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Turkish Van

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Photographer: Helen Filatova





Country of Origin Lake Van Region of Turkey
Date of Origin Pre 18th Century
Weight 3 - 8.5 Kgs (7 - 19 lbs)

Main Characteristics


Turkish Vans are medium to large, sturdily built cats. Their coat is semi-long with a fine, silky texture. They are distinctive because of the restricted colour pattern on their coat - they are white with coloured markings on their head and rump/tail.

Temperament

Turkish Vans are self possessed.

Suitability

If you are considering a Turkish Van as a pet, consider the following points:
They require moderate grooming
They are self contained
They are active

Interesting Facts

Turkish Vans are also known as:
Swimming Cat
Turkish Swimming Cat
 


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