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The Turkish Van is a large, muscular yet elegant cat with a pure white body and distinctive coloured head and tail. They should give a graceful yet strong impression, with ears set high and eyes large, oval and expressive. The Turkish Van has a semi-longhaired coat which is soft and silky rather than woolly or fluffy. Paws are tufted, and the tail should be a luxuriant brush. They may have two amber eyes, two blue eyes or one of each.
- Great for first-time cat owners
- Enjoys playing games and is active at home
- Playful and curious cat
- Independent but friendly
- Slightly talkative cat
- Average build cat breed
- Requires grooming every day
- Needs extensive outdoor space
- Not ideal for family homes
- Can be left alone all day
- Can cope with a busy household
There are no common disorders reported for the Turkish Van breed at present.
The Turkish Van is a characterful cat, loyal and loving and also intelligent and affectionate. They are also a very active cat, enjoying climbing, leaping and finding high spots to relax in – the tops of doors and along curtain rails are a favourite.
This is a cat for someone who really adores playful cats, and wants to spend time devising games and doesn’t mind their cat inviting themselves in to share a shower or bath!