One look at the graceful, beautiful Turkish Angora, and it's obvious why they are held in such high esteem by professional breeders and pet owners alike. These fine-boned cats look delicate, but they are extremely playful and active. Their deeply affectionate natures and mischievous personalities make them best suited for pet parents who like having an engaged companion, and their love of attention means they're perfect for homes with other pets or children.
Turkish Angora History
The Turkish Angora might have disappeared as its own unique breed entirely if not for the fact the cat was considered a national treasure in Turkey and part of a breeding program at the Ankara Zoo. The program focused on Angoras with the traditional appearance of long, white hair and blue, gold, and unmatched eyes. American servicemen visiting the zoo in the 1950s were enamored with the cats, and when news spread home, a serviceman and his wife were given a male and female Angora in the 1960s. Thus began the establishment of the breed in North America.