Arabian Mau - ARM
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Arabian Mau is a natural desert cat of the Arabian Peninsula.
Top of head
The head appears to be round, but it is slightly longer than broad.
Muzzle and chin
Whisker pads are well defined. Prominent chin.
The profile is slightly curved.
Eye shape is oval. The eye colour corresponds with the coat colour.
The ears are large and slightly set to the sides.
Size and boning
The medium-sized cat has a strong body structure. The overall appearance is of not being too slender.
The cat should be very muscular and high on legs.
Medium short and muscular.
Legs and paws
The legs are long with oval paws.
The tail is medium-long and tapering towards the tip.
The coat is without undercoat and close lying to the body. The texture in adult cats appears silky, but not sleek: it should be firm to touch.
White, black and black tabby. Any amount of white is acceptable.
Special breed faults
Any other colours than those listed
A silky texture in young cats is allowed.