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How to Draw a German Shepherd

Learn to draw a German Shepherd in six easy steps! Today you will learn how to create one of the world’s most popular dogs on paper!

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker
  • How to Draw a German Shepherd Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
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German Shepherds have beautiful coats of fur with some distinctive coloring. Let’s learn the basics for drawing their muscular body and adding the most popular German Shepherd coloring. Draw lightly at first because you’ll have to erase a few of the lines along the way!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw A Tall Oval

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    Draw a tall oval near the top half of your paper.

  2. Add Large Pointed Ears

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    Draw a large pair of German Shepherd ears…keep them pointy!

  3. Include Legs

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    Draw a pair of slender legs and include dog feet as well.

  4. Draw Body

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    Now add a pear-shaped body.  Also draw the hind feet as shown.

  5. Draw a Dog Face

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    Add a furry chest and some of this dog’s face.

  6. Add Color

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    German Shepherds can be colored with a variety of brown colors.

How to Draw a German Shepherd 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 German Shepherd. 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!

About German Shepherds

German Shepherd dogs are considered a working dog breed. They were originally bred for herding sheep.

Although they can look similar to wolves in a way, German Shepherds are a reasonably modern dog with the oldest breeds on record dating back only about 120 years.

Because German Shepherds are incredibly smart and highly trainable, they are used worldwide assisting in a variety of fields. These incredible dogs are used by police and search and rescue teams.

They are incredibly loyal dogs which makes German Shepherds very protective over family members. When approaching an owner of a German Shepherd remember this. Approach slowly and always get permission before attempting to pet their dog.