If the Cynocephali actually did exist, it would be hard to decide what sort of animal they might be. Some of these legends might be garbled accounts of baboons, monkeys with dog-like snouts. Today, this explanation has been mostly dropped. Further studies have suggested that the Cynocephali tales are actually based on dog ancestor origin myths from tribes who were considered filthy barbarians by more "civilized" writers in India and China. According to these writers, whole races of people were deliberately killed because they weren't human, they were "really" monsters. When these myths were imported to Europe, they became even further changed from the originals. The European Cynocephali is often quite different than the creature of the original legends.
Since there do not seem to be sightings of these creatures today, most cryptozoologists ignore them. To the few who do pay attention to them, the Cynocephali are viewed as either just one more kind of hairy humanoid or as a cryptid canine of some sort.
Info from cryptid wiki
I know right. I have notice few people in Youtube have notice the connection between the dogman and Cynocephali, they are way too similar. The difference is they where identify much more muscular than it looks on the painting. Scientist called the Bigfoot as Sascuatch and I believe the Dogman deserve that Greek word as a scientific name because it is exactly what it means. The head of a DOG but the body of the Man and you have Dogman.