Lykoi cats are certainly eye-catching. But do you dig this new breed, sometimes known as werewolf cats?

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You might not appreciate one of these cats brushing against your leg unexpectedly on a dark night – they resemble mini werewolves!

Lykoi cats get their quirky looks from a naturally occurring Sphynx cat mutation mixed with black domestic shorthair. Now the eye-catching appearance of the pussies have seen a new trend in breeding the type.

It is now being championed by a group of breeders spearheaded by Tennessee-based Lykoi specialist Johnny Gobble and his family. Mr Gobble, a practicing vet, says the first litter was born in July 2010.

So, are these werewolf cats cute or creepy. Check out the pictures below and decide for yourself…

 

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

Brittney Gobble/Rex Features

 

So what do you reckon – would you choose this breed?