Turkish Angora

Once the Turkish Angora gets an idea into his head, it can be difficult to change his mind about how he should behave, but he is so charming that you probably won’t care.

The longhaired Angora cat is not the source for angora sweaters, although his fur is certainly just as soft and beautiful. This natural breed takes his name from the city of Ankara in Turkey, which was formerly known as Angora. For centuries, the cats have been attractive souvenirs for invaders of or visitors to Turkey and may have been the first longhaired cats to arrive in Europe. One theory suggests that Vikings brought them from Turkey more than a thousand years ago.

Vital Stats

Origin

Ankara, Turkey

Length

Medium

Weight

5 to 9 pounds

Life Span

12 to 18 years

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Breed Characteristics

Affectionate with Family

5/5

Amount of Shedding

2/5

General Health

3/5

Potential for Playfulness

5/5

Tendency to Vocalize

3/5

Kid-Friendly

4/5

Friendly Toward Strangers

4/5

Easy to Groom

4/5

Pet Friendly

3/5