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    Overview

    Turkish Angoras make wonderful pets. They are among the most intelligent of the cat breeds. They love their owners with a single-minded devotion. Turks are long, elegant, finely boned creatures with smoothly pointed faces. They exhibit a wonderful grace when running and playing. Angoras have a great zest for living.

    Appearance

    Their single, silky, medium-length coats need only occasional grooming to look good. The Turkish Angora is now generally available in a full range of colors. White is still the most popular color, though this is rapidly changing, as more and more breeders realize the beauty of this elegant breed in a variety of exciting shades. They are long, elegant, finely boned creatures with smoothly pointed faces, who adore running and playing with wonderful grace and a great zest for living.

    At A Glance

    Breed Classification:

    Longhair

    Colors:

    Many luxurious solid colors. Also comes in tabby and calico. White is the traditional color.

    Average Litter Size:

    6

    Life Span:

    15+ years

    Personality:

    Loving, loyal, elegant, playful and gentle. Very graceful when running. Loves water.

    Grooming Requirements:

    Brush frequently

    Social skills:

    Turkish Angoras are very sociable and affectionate. It takes part in everything you do at home, if it does not have a place on your lap, it sits on your shoulder.

    Suitability for Children:

    They’re generally known as good with children, as their activity level suits them just right.

    Energy Level:

    High. Extremely busy. Loves running and playing. Not uncommon for Turks to make 9-foot jumps from a standing start. They should have lots of toys.

    Noisiness:

    Quite vocal.

    Shedding:

    Single coat makes it less prone to shed when compared to Maine Coon.

    Cause Allergies:

    None

    Health Issues:

    These are very healthy cats. A very few may be deaf.

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