Cat Breeds

Turkish angora cat

Turkish angora cat is a fluffy cat, often with a white coat. It moves with grace and elegance. He is mischievous and cheerful.

Nature

Turkish angora is a cat of great temperament, cheerful, lively, energetic. He moves with typical grace and elegance. He has a nice disposition, is mischievous, nosy, curious and always willing to play. Each novelty in its surroundings will certainly be noticed and thoroughly researched.

Very affectionate and attached to the household, most often chooses one person whom he bestows. It’s quite talkative, but it’s not a very bothersome feature. I need interest and a lot of attention. There are individuals suspicious of strangers, but most representatives of this breed are open and friendly. He does not like loneliness and is happy to be in the company of other cats. Due to its strong character, it usually dominates in the group. It can also live with a dog. He values ​​convenience and comfort, he does not tolerate coercion and excessive intrusiveness. Angora is very lively and agile, she likes to sit high, but usually, this is not the highest shelf under the ceiling.

Turkish angora cat

Turkish angora cat. Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • breed not very popular in Poland
  • sometimes curious, you should carefully hide things that could pose a threat to him

Advantages

  • not requiring care
  • very friendly and sociable
  • great family cat, loves children and playing with them
Turkish angora cat

Health

Healthy breed.

Care

The care of the Angora cat is easy. Silky robe, without undercoat, does not tangle or felt, just comb it once a week.

You also need to check your ears and trim your claws. Angora does not tolerate rapid temperature changes very well.

Turkish angora cat

History

Turkish angora cat is a natural breed of cat, derived from the Anatolian Highlands, which is the territory of present-day Turkey. She is considered the ancestor of the Persian cat. The Turkish angora cat came from Western Europe in the 16th or 17th century and quickly became the favorite breed of the aristocracy, especially in white, considered nobler. In the nineteenth century, this breed almost completely disappeared, all because of crossbreeds with other semi-long-haired cats imported from the Middle East, mainly Iran. In 1917, a special breeding program was started in Turkey, which aimed to preserve the purity of this breed. Turkish Angora was recognized by FIFe in 1982. In 1993 the breed standard was extended to other colors than white. Turkish angora is still rare among cats at shows.

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Turkish Angora Cat – Turkish Angora – Half-haired cats – II cat. By FIFe
EMS code: TUA
  • Origin: Turkey
  • Character: cheerful, energetic, friendly
  • Size: medium size
  • Weight: 2.5-5 kg
  • General appearance: elongated, slim, elegant silhouette
  • Head: the shape of a triangle, the skull quite flat, the chin rounded, its end forming a straight line with the nose
  • Ears: They should be large, wide at the base and pointed, with tufts of hair inside the auricle
  • Eyes: almond shape, full of expression, slightly oblique set, in color matching the color
  • Nose: Long, straight, with a weakly marked breakthrough
  • Torso: long and slender, chest and hips not very wide – the whole body should give the impression of flexibility and lightness. Long, muscular – hind legs are slightly longer than the forelegs. Feet small, oval, with tufts of fur between the toes
  • Tail: long, well covered with hair, tapers narrowly
  • Coat: semi-long, shiny and silky, without undercoat, slightly longer on the neck, breast and hind legs. The collar on the neck and thigh-highs are a characteristic feature of the breed
  • Ointment: all types of coat allowed
  • Activity: active, likes fun
  • Resistance/susceptibility to diseases: yes
  • Lifespan: 15-18 years
Turkish angora cat

Interesting facts

Turkish angora is considered the national treasure of Turkey. From the Turkish angora cat and other semi-long-haired cats from the Middle East comes the Persian cat.

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