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How to Draw a Bulldog

From their cute pushed-in snouts to their stocky body Bulldogs are adorable pets. Let’s learn how to draw a Bulldog in 6 simple steps!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker
  • How to Draw a Bulldog Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
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Bulldogs are fun to draw and fairly easy. The secret is to draw each body part with enough roundness to convey the bulldog’s distinctive short and stout body!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw an Oval Shape

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    Draw the head of the bulldog with an oval.

  2. Add Floppy Ears

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    Next draw the ears folding forward.

  3. Draw Legs & Feet

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    Now draw the bulldog’s legs. Keep them short and stubby.

  4. Add the Bulldog’s Body

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    Add the body and hind legs as shown.

  5. Draw a Wide Face

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    Finally draw each part of the bulldog’s face.

  6. Finish With Color

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    Darken the lines and add color to finish your drawing.

How to Draw a Bulldog PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Bulldog. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get get creative!

Bulldog Facts

Bulldogs are considered to be friendly and calm dogs and as a result make good family pets. For this reason they rank as one of the most popular dog breeds.

One of their cutest attributes…their short snout sets them apart from other breeds in that owners need to take special precautions. Bulldogs can have difficulty breathing, especially in hot climates. For this reason steep hills, staircases and even water deep enough to swim in can present hazards to the bulldog.

Yale University uses a real live bulldog for their mascot. His name is Handsome Dan and is the official mascot for Yale’s sporting events!