The Arabian Mau is recognized as a formal breed of domestic cat by fancier and breeder organizations, World Cat Federation (WCF) and Middle East Cat Society (MECATS). They are native to the desert region of the Arabian Peninsula but can adapt to any extreme climate. Their bodies are normally large and firm, having round heads and green eyes. The animal is devoted, very affectionate and plays well with children. They make for reliable companions if treated well. The breed is usually healthy with a good immune system.