The Turkish Van traces its ancient origins to the region of Turkey's Lake Van. A natural breed, the Van sports a full, brush-like tail as soft as cashmere. The Van pattern is all-white with colored markings restricted primarily to the head and tail. The soft and silky Van has a natural attraction to water, along with a voracious appetite due to a high energy level. These little comedians love to climb, so don't be surprised to find your Van napping on a door top.