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How to Draw a Doberman Dog

Learn how to draw a Doberman Dog by following step-by-step directions. This one shows his ears in their natural floppy state.

The Dobermann (also known as a Doberman Pinscher in the United States and Canada) is a medium-large breed of domestic dog that was originally developed by a German tax collector named by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Apparently he wanted a guard to protect him as he travelled with his work.

Today’s Doberman dogs have a much friendlier reputation. The are said to be very intelligent and loyal animals. Your students can try drawing a nice portrait of one by focusing on just the shape of their head, and their distinctive coloring.

Thanks to a thoughtful reader, I recently learned that the pointed ears that Dobermans are famous for, are actually man-made. For that reason, this tutorial shares how to draw a doberman in its original state, soft floppy ears and all.



Time needed: 35 minutes.

How to Draw a Doberman Dog

  1. Draw the outline of the head.

  2. Add the mouth shape on top.

  3. Add the large nose and spots.

  4. Draw the outline of the eyes.

  5. Add the spots and lines.

  6. LIGHTLY add the lines for brown color.

  7. Add two flopper ears.

  8. Add the shoulders and ground line.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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