Catster 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 an extremely popular breed of cat, especially if you’re looking for a cuddly pet. However, Ragdolls can also inherit a variety of different genetic illnesses. Proper breeding is essential to ensure a healthy and well-socialized feline.
For this reason, we highly recommend doing the proper research before adopting a Ragdoll. Purchasing from a quality breeder is important not only to ensure that your cat is healthy but also to ensure that you aren’t supporting anyone who is breeding sickly kittens.
Below, we’ve listed some of the most common Ragdoll breeders in Tennessee. You can begin your search here.
The 6 Ragdoll Breeders in Tennessee
1. Rootin’ Tuten Ragdolls
- Tullahoma, Tennessee
This small cattery is registered through The International Cat Association (TICA) and runs extensive health testing on all their kittens. As a small cattery, they do not produce many litters. However, their cats do seem to be pretty affordable, at least as far as Ragdolls go.
They do require a spay-neuter contract with all their kittens. Also, keep in mind that kittens sold with breeding rights cost more.
2. Dixie Willow
- West Tennessee
Dixie Willow has been breeding Ragdolls for the last 30 years. Their cats have competed in a variety of competitions, and the breeder is involved with many different organizations. For this reason, their cats tend to be a bit more expensive than most.
They do not seem to produce as many kittens as some of the other breeders on this list. However, they do provide medical examinations, testing, and certificates.
3. Rags 2 Dazzle Ragdolls
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
This cattery is registered with a variety of organizations, including TICA and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). They provide pet, show, and breeding-quality kittens, depending on what you’re looking for. All of their kittens are tested for FeLV and FIV before being sent to their forever homes. For the most part, their kittens seem to be very well-socialized.
4. Dixon Mountain Ragdoll Cats
- Sevierville, Tennessee
Dixon Mountain Ragdoll Cats is another TICA-registered cattery. All their kittens and breeding cats are TICA registered. They produce both traditional and exotic minks.
A contract is required when purchasing a kitten, but this seems to include the normal things found in kitten contracts. Their kittens cost similar to other breeders in the area as well.
5. Tricia’s Dolls
- Flintville, Tennessee
Tricia’s Dolls offers a health guarantee with all of their kittens. The breeder sells both pet-quality and breeding-quality kittens, though breeding rights do cost more. For the most part, this breeder does not seem to produce as many litters as other breeders on this list. With that said, they do produce a wide variety of different colorations.
6. Smoky Mtn Ragdolls
- Kodak, Tennessee
Like most responsible breeders, Smoky Mtn Ragdolls offers a vet clearance on all their kittens, showing that their kittens are healthy before they get sent home. They do seem to produce litters regularly and take up to three deposits per litter.
They have been breeding Ragdolls for 9 years, so this breeder is a bit more experienced than others on this list. They also guarantee that their cats are free from genetic problems.
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