Angora Cat Breed Profile
> 15 years
Angoras can be long lived cats.
Average Litter Size
Generally, Angoras give birth to around six kittens.
General Physical Description
The Angora is a sleek, elegant cat with a long, lean body. Its medium-length coat is long and silky, and finer than a Persian Longhair's, lying flat to the body, with no woolly undercoat. The tail forms a magnificent plume. The head is a triangular wedge, and the neck is long and slender. The triangular ears are wide at the base and follow the line of the head's wedge shape. The eyes are slanted.
Weight Height Range
The Angora is a lively cat and will require approximately 80 Kcals of food per kg bodyweight per day. This type of cat rarely overeats and will soon let you know how much it requires each day.
The Angora has no specific health problems and is capable of living a long and active life. As with all cats, it is a good idea for Angoras to have an annual health check from about the age of eight or nine to check teeth and liver and kidney function, and to be regularly vaccinated.
A perfectly groomed Angora in show condition is a gorgeous sight. Marks are deducted for deviations from the Breed Standard of Points, such as colour faults, woolly coat, shape and form faults such as too slender or cobby a body, as well as any other fault that applies to all breeds such as skull deformities, entropion (an eyelid deformity), unlevel bite, squints, tail kinks etc.
Country Of Origin
Compatibility With Other Cats
Compatibility With Other Animals
Suitability For Children
Character & Temperament
The Angora probably has its Siamese blood to thank for its lively nature – this breed is ‘into everything’ and always wants to know what’s going on. Probably once more due to its ancestry, the Angora can be very talkative, even noisy, and also very affectionate, loving to chat with its owner. Angoras are born show offs, and love approval. They become bored easily, so need toys to occupy them, and plenty of owner participation in their games. These cats crave company; ideally this would be another cat, but otherwise from their owners, so if you are away from home for most of your day, you should ensure that your Angora has another cat for company.
Playfulness As An Adult
Grooming & Upkeep
Despite its long, silky coat, the fact that the Angora lacks a woolly undercoat means that it needs less grooming than a Persian Longhair. Nonetheless, regular brushing to remove dead hairs is a good idea, and keeps the coat in tip top condition.
Self Coloured Angoras: In ‘selfs’, the coat is one single colour and shows no shading to the roots. White: pure snowy white with no yellow tinge. Nose leather and paw pads pink. The eyes are brilliant blue (like a Siamese) - the blue eyed white is generally considered the 'classic' colour of the Angora. Other Self colours: Black, Chocolate, Lilac, Red, Cinnamon, Caramel, Fawn, Blue, Cream. Tabby and Tortie Coloured Angoras: Silver Tabby, Red Tabby, Brown Tabby, Tortie, Chocolate Tortie, Lilac Tortie, Cinnamon Tortie, Caramel Tortie, Fawn Tortie, Blue Tortie. Smoke, Shaded, Silver Shaded and Tipped Angoras. Angoras can also show the various gradations of tipping, from the dark tips to the hairs seen in the Tipped cat, to the Shaded and Smoke, where nearly all of the hair's length is dark. These cats may be seen in any of the self and tortie colours (except white). The eyes in all of the Angora colour varieties are green, except in the White Angora, where they are blue.t>
History And Uses
In England in the mid-1960's, breeder Maureen Silson mated a Sorrel Abyssinian with a Seal Point Siamese, in an attempt to produce a Siamese with ticked points. The kittens and their descendants inherited the cinnamon trait, as well as the longhaired gene, and led to the development instead of the beautiful Angora. Despite its confusing name, this Angora is no relation to the Turkish Angora, the 'old' 19th Century Angora, or the new Oriental Longhair.
Suffers From Allergies
Tendency to Cause Allergies