Someone asked me recently if I was a weredog, and it made me think that maybe not everyone knows what a weredog is.  A weredog is different from a werewolf.  The were in werewolf means man.  There are many types of were creatures.  Werewolf is only one of them.  A weredog is a creature similar to a werewolf – it is a shapeshifter. Instead of a man turning into a wolf, it’s a man turning into a dog. A weredog.  Weredogs are not nearly as well-known as werewolves.  The term for werewolves is lycanthropy, while the name for weredogs is cynanthropy.