What is a Crup?

Newt Scamander's entry on Crups from the Fantastic Beasts textbook

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

The Crup originated in the southeast of England. It closely resembles a Jack Russell terrier, except for the forked tail. The Crup is almost certainly a wizard-created dog, as it is intensely loyal to wizards and ferocious towards Muggles. It is a great scavenger, eating anything from gnomes to old tyres. Crup licences may be obtained from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures on completion of a simple test to prove that the applicant wizard is capable of controlling the Crup in Muggle-inhabited areas.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling