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Turkish Van Cat: Character and Price

Turkish Van Cat: Character and Price



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Turkish Cat Van, the only one among all domestic cats that does not have the slightest problem with the idea of ​​having to jump into the water to follow a prey, be it a fish or a duck. He doesn't like to swim but "work" calls, he replies. It will be for it, or not, but this breed is quite long-lived, has an average life of about 18 years and the ideal is to keep it in an apartment with a garden. We can fall in love with it, or hate it, but certainly the Turkish Cat Van it is not an animal suitable for everyone given its bizarre and shrewd character.

Turkish Van Cat: characteristics

The Turkish Cat Van it has semi-long hair, its coat is all white, uniform in color, apart from its two classic and typical spots, located on the head, separated by a white stripe and a colored tail. It has a medium-sized body, rather elongated and muscular, the females are smaller than the males but still harmonious and well developed.

The head of the Turkish Cat Van it is slightly triangular in shape with prominent cheekbones, but the chin is not pointed. The ears stick out straight but not too big, the eyes instead are, and tend to an oval shape. The tail is long and proportionate, large in diameter, the legs of this breed are rounded and show curious pink pads with tufts of fur sprouting between the fingers.

Turkish Van Cat: Character

I immediately felt that we are in the presence of a feline with a more particular character than others. Suffice it to say that in the family the Turkish Cat Van he chooses a person, and loves him with all of himself, drowning him with affection and attention, the rest of the family members remain almost any people, cohabitants, roommates who are not annoying but not even worthy of much attention.

If it can dominate them, the Turkish Cat Van it also coexists well with other cats and dogs, loves to play and is always on the move, looking for prey or objects to interact with. LThis cat's nature is courageous, enough to lead it to jump into the water to chase its prey while not loving it very much.

Turkish Van Cat: breeding

The Turkish Cat Van it is raised in Europe, but also in the United States, by FIFe it was recognized in 1971, overseas only in 1982 but then regained fame and success and today it is doing well here as elsewhere. The origins of this breed as the name suggests, are to be found in Eastern Turkey, in the rather remote region surrounding Lake Van, at the foot of Mount Ararat.

The first two specimens of Turkish Cat Van in the West they appeared in 1955, in England, where they liked them, becoming the founders of the European branch of the breed. There are also those who argue that these cats a semi-long hair arrived from China along with merchants traveling along the Silk Road, but it is perhaps a more beautiful hypothesis to imagine than already verified and to be considered certain.

Turkish Van Cat: kittens

The puppies of the Turkish Cat Van they are very funny and beautiful but do not immediately show what will be the final coat, semi-long, fine and silky, without undercoat. The color, however, is already the definitive one and all characteristic of the breed. White, uniform, not counting the two spots on the head, never on the ears and eyes.

The tail is also colored, for the rest white, and by colored I mean shades ranging from brown to red, usually, although they can also happen black, blue, tortie or brindle spots, not always accepted by the official standards of the Turkish Cat Van. Always remaining in the chromatic field, but passing to the eyes, here we have the amber color, but also the blue. Among the defects not tolerated for this breed is the presence of small spots on the body, such as splashes of paint, or the spot on the single and not double head.

Turkish Van Cat: price

It is difficult to estimate the price of specimens of this breed, as there are no officially reported farms in Italy. It is certain that it's not cheap and that once purchased it must be well kept, beyond its cost. It should be brushed every week with a wide-toothed comb, its ears cleaned and its nails trimmed.

During the moult, in spring, we must then foresee large hair loss so we will have our good commitment to collect it but also brush the cat so that she doesn't ingest too much.

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