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Turkish Van Breeder Directory

The Turkish Van is a longhaired breed of domestic cat that is descended from the landrace of Van cats found near Lake Van in modern Turkey. The breed is rare, and is distinguished by the van color pattern, where the color is restricted to the head and the tail, and the rest of the cat is white; this is due to the expression of the piebald white spotting gene, a type of partial leucism. A Van may have blue or amber eyes, or one eye of each color. Also known for its unusual love of water and swimming, the Turkish Van is nicknamed the swimming cat. The breed was developed in Britain from a selection of Van cats obtained from Eastern Turkey in 1955.

Temperament

While loyal, loving and affectionate, the Turkish Van is highly intelligent and highly active meaning it can have some mischievous ways. Their powerful hind legs mean they are great jumpers and climbers so expect to find them atop the bookcase or in some other aerie they have located as a great place to ensure they can see everything going on in their world. They love to play games and will learn to retrieve, amusing you at the same time with their antics as they catch toys in mid-flight or turn somersaults in their enthusiastic chases.

Health

The breed is a healthy one, with no known genetic defects; deafness is not association with the Traditional Turkish Van.

Featured Turkish Van Breeders

Member Since 06/26/2017
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Carol Parisho
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Ypsilanti, mi
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We offer beautiful Turkish Vans at our Ypsilanti, MI cattery and guarantee that the moment you meet these unique cats you will fall in love.  Our "swimming cats" are independent yet strongly people-oriented and don coats of soft, silky fur, just begging to be stroked.  Our babies are available in...

Halima Turkish Vans

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Erica Tadajewski
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Halima is a CFA and TICA registered cattery located in Michigan specializing in Turkish Van kittens for showing, breeding and raising as pets. We have been showing Turkish Vans for 16 years and breeding quality kittens for 15 years and have imported cats from around the world to ensure low...

KingTurks Cattery

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Shelly King
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Montrose, ca
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A California-based cattery specializing in the Turkish Van.

All Turkish Van Breeders

Member Since 06/26/2017
Name:
Carol Parisho
Location:
Ypsilanti, mi
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We offer beautiful Turkish Vans at our Ypsilanti, MI cattery and guarantee that the moment you meet these unique cats you will fall in love.  Our "swimming cats" are independent yet strongly people-oriented and don coats of soft, silky fur, just begging to be stroked.  Our babies are available in...

Halima Turkish Vans

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Erica Tadajewski
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Halima is a CFA and TICA registered cattery located in Michigan specializing in Turkish Van kittens for showing, breeding and raising as pets. We have been showing Turkish Vans for 16 years and breeding quality kittens for 15 years and have imported cats from around the world to ensure low...

KingTurks Cattery

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Member Since 07/07/2017
Name:
Shelly King
Location:
Montrose, ca
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A California-based cattery specializing in the Turkish Van.

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