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Turkish van (Turkish cat-swimmer) is a medium-sized cat, weighing from 3 to 8.5 kg.
The figure of the Turkish van harmonious, solid, backbone strong, the trunk is large, strong limbs of medium length, the paws are rounded. Head closer to large, with rounded contours, the transition from forehead to muzzle is light, the nose is slightly convex, the boundary of the cheeks pronounced. Eyes large, situated slightly obliquely. The color can be blue or amber, also found the green and two-tone eyes. Preference is given to amber. Ears large, slightly pointed tips. The tail is of medium length, strong.
The coat is long or semi-long, very soft and silky. Color: white, red or cream symmetrical markings at the base of the ears, tapering to the top separated by a white stripe. The mark on the rump goes into the solid color of the tail. This arrangement of the markings is just called a picture of “van” and is the hallmark of the breed.
Turkish van cat with a strong and determined character, which tends to become attached to one person. Often representatives of this breed are even jealous of their owners to others.
Despite the plush appearance, the Turkish vans are very active and agile. Their lively temperament is surprising, and yet, contrary to stereotypes, these cats love to swim and are showing in this lesson enviable success.
Turkish vans have soft, pleasant to the ear voice. They are sociable and get along well with other dogs. Being a born companion, Turkish vans are perfect for large families and for one person. But setting the stage for this cat, it is worth considering that it allocates to itself one man who is most betrayed.
Turkish vans have good health, genetic diseases do not exist. With proper maintenance these sturdy cats rarely get sick.
The lifespan of a Turkish van is on average 15-17 years.
Turkish wanna feels great when the content in the apartment. But if the cat will have the opportunity from time to time to stroll in the garden, you may find it really happy.
Care of the breed standard. Thick hair enough to comb once a week and more during molting.
White beauty with unusual markings was common in Turkey in the 18th century, however, professional breeding began only in the mid-20th century, in England, were imported by the representative of the breed.
In 1969 the Turkish van has received recognition in FIFe.
- The second name of the breed: Turkish cat-swimmer.
- The name of the breed is reminiscent of the wonderful van lake located at the foot of Mount Ararat.