128 Delightful Dog Drawing Ideas

If you love drawing dogs, you’ll love these ideas. Explore your creativity as I show you some fun sketches, drawings, and illustrations of our canine companions.

From simple drawings that can be done in minutes to elaborate sketches of your favorite breed – there’s something here for every artist.

Dalmatian Watercolor Painting

Dalmatian Watercolor Painting
Blueten | Dreamstime

Create a playful dalmatian painting using watercolors. You can also add accessories to the dog, like a collar and a bow tie.

Twenty-Five Dog Face Doodles

25 Dog Face Doodles
iStock/GooseFrol

Create 25 individual dog face doodles with just a few strokes of your pencil. This is a great way to practice sketching different breeds and facial expressions in a short amount of time.

Long-Haired Chihuahua

iStock/hadkhanong_Thailand

Take your time with this drawing and capture every lovely detail of a Chihuahua’s long fur. Don’t forget to add the signature big ears too.

Six Dog and Cat Doodles

Six Dog and Cat Doodles
iStock/ayutaka

Draw six different doodles of both cats and dogs together to create a cute scene. It could be them playing, sleeping, or just having fun.

Labrador Retriever Drawing

Labrador Retriever Drawing
Anup Debnath | Dreamstime

Capture the gentle and friendly face of a Labrador Retriever in your drawing. Pay extra attention to the details, such as its eyes and fur texture.

Nine Happy Dog Doodles

Nine Happy Dog Doodles
iStock/ourlifelooklikeballoon

If you’re looking for something more manageable, challenge yourself to create nine happy dog doodles in a certain amount of time. Practice your facial expressions and try out different breeds.

Corgi in a Box

Corgi in a Box
iStock/Aji Waluyo

Draw a corgi in a box and make it look as adorable as possible. Use your imagination to create fun scenarios, like having them surrounded by puppy toys or wearing a party hat.

Border Collie Drawing

Border Collie Drawing
Daisymay11 | Dreamstime

Make your art more realistic, and try to draw a border collie. This breed has distinctive features like floppy ears and fluffy coats.

42 Dog Breed Illustrations

42 Dog Breed Illustrations
iStock/MuchMania

If you’re wondering what dog breed to draw, this chart lists 42 dog breeds. Some breeds include the poodle, bulldog, pomeranian, and many more.

Seven Cartoon-Style Dog Doodles

Seven Cartoon-Style Dog Doodles
iStock/Taty Vovchek

Try your hand at cartoon-style dog doodles. Create seven different doodles, each with its own personality and facial expression.

French Bulldog Sketch

French Bulldog Sketch
iStock/treemouse

Focus on a French bulldog if you want to add a creative spin to your drawing. This breed has distinct features like wrinkles and bat-like ears.

Nine Small Breed Dog Illustrations

Nine Small Breed Dog Illustrations
iStock/Nadzeya_Dzivakova

Put your creative skills to the test and create nine illustrations of small-breed dogs. This could include chihuahuas, dachshunds, pomeranians, and more.

Detailed French Bulldog Sketch

Detailed French Bulldog Sketch
Victoria Novak | Dreamstime

Challenge yourself and create a detailed, realistic sketch of a French bulldog. Focus on specific features like wrinkles, nose, and large eyes to make your drawing look more lifelike.

Nine Dog Line Drawings

Nine Dog Line Drawings
iStock/hitsujiuo

Showcase your line drawing skills and create nine lively sketches of dogs. This could include different breeds like golden retrievers, poodles, and labradors.

Dog Portrait Drawing

Dog Portrait Drawing
BlixtArt | Dreamstime

Create a portrait of a beloved pet. Capture the personality of your pup. For this project, you can use different mediums such as pencil, charcoal, or watercolor to give your dog art an added touch of creativity.

Shih Tzu Dog Illustration

Shih Tzu Dog Drawing
iStock/Grand Reignhart

If you happen to be a fan of the Shih Tzu breed, then why not try your hand at drawing one? Channel your inner cartoonist and create a cartoon illustration of a small breed dog.

Nine Friendly Dog Faces

Nine Friendly Dog Faces
iStock/Lesya Una

For this project, you’ll need to draw nine friendly dog faces. Draw each pup with a different expression, such as happy, curious, or even upset.

Cute Puppy Drawing

Cute Puppy Drawing
Abbiesartshop | Dreamstime

Who can resist a cute puppy? Capture the innocence of your favorite pup. This drawing challenge is about making your pup as cute and cuddly as possible. Think big eyes, floppy ears, and a curly tail.

Three Toy Dog Breeds

Toy Dog Breeds
iStock/Alix Tran Duc

This illustration features three different toy dog breeds. There is a pomeranian, maltese, and the cavalier King Charles.

Drawing dogs is a fun way to get creative and express yourself. Whether you draw realistic breeds or cute cartoon pups, these dog drawing ideas will help you create something unique.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and DIY projects.