Cute Or Creepy: Lykoi Cats That Look Like Wolves Are Gaining Worldwide Popularity
Science is developing so quickly that new animals are found around the world every day, proving we really don’t know all that much about our planet.
And if you ever wished you could own a cat with the personality of a dog…or maybe just need a spooky-looking cat in your life… there is one for you!
Meet the Lykoi (Greek word for wolf) cat, a breed of cats that has only existed since about 2010.
Lykoi cats breed
They have a natural mutation from a domestic short-haired cat that causes them to have no undercoat which makes them look like shaggy, little wolves.
Dr. Johnny Gobble, a veterinarian and founding breeder of this cat said the mutation began appearing in domestic shorthair cats about 20 years ago. He began breeding Lykoi in 2010.
Also referred to as the ‘werewolf cat’, Lykoi cats have no hair around the eyes, nose and ears. Some of them even have webbed feet!
The eyes are large, luminous and often bold yellow in color. The ears are large and tapered. Like any cat, they have big, sharp teeth. The overall build of a Lykoi is slender yet muscular.
Lykoi cats personality
Not only do Lykoi cats look like wolves, but their demeanor is similar to that of a hound dog while they are driven by scent and considered to be very intelligent. They may look different but they are perfectly healthy, loyal and friendly.