In today's video, we are going to talk about some interesting facts and myths about the Havana Brown Cat.
A playful, glossy cat, the Havana Brown enjoys interacting with her parent but can also be a bit of a loner sometimes.
The Havana Brown is a mediumsized cat with a long, muscular body. The males are larger than the females.
The head of the Havana Brown is a triangle but has a unique look because the chin is well developed and rather square. This look gives a corn cob appearance to the muzzle. The ears and eyes of the Havana are medium in size, and the eyes are a clear, bright green.
The coat of the Havana is short to medium in length and is smooth and glossy. The coat color is a rich deep brown with mahogany undertones that is unique to this breed.
Here are a few interesting facts about Havana Brown which will give you some further insight into its characteristics and temperament.
1. Havana Brown's History.
Havana Brown has a somewhat clouded history. Some cat historians believe that this beautiful breed happened through accidental breeding, while others believe that the breeding was deliberate. In either case, in 1952 in England, a chocolate kitten was born. This kitten was named Elmtower Bronze Idol and is considered to be the first Havana Brown kitten. The following year, there were four Havana Brown males. They are the foundation of the Havana Brown breed.
The Havana Brown was named for the deep, rich brown color of the Havana cigar. This made for some confusion at the inception of the breed, as many people thought that this meant the breed had originated in Cuba instead of England. A name change to the "Chestnut Brown" was attempted at one point, but this did not stick, and the name of the breed reverted to the original Havana Brown.
2. Havana Brown's Personality.
The rich tobaccocolored cat known as the Havana Brown may or may not be named for the addictive leaf, but the cats themselves are addictive to the people who come to know them. They are outgoing and friendly. Expect one to follow you around the house every day.
Like most cats with Siamese ancestry, the Havana can be demanding and talkative, but his voice is softer and his personality is more subtle. He is smart and likes the challenge of teaser and puzzle toys. When he is through playing, the affectionate Havana will happily ensconce himself on your lap.
3. Havana Brown is Different from Siamese.
Early breeders used Siamese cats to create today’s Havana Brown, so the kitty is naturally compared to its sleek, pale relatives. The two have plenty in common: They’re both slender, mediumsized cats with short fur that have heads longer than they are wide. But if you look closely, you’ll see there are differences between the two felines. Aside from its darker fur and brilliant green eyes, the Havana Brown is a tad stockier than its lithe cousin, and its ears, which are large, roundtipped, and forwardslanting, are subtly distinct from the Siamese cat’s "batlike" flared ears. Its muzzle is rounder than the Siamese’s triangular one, and the Havana Brown is required to have brown whiskers.
4. Havana Brown's Size.
A fully grown, adult Havana brown cat will usually weigh somewhere between 6 and 12 pounds. These cats are long, lean, and athletic in the way they look, but can be surprisingly heavy when compared to their appearance. Male Havana brown cats are usually much larger than their female counterparts, and most Havanas are well proportioned. Regardless of their gender, Havana brown cats have long, straight legs, however, the front legs of females tend to be slimmer than the athletic, muscular legs of the males.
5. These Cats Are Not To Be Left Alone Often.
If you don’t spend much time at home, then a Havana Brown is certainly not the breed of cat for you. These social cats thrive on human interaction and attention, with a dire need to be with their human whenever they are around. While many Havana Brown cats love to cuddle, they also enjoy playtime and are quite energetic.