The Turkish Angora is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Turkish Angora. The Turkish Angora is also known as Ankara Cat. This cat breed was originated from Ankara (formerly Angora), Turkey. They were descended from African Wildcat. They are one of the oldest longhair cat breed. Turkish Angora Cats were brought to Europe by the Vikings in the 10th century. In the early 1900s, this cat breed was used in Persian breeding programs. New Turkish Angora breeding programs were begun after few Turkish Angoras were imported to the United States from the Ankara Zoo during 1950s. The Turkish Angora (white version) was recognized by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) in 1968. In 1978, the color varieties of Turkish Angora were also recognized by CFA. Today, Angora Cats are popular family pet around the world.
Facts about Turkish Angora
- Temperament – The Turkish Angora is agile, determined, elegant, loving, playful, sociable and well-behaved. They can adapt to different environment. They are affectionate with family; they can get along well with children and other pets. Turkish Angora cats enjoy plays a game of fetch or perform tricks. Most of them are a good swimmer. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended for Turkish Angora kittens.
- Appearance – The Turkish Angora has a medium-sized body. They have a small or medium-long wedged-shaped head and they come with a pair of large almond-shaped eyes. The eyes color includes amber, blue, green or even one amber and one blue. The large ears are pointed and tufted. They have a long and slim neck. The legs are long and the paws are round. The long tail is tapering at the back.
- Coat color and pattern – The Turkish Angora has a semi-long coat. The coat is fine and silky. The coat color includes white, black, blue, tabby or reddish. The pointed variations which are cinnamon, chocolate and lavender are not accepted. Longer silky fur can be found around the neck and tail.
Turkish Angora Breed Information
|Weight||6 – 11 pounds (male and female)|
|Group||Natural Cat Breed|
|Exercise Ability||Let them play and run around, they enjoy play with simple toys|
|Life Span||15 years above|
|Litter Size||Average 6 kittens|
|Grooming Requirements||Weekly brushing and combing is needed. This breed is an average shedder|
In general, Turkish Angoras are the healthy cat breed. Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier. Here is a list of cute cat name for your Turkish Angora kitten.
If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Turkish Angora from Turkish Angora rescue or look for Turkish Angora kitten for sale from Turkish Angora breeders.