Egyptian Mau Cat

Egyptian Mau CatEgyptian Maus do bear a resemblance to paintings of ancient Egyptian cats, although this does not prove that they are actually of Egyptian origin.

The first documented Maus were brought to the United States in 1956 by a Russian princess named Natalie Troubetskoy. The matriarch of the Egyptian Mau breed was a silver female named Baba.

These active, athletic cats have the randomly-spotted tabby pattern resembling wild cats, but are fully domesticated. In fact, the Mau is the only naturally-occurring pedigreed breed of spotted domestic cat. It is an intelligent and devoted breed with expressive green eyes and known for a slightly "worried" expression.


They are accepted in colors such as bronze, silver, and black smoke. They were first accepted in 1968 by CFF.
Interesting breed fact: Egyptian Maus are the fastest breed of domestic cat. Maus have been clocked running over 30 mph (48 kph).

Associations: Maus are accepted by all major U.S. and Canadian registries.

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