Turkish Van











The Turkish Van is beautiful and rare with a very playful personality.

Turkish Van At a Glance

  • Weight: male: 10-12 lbs. Female: 7-10 lbs.
  • Longevity: 13-17 yrs.
  • Colors: white with dark coloring on head and tail and sometimes on the back of the neck (referred to as the "Van pattern")
  • Pattern: rings on the tail; a "thumbprint" on shoulder blades
  • Eye color: bright amber or blue
  • Tendency to shed: low
  • Less allergenic: yes
  • Social needs: high
  • Head: large to medium size, Broad in males, moderately broad in females
  • Muzzle: neat, rounded, and proportionate to head
  • Ears: set fairly high and well apar
  • Eyes: large, walnut to peach pit shape, set slightly oblique.
  • Body: full chest and substantial musculature
  • Legs: medium length forelegs with hind legs slightly longer
  • Feet: neat, round feet with toes tufted
  • Tail: brush or plume, medium-length and in proportion to the cat
  • Coat: semi-long with no wooly undercoat
  • Behavior: energetic, playful and fun-loving. He requires a lot of attention from his pet parents

Breed Characteristics:

Potential for Playfulness

Intelligence

Affectionate with Family

Kid Friendly

Pet Friendly

Easy to Groom

General Health


Turkish Van Breed Standards

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Turkish Van Kittens

The Turkish Van is highly intelligent and a good problem-solver. Challenge his brain and keep him interested in life by teaching him tricks and providing him with puzzle toys that will reward him with kibble or treats when he learns how to manipulate them.


Turkish Van

Turkish Vans are energetic, agile, and intelligent. They are extremely healthy and “get along with people swimmingly”. Vans are famous for their action-packed temperaments. They are talkative, demand attention from their humans, and show great gusto at dinnertime.


Turkish Van Cat

The Turkish Van is known as the swimming cat for his propensity to play in and with the water - or at least to enjoy splashing his paws in it.


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