Recombinant soluble CD134 (sCD134) facilitated feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) entry into CXCR4-positive, cell surface CD134-negative target cells. sCD134-activated entry was dose dependent and CXCR4 dependent. We used the sCD134 activation system to explore the neutralization by four anti-V3 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). V3 MAbs weakly neutralized FIV infection using target cells expressing both CD134 and CXCR4 but potently inhibited sCD134-activated entry into target cells expressing CXCR4 alone. These findings provide direct evidence for a sequential interaction of FIV Env with CD134 and CXCR4 and reveal the presence of a cryptic epitope in V3 that is masked in the mature envelope oligomers.