Did you know there is a cat breeder in America that breeds and sells cats that look like werewolves? They even behave more like a dog than a cat too.
This new species of cat was not created by man, it is in fact the product of a genetic mutation in a domestic short haired cat. A Tennessee cat breeder stumbled upon this new cat and fell in love with both it`s appearance and personality and so went about breeding more.
Johnny Gobble is the cat breeder who discovered this new cat breed and has named them ‘Lykoi’ which comes from the Greek word ‘wolf cat’. He claims they love to hunt and are very friendly around new people they meet which many cats aren`t.
Before Johnny and his wife Brittney started breeding these little critters they had them fully examined at a Veterinary clinic. The couple even went a step further and had them checked out at the University of Tennessee for any abnormalities.
A cardiologist underwent cardiac exams to ensure there were no structural heart problems. In the end, the breeders said, “we found that cats are healthy, and the hair pattern is not of any known disease or disorder. It was determined that it was indeed a true natural mutation and our breeding program began.
It turns out the cat`s werewolf like appearance is due to hair follicles missing that would normally give the feline a full coat of fur. Also the hair follicles that were growing hair were not strong enough and may stop producing hair over time.
So the only defect these Lykoi had is that they may go bold as they get older. Apart from that the werewolf cats were given the green light so the Gobble family went about letting them breed.
On September 14, 2011 we had the first breeding of a Lykoi cat, breeding Cat Lykoi. It was called “Daciana.” Lykoi kittens have only seven registered breeders in the world. There are about 14 litters of existing kittens that do not belong to original litters. According to Gobble, the creators are currently inundated with requests from Lykoi.
“We are doing our best to monitor breeding cats to ensure that the Lykoi cat will be a new breed that has wonderful health, great personality, and the Lykoi look.
The Lykoi kittens have become extremely popular and the Gobble family are bombarded with inquiries every day.
So who wants one of these werewolf cats as a pet?