Shiba Inu, Pug, St. Bernard, and many other types of dogs.
The balance of their faces and the size and shape of their bodies differ depending on the type of dog, so it can be easy to get confused when trying to draw a different type of dog.

So, here I’ll show you how to draw different kinds of dogs.
In addition to small dogs such as Chihuahuas and other small dogs, we also show you how to draw large dogs with droopy ears, so be sure to check out the breed you’re interested in.

You can find out how to draw a basic dog or cat in the following article, so please take a look at this one too.

How to draw a dog (1) How to draw a basic face

How to draw a dog (2) How to draw a body and pose

How to draw a cat (1) How to draw a basic face

How to draw a cat (2) How to draw a body and pose


1. How to draw different types of dogs

The distinctive little dog: Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are characterized by their round, dull eyes and large, leaf-shaped ears.
Their eyes are slightly distant and close to their noses, giving them a childlike loveliness.

When drawing the profile, keep in mind that the angle between the nose and forehead line should be close to 90 degrees.
The short tip of the nose and the small nose are also important to keep in mind.

When drawing the body, you should be aware that the face is slightly larger than that of a Shiba Inu, for example.



Fluffy Little Dog: Pomeranian

Pomeranians are cute with their fluffy fur and puppy-like faces.
You may have seen them on social media, and you may have seen their curvaceous, furball-like appearance.

The Pomeranian’s face looks like a much younger version of a Shiba Inu puppy’s face.
Their eyes are large and plush, giving them a plush look.

When drawing a Pomeranian, you should place the eyes, mouth and nose slightly below the face.
There are a variety of ways to cut them, and in addition to a cut that leaves long, fluffy hair, there are popular styles that are cut short, like the Shiba Inu.



Affectionate: Pug

Big eyes and a big mouth.
When you draw a pug with an irresistible face, try to draw the base of the face as an oval, with a larger portion from the nose to the mouth.

The key is to draw the eyes away from the mouth.
If you draw the wrinkles of the face too much, it will dilute the impression of the other parts, so deform them appropriately.
I also recommend drawing the whites of her eyes, sticking out her tongue, and using her facial expressions to give her a charming look.

Draw a slightly stocky image without much of a neck nipple to make it look more like it.



The eyebrows and beard are distinctive: a miniature schnauzer

The Schnauzer is a small dog with a long hair type.
They are characterized by a cut that leaves the hair around the nose longer, so when drawing, it is best to draw the nose area and eyebrows longer.

The bite should be based on a vertical rectangle, not a circle.
From there, draw the nose area and ears.

Since she’s a long haired type to begin with, you might want to draw the hair on her legs and chest a little longer to give her a fluffy look.



The type with droopy ears: barney

Large dogs with droopy ears include Barneys and Retrievers.
Let’s take a look at the Barneys as an example in this article.

The tip of the nose is long and the impression of this type of dog changes dramatically depending on the direction of its face.
Think of the tip of the nose as a cylinder, and draw it as you go along, imagining how it will look depending on the direction of its face.

The droopy ears will usually hang down to the corner of the mouth.
Draw the ears as if they were a rounded, inverted triangle.
The hair is long and fluffy overall, but the ears are also long and fluffy.
When deforming, you can either leave the ear hair out of the picture and make it clearer, or you can draw the ear hair to give it a more fluffy look.

The mouth is like a flat U shape from the middle to the corners of the mouth.
You might want to draw it with an image of a slightly slackened state.



2. Summary

What did you think?
In this article, we have focused on the breeds commonly seen in Japan, but there are many other breeds as well.
But there are many other breeds as well. Let’s take a close look at the breeds you like and draw many of them to get a better idea of their characteristics.
By doing so, you will surely be able to draw your favorite dog in a cute way.