About The British Ragdoll Cat Club

About the Club

The British Ragdoll Cat Club was founded on 28 June 1987 when Sue Ward-Smith who bred under the Pandapaws prefix invited a small group of Ragdoll enthusiasts to attend the inaugural meeting in London. From small acorns the club has continued to grow, and now we have a membership of over 300.

The aims and objectives of the club are to promote interest in the breeding and exhibiting of Ragdolls; to help breeders by establishing a standard of points, and to encourage the care, protection and maintenance of healthy breed lines of Ragdolls and cats in general.

TBRCC is an extremely active club, which caters for everyone who has an interest in Ragdolls, from the potential pet owner to the most professional breeder. Apart from overseeing the welfare of the breed we provide an annual educational seminar. This is structured to give members an opportunity to discuss their cats, but also to allow members to gather in a convivial social setting, the emphasis being placed on enjoyment.


To assist both novice and experienced breeders to keep fully up to date an annual two day seminar is held in the Cheshire area. Once a breeder has fulfilled the criteria necessary to become a registered breeder with the club he/she can apply to go on our Registered Breeders list.

Each year we celebrate our wonderful breed by holding a GCCF championship show. We have a section of the show for household pets. We welcome everyone who wishes to show their cats and can help with people exhibiting for the first time. We take a pride in making it a fun day.

Our Annual General Meeting takes place before the end of April, the highlight of which is the presentation of trophies and awards to members who have shown their Ragdolls throughout the year. The lucky winner of Ragdoll of the Year  takes home some beautiful trophies and rosettes.

You will also find the club table out at shows mainly in the north of the UK. You can purchase many toys for your lovely cats including our special home-made toys the funds of which go to the clubs welfare account. 


We send out quarterly newsletters, keeping everyone up to date on what is going on in Ragdoll circles. The TBRCC "Ragnews" Annual, which is a quality publication packed full of interesting articles from our members 


The Club provides a rescue and rehoming service with a network of volunteers and foster carer's who help as and when required. Unfortunately the numbers of Ragdoll cats that are requiring to be rehomed has increased. We have rehomed over 60 cats each year for the past few years, this is due to unfortunate changes in their owners circumstances or serious health and welfare issues where they can no longer keep their cats. Also we have had to provide and fund Veterinary care and treatment for a number of the less fortunate cats. We have a small number of Ragdoll cats whom are not suitable for rehoming due to ill health or special needs, we provide funds for ongoing foster care and vet treatment. If you are able to offer a good home to a Ragdoll please contact us via email tbrccrehome@gmail.com If you are able to offer help in anyway please contact us for a chat.

How Do I Join?

If you are interested in joining TBRCC, please contact the Membership Secretary at the address below or fill in the membership form. Included as part of the subscription, members receive a copy of the TBRCC "Ragnews" Annual.

Lesley Simpson
27 Bracken Hill Drive

Email: lessim2011@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 01698 427718 (Evenings only)

Download the membership application form below.