Turkish Van

The Turkish Van or Turkish Swimming Cat is a strong but elegant feline. Their body is long and muscular, especially in the males and their body is covered in a medium length fur with a beautifully fluffy tail!

Other Names
Turkish Swimming Cat
Country of Origin
Turkey
Colour

Predominantly white 

Cost
Size
Medium
Health
This breed is robust and healthy but an annual check up is a good idea to ensure they are in the very best shape.
Life Span

12-14 years

Intelligence
Agile, intelligent and curious
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

An active cat, the Turkish Van needs enough food to fuel it's lifestyle, they can sometimes be a little greedy so keep an eye on their weight!

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Moderate
Ailments
This breed is robust and healthy but an annual check up is a good idea to ensure they are in the very best shape.
Grooming Requirements
Weekly brushing to prevent matting
The Turkish Van originates from Lake Van in Turkey where they gained a love of water and swimming! They made their way to Britain in the 1950s after a couple fell in love with them and brought them home to breed. They were loved here too and eventually spread to the US and Australia.


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