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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.

12 – 15 years
2 – 4.5kg
Black based roan – with white hairs scattered throughout.
The need-to-know
  • Benefits from an experienced owner
  • Needs high-level of enrichment including simulated hunting games and interactive play
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Very talkative cat
  • Lean and elegant cat
  • Requires grooming every day
  • A bit of both indoor and outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be regularly left for a few hours
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

There are no common disorders reported for the Lykoi breed at present.


Like other foreign type cats, the Lykoi is intelligent and active, vocal and willing to express their opinion, at volume if necessary. They enjoy interacting with people and other cats, enjoy interactive play and puzzle solving, and if given enough to do, will also relax and laze like less exotic cats.

As a breed they are inquisitive, curious and great problem solvers. The Lykoi is generally an extremely energetic cat, who loves to stay active, however, at the end of a busy day the Lykoi loves nothing more than to cuddle up with it’s humans and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation.

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Enrichment and specific needs

Outdoors or Indoors?

Nutrition and Feeding


Suitability for Family Life

Rehoming a Lykoi