FIFe Standard for Turkish Angora




General Appearance - Very well proportioned in all aspects, graceful and lithe giving the impression of grace and flowing motion.
Size - Medium size for females, males are slightly larger.


Head Shape - Small to medium in size, wedge shaped, wide at the top, tapering slightly towards the chin.
Nose - Of medium length, gentle slope; no stop or break.
Chin - Gently rounded, the tip to form a perpendicular line with the nose
Jaw - Tapered


Ears Shape - Long, pointed, wide at the base. Well furnished and tufted
Placement - Set high on the head, erect


Eyes Shape - Large, almond in shape, slanting slightly upwards.
Color - All colour varieties allowed


Neck Of medium length; slender and graceful.


Body Structure - Fine boned; light framed chest, torso slender, graceful, lithe. Hind part slightly higher than front.


Legs Long, hind legs longer than front legs
Paws - Small, round and dainty,tufts between the toes


Tail Long and tapering; wide at the base, narrow at the end. Well furnished. The tail is carried lower than the body but not trailing down. When moving the tail is carried horizontally over the body, sometimes almost touching the head.


Coat Structure - Body coat of medium length; long at the frill. The hair is very fine and shows a silk-like sheen. The coat is silky and sleek; slightly wavy on the belly. No undercoat.
Colour - All colour varieties are permitted, including all colour varieties with white; except pointed patterns and chocolate and lilac, cinnamon and fawn. Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. a white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on the belly, wite on the paws, etc.


Remarks Allowance to be made for jowls in adult males. The frill is not fully-grown during the first year. Summer coat is definitely shorter than winter coat.


Disqualification Body - Persian body 


Colour All colours allowed (except pointed patterns and chocolate, lilac, cinnamon and fawn) including all colours with white. Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. white locket, white on the chest, the belly or a whiteblaice, white on the paws etc.



Scale of points


Head General shape, nose, jaw and teeth, chin shape and placement of ears 25
Eyes Shape and colour 10
Body Shape, size, bone structure. Legs and shape of paws. 30
Tail Shape and length 15
Coat Quality and texture, length 15
Condition 5
Total 100 points




Text from Vangoran