more showing of our cats and kittens than breeding. Generally speaking, we produce roughly three litters per year. This is definitely a family hobby. Our oldest daughter, Courtney, is a Veterinarian specializing in the care of Primates. As you can imagine, she is a huge help with the cats & kittens. Having a Vet as a family member really helps keep illness at bay!!
I am a nurse practitioner and my husband, Harry, is a pharmacist. Together, we have extensive health care experience that, to a large extent, transfers to the care of our cats and kittens.
We are dedicated to the preservation of the breed standard and producing healthy kittens by assuring broad genetic diversity. While this means acquiring cats from a variety of champion lines, we know that a wide gene pool will result in healthier cats. Every breeder has a fundamental goal of producing healthy kittens. Beyond this, our primary objective is large size and purr-fect temperament. We believe that, in the end, what people desire is a sweet tempered ragdoll that is the gentle giant it is supposed to be according to the breed standard.
Ragdoll Cats are big, fluffy, affectionate pets. They are wonderful companions, sweet-natured and intelligent. Unlike many other breeds, they stay sweet as adults. Although large in size, these cats do not have aggressive tendencies and, as such, can only be indoor cats. Time outdoors is certainly encouraged and good for their health, however, any time outdoors needs to be strictly supervised to keep them safe from predators.
Reputable ragdoll breeders do not release their babies until approximately 12 weeks (or later). Please check out WHY kittens should not leave their momma until this age. http://www.breedlist.com/faq/young.html
We appreciate your interest in visiting our website and checking out our ragdolls!!! Feel free to call us with any questions. – Heather