Havana Brown Cat
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The defining feature of the Havana Brown is its sleek mahogany toned coat. Its fur is smooth, shiny and lies close to the body; it is very soft to the touch. The cat is sleek and lean, though quite muscular and heavier than it looks. However, it moves gracefully and elegantly. Males are both heavier and taller than females. The cat's head is slightly longer than it is wide, and it has quite a long bridge to the nose. Its eyes are large and oval shaped, green in colour. The ears are large, rounded at the tips, and tilted forwards. The tail is long.
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Havana Browns are playful and gentle. They are charming and intelligent, and very people-oriented. They are curious by nature and love to investigate everything. They often follow their owners around the house, and are very affectionate, loving, and loyal. They get along well wit everyone in the house, including other pets. They depend on companionship, and will often meow softly to their owners.
Anyone who wants an intelligent, affectionate and social cat will be delighted by a Havana Brown. They are also suited to families with children.
A weekly brushing or combing will help to keep the Havana Brown’s coat looking healthy.
The Havana Brown cat s a hybrid (or man-made) breed. The self-brown cat is the result of planned breeding with the objective of creating a specific set of genetics. It is documented tat early self-brown Siamese-type cats existed in the late 19th century. In the 1950s, a group of English cat breeders gathered to create a self-brown cat using a black domestic cat, seal and chocolate point Siamese and, reportedly, occasionally a Russian Blue cat. The Havana Brown was the name given to the resulting cats. It was first introduced to North America in the mid 1950s, and was accepted by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1959.