The Turkish Van cat’s coat is considered semi-longhaired. While most Turkish Van cats have three distinct hair types in their coat, guard hairs, awn hairs and down hairs, the Turkish Van only has one. This make the Turkish Van cats’ coat feel like cashmere or rabbit fur, and the coat dries quickly when wet.
Male Turkish Van cats can reach 20 lb (9 kg) and the females weigh about half of that. They have massive paws and rippling hard muscle structure which allows them to be very strong jumpers. They can easily jump to the top of a refrigerator from the floor.