The Egyptian Mau is a medium-sized cat, Abyssinian type. The maximum weight of the breed is 5 kg.
The Egyptian Mau strong bones and well-developed muscles, but the figure is very graceful and harmonious. The forelegs are slightly shorter than hind, paws oval and compact. The neck is strong, arched. The head is wedge-shaped, with rounded contours and a smooth transition from forehead to muzzle. Males have full cheeks. The eyes are large, almond-shaped, slightly slanted. Color: light green or amber (up to 18 months, then changes to light green).
The ears are medium or large in size, the tips slightly pointed, welcomed the presence of lynx brushes. The tail is of medium length, tapering to the tip.
The coat is short, silky, with a ticking. Color: spotted tabby. On his forehead, there is a pattern in the form of the letter “M” on the tail – ring, the upper part of the chest – the necklace. Spots’ dark primary color can be silvery, smoky, or bronze. Crossbreeding with other breeds is not allowed.
The Egyptian Mau is an active, playful, cheerful and discreet cat. They can frolic like children in the family, but with strangers kept aloof and proudly.
Surprisingly gentle and affectionate with loved ones, the Egyptian Mau like exudes the comfort of home. In addition, she fondly refers to other household Pets and gets them a real friendship. And yet this cat is a very quiet and pleasant voice.
The Egyptian Mau has a balanced temperament, not dog aggressive and adequately confronts stressful situations. However, the future owner should be aware that this cat does not like the bustle and noise. A chaotic environment will adversely affect its character.
The Egyptian Mau good health. Life expectancy the average varies from 13 to 15 years.
The care breed is pretty simple. The Egyptian Mau is perfectly adapted to the contents of the apartment, but a house with a private garden would be the ideal option because little hunter loves to explore the world. Contact and sociable, Mau did not tolerate loneliness, you need to consider when choosing a pet.
The hair is enough to comb out only 1 time a week.
The breed’s native country is Egypt, but its history is rooted in the deep past. From the language of the ancient Egyptians “Mau” means “cat”. Since ancient times the Egyptians worshiped their Pets and considered them as a talisman against misfortunes.
In Europe, the first Egyptian Mau was imported in the mid-20th century. The beginning of the development of the breed put Russian Princess Natalie Trubetskaya, who lived in the United States. It became the first to breed the Egyptian Mau, which has the first exhibition was successful. Attention to the breed grew rapidly, and Natalia had a lot of followers.
In 1988 was published the breed standard. FIFe recognized the Egyptian Mau in 1992