Meet the Maine Coon Ragdoll mix! A charming and playful kitty who’s the perfect hybrid of the majestic Maine Coon and the cuddly Ragdoll.
With a silky coat and laid-back personality, this friendly feline is a popular choice for anyone looking for a loving companion.
Written as one of my guides to Ragdoll mixes, in this post I’ll cover everything you need to know about this cross. So … get ready to fall in love with the ultimate kitty hybrid – the Maine Coon Ragdoll mix!
Table of Contents
- Origin of the Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix
- What Does a Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix Look Like?
- Ragdoll Maine Coon Behavior
- Grooming & Care
- Health & Lifespan
- Ragdoll Maine Coon Cross Images
- Summary – The Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix
- Related Posts
Origins of the Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix
If you guessed this hybrid breed comes from mixing a Maine Coon and a Ragdoll, you’d be right! But, there’s more to the story. Maine Coons are thought to have originated in Maine after European sailors brought over working cats. In Maine, they boomed in popularity in the 1800s thanks to their working-cat reputation. They became officially recognized in 1976 thanks to the CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association).
Ragdolls, on the other hand, have a much more documented history. This floppy breed came about when Ann Baker of Riverside, California, bred a long-haired white cat named Josephine with a Persian-Birman mix. The resulting breed was dubbed the “Ragdoll” due to its adorable tendency to go completely limp when picked up.
Notably, the Maine Coon-Ragdoll mix doesn’t have the same tendency to go limp as purebred Ragdolls do. However, as you’ll find out below, this hybrid breed does inherit many other cute traits from its Ragdoll side.
What Does a Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix Look Like?
Ragcoons are large cats, no doubt about it. These cuddly fur balls have a regal demeanor and an impressive size to match. They weigh up to 20 pounds and stand tall at (up to) 16 inches. Perhaps their most striking physical quality is their beautiful, long fur coat.
Their silky coats range from the classic tabby color scheme to elegant white. The variety of markings and patterns on their fur makes them unique, like little works of art. Underneath all that fluff is a bulk of powerful muscle that comes from their Maine Coon side.
Most Maine Coon-Ragdoll mixes inherit the uniquely shaped Maine Coon face. They may or may not inherit the signature tuft of fur on the tips of their ears, which is a Maine Coon trait. Wide, light blue eyes add a lovely sparkle to the Ragcoon’s look.
Find out more about the size of Ragdoll cats
Ragdoll Maine Coon Behavior
These gentle giants have many attractive characteristics that owners can’t get enough of. They’re intelligent enough to learn cute tricks, such as giving you a paw. Litter box training, scratching post training, and even leash training are all possible for this breed.
A sassy and playful Ragcoon provides endless entertainment for their humans. Owners adore them for their gentle, easy-going personalities. Both the Maine Coon and Ragdoll breeds are sweet and even-tempered, so you know just what to expect when you mix the two.
Besides being intelligent and laid-back, this breed is friendly and highly social. So, they have enough love for the whole family, plus some! They’re usually well-behaved in any household and adapt well to environmental changes.
What makes them extra-adorable is that their pleasant, docile behavior contrasts the serious or even scowling look of their Maine Coon-shaped faces. Pet parents know all too well that you can’t judge a Maine Coon-Ragdoll mix by her dignified cover.
Find out more about the personality of Ragdoll cats
Grooming & Care
With long, luxurious coats comes great grooming responsibility. Owners of Maine Coon-Ragdoll kitties must prepare to devote time and attention to their fur babies’ long hair. Regular brushing prevents tangles and sanitary issues.
Bathing isn’t typically required unless that luscious mane gets extra dirty or greasy. In such cases, a mild feline shampoo will do the trick. For the most part, though, weekly brushing sessions will keep these gorgeous cats well-groomed. Of course, they groom themselves, which takes most of the work off their owners’ plates!
Shedding may be a concern for anyone who’s never had a long-haired companion. During warmer seasons, shedding is at its lowest. Those nippy winter months exaggerate shedding. The two purebred breeds aren’t hypoallergenic, and neither is the mixed breed.
The Maine Coon Ragdoll mix thrives on a high-protein, low-carb diet. Usually, you can achieve this type of diet with wet food. Don’t hesitate to work with your vet to create the perfect meal plan for your beloved Ragcoon. And, of course, keep a clean bowl of fresh water easily accessible at all times.
Health & Lifespan
Like the rest of our feline friends, Maine Coon-Ragdoll cats have certain medical predispositions and health needs. All in all, they’re healthy cats who may need a bit of extra healthcare from time to time. Depending on their environment, diet, exercise, and other health factors, they can live around 10-15 years.
Maine Coon Common Health Issues
A Maine Coon has a few hereditary health issues that owners should be on the lookout for. The first is HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), a genetic heart disease. Regular screening can help your vet detect and treat this condition.
As a large cat breed, Maine Coons are also predisposed to hip dysplasia, an issue with the hip joint that can cause pain. PKD (polycystic kidney disease) is another hereditary health concern that causes cysts to form on the kidneys.
Ragdoll Common Health Issues
Like Maine Coons, Ragdolls are predisposed to HCM and PKD. They’re also more likely to gain weight due to their love of snacking and lounging, which may lead to obesity. That extra weight can cause severe issues like joint problems, heart disease, and a shorter lifespan, so managing any Ragdoll mix’s weight is paramount.
Overall, the Maine Coon-Ragdoll mix is a healthy breed. Potential pet parents should check with a reputable breeder to find out more about genetic health issues. Fortunately, Ragcoon parents can help keep their kitty as healthy as possible via frequent vet check-ups.
Find out more about common Ragdoll health issues.
Ragdoll Maine Coon Cross Images
A few images from some excellent Instagram accounts owned by Maine Coon Ragdoll cat owners to show you what they can look like.
Each example links to the Instagram accounts where there are many more lovely photos. Click on them to see!
Summary – The Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix
In conclusion, if you want a playful, majestic, and gorgeous cat, consider a Maine Coon Ragdoll mix. With proper care, they’re sure to bring love and laughter to your home for years to come.
If you share your life with a Maine Coon Ragdoll mix or if you have any questions, please leave a comment in the section at the bottom of this page.
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