All Cat Breeds Assur O’Poil – Turkish Angora
. History and origins
The traces of Turkish Angora go back to Roman Antiquities. This breed appears to be a native of Turkey, from the ancient ancient city of Ankara called Agora. Its appearance in Europe is thanks to scientists who returned from their trips to the South East, who brought cats of this breed with them.
It will be an animal that nobles and the great courts will want and deserve. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette will have some of their own.
During the war, the owners of Turkish Angoras fled to England, where some of them decided to marry their specimens with English short cats, which gave birth to the Persian.
. Character and competencies
The Turkish cat Angora is a smart, independent and lively animal. He is social and likes to play. It maintains a strong character and a spirit of freedom that must be guided.
He is not very talkative, his jigsaw puzzles are rather irresponsible, and he will enjoy urban and rural life, as long as he can inspire, run and play.
. Physical characteristics
● Average life expectancy: 15 to 20 years
● Average height: 35 cm at the withers
● Average weight: 2.5 to 5 kilos.
This Angora Turkish cat has an elegant slim body with medium hair and soft fur. His head has a triangular shape tending to tapered towards the chin. The eyes are large and almond shaped. They can be amber, blue, green or odd (minnows).
The ears are large and wide at the base and ending in a point.
The tail is long and feathery. The coat is shiny and soft with a ruff.
. Health and care
Despite its fur, the Turkish Angora does not require special care. Regular brushing will allow him to maintain his “panache”.