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Lykoi 'werewolf' cats are latest pet craze


Posted on Thursday, 13 February, 2014 | Comment icon 27 comments

The cats are becoming popular pets. Image Credit: YouTube / LykoiCat
An unusual breed of cat that resembles a wolf and acts like a dog has been gaining in popularity.
With hair missing from around the eyes, nose, ears and mouth the unusual breed not only behaves like a dog but also looks a little like one, with some owners likening the animals to the X-Men comic character Wolverine.

The name 'Lykoi' is based on the Greek word for 'wolf' and the breed is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair cat. With interest in the animals increasing and with there being only seven known breeders of the cats anywhere in the world, demand by pet owners is set to soon outstrip supply.

Tennessee breeders Johnny Gobble and his wife Brittney have been breeding the cats since 2010 and are well up to speed on the quirks and behaviors that the Lykai exhibit.

"They like to hunt around the house for whatever they can find," said Gobble. "They show caution to strangers, but warm up quickly and become very friendly."


Comments (27)

Tags: Lykoi, Cat

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #18 Posted by mesuma on 14 February, 2014, 0:43
Ach c'mon now, get over yer selves. These wee things are alive whether you like it or not so if some one is gonna look after them and give 'em a bit of love then so be it. Only thing i'd say is if ye want a dog then get a dog.
Comment icon #19 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 14 February, 2014, 0:47
An unusual breed of cat that resembles a wolf and acts like a dog has been gaining in popularity. I've looked at a few videos, and visited the breeder's website, and I can't see or read any indication of them 'acting like a dog', from the videos I watched they just behave like every other breed of cat does. Other than that, all I can say is that if your decision to own a cat rests on whether or not it looks like a Werewolf, you might want to reconsider if committing to owning a cat is a good idea for you, and indeed the cat.
Comment icon #20 Posted by coolguy on 14 February, 2014, 4:09
I like cats this cat looks ugly lol.
Comment icon #21 Posted by TheOtherSide1945 on 14 February, 2014, 6:41
That does not act like a dog...
Comment icon #22 Posted by Ashyne on 14 February, 2014, 7:02
What's so special about this cat? It looks and acts just like any other cat.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Artaxerxes on 14 February, 2014, 18:48
It was so strange when I read the story and they mentioned that Johnny Gobble and his wife were breeders! I know Johnny! He used to work for me at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine a long long time ago! Small world!
Comment icon #24 Posted by venom012 on 15 February, 2014, 4:14
Are they good mousers ? My cats have to earn their keep lol.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Rogue Suga on 18 February, 2014, 3:56
It just looks and behaves like any other cat but without fur.
Comment icon #26 Posted by 73Sheldon on 4 March, 2014, 2:03
would like to see an older one to see what changes occur
Comment icon #27 Posted by eaglesareskykittens on 4 March, 2014, 19:34
My cat already acts like a dog, for realz, it fetches and everything, no weird hair mutation needed.


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