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Havana Brown

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #35
Name Havana Brown
Other names Havana, HB
Origin United Kingdom
Size Medium
Coat Short to mediumGlossySmoothSleekStraight
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 10-15 years
Temperament AffectionateCuriousDemandingFriendlyIntelligentPlayful
Weight Male: 8 - 10 poundsFemale: 6 - 8 pounds
Colors Brown
Kitten Price Average $300 - $500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Gizmo Lily
02 Milo  Princess
03 Aspen Molly
04 Coco Gracie
05 Lucky Sushi
06 Tazz Misty
07 Felix Sophie
08 Angus Emma
09 Leo Ginger
10 Tom Lulu
Overview

The Havana Brown is a medium-sized, muscular cat that is one of a number of breeds classified generally as oriental or foreign shorthairs. Its most defining characteristic is its lustrous mahogany coat, which resembles that of a mink in both color and texture. Its fur is fine, short, exceptionally glossy and uniformly a warm, chocolate to chestnut brown. Although ghost markings are acceptable on kittens, adults should be solid (called “self-colored”), with no trace of tabby markings. The Havana Brown’s eyes are oval and a remarkably vivid green. It has a narrow head that is slightly longer than it is wide and tapers to a rounded muzzle with a strong, squared chin. Its whiskers are also brown, complimenting its coat color. When viewed in profile, there is a distinct change in the slope of the Havana’s forehead, called a “stop,” at the level of the eyes. Its ears are large, rounded at the tips and pricked slightly forward, giving this cat an alert and inquisitive expression. The nose leather and paw pads of the Havana are brown with a distinctly rosy flush. Their necks and legs are long and slender, and their paws are small and oval. Males tend to be larger than females, usually weighing between 8 and 10 pounds. Females typically weigh between 6 and 8 pounds.

The Havana Brown is a graceful, affectionate and highly intelligent cat, with a big personality in a mid-sized package. It is similar in temperament to the Siamese, although it is less vocal and has a softer (and what many consider to be a more pleasing) voice. These are sociable, adaptable, friendly cats that crave human companionship and do not thrive when left unattended for long periods of time. However, they are not pushy or overly demanding of attention.

Children & Other Pets
The Havana Brown is playful and smart and can be a good friend to a child who treats him nicely. He’s one of those cats who enjoys playing fetch and learning tricks, and his energy level means he won’t wear out before the child does. He is happy to live with other cats and cat-friendly dogs, too, thanks to his amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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