Unique breed of ‘Werewolf Cats’ prove popular with cat and dog lovers ( 50 pictures )

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If you like the look of felines but prefer the personality of a dog the Lykoi cat could be the purrr-fect cat for you!

This unique breed often referred to as ‘werewolf’ cats because of their feral appearance and dog-like traits, are currently bred by husband and wife team Johnny and Brittney Gobble, one of three ‘foundation breeders.’
The Lykoi is a partially or almost entirely hairless cat that is genetically distinct from the Canadian Sphynx. The hair coat is unique in appearance in that it resembles the coat of an opossum when mostly coated

Proving popular with those looking for something a little different the new breed, the first litter of which was born in 2010, get their unique appearance from a natural mutation in a domestic shorthair that gives the felines werewolf features and prevents them from growing a full coat of fur.

Despite their unusual appearance breeders, Johnny and Brittney are keen to point out that they are “breeding for health.”

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Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Jonny Gobble, a practicing veterinarian, explains, “The breed is a natural occurrence in the feral domestic cat population.”

The first were born in Vonore, Tennessee.

“I like to compare the Lykoi to hunting dogs; they are extremely loyal to their owners, very scent motivated, and very intelligent,” Jonny Gobble said.

And whilst they may look a little scary, Lykoi cats are said to make excellent pets.

“Lykoi loves both human and animal companionship and as long as introductions are done properly, they fit right in with their new family members… the two legged and the four legged kinds!” Jonny Gobble said.

Here are about 50 pictures of Werewolf Cats .
Share in the comments what you think about them

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

Brittney Gobble/Rex USA

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  2. A few individuals are pretty cute – the ones that are more hairless really. But overall… I just don’t find them attractive cats. I don’t like how the fur looks, which looks rather mangy to me – I can handle the bald spots, that’s not it. The fur that’s there doesn’t look good, to me at least. But, to each their own. So long as the cats are happy and healthy, that’s the most important thing.

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