Egyptian Mau: History, Temperament & Health Issues
Egyptian Mau At A Glance:

Place Of Origin: Egypt And Italy
Dates Of Origin: 1950's
Average Weight Range: 5-11 lbs.
Temperament Of The Egyptian Mau:
Intelligent, Friendly With Owners, Wary Of Strangers.
Breed Colors Of The Egyptian Mau: Black, Smoke, Bronze Spotted Tabby, Silver Spotted Tabby.
One of the top 10 least friendliest cat breeds.
The Egyptian Mau resembles the cats featured on ancient wall paintings in Egypt.  Its body and face are both moderate in form, and the coat has a spotted pattern in shades of the orginal brown color.  However, while early portraits show wild-looking eyes, Maus have wide, round eyes with a worried look.  This is perhaps the fastest breed of domestic cat, able to run at speeds of almost 30 mph (50 Km/Hr).

History Of The Egyptian Mau:

Exiled Russian Nathalie Troubetskoy was taken with the spotted markings of street cats in Cairo, so she imported a female to Italy to mate with a local tom.  In 1956, she went to the United States, where the kittens were registered.  Recognized by the CFA in 1977, the breed remains almost unknown in Europe.

Common Egyptian Mau Health Issues:

Extreme sensitivities to anesthetics, vaccines, and pesticides.
Heart Disease
Luxating Patella (Kneecap)
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