Ragamuffins are a muscular, heavy breed of cat needing approximately four to five years to fully mature. The physical traits of the breed include a rectangular, broad-chested body with shoulders supporting a short neck. The head is a broad, modified wedge with a rounded forehead and a nose dip. Ragamuffins come in all coat colors and patterns with a medium-length coat that increases in length toward the stomach. Although the coat is thick and plush, it does not readily mat or clump and is easy to care for. RagaMuffins are bred to be sociable, affectionate, cuddly companions that are playful throughout their lives.
The only extreme allowed in this breed is the very docile nature. The Ragamuffins love people and are very cuddly and affectionate, with a tendency to go limp when held. While not overly athletic, they enjoy playing and climbing scratching posts, and some will even run after and retrieve toys. They greet family members at the door and will follow familiar people around the house. Because of their gentle nature, as a very general rule, it is considered advisable to keep Ragamuffins mostly indoors, the idea being that they are more vulnerable to threats present in outdoor environments than the majority of other cats. They can be vocal at times and are very lovable and attentive. Fanciers who raise both Ragdolls and Ragamuffins claim that their temperaments are very similar. These cats adapt easily to a variety of territories.