Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau

These playful and affectionate cats make excellent domestic companions that require minimal grooming.

Breed Overview

Originating in Egypt, the Mau is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats. This breed is one of the few domestic cat breeds that has natural spots. Historically, they were used for duck hunting because they enjoy fetching. Today, the breed is quite rare. These cats are extremely playful, active, and affectionate with their owners. They can be vocal if hungry and are very intelligent and quite independent. They get along with children and other pets, but may be wary of strangers. They are ideal companions for families with children, singles, and experienced cat owners. Grooming is very minimal for these cats.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Medium long, graceful, muscular
Coat: Medium length, lustrous sheen, depends on color

Breed Traits

Active, Inquisitive, Loyal,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Egyptian Mau:
Less Common Concerns for Egyptian Mau:
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