Turkish Van

About Turkish Van Cats

This natural breed was originated in Eastern Turkey. Turkish Van cats are also found in Iraq, Iran and South West Russia.  When describing about Turkish van cats, their beautiful chalk white body, color markings on the heads and plumed tails are something that can’t be missed out.

Coat Types Of Turkish Van Cat

  • English Coat- This coat is furrier, longer and thicker
  • Dutch Coat- This is slightly shorter, soft and plush

You can find both of these coat types in a single litter.

Turkish Van Breeds Picture

Turkish Van Cat Facts

  • This loving and sweet breed wants to be involved in all action.
  • Though these are not lap cats, they love curling up on your lap.
  • It is a slow maturing cat breed. The Turkish Van kittens take up to 3 to 5 years to reach complete maturity.
  • The cat has broad wedge head with oval eyes, small ears. Adult male cats often have jaws.
  • Though most of the Turkish Van cat demands the attention of their beloved people, they are very independent cat.
  • Generally, most cats sleep 17-18 hours a day, but the active Turkish Van seems to be awake all the time.
  • They have sturdy muscular body with large bones.
  • The fore legs of this cat are smaller than the hind legs.
  • The hairs in the tails should be colored evenly and it extends down to the whole length of tail.
  • The standard for eyes and coat of this cat differs between the UK and US cat registries.

Turkish Van Cat Personality

  • They attract the people not only with their fascination with water but also with its other qualities.
  • You can keep this cat outdoors but with safe, escape proof garden and shallow pond.
  • If your apartment has adequate space, toys & cat trees to enjoy climbing, then you can consider this cat.
  • These ideal companions adore both human and other pets. But they suits best for the family with young children rather than kids.
  • They are resourceful, highly intelligent and loyal cats.
  • They are often called as the swimming cats; they mingle well with the people who allow them to swim.
  • These demanding and talkative cats show great enjoyment at dinnertime.
  • The Character of the Turkish Van Kittens largely depends on the personalities of its mother.
  • They greet their master with love bites and head butts.

Other Details

Origin  Turkey
Temperament  Active, Loyal, Playful, Intelligent
Life Expectancy  15 to 16 Years
Size  Medium to Large
Colors  White with color on Tail and Head
Type  Long Haired Breeds
Female weight  7 to 12 Pounds
Male weight  9 to 20 Pounds
Coat  Dense, Soft, Silky
Shedding  Yes
Hypoallergenic  No
Independence  90/100

Turkish Van Cat Adoption

There are only few breeders for the Turkish Van cats. They remain as a rare cat breed. Turkish van price depends on the breeder quality, show quality and pet quality. The Turkish van kittens price $600 and more. The pet quality kitten prices in the range $350 to $600.  To know more about the Turkish Van cat Adoption refer the following sites.

  • PetFinder.com- http://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/Turkish-Van
  • Adopt a Pet.com-http://www.adoptapet.com/s/turkish-van-cats-for-adoption
  • Caster.com- http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/Turkish_Van

American Curl

Review Overview

Activity Level
Attention Requirement
Kids Friendliness

American curl Characteristics

About American Curl Cats

These long haired cats are often referred as the fully coated cats. American Curl have unique curled ears that give a perky and alert expression. This cat retains its kitten like behavior throughout their life, hence they are most popularly known as Peter Pan of the cat’s world.

Two Coat Types Of The American Cat

Long haired Cats

Cat with this coat types are most common type in which the coat appears fine with silky hair. The tails of the cats have no ruff and they looks like a full plume. The under coat is very thin.

Short haired Cats

The coat appears with silky soft hairs that present close to the body. They are plush and dense to touch. It also includes the minimal under coat. The length of the tailcoat is same as the body hair.

American Curl Breeds Pictures

 American Curl Cat Facts

  • If we ask any owners to describe about American Curl cats means, the first thing that they mentioning out is its outstanding temperament.
  • Since this is a people oriented cat and adjust well with all family members including other pets, they are often prized as the affectionate soul mate.
  • The ears of this cat are slightly large and erect. The ear curls from 90 to 180 degrees back towards the crown of head.
  • The three degrees of curls of these cats are
    • Slight curl
    • Partial curl
    • Full Crescent curl, which is most preferred
  • The ears should be handled very gentle; turning them in different direction can damage cartilage.
  • They have great flexibility and muscle tone, though their body is not such muscular. The female cats are larger than the male cats.
  • The main fact about the American Curl cats is that the line between their neck and ears is smooth.

 American Curl Cat Personality

  • They are very clever, highly sensible, alert and lively cats.
  • This pure lovely cat loves peace.
  • They are devoted, affectionate as well as loyal cats.
  • They consider nothing precious than spending time with their much loved person.
  • This curious cat stays in front of door to welcome you when you reach home and they can capable to figure out where you have been.
  • They enjoy in perching on your shoulder and they express their love by forehead kisses.
  • This is not an ideal pet for those who are busy at all time and who likes to have social life during nights, since they requires more attention.
  • Though they are not such active as other breeds, they are energetic and lively cats.
  • You can train them very easily; they can quickly learn how to fetch.
  • At the time they are not busy with chasing catnip mice, they likes to curl up on your lap for purring and pampering.
  • Head butting is their way to greet friends and family members.

Other Details

Origin  USA
Temperament  Affectionate, Outstanding, Playful, Social, Lively
Life Expectancy  14 to 15 Years
Size  Small to Medium
Colors  White, Black, Red, Blue, Cream, Chocolate, Lilac
Type  Long Haired Breeds
Female weight  5 to 8 Pounds
Male weight  7 to 10 Pounds
Coat  Flat Lying, Silky, Soft
Shedding  Minimal
Hypoallergenic  No
Independence  60/100

American Curl Cat Adoption

American Curl kittens have straight ears when they are born and that starts to curl within 82 days.  Some pet quality American Curl has straight ears, but the show quality cats should have curl ears. Since the ears are straight, it is hard to differentiate the American Curl kittens from others. For this reason, I recommend you to adopt the kittens from the reputable breeders. The American Curl price ranges from $1000 -$1400 for curl eared with normal colors. The cats blue eyed color points cost in the range $1400-$1600. If you like to have more details on American curl cat adoption, refer the following sites.

  • Petfinder.com- http://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/American-Curl
  • Adopt a Pet.com- http://www.adoptapet.com/s/american-curl-cats-for-adoption
  • Castor.com- http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/American_Curl