The Michigan Dogman was a magical creature that was reported to live in the state of Michigan in the United States.[1]

In 1926, Transfiguration Today ran a story about how this creature had recently been "exposed," possibly indicating that conclusive proof of its existence had been found or that it had been proven to be a hoax.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • The Michigan Dogman is a real-world cryptid. It was reportedly first sighted in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan, and is said to be a seven-foot-tall, bipedal dog-like creature with a human torso.[2]
  • Going by its real-life description, and assuming "exposed" did mean it existed in the Harry Potter universe, the Dogman may have been a wizard stuck in a hybrid form because of a failed Animagus transformation, which would explain why the creature would have been relevant to the topic of Transfiguration Weekly.


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