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. It is also the only naturally spotted cat breed and were used for duck hunting because they enjoy fetching. 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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