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Turkish Angora

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #29
Name Turkish Angora
Other names Ankara
Origin Turkey
Size Medium
Coat LongSleekSilkySoft
Lap Cat No
Life span 15-18 years
Temperament AffectionateAgileCleverGentleIntelligentPlayfulSocial
Weight Male: 7 - 10 poundsFemale: 5 - 8 pounds
Colors WhiteBlackBlueCreamRed
Kitten Price Average $600 - $800 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 5 stars
Grooming 2 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation. Frequency should be once a week.
Health Issues 2 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Vocalization 3 starsModerate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Gizmo Sasha
02 Dusty Molly
03 Lucky Pepsi
04 Blade Kiki
05 Atlas Daisy
06 Gavin Chloe
07 Duncan Amanda
08 Angus Emma
09 Tommy Summer
10 Friday Leah

The Turkish Angora, originally known simply as the Angora, has been called the ballerina of the cat fancy. These gorgeous, graceful cats are said to “dance into your life with their fine-boned elegance draped in a gossamer silk coat in a variety of colors. The traditional Turkish Angora is a snowy-white feline with a shimmery, medium-length outer coat, absolutely no undercoat and a refined body structure. They come in a range of other colors, including black, blue, cream, red, brown, silver and lilac. They come in various patterns as well, including tabby, tabby-white, tortie and smoke. The fur on the underbelly of the Turkish Angora tends to be slightly wavy, but the rest of its coat is straight.

The Turkish Angora is an affectionate, inquisitive and intelligent companion. They are outgoing, strong-willed and want to be at the very center of their owners’ world. In fact, they seem to expect their owners to be equally interested in what they are doing at any given moment. The breed profile published by The International Cat Association (TICA) claims that if you ignore a Turkish Angora, “you can expect it to engage in activities designed to make you pay attention – like batting one coaster at a time off the table until you stop what you are doing and pay attention to it.” Despite being playful and friendly, the Turkish Angora does enjoy rest and relaxation as well. At times, he can be somewhat aloof – especially with strangers – although at other times he is eager and welcoming. This breed bonds closely with its owners. Turkish Angoras typically tolerate other companion animals in their household, as long as those pets recognize who really rules the roost. The Turkish Angora is rightfully described as one of the true gems of the cat world.

Children & Other Pets
The Angora who has been well socialized is comfortable with kids, making him a good choice for families who will supervise children to make sure they pet the cat nicely and don’t pull his fur or tail. He is happy to live with cat-friendly dogs, too, as long as they recognize that he’s in charge. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.