A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
SHAGGY DOG STORY
Beneath all that hair lies a dog - a large and shaggy dog. It is, in fact, a komondor, which is a national symbol of Hungary. These dogs first appeared in Europe in the 12th Century and are first mentioned in writing in 1544. They are used to guard livestock. Depending on which angle you regard them from, they can look a bit like cryptids. I wonder if we might have here the origin of the Sheepsquatch - is there a feral pack of them out there?