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Lykoi 'Werewolf' Cats Bred In Tennessee

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:30 PM

A new breed of cat that looks like a werewolf and behaves like a dog has been developed by U.S. breeders

The Lykoi gets its spooky looks because of a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, which prevents the curious creature from growing a full coat of fur, making it looks like a werewolf.

http://www.dailymail...s-like-DOG.html

http://www.huffingto...l?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:38 PM

If I ever get another cat I'm thinking about getting a couple of these, Savannah Cats.

Link: http://en.wikipedia....i/Savannah_(cat)

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:45 PM

I never knew there were cute, harmless looking werewolves.  I must visit Tennessee sometime.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:47 PM

Terrific, give people another excuse to be mean to/hate cats, make them "werecats". :td:

Edited by QuiteContrary, 12 February 2014 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:50 PM

View Postkeninsc, on 12 February 2014 - 10:38 PM, said:

If I ever get another cat I'm thinking about getting a couple of these, Savannah Cats.

Link: http://en.wikipedia....i/Savannah_(cat)

That's one big kitty! Gorgeous coat, too.
I'd be afraid it might eat my dogs for fun.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:54 PM

Actually, these make great pets. They actually have more dog-like mannerisms than cat. They can be leash trained, they love water, but they are the world's largest domestic breed of cat and they have super leaping ability. They can leap eight feet straight up from a sitting position and go about 40 lbs in the larger F1 types. From what I understand they get along well with other pets and humans.

They are gorgeous though.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:56 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 12 February 2014 - 10:47 PM, said:

Terrific, give people another excuse to be mean to/hate cats, make them "werecats". :td:

Hey, haters are gonna hate.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:17 AM

One of those kitties reminds me a little of the aye-aye (spelling). Those big eyes and cute face.
They look adorable though but if their appearance is due to some genetic mutation then what else are these mutations affecting. It is never restricted to just the fur...or lack thereof.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 12 February 2014 - 10:30 PM, said:

The Lykoi gets its spooky looks because of a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, which prevents the curious creature from growing a full coat of fur, making it looks like a werewolf.

and making it incapable of surviving outside in many parts of the world. Thanks.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

To save money, simply get a cat with Mange.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

I agree with Ryu and Redhed.  Breeders have not done cats or dogs any favors with their genetic tricks.  They have just created another animal to suffer all its life with genetic problems. I get in arguments with breeders all the time over this.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:42 PM

And thus begins the U-M cat takeover....


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:10 PM

Get yourself one of those 'were-cat' thingies in the UK and within seconds the RSPCA would be feeling your collar for animal neglect!

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

Cats look like me? Ha, right. Better luck next time bub.

Edited by WoIverine, 13 February 2014 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

Even a kitty who is pure of heart
and eats his kibbles at night,
May become a wolf when the catnip blooms
and the Autumn moon is bright

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