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Various Turkish Van cat facts

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The Turkish Van is a semi-long-haired breed of domestic cat, which was developed in Turkey from a selection of cats obtained from various cities of modern Turkey, especially Southeast Turkey.

Here are some facts about this breed


Turkish Van is native to the Lake Van area in Turkey.
Turkish Van has been introduced to the Europe in 1955.
Turkish Van has been introduced to the USA in 1982.
Turkish Van is large cat that can reach 10 to 18 pounds of weight.
Turkish Van has long, cashmere-like, single coat that is waterproof.
Turkish Van has pink nose that changes color to red when cat becomes angry.
Turkish Van gives birth to 2 to 5 kittens.
Turkish Van can suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and car sickness.
Turkish Van has an average lifespan of 12 to 17 years.

Turkish Van is the natural treasure of Turkey and a symbol of good luck.
Turkish Van uses water to cool itself down during the hot summer months.
Turkish Van is also known as swimming cat.
Turkish Van has long fur that cannot be tangled easily.
Turkish Van is distinguished by the Van pattern.
Turkish Van may have blue or amber eyes.
The Turkish Van is an excellent hunter.
Turkish Van is strong and agile.
Turkish Van is a clumsy cat which doesn't always land on its feet.
Turkish Van can suffer from car sickness.
Turkish Van and Turkish Angora are morphologically similar cats.



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