A new breed of “wolf cats” are known for their werewolf-like appearance.
Lykoi cats posses a natural mutation that gives them the appearance of a werewolf. Because of this, they are also known to act like dogs!
Lykoi, which comes from the Greek word for wolf, are a fairly recent breed of cat that first appeared in 2010 and were bred by veterinarian Johnny Gobble and his wife Brittney. They are now the primary breeders of the cat.
Johnny explained via DailyMail:
“Our founding cats come from two unrelated litters. The first litter was presented to Patti as a natural occurring Sphynx mutation. This confirmation was done with DNA testing for Devon/Sphynx gene which the kittens did not have.”
“The Lykoi Cat’s name was the inspiration of Patti. She said Lykoi was the Greek word for wolf, and we all thought it was very fitting – ‘wolf cat.’ ”