Aufhocker

Aufhocker
(O FF-hocker), plural: Aufhöcker
From Germany comes the tale of a huge and black vampiric dog (see GERMAN Vampires). It singles out those who travel alone at night, typically attacking them at a crossroads. Standing on its hind legs, it rips out the throat of its victim.
Source: Grimm, German Legends, 342, 359; Petzoldt, Demons, 23; Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 30; Wurmser, Jealousy and Envy, 94

Taken from the Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology Written by :Theresa Bane ©2010 Theresa Bane. All rights reserved