How to Draw a Police Dog

Police dogs are amongst the hardest working members of the force – and they deserve to be represented in all their glory! With this in mind, we have all you need to know to draw your own cute dog – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a pencil and a ruler to draw the outline of your dog’s face in the center of your page, with two ears and a pointed chin.


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Add a half circle to the center of your page, and then add a “U” shape below this, with two curves on either side. Add a small circle shape to the top of this half circle for the nose.


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Add two small circles to the top of this nose.


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Add two smaller shapes to the inside of the ears…


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And then a smaller circle inside each of the circles for the eyes.


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Bring a line across to the right, with a small “dip” just behind the head, and angle this down towards the end.


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Add the word “POLICE” in large letters below this line…


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And then bring a curved line down from the bottom of the face, take this to a point, and then add a curved line up. Next, bring a line down from the left end of the top line, and curve this inwards.


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Bring this line across, adding two “steps” as you go, and bring the right end of the line down and in.


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Extend the line down slightly, and then take it across, down and add a “C” shape to the bottom.


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Bring down a leg and paw at the front, and add a second paw behind the first.


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Now, bring the line at the back up to form the back leg, and add a cute tail to the top.


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Add a second back leg behind the first…


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And then enclose the “POLICE” logo in a rectangle, and bring two rectangles down from the bottom of this for straps. Add square buckles, and then continue the rectangles down.


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Add the harness to the chest with two small squares, connected by horizontal lines.


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Use an eraser to correct the hind legs.


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Grab a black fineliner pen and go over the outlines of the eyes, as well as the “POLICE” logo on the back.


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Use a dark brown pen to shade the nose and inner ears…


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And a light brown pen for the rest of the dog’s body.


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Now, shade the inner section of the muzzle with a black pen.


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Use a pink pen to add color to the tongue…


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And a yellow pen for the badge on the harness.


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Use an orange pen to complete the badge.


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Use an eraser to erase the pencil marks on the “POLICE” label.


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Color the background to the logo, and the harness straps on the belly with a black pen.


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Add a line to the top of each side of the logo, and then bring curved lines up to meet a larger rectangle in the center. Fill this in with a black pen for the top of the harness.


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Shade the collar with a black pen…


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And use a dark gray pen for the rest of the harness.


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Now, use a brown pen to add color to the dog’s eyes.


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Finally, use a black pen and a ruler to add a line right beneath his paws.


And there we have it – a wonderful police dog, just waiting for a job to do – but first he needs a name!

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