Havana Brown is a pretty feline breed that was brought over to Europe from the East in nineteenth century and gained much popularity for its self-brown color and bright emerald eyes. However, in the early twentieth century formal breeding of all but blue-eyed Siamese was discouraged in Britain and thenceforth interest in Havana Brown dwindled. It took another three decades before interest in this breed revived in the fifties. After that it took only a few years for the cat to be formally recognized and given championship status. Still the breed remains quite rare and is hard to acquire in most places.