The Havana cat comes from nineteenth-century Europe, more specifically from England where it began to breed by selecting the brown Siamese. Further on, the brown Siamese mingled with Chocolate Point and that is where the breed acquires the characteristics that breeders keep looking for these days.

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In addition, it is important to note that his name does not come from Cuba as we might think, this breed has this name due to its dark coat color tobacco. Find out more about the Havana race in this YourCatCareguide profile.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
 FIFE classification
  • Categoria III
 Physical characteristics
 Average weight
  • 3-5
  • 5-6
  • 6-8
  • 8-10
  • 10-14
 Hope of life
  • 8-10
  • 10-15
  • 15-18
  • 18-20

Physical appearance

Usually weigh between 2.5 and 4.5 kilos, so we speak of a medium-sized cat. His head is proportional and generally has two striking green eyes that stand out in his dark hair, on top we find two large separate ears that give him a constant alert appearance. But you may also have eyes of very different colors. The body is strong and proportionate and the feel of the coat is soft, silky and fine. One of the attributes of the breed is the lush luster of the hair.

We only found the Havana cat in brown color although it may vary slightly with lighter shades of brown or hazel. The breed standard, however, differs slightly depending on the country in which it is found. For example, in the United States they look for more pronounced features and presence, while in England and the rest of Europe they look for a pattern with a more oriental or exotic style.


The cat Havana is a sweet companion who will ask you for attention and affection every day. It is an active and very lively cat that likes to play and to do new things, this is due to the genetics that granted the Siamese cat to him, which makes that it is a breed of cat especially affectionate.

Many people choose the Havana cat because of their particular way of being, they usually have affection for a particular member of the family to whom they are faithful all their lives. If you decide to adopt a cat and you have a copy like this you will not regret it. The independent and sociable character of Havana will leave you in love.


As in all breeds, we recommend that you go with the veterinarian as soon as a puppy so that the Havana cat receives the vaccines and deworming that it needs. Failure to do so results in a risk even though the animal lives indoors. Remember to put a chip in case you get lost.

It is a resistant race although the diseases that most affect it are:

  • Colds
  • Pulmonary or respiratory anomalies
  • Endoparasitas


Although it is a very active cat fits well to life inside the house. Also, it does not need specific care as it has short hair and a weekly brushing will suffice. Activities are a key part of the Havana cat that needs to exercise its muscles daily, so you should spend time exercising with it as well as looking for a toy that you can entertain with.

Having the vaccines up-to-date and offering you a healthy diet will result in a cat with a beautiful coat and a healthy, strong animal. In addition, it should protect you from excessive cold and moisture.

Remember that castrating your cat is a smart and supportive option, which reminds us of the large number of cats that are abandoned daily. It avoids infections, bad mood and a brooding surprise castrating your Havana cat.

    Emily Harris

    Hi Guys, Girls, and Cats:-pI am Emily Harris, and you can see in above pic. She loves me I swear. I saved her from a dumpster a few weeks back.

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