|The Egyptian Mau is the oldest breed of domesticated cat known, predating the pyramids of their homeland, and the only natural domesticated breed of spotted cat. This breed remains both rare, and captive in their beauty.
Mau is the Egyptian word for cat. Clearly identified in the artwork of the ancient Egyptians, there is little dispute of their lineage from the African wild cat. They were worshipped as deities, cherished as pets, protected by laws, and mummified upon death. Fascinating not only because of their history, but also their personalities and striking appearance. Living beautiful, ancient, and respected relics. The Egyptian Mau is an active and colorful cat of medium size with well developed muscles. Perfect physical condition, alert appearance, balance, and gracious temperament are all characteristics of the Egyptian Mau.
Exiled princess n. Troubetskoy, of the Fatima cattery, imported the first two Egyptian Maus in 1956. More recent imports have greatly enriched the gene pool. An extremely intelligent animal, Maus are fiercely loyal to their owner. With an elegant randomly spotted body, banded legs and tail, green eyes, and cheetah-like stride, it is no wonder they attract so much attention.