how to draw a dog

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Dog in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson makes it easy to draw a Cartoon Dog sitting in one position.

Here are some facts about the Dog you might find interesting.

  • Dogs are loyal and friendly animals that have been domesticated for thousands of years.
  • They come in a wide variety of breeds, each with its own unique characteristics and traits.
  • Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, which is why they are often used in jobs such as search and rescue, and detecting drugs or explosives.
  • They are known for their playful nature and love for activities such as fetching, running, and playing with toys.
  • Dogs communicate through barking, whining, and body language, making them great companions for humans.
  • Many dogs are known for their intelligence and can be trained to perform a wide range of tricks and tasks.
  • They are omnivores, meaning they can eat both meat and vegetables, but it’s important to feed them a balanced diet.
  • Dogs are social animals and thrive on companionship, both from other dogs and from their human families.
  • Many dogs are known for their protective instincts and make excellent guard dogs for homes and families.
  • Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend” due to their unwavering loyalty and affection toward their human companions.

Here’s a BONUS video of our How To Draw a Dog easy drawing lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Dog – Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorial

Start drawing the dog by following each of the 8 steps below in sequence.

Step 1: Draw two lines to begin the nose of the dog.

how to draw a dog

Step 2: Draw the top of the head and ear.

how to draw a dog

Step 3: Draw the rear and back of the dog.

how to draw a dog

Step 4: Sketch the lower neck and chest.

how to draw a dog

Step 5: Begin outlining the rear front and back legs.

how to draw a dog

Step 6: Complete the legs by drawing the paws.

how to draw a dog

Step 7: Draw the tail and last paw.

how to draw a dog

Step 8: To finish up, draw the eyes, nose, and paw details.

how to draw a dog

Well Done! You’ve completed the How To Draw a Dog drawing lesson! Now, use the picture below as a guide to coloring or shading in your dog drawing. This is a golden retriever, but you can color your dog any way you’d like. Beagles are my favorite!!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Dog! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a dog is with plenty of practice!

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a FOX?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Fox

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