How to Draw a Collie Dog

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Collie Dog in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Collie Dog.

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How to Draw a Collie Dog - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: A Collie is a short, really fuzzy dog that are considered some of the smartest dogs alive. To start drawing one, make a left and downward slanting line that curves to make a brow, before curving back up to make the top of the snout. Curve it back to make the nose and font of the cheek, an continue the line backwards to make the mouth and lips. Add a small curving line beneath that to make the chin, curving it down at the end to make the very top of the neck.

Step 2: Add a small curved line at the tip of the snout to make the nose. Put in a small oval to draw the eye, and put in the ears. Each ear is just two curved lines, one starting at the very top of the head, the other starting below and just behind the eye. One should point up, the other should point down.

Step 3: Now for the chest! A collie has very fuzzy fur, so make the line a bit wobbly, starting at the middle of the chin, and going down to curve back to make the front of the front leg.

Step 4: The back starts at the right side of the head, drawing a curving line that goes back only shortly, before bending up towards the rear hump. After that, curve it and and to the back. Next we'll be adding the fur on the dog's belly, making a big mass that hangs down with a few bumpy lines that should curve up and towards the front. Then make a slightly bumpy line for the rest of the belly, before curving down to make the back part of the front legs.

Step 5: In the space between the front and back lines that make that front leg, put in the paws, and the fur pattern found on the legs. This can be done with a line that starts above and apart from the chest and front leg, going down to curve forward to make the foot. Then add another line that slants from the top of the first, going down to the back of the foot for the fur pattern. Put in a look in front of the leg to make the other foot, a small loop on each foot to make toes.

Step 6: Draw a small sock shape at the back part of the furry mass near the bottom right of the Collie. The bottom of the sock shape should have a small curved line to imply toes.

Step 7: The next foot should be put in front of the other back leg, as a simple long oval shape that curves up very slightly at the right side to imply an unseen leg. A small curved line should be at the tip of this foot as well, again to imply toes.

Step 8: Collies have big patches of different colors across their body. You can put in patches, or even bands of patterns across the dog's fur to make your own pattern! To make this one though, just add two lines, one that starts behind the head and ends about midway down the chest, and the other that starts somewhere near halfway down the back and ends just above the front legs.

Interesting Facts about Collie Dogs

Collies are dogs that are originally from Scotland and Northern England. They are herding dogs. Even if a pet collie has never worked on a farm, it has a natural instinct to herd family members that live in its house, especially kids!

Did You Know?

  • There are several breeds of collies. Some popular ones are the Border collie and the bearded collie.
  • Collies are very active and agile. Border collies can work and run all day without getting tired. They are usually bred to herd sheep.
  • Border collies are considered to be the most intelligent of all breeds, and they are the easiest to train.
  • Lassie is the most famous of all collies. She was a Rough collie that was featured on the classic TV show of the same name. The real name of the dog that originally played Lassie was Pal. Pal’s descendents are still cast as “Lassie” in films and TV shows today.

Collies can have short or long fur and a feathered or bushy tail. Their tails are either naturally long or bobbed. The color of a collie’s fur depends on its breed. Collies can be tan, black, or brown. The fur on their chest and legs is usually white.