The Havana Brown, also called the Swiss Mountain Cat is a cross between a black shorthair and a chocolate point Siamese. The breed was supposedly named such because of its similar color to Havana cigars.
It is a muscular short haired cat of moderate size, average weight, and average length. It has a brown coat with no tabby markings, brown whiskers and green eyes. The head of the Havana Brown is slightly longer than wide and the nose should stop distinctly upon meeting the eyes.
The Havana Brown is an intelligent cat that often examines objects with its paws, as well as uses them to communicate with its owners.
The breed is considered endangered because of the small breeding pool. In the late 1990s there were only 12 registered catteries and fewer than 130 unaltered cats.