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Lykoi (Face, Look)
Face, Look

Breed Information


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Name Lykoi
Other names Werewolf cat, Wolf cat
Origin United States
Size Small to Medium

Short Hair

Partially Hairless

Lap Cat No
Life span 12-16 years








Male: 9 - 12 pounds

Female: 6 - 8 pounds


Black Roan

Their coat color can be any color that a normal cat can be. The black is the standard which is the color that most people see and recognize as the werewolf cat. Black roan is also the only color that can be shown.

Kitten Prices

Average $1800 - $2000 USD

The Lykoi is a new breed and the standard “pet quality” fee for Black Roan kittens is $1800-2000 USD. Lykoi, also known as the “werewolf cat”is still a very rare breed. There are several breeders who specialize in producing litters with Lykoi kittens. However, the waiting list is enormous and the prices run very steep.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

4 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

4 stars

Energy Level

5 stars

Being a relatively high-energy cat, the Lykoi tend to be more active pets.


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Lykoi do require some maintenance such as occasional bathing to remove excess oil from the skin and ears.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: No Generally Healthy: They have proven to be a hardy, healthy breed that will give other cats great competition in the show hall. But they are not hypoallergenic and would be a poor choice for allergy sufferers.


5 stars


4 stars

Constant and Seasonal Shedding: While they have very little hair, the Lykoi can shed as much or more than a typical shorthair. This can cause near baldness in some cats. This shedding is seasonal, typically happening about twice a year.

Social Needs

4 stars

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


2 stars

Low Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.

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Lykoi Kitten (Lying, Side View)
Lying, Side View

Kitten Names

Rank Male Female
01 Leo Lola
02 Milo Chloe
03 Coco Kitty
04 Loki Zoe
05 Felix Lulu
06 Tigger Daisy
07 Tommy Olivia
08 Toby Alice
09 Sammy Stella
10 Gizmo Angel
100 Cute Kitten Names ›


The Lykoi is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that has the appearance 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 Lykoi breed was developed in Vonore, Tennessee and is said to resemble a werewolf. The word "lykoi" means 'wolves' in Greek.

The Lykoi is a small to medium-sized cat weighing between 6-11 pounds. They have lean, athletic bodies with pointed, large ears. Their bodies are longer than their tails as well. The Lykoi is a partially hairless breed of cat with a color that is unique to them. The hair coat is a combination of amelanistic hair and solid black hair. The mix of hair can vary from being almost black to almost white.

Children & Other Pets

Very Active, Intelligent, Curious, Friendly, Playful & Loyal. Many compare them to being dog like in nature.  If socialized properly they are great with small children, dogs and other cats. They make the perfect companion for other active cat breeds such as the Bengal. They enjoy being with people, playing alone, and playing with toys. And when there’s more than one Lykoi in the same space, they get along really well. These cats also like to play fetch, chase, and hunt, and they enjoy sitting contentedly in a warm lap whenever they aren’t active as a result of their high energy level.


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