What is the dogman and is it a real Cryptid? While there haven't been as many sightings as there are of Bigfoot, this creature is being seen by people in different places all over the world and in the USA. Wisconsin has it's very own beast known as the "Wisconsin Werewolf", which Linda Godfrey has written a few books on, which you can find at Amazon. The "beast of Bray Road" is another book about the same creature. The sightings do vary though as far as description of this beast. Some say it walks on two legs some say it was on all fours. Some say it stands upright and has ears and a tail. Others say it has no tail but has ears. Some say it has a man's body with long arms, clawed hands,and wolf hind legs. All agree it has a muzzle and large teeth. Some bigfoot have been said to have a muzzle like face also, is that perhaps what people are seeing? from what I have been able to find in my research, many of these sightings have described this creature on four legs or squatting down eating or whatever. Is is possible that this is a large wolf or dog/ wolf hybrid of large size? When a domestic dog mixes with a wild wolf, you may have what they call "Hybrid vigor" which produces a much larger size animal as it's offspring. That might account for so called dire wolf sightings also.
The dogman seems to very popular in some states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Arkansas,Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, Idaho and Ohio. There have been scattered sightings in other states and even here in Florida. This creature is even seen in cities and suburban areas, as well as rural areas. Louisiana has it's Rougaroo, which is said to be a wolf like creature also that is of tremendous proportions and very dangerous. Louisiana's Rougaroo is steeped in spiritual lore of the area and is said to be a spirit animal rather than just a flesh creature. Many cultures have their werewolf legends and the dogman certainly fits in with those as well. So what does the dogman look like?
Until a specimen is caught and cataloged we may never know what the dogman is or even if it truly exists. It does not seem to be as common as Bigfoot and does not seem to leave as many tracks or other kinds of evidence. I have always been of the mind that since Bigfoot is purported to be part human that he also has the intelligence and the know how to camouflage, as well as disguises that aid him in hunting and staying off our radar. I feel this may also explain things like the supposed "Goat squatch", possibly just a bigfoot with a horned headdress from a kill. In examining kill sites I have noticed that skulls of large animals are often missing from the carcass dumps. Why?
Does the Dogman exist and if so is he in Florida too? Well, I am in the process of seeking reports and so far I have one: A woman I know, says she saw one. Says she heard like a human-sounding howl and saw an extremely huge looking dog standing on its hind legs, by a tree ,out in the woods. This happened by Lake Tiger, just out side lake Wales. This article is not finished and I will add sightings in Florida as they come in per my request.