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The Havana Brown is a Siamese shaped short haired cat, supposedly named for the the colour of its coat which is very similar to that of Havana cigars. In the UK, the shorthaired cat called the Havana Brown is a brown variety of the Oriental Shorthair, but the Havana Brown in the United States is a separate breed with a different body and head type.
Health and welfare issues
No problems have been reported. Little information is available.
We have limited the information about inherited disorders to those conditions that are known and proven to exist within a breed. For many breeders and many conditions, insufficient information may be available at this time to know whether any particular breed is necessarily free of any particular condition.
In general, pedigree breeds use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and therefore have a higher risk of developing inherited disorders. In addition, a number of ‘newer’ pedigree breeds are derived from matings between one or more ‘older’ breeds, and in these situations perpetuation of inherited problems that were seen in older breeds is likely within the newer breeds.