Felis ISSN 2398-2950 Turkish Van Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd Specification Biological data Specification Picture General information Semi-longhair developed from cats imported from the Lake Van region of Turkey. Championship status. Rather livelier than a Persian Persian longhair; likes to play in water. Needs regular grooming but coat is less likely to mat than a Persian. Biological data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further Reading PublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information USA Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -www.cfa.org. Turkish Van Breed Council - www.turkishvan.org. UK Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs - www.gccfcats.org. Turkish Van Cat Club - www.turkishvancatclub.co.uk.