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How to Draw Dogs – Easy Step by Step Tutorial for Cute Dogs

How to Draw Dogs – Easy Step by Step Tutorial for Cute Dogs

Drawing dogs doesn’t have be hard. Knowing how to draw dogs can be as easy as counting!

You can draw cute dogs that look realistic without much effort.

Discover these easy to follow step by step instructions and an animated guide to help you draw 3 amazing dog breeds: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and a French Bulldog!

How to Draw Cute Dogs Easy Step by Step

How to Draw a Labrador Retriever

how to draw a labrador retriever step by step
Here’s an animation of the Labrador Retriever we’re drawing

Step 1

Start by drawing a dot. This will be the eye for our dog. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing the eye

Step 2

Draw a line in the shape of an upside-down “u” above the eye. This is the top of our dog’s head. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing the top head

Step 3

Next, draw the top part of our dog’s snout. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing the snout

Step 4

At the end of line you just drew, you will add our dog’s nose. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing the nose

Step 5

From here, you’ll draw a line going down then curving back towards our dog’s eye. This will be the top part of our dog’s mouth. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing the mouth

Step 6

Now draw the bottom part of our dog’s mouth. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing lower mouth

Step 7

After that, draw a line from the mouth curving downward. This will be our dog’s neck. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing neck

Step 8

Then, we’ll draw our dog’s ear. Start by drawing a line from the top of the head then going a little bit around then the head, and finally curving back to the eye. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing ear

Step 9

The ear will cover the top part of our dog’s head, so let’s erase the line. The drawing of our dog’s ear should look like it is on top of the head. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: refining the ear

Step 10

This step is optional, but if you want to draw a more realistic dog you can draw a y-shaped line on our dog’s ear. As you can see in the image, this line helps make the ear look like it’s folding over itself. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: adding detail to ear

Step 11

Next, draw a small triangle-shaped line on top of our dog’s head and in front of the ear we drew before. This is our dog’s other ear. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing second ear

Step 12

Draw a line that curves downward from the ear. This line shouldn’t be too long. This line is the back of our dog’s neck. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing back of neck

Step 13

From there, we’ll draw our dog’s back. The line starts from the base of the neck and goes to the right. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing back

Step 14

Then we’ll draw a line from the front of our dog’s neck downward. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing front chest

Step 15

Let’s move on to draw our dog’s butt. It’s a simple line that curves downward from our dog’s back. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing butt

Step 16

Now we’re ready to draw our dog’s leg. Draw a line that curves like the letter “s” for the front line of our dog’s forward leg.

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing front leg

Step 17

Draw the back line of the leg.

how to draw a labrador retriever: completing front leg

Step 18

Draw the paw of the foot.

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing front paw

Step 19

Draw the front line of the back leg. 

how to draw a labrador retriever: starting the back leg

Step 20

Draw the line for the back part of the back leg.

how to draw a labrador retriever: completing back leg

Step 21

Draw the paw of the back leg.

how to draw a labrador retriever: adding back paw

Step 22

Draw a line for our dog’s belly.

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing belly

Step 23

Add the other front leg behind the previous front leg we drew.

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing second front leg

Step 24

Add the final back leg of our dog.

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing second back leg

Step 25

Complete the step by step dog drawing by adding the tail to our Labrador Retriever!

how to draw a labrador retriever: drawing tail

Step 26 (Optional)

You can add color to our dog. Feel free to choose any color you imagine. I chose to go with the color of a Labrador Retriever.

adding color to labrador retriever

How to Draw a German Shepherd

how to draw a german shepherd step by step
Here’s an animation of the German Shepherd we’re drawing

Step 1

Start by drawing a dot for the eye.

how to draw a german shepherd: drawing eye

Step 2

Next will draw the top part of our dog’s head.

how to draw a german shepherd: drawing the top of head

Step 3

Now we’ll draw the ear of our dog.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing front ear

Step 4

After that, we’ll draw the second ear that goes behind the ear we drew in the last step.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing back ear

Step 5

Let’s draw the snout.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing the snout

Step 6

After drawing the snout, we’ll draw our dog’s nose.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing the nose

Step 7

From there, we’ll draw a line that curves downward for our dog’s upper lip.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing mouth

Step 8

Next, we’ll draw the bottom part of our dog’s mouth.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing lower mouth

Step 9

Then, we’ll draw a line that starts under the mouth and below the eye. This line should curve like a reversed s-shaped line. This will be our dog’s next and chest area.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing chest

Step 10

We’ll move on to drawing our dog’s leg. Draw a line that goes down. Notice how the line has a zigzag shape towards the bottom. This is to indicate the bend in our dog’s leg.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: starting the front leg

Step 11

After that, we’ll draw the line for the back part of our dog’s front leg. Keep in mind that this line repeats that zigzag shape from the previous step.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: completing front leg

Step 12

Let’s draw our German Shepherd’s paw.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding front paw

Step 13

Now it’s time to draw the other front leg. This line is the back part of the leg.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: starting the second front leg

Step 14

The next line will be the front part of our dog’s leg.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: completing second front leg

Step 15

Let’s finish the leg by drawing our dog’s paw.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding paw to second front leg

Step 16

Next, we’ll draw a line that starts from the back our dog’s head and curves downward to our dog’s butt.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing the back

Step 17

Then, we’ll draw a line that goes inward to the body. This line will be part of our dog’s hind legs.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing the butt

Step 18

Now we’ll draw the first hind leg of our dog.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing the hind leg

Step 19

From there, we’ll draw and line that curves upward. This line is the knee for our dog’s leg.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing knee to hind leg

Step 20

We’ll move on to draw the last hind knee of our dog.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: drawing second back leg

Step 21

The only thing left for our dog’s leg is to draw the last leg and paw.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: completing the second back leg

Step 22

Draw the tail and you’re finished with drawing our dog!

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding the tail

Step 23

These next few steps are optional but they will help our dog look more like a German Shepherd. First, we’ll add some black spots to the face.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding black spots to head

Step 24

Then, we’ll add some more black spots on the ear and the upper part of the body.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding black spots to upper body

Step 25

After that, we’ll add black spots on the lower part of our dog’s body.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding black spots to lower body

Step 26

Fill in our dog’s tail with black.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding black to tail

Step 27

Finally, add some black spots to our dog’s paws and we are done! We now have a dog that looks like a real German Shepherd.

how to draw a german shepherd step by step: adding black marks to paws

Step 28 (Optional)

Feel free to add some color to your German Shepherd drawing.

how to draw a german shepherd: adding color

How to draw a French Bulldog

how to draw a french bulldog step by step
Here’s an animated look at the French Bulldog we will be drawing

Step 1

Start by drawing two dots for the eyes.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw two dots for the eyes

Step 2

Next, draw a line in the shape of an upside-down bowl for the head of our French Bulldog.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the top of the head

Step 3

Then, draw a line that curves down and comes back up towards the eyes.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the left side of the head

Step 4

Redraw a similar line but for the right side of our dog’s face.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the right side of the head

Step 5

After that, draw a small curve that connects the left and right sides of the face. Our dog’s head is pretty much complete. Notice how the eyes are about 1/3 of the way from the top of our dog’s head.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: complete the shape of the head

Step 6

Draw a line from the bottom of the left side of the face towards the eye. Once the line reaches the left eye, notice how it curves inward towards the right eye.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw details of the snout on the left side

Step 7

Repeat the previous process but for the right side of our dog’s face.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw details of the snout on the right side

Step 8

Draw comma-shaped black spots for our dog’s nostrils. The nostrils should be about halfway down the face.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the nostrils

Step 9

Draw a line below the nostrils and in between the two nostrils.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the nose to mouth line

Step 10

Draw an upside-down J-shaped line from the bottom of the line we drew in the previous process to our dog’s jawline.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the left side of the mouth

Step 11

Repeat the previous process for the other side of the face. This will complete our dog’s mouth.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the right side of the mouth

Step 12

Next, draw an upside-down U for our dog’s left ear. The ear should be about half the size of our dog’s face.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the left ear

Step 13

Repeat the previous process for our dog’s right ear.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the right ear

Step 14

Draw another U-shaped line on the inside of our dog’s left ear.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw left ear details

Step 15

Again, repeat the same process for the right ear.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw right ear details

Step 16

Add in a J-shaped line for the left brow and then the right brow. This helps add more of a bulldog expression to our dog’s face.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the brows

Step 17

French Bulldogs have some fat that makes them look cute. Next, we’ll draw some lines to show our dog’s neck fat. Draw a curved line that starts from the right ear and curves downward and goes around our dog’s face to the left side of our dog’s mouth.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw neck first roll

Step 18

Draw another line as we did in the previous process but this time under the neck fat we drew before.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw last neck roll

Step 19

Then, we’ll draw our dog’s back. Draw a line that has some curves to it to give more of a realistic but cute bulldog vibe.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: start drawing the back

Step 20

Continue drawing the line for our dog’s back. The line for our dog’s back should be about 2.5 to 3 heads long.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: finish drawing the back

Step 21

Start drawing a line that curves downward. This will be our dog’s butt.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the butt

Step 22

Next, we’ll draw a short leg.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the hind leg

Step 23

Then, we’ll draw a curved line for our dog’s upper leg.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the knee for the hind leg

Step 24

After that, we’ll draw a line for the belly of our dog.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the belly

Step 25

Now, we’ll draw our dog’s front leg that’s closest to us. Draw a line that starts from inside the body and goes outward to the left.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the front leg

Step 26

Draw a curved line for the top part of our dog’s front leg.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: complete the front leg

Step 27

Draw the paw. This completes our first leg for our dog.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw the paw for the front leg

Step 28

Start drawing the top part of our dog’s other front leg that is further away from us.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: start drawing the second front leg

Step 29

Draw in the last paw.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: add the paw to the second leg

Step 30

Our dog is done but now we can add some optional details to help give our dog more cuteness. Let’s add in another curved line on the bottom of our dog’s belly to help show some extra fat on our bulldog.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: add wrinkle on the bottom belly

Step 31

Let’s draw another curved line around our dog’s shoulder.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw should wrinkle

Step 32

We’ll finish this by adding some extra wrinkle lines on our dog’s front leg. That’s it! Now we have our very own cute chubby French Bulldog.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: draw leg wrinkles

Step 33 (Optional)

Feel free to add color to your French Bulldog. I went with normal colors for our dog, but you can choose any colors you want.

how to draw a french bulldog step by step: add color

I hope this article helped you be able to draw a dog better.

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