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5 Egyptian Cat Breeds

By John Manley

Egyptian Mau This breed is famous for its stunning spotted coat, often likened to a wild leopard's, and its agility. It's one of the oldest domesticated cat breeds.

Abyssinian Although not native to Egypt, Abyssinians have a connection to the region and are known for their playful nature and ticked coat pattern.  

Siamese Siamese cats may not originate from Egypt, but ancient Egyptians held them in high regard for their striking blue eyes, short coat, and vocal personality.

Burmese Burmese cats, although not native, share a history of admiration in Egypt. They are known for their affectionate nature, sleek coat, and friendly disposition.

Sphynx Cats Known for their hairless, exotic appearance, Sphynx cats, while not native to Egypt, are often linked to the mystique of ancient Egyptian cats due to their distinctive look.