The Turkish Angora is elegant to watch. Its mid-long hair also has an advantage over other breeds with this characteristic: a very light undercoat, which greatly facilitates its brushing and therefore its maintenance. The Turkish Angora is very easy going. He stands up easily. He does not appreciate loneliness but is, paradoxically, quite independent. This does not prevent him from loving the presence of his owner, to whom he is very attached. Agile, flexible, it is also sporty enough. He likes to play with children and the company of fellow dogs or dogs does not bother him. Note that he particularly likes water and he will not hesitate to dive into a sink or a bathtub.
The Turkish Angora originates from Angora , as its name suggests, a city in Turkey . The race is very old, since we could go back to the time of ancient Egypt . Long hairs and white fur were highly appreciated by the Turks. He officially landed in Europe in 17 th century. His appearance is due to a Frenchman, Nicolas de Peiresc , and to an Italian, Pietro della Valle . It is part of the court of Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV and even Louis XVI. His long hair attracts curiosity since until then, Europeans were mainly turned to cats with short hairs. The painters are also inspired by this race, very slender and pleasing to the eye.
However, the Turkish Angora almost disappeared. At the origin of the creation of the Persians , he becomes a victim. Fortunately, American and European breeders are coming together to give him a second life. He returned in force after the Second World War . His breed was recognized in 1973 and the International Feline Federation did the same in 1988. In France, it is one of the 15 favorite cats of the French. It is often put forward during cat shows.
Pictures of Angora Turkish
His body : The Turkish Angora has a slender, slender body. Under his hair, he wants to be muscular. Its body allows it to be particularly agile and flexible since its total weight does not exceed 5 kg.
His hair : He has a medium long hair. He is especially more provided at the level of his belly and his chest. His coat looks like a feather and is very pleasant to touch. He has very little undercoat.
Its color : The colors chocolate, cinnamon, lilac or fawn are not accepted. All other dresses are tolerated. Of course, the white Turkish Angora is the most popular.
His head : His head is quite small compared to the rest of the body. It forms a triangle with softened tips.
Their eyes: They are slightly biased, large enough and almond shaped.
His ears : The ears of the Turkish Angora are quite large, pointed even if the upper end is slightly rounded. They have a little hair.
Her tail : She has a lot of hair. It is wide enough at the base and then fades as you go.
Behavior and character
|Potential to play|
|Tendency to meow|
The Turkish Angora is very sociable even if he also enjoys peace . He is independent but loves the caresses of his master or his family. He likes to be in the center of attention , so much so that he can be a pot-of-glue according to his temperament. For this purpose, he has a strong character . He is active, lively, very intelligent . It is easily erected. He has a playful spirit and enjoys this pleasure with children , which he especially loves. He usually gets on well with his fellow creatures and other pets.
|Cohabitation with children|
|Sociable with other animals|
The Turkish Angora loves wide open spaces . His independence goes hand in hand with his need for freedom . Thus, he will enjoy life in the countryside . Apartment living can be a problem in the long run unless you can go back and forth outside. For this purpose, it will be necessary to be attentive to the parasites which it could bring back. He will not be comfortable locked up .
The Turkish Angora does not contract any particular disease . This is a very solid species . No genetic pathology is recorded. It will simply be necessary to vaccinate against all classical diseases in cats: rabies, typhus, leucosis and coryza.
To guard against these risks and insure your companion in case of health problems, Woopets advises you a Turkish Angora cat insurance .
The life expectancy of a Turkish Angora is between 13 and 16 years old .
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Maintenance and hygiene
|Easy to groom|
|Cost of maintenance|
Its maintenance is easier than another cat with long hair. And for good reason, it presents almost no undercoat. Thus, a regular , weekly brushing is enough. In the summer, it can even be once every 2 weeks. On the other hand, it must be daily in moulting period, to avoid that it swallows its hairs, which would cause the creation of balls of hairs, harmful for its digestive system.
The Turkish Angora simply requires special attention during moulting , especially in terms of brushing. For the rest, it is a very clean cat . As with all, the condition of your ears should be monitored regularly. He likes to be outside. It must be ensured that it does not bring parasites back to your home. By the way, this cat loves water and will not have any problem taking a bath from time to time.
Price and budget
The purchase price of a Turkish Angora is between 500 € and 1200 €.
ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COST
The annual maintenance cost of a Turkish Angora is between 500 € and 700 €.
The Turkish Angora needs a diet rich in protein , trace elements and vitamins. This allows her to keep a silky coat. You can also give him a high fiber diet , which will facilitate the elimination of hairballs that may form.