The Havana Brown Cat is a not very distant cousin of the Siamese, from which it descends directly. It takes on many characteristics specific to the Siamese. Note that it is divided into 2 types: American and English.
Its very endearing and will not leave Its master for a second. Its’ not made to live outside because It prefers the comfort of the inside, an area where It will observe more than it will act, even if It’s known for Its playful side.
History of the breed
The Havana Brown Cat breed was officially recognized in 1964 in the United States. However, it comes in 2 types. The American type and the English type. This cat’s origins come from Thailand. It arrived first on the European continent During the 19th century, directly in Great Britain, as a Siamese. Among them was this uniform brown cat.
The Havana Brown owes its creation and its current appearance to British breeders who, in the 1950s, set out to breed a chocolate seal point Siamese to a shorthair black cat. This gave the Havana Brown.
It then conquered the United States, even if it remains a breed quite rarely visible, even in Thailand.
- Its body: Havana Brown has 2 very distinct varieties. The American has a muscular, rectangular body. Its framework is robust but this gives it an elegant look. Its legs are also long. In contrast, the English Havana Brown has a physique close to the Oriental, namely a lanky body, fine but muscular.
- Its coat: The Havana Brown, whether American or English, has a silky and soft coat. It is short although it can be denser on the sides.
- Its color: The Havana Brown standard only accepts a dress with the deepest shade possible. It must be of uniform color, without the slightest white hair and without tabby. It can be mahogany brown (chocolate) or lilac in color.
- Its head: That of Havana Brown is longer than wide, but well proportioned to the rest of the body. The forehead is flat in profile and the stop is marked. The standard allows jowls in males. The muzzle, square, is one of the characteristics of the breed.
- Its eyes: They are oval in shape, large and wide open. Please note, the standard only accepts one color: green.
- Its ears: They are large and rounded at their tip. They are leaning slightly forward.
- Its tail: It is medium in size, quite thin even at the base.
Behavior With Others
The character of Havana Brown strongly resembles the Siamese, of which It’s one of Its descendants. It’s not fragile, sometimes capricious even. It likes calm and comfort and happens to be a bit of a homebody.
It’s not an outdoor cat. It enjoys playing with Its master and Its adoptive family, whom It cannot leave for even a few seconds (even at night), just as It appreciates the presence of children.
It’s therefore a bit of a pot-of-Gule. Very intelligent, It likes to observe Its environment. On the meow side, Its voice is a little hoarser than the Siamese.
The Havana Brown Cat is not made for living outdoors. It prefers to laze around next to Its master in an apartment or a house. A garden is therefore not compulsory. They will be more comfortable indoors, observing their surroundings, climbing on their cat tree or being cuddled by their adoptive family, or even playing with the children.
Health & Maintenance
Havana Brown is endowed with iron health since it is not subject to any hereditary pathology. It’s only a little sensitive to the cold and should avoid hanging It nose outside in winter.
It is necessary to immunize it to certain diseases through vaccines against rabies, typhus, leukosis, and coryza.
Hypoallergenic Breed: No
The life expectancy of a Havana Brown is between 12 and 14 years.
The Havana Brown Cat does not require any particular maintenance, because its coat does not necessarily require it. Limiting yourself to regular brushing will do the trick.
Havana Brown should only be brushed once a week, to maintains a silky, smooth coat. For the rest, do not hesitate to check the condition of Its ears and eyes in order to prevent possible infection.
Its diet is based on industrial feed and high-quality kibble. It is possible to give it from time to time meat or human food, as long as you do not force-feed it to prevent overfeeding it. A diet in accordance with its daily energy expenditure.