|-CatStats- Havana Brown|
The Havana Brown cat is a medium sized, lean and muscular cat
short shiny chocolate brown coat. Centuries ago, solid brown Siamese
cats were common in their native land, but the color at some point fell
out of favor and slowly disappeared. In the 1950's a group of breeders
in England set about recreating the breed by crossing black cats with
chocolate-point Siamese. Their efforts were successful and the result
was the Havana Brown. The American example of the breed is less
oriental in body and head type, but the special personality is the
same. These are very loving and intense cats who crave the attention of
the people in their lives and don't like to be ignored or left alone
for long periods.
Cool Cat Facts...
The Havana Brown cat was developed in Britain, not Cuba - the name "Havana" comes from the unique tobacco color of the Havana Browns fur.
The Havana Brown cat is recognized by the Cat
Association (CFA), the world's largest cat organization. It is a
relatively rare pure-bred or "pedigreed" domestic cat breed. The
breed is known to be dog-like in behavior, enjoying fetch, carrying
toys around in the mouth and following
family members from room to room. They also use their paws like hands,
and will reach out and pat you on the shoulder to get your attention or
gently touch your face while cuddling. The coat is short and sleek with
undercoat. Only occasional grooming is desired. These are slender,
medium-sized cats that have few breed-related health
issues. Because it is active and craves interaction the Havana Brown
a nice family cat that does well with considerate children, forms
strong bonds, and most definitely likes to be included in absolutely
Shape: The head should
be longer than it is wide, with abroad forehead and face. The muzzle is
considerably narrower than the face with a pronounced stop in profile.
The chin is firm and in profile the muzzle is squared off. The ears are
very large with broad base and rounded tips. The ears have
fine hair, or no hair at all, both inside and
out. The eyes are medium in size, oval shaped, and not
appearance. Eye color should be green, although gold is common.
Body and Tail: Firm and muscular, and of medium length with a level back. The neck is medium in length and in proportion to the body. The legs are very long, lean and springy. Paws are small and oval in shape. Five toes in front, four in back. Tail: Neither long nor short, but medium in length, and in proportion to the body. The tail is slender, neither whip-like nor blunt. Not too broad at base, it tapers at the end.
Coat: The coat is very short and smooth with exceptional sheen.
Pattern: The coat must be solid, rich brown in color. Reddish tone is acceptable. The nose, paw pads and whiskers should all be brown, or slightly reddish. Tiger or tabby shadow marks are acceptable in kittens and juveniles up to 18 months old.
Overall Appearance: This should be a hard-bodied and very lean cat with a long, body and long, slender legs. They should have a very shiny, solid brown coat with no noticeable markings and limited shading. Athletic, agile and exotic.
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should never be outside cats. Hairless breeds like the Sphynx are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors. Docile breeds like the Burmese may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom. So what do YOU think ....Inside Cat or Outside Cat? Comment Here...