The Lykoi is a new and very unusual cat in appearance. They have a wedge-shaped head, large ears and striking golden eyes. Their coat is very soft, with a roan pattern, white hairs scattered through the coat, sparse undercoat except around the eyes, muzzle and feet, giving the appearance of longer guard hairs in other areas. Their name is derived from the Greek word for wolves, in reference to their rather wolfish look.
Beneath the coat, the Lykoi is a lean, lithe cat with a similar physique to the moderate foreign type cats.