At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned on a magazine cover)