Turkish Angora is a very social and intelligent cat, which loves its owners with great affection, it is not to say that they do not like strangers, Turkish Angora like most people. These cats are very friendly and if one is not sitting so that the cat can lie on your lap, they jump gladly on the shoulders while they talk to one with its soft voice. Moreover, they thrive mainly well with kids and other animals.

Curiosity are a strong feature of these cats, most curious are them on what the owners are doing. They seek happily through wardrobes, file or a bag in search of ........... Yes, who knows what? Turkish Angoras like to participate in everything that goes on in the household, dusting, dishwashing or floor wash. Some also follow into the shower or sauna.

As with the Turkish Van, many Turkish Angoras are also interested in water. For many, a flowing tap can be enough, while others just feel free to take a dive.

A high climbing tree can be good to have, as the Turkish Angoras like to vive the world from the height. Many times you wonder how the cat has come up on their high plateaus, but these cats have strong legs and can jump high. They may have a lot of fun of jumping up on a door and then get it to swing back and forth. High up Turkish Angoras wonder why you are not keeping it company!

Those who have or have had a Turkish Angora can confirm that these cats have a great sense of humor. Moreover, they are often very determined and may have very strong opinions. If a Angora first has decided anything, even the best persuade problems getting it to change my mind.

With such a loving, playful and affectionate cat, who constantly makes you laugh, is it never boring or lonely!

 

CH (N) Sirena`s Dandelion "Linus", TUA ds 09 24

History

Turkish Angora is perhaps one of the oldest cat breeds and can be traced back further than any other breed. It has its origin in Turkey and named after the country's capital which was previously called Angora.

After a trip to Turkey in the 1600s century, brought the Italian explorer Pietro Della Valle some Turkish Angora cats with him to Italy. Some of these were given to the French royal family as gifts. There are paintings from this period depicting Turkish Angoras. To distinguish it from other cats renamed Linnè it "Cattus angorensis" in the 1700's. Even in Persia were longhaired cats resembling Turkish Angora, and in the 1800s there were many who traveled between the Middle East and brought on board longhaired cats home to Europe.

In the 1870s, when one began with cat shows in England was the category for longhaired very popular. Despite the fact that the Persian and Angora already had developed major differences, there were many breeders who did not distinguish breeds when females came into heat. Thus, the two breeds mixed and generally judged as longhairs with equal standard.

This led to, that an American Persian breeder, Dorothy Champion, came with recommendations that "termen`Àngora` rarely, if ever should be bred. Since a typical Turkish Angora barely existed.

In 1940s created the Turkish government a breeding program to save the breed, which was now threatened with extinction. The breeding started at Ankara Zoo, with assistance from the Zoo in Izmir and Istanbul. According to legend, should Turkey's ancestor Mustafa Kemal Ataturk be resurrected in the form of a white, deaf, odd-eyed Turkish Angora male. So therefore bred one only of such to begin with. In 1962 came the first Turkish Angoras to America, through military stationed in Ankara. In 1973 the Turkish Angora recognized as breed of CFA, but then only in white. Since there was born cats of other colors as well, the standard was changed in 1978 to that all colors should be allowed in Turkish Angoras. FIFe approved Turkish Angora as breed in 1988.

Through several imports from Turkey has gained a wide breeding base. In Europe, these beautiful cats becoming common. Here in the Nordic countries, there are still not that many, but this is a breed constantly expanding.

 

SP (N) Sirena`s Habib, TUA ns 03

Standard

Head - Turkish Angora has a small to medium-sized head, adapted to the rest of the body. It has a wide forehead and slim of the chin. The nose is of medium length, almost straight, very gently curved. No stop or break. Tip of nose is in line with the chin, as is slightly rounded. Cat's chin is medium long, narrow and graceful.

Eyes - Turkish Angora eyes are large, almond-shaped with one open expression. They are set slightly oblique up toward your ears. It is not linked any eye color to special fur colors and all colors are allowed.

Ears - The ears are large, broad at the base and sits upright, high on the head. Tufted ears are preferred.

Body - This is a medium sized cat. The body is long and graceful with fine bone. Males are often one-third larger than females. Shoulders are as wide as the hips, chest long and slender. In profile backpart slightly higher than the front part.

Legs and feet - The cat is tall on slender elegant legs. It has small paws tufted between tread pads.

Tail- Turkish Angora shall have a long and bushy "foxtail" which is broad at the base, tapering to a fine point.

(N) Sirena`s Bey Kristoffa, TUA w 62