How to Draw Dogs

We name them Lassie, Rover, Fido, and Spot. They’ve been called man’s best friend. They were likely among the first animals to be domesticated. They are the most widely distributed and abundant carnivore on earth. What animal fits this description? None other than the dog.

Would you like to draw you very own dog? Whether you would like to sketch a cute cartoon or draw a caricature of your own pet, we have got the drawing tutorials for you.

Below, you will find a collection of the best dog drawing guides available on the internet. Learn to draw sitting dogs, standing dogs, cute dogs, silly dogs, and a number of dog breeds and cartoon characters.

All you will need for many of these easy, step-by-step tutorials is a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker. Some tutorials use guide lines – lines sketched lightly but erased before the drawing is completed. For these tutorials, use a pencil with a good quality eraser.

Some of the tutorials also teach shading techniques. Furthermore, dogs come in a variety of colors – ranging from black, white, and brown to shades of orange, gold, and grayish blue – so you may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to complete your drawing.

How to Draw a Simple Dog

This simple, step-by-step illustrated drawing tutorial is by far one of the easiest you’ll encounter. This guide is a good starting point for budding artists seeking instruction on drawing a faithful friend. A corresponding video tutorial is also available. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Simple Dog

How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

This cartoon dog is cute and ready to play! In addition to a step-by-step, illustrated tutorial, a video tutorial is also available. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

How to Draw a Wolf

Wolves are large canines, heavier than most other dogs and possessing larger feet. Wolves, in fact, are the ancestors of domestic dogs, having been domesticated thousands of years ago. Learn to draw a realistic wolf using this easy, step-by-step guide, along with the instructional video. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Wolf

How to Draw a Cartoon Wolf

This cute cartoon wolf is depicted in a classic pose – that wolfish archetype of howling at the moon. Draw your wolf using the illustrated step-by-step guide or the instructional video. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Cartoon Wolf

A Kid’s Guide to Drawing a Cartoon Dog

Video by Cartooning 4 Kids | How to Draw

Designed with kids in mind, this video tutorial shows how to draw a happy cartoon dog, step-by-step.

How to Draw a Fox

Did you know that foxes are also a type of wild dog? Foxes are known for their sly intelligence. They are adaptable, even living in cities when their natural habitat is scarce. Because of their solitary nature, you will seldom glimpse this elusive creature. You can keep one nearby, however, with this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial and the accompanying video. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Fox

How to Draw a Dog Face Emoji

Emojis are everywhere, from text messages and emails to pillows and pool floats. Now, you can draw your own dog face emoji, using this simple tutorial. Note that new lines are shown in red and previous lines in blue, while guide lines fade to grey. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Dog Face Emoji

How to Draw a Cute Caricature Dog

Video by EasyPicturesToDraw

This artist specializes in caricature drawing, and this style can be seen in this canine drawing video tutorial.

How to Draw a Mother Fox with a Baby

This cute kid’s drawing tutorial depicts a mother fox with her tail wrapped about her baby. Young foxes are known as kits. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Mother Fox with a Baby

How to Draw A Realistic Dog Using Simple Shapes

In this tutorial from Crayola, you will explore how the dog’s anatomy can be depicted using simple shapes. Beginning with circles for the head, shoulders, and hips, you will connect the shapes using lines to form a realistically proportioned dog. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw A Realistic Dog Using Simple Shapes

How to Draw a Sad Eyed Puppy

Video by Yo Kidz

Large, watery eyes add cuteness to the specific style of art used in Japanese anime and manga. This dog is anthropomorphic – he stands on two legs, like a human.

How to Draw a Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards were often pictured as rescuers in early cartoons, carrying supplies to people lost in snowy mountain ranges. Draw your own Saint Bernard using this step-by-step tutorial. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Saint Bernard

Five Ways to Draw a Dog

In this collection of five easy, step-by-step tutorials, you will learn five different methods of drawing a dog. First, you can draw a sitting cartoon dog. The next tutorial covers a sitting hound dog – when shaded, he resembles a Doberman. Then, you can draw a standing cartoon dog, a traditional dog, and a realistic Doberman dog. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: Five Ways to Draw a Dog

How to Draw a Cute, Large Eyed Dog

Video by Draw So Cute

Large, watery eyes add cuteness to the specific style of art used in Japanese anime and manga. This dog is anthropomorphic – he stands on two legs, like a human.

How to Draw Any Dog

Video by Draw with Jazza

In this video tutorial, the artist has chosen six radically different dog breeds. He aims to “break down the geometry of the dog” into simple shapes. Using this technique, and practicing with the tutorials presented, will equip you with the skills to draw any dog breed you wish.

How to Draw Goofy

Mickey Mouse’s friend Goofy is an anthropomorphic canine who wears a bone shaped hat. You can draw him using this easy to follow tutorial. In the words of Goofy: “Oh, garsh!” See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Goofy

How to Draw Pluto

Pluto has been the faithful companion of Mickey Mouse and friends for nearly one hundred years. You can draw this yellow dog using this simple tutorial. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Pluto

How to Draw a Dog in Two Minutes or Less

Video by Shaun Ryan

Short on time? If so, this is the video tutorial for you. Using simple lines, you will craft a sad-faced, droopy-eared dog in a matter of minutes.

How to Draw Slinky from Toy Story

Slinky the dog is a combination Dachshund and slinky toy from the film Toy Story (1995). Now, you can go on adventures with Woody’s pal, Slink. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Slinky from Toy Story

How to Draw an Easy Dog’s Eye

This simple drawing tutorial consists of only four steps. You will combine ovals, circles, and a number of lines to form the head of this easy to draw canine. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Easy Dog's Eye

How to Draw a Dog Using the Word “Dog”

Video by Maria Cisneros Toth

In this video tutorial, you will begin by writing a capital D and lowercase o and g. Follow along with the artist as she connects the letters using simple lines. Soon, you will have a unique and easy dog drawing.

How to Draw a Dog using the Lowercase Letters d-o-g

Video by PIN KORO

While similar to the previous tutorial, this video shows another way of turning a word into a drawing. Begin by writing the lowercase letters d, o, and g on your paper. Then, follow along as the artist connects the lines and adds embellishments. This d-o-g is a bit fancier than the last.

How to Draw Balto

The title character from the film Balto (1995) was a hybrid, half wolf and half dog. He was based on a true story of a fearless sled dog team who saved the children of a small Alaskan village by delivering vital medicine. Now, you can draw this canine hero. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Balto

How to Draw Blue from Blue’s Clues

The clue-hunting dog Blue starred in one of Nick Jr.’s biggest children’s’ entertainment hits of the 1990’s. Now, you can draw Blue. This easy tutorial will provide your with plenty of helpful clues along the way. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Blue from Blue's Clues

How to Draw a Dog using the Number 553

Video by AAK Bros

This brief video tutorial will show you how to outline a dog using numbers. You will first write the number 553 twice on a piece of paper. Then, you will extend one line between each set of numbers, combining them into a single squiggly line. Add a few details such as an eye and a collar, and your dog is complete.

How to Draw a “Puppy Love” Dog with a Heart

Video by my-how-to-draw.com

This video tutorial will walk you through the steps of drawing a simple dog guarding a large heart shape. This drawing will make a great addition to greeting cards for the ones you love.

How to Draw Spike from Rugrats

Spike is a brown dog belonging to the Pickles’ family on Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series, Rugrats (1990-2006). Spike was often involved in the adventures of the babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lill. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn to draw Spike looking surprised – as he often was by the babies’ antics. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Spike from Rugrats

How to Draw a Wolf Pack

Have you ever dreamed of running wild with a pack of wolves? Now you can draw yourself there! This step-by-step tutorial will teach you to draw a person playing with a pack of wolves. Using this guide, you can draw yourself with one wolf, or surround yourself with all five. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Wolf Pack

How to Draw an Adorable Husky Puppy

Video by Fun2draw

Puppies are cute, and this husky puppy is no exception. This simple, step-by-step video gives the dog big, watery eyes. The picture is completed with a tundra background – snow and evergreen trees – depicting this sled dog’s place of origin.

How to Draw a Cartoon Chihuahua

Video by Art for Kids Hub

This video tutorial utilizes both an adult artist and a child following along, step by step. This tutorial is done using markers, so erasing guide lines is not necessary. Also included is an easy guide to shading your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Great Dane

Great Danes are the largest of the domestic dogs. Some are so tall that their head is level with a person’s shoulder. Draw this massive dog using this tutorial See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Great Dane

How to Draw Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage is the not-so-brave star of Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog. Don’t be afraid – he’s easy to draw with this tutorial. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Courage the Cowardly Dog

How to Draw a Labrador Retriever

Video by How2DrawAnimals

Labrador retrievers, or labs, are among the most popular dogs kept as pets. These energetic dogs were bred to retrieve items from the water – thus the name retriever. This simple video tutorial will aid you in drawing a realistic Labrador retriever. Labs often come in three color forms – black, yellow, and chocolate brown – so don’t forget to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Hunting Dog Standing Attention

Video by How to Draw Video Tutorials

This dog is ready for the hunt! This video tutorial primarily uses just one line to for the shape of a standing dog in profile. Additional details are added to the line as the tutorial progresses. This video is fast paced, so feel free to slow the video speed in the settings tab.

A Children’s Guide to Drawing a Dog

This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial involves only five steps, adding lines and shapes to the large circle that comprises the dog’s head. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: A Children's Guide to Drawing a Dog

How to Draw Bolt

This white dog with a lightning pattern in his fur is the title character of the film Bolt (2008). Follow the simple steps of this tutorial, noting that new lines are highlighted in red. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Bolt

How to Draw a Cute Cartoon Dog Face

Video by Matteo Boffo

In this video tutorial, you will learn to draw an adorable dog face using simple lines and shapes. The large eyes give this pup character.

How to Draw a Chihuahua Face

Video by How to Draw and Paint

This tutorial utilizes a traditional method of drawing faces, and adapts it to drawing a dog. You will begin by drawing a circle crossed by two parallel lines, which will serve as guide lines as you draw the Chihuahua’s face. This smallest of dogs will make a cute addition to your dog drawing portfolio.

How to Draw Barbie Walking Her Dog

Mattel’s Barbie fashion dolls have been a hit with girls of all ages since 1959. Often, Barbie is given a furry friend. In this step-by-step drawing tutorial, you will learn to draw not only Barbie’s Daschund, with his blonde companion at his side. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Barbie Walking Her Dog

How to Draw Snoopy

Snoopy is perhaps one of the most famous dogs around. Charlie Brown’s beagle first appeared in the Peanuts comic strip in 1950. Now you can draw him, too. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Snoopy

How to Draw a Jack Russel Terrier Face

Video by How to Draw and Paint

Jack Russell Terriers are small, spotted dogs. This tutorial uses a marker, so the erasing of guide lines will not be necessary. The artist also shares facts about the Jack Russell Terrier. For example, did you know that this high energy dog was bred in England for the purpose of hunting foxes?

How to Draw a Springer Spaniel Face

Video by Christopher Hart

In this video tutorial, a professional cartoonist demonstrates how to draw the head of a springer spaniel. This tutorial produces a more detailed drawing that some of the others, and is therefore a great way to expand your drawing skills.

How to Draw Spike the Bulldog from Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry’s games of cat and mouse often involved canine characters, too. Draw Spike, the tough bulldog. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw Spike the Bulldog from Tom and Jerry

How to Draw an African Dog

African wild dogs, also called painted wolves, are a unique dog species that hunts in packs of up to forty individuals. Their splotchy brown, black, and white coloring makes them stand out among both wild and domestic dog breeds. Use this tutorial to craft your very own wild dog. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw an African Dog

How to Draw Scooby Doo

Video by DoodleDrawArt

When there’s a mystery to solve, Scooby Doo is the dog for the job. This famous Great Dane has starred in television cartoons, animated films, and live action movies since 1969. In this video drawing tutorial, you will receive step-by-step guidance in drawing Scooby using simple lines and shapes. Be sure to have some Scooby Snacks ready!

How to Draw Lady and the Tramp

Video by Rachel Rie

Lady, the pampered cocker spaniel, and the street wise Tramp, may be two of Disney’s most beloved canine characters (Lady and the Tramp, 1955). Famous for sharing a plate of spaghetti to the tune of “That’s Amore,” Lady and the Tramp are now easy to draw. This “speed drawing” video tutorial can be slowed to 0.25 in the settings tab in order to follow along at a leisurely pace.

How to Draw a Howling Wolf Face

This tutorial breaks down a portrait of a howling wolf into simple shapes and lines. When completed, your wolf can remain a line drawing, or you can copy the shading techniques for a more detailed picture. See the drawing tutorial.

Drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Howling Wolf Face

How to Draw Max From the Secret Life of Pet

Video by Muffalo Potato

This easy tutorial will teach you to draw the canine character Max from the animated film The Secret Life of Pets (2016). Interestingly, each line that you draw is actually a letter or a number. Follow along with the artist as he turns his paper this way and that in order to draw the numbers and letters at the correct angle.

How to Draw Jake from Adventure Time

Video by Cartoon Network UK

This video tutorial takes a unique look at drawing the dog Jake from Cartoon Network’s animated series, Adventure Time. Throughout the tutorial, you will be encouraged to look around your environment to find shapes with which to draw the character. For example, Jake’s body is shaped roughly like a computer mouse. “Who knew he had all that inside him?”

How to Draw a Dog or Wolf from Minecraft

Video by DrawKidsDraw

Minecraft is a popular video game in which participants sculpt characters and worlds from blocks of various elements mined from the game world’s ground. Even the animals in this fictional world consist of multicolored cubes. This video tutorial will help you draw a Minecraft dog or wolf, using rectangles, squares, and straight lines.

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