The Lykoi is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that looks like the popular idea of a werewolf. The mutation has occurred in domestic cats over the last 20 years. DNA testing has been done by UC Davis to confirm that the cats do not carry the Sphynx/Devon Rex gene. The breed was developed in Vonore, Tennessee. "Lykoi" means 'wolves' in Greek.
Also known as
This breed is also called Lykoi, Lykoi Cat, Werewolf Cat as well as Wolf Cat.
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