VIDEO: New Cat Breed Looks Like a Tiny, Adorable Werewolf

02/14/2014 at 09:00 AM EST

Full moons just got a little fluffier with a new breed of cat called the Lykois, also known as "the Werecat."

These cuties are the result of a natural genetic mutation in domestic shorthair cats that restricts fur growth. The result is a feline missing hair around the eyes, nose and ears, giving the animal a werewolf-ish appearance.

Breeders have dubbed the kitties Lykois, which is Greek for wolf. But don't worry, this breed isn't known for its bite. According to Opposing Views, werecats have very dog-like personalities.

Lykois breeders hope to have the new type of feline officially approved by the International Cat Association in the near future.

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