How to Draw a Labradoodle [Step by Step]

This step-by-step guide will show you how to draw your favorite pet, the Labradoodle! Drawing doesn’t have to be stressful, and it can be enjoyable even for complete beginners. 

Whether you have a pet Labradoodle (like me) or just love them, this is an activity that the whole family can join in on. Drawing can be a relaxing hobby that creates decorations for your space.

If you want to create a lasting memory of your lovable pet, follow this step-by-step guide on how to draw a Labradoodle.

Our video timelapse of drawing a Labradoodle

Getting Prepared

The labradoodle varies widely in hair type and color, so the colors used will vary too. It might be helpful to gather several colors to choose from before starting. Pick different shades of brown, red, green, and neutral tones, such as cream. Also, pick a black color for outlining and adding depth.

You will need sketch/drawing paper, pencils (preferably 2H), a pen or marker, and paint of various colors (we recommend acrylic or oil).

How to Draw a Labradoodle Step-by-Step

Make sure you have your supplies ready and a comfy spot because it’s time to get started!

Step 1

The first step is to draw some basic guidelines for the body. Start by drawing a circle for the head, then connect a rounded bean shape to the circle for the body. 

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Space the eyes and draw the head.

Step 2

Now draw the eyes. They should be higher up on the head and somewhat far apart. Sketch them in a sideways teardrop shape with short hair arranged around the eyes and toward the side of the head. The eyes should be somewhat dark with small pupils.

Step 3

Continue with the nose. You’ll want to make it round with a slit in the middle on the bottom and two small openings for the nostrils. Draw the fur on the snout by starting with short hairs on the top and then gradually making them longer as they flow down the sides. Also, draw the strands of hair into a point.

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The nose should be symmetrical – but not the snout hair! A tongue out pose allows a splash of color.

Step 4

Time to move on to the mouth. The mouth will be open, so start by drawing the tongue from the edge of the fur by the snout. The tongue should be covering most of the teeth with a bump on each side. Then draw a thin bottom lip below the tongue. Next, draw thick medium-length hair surrounding the mouth and jaw area.

Step 5

Shape the head by drawing the fur between the middle of the eyes and flowing up and out to the sides of the face, getting longer the further away from the face.

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Ears longer than the snout – for Labradoodles and Cockapoos.

Step 6

Draw the ears now and have them flopping behind slightly like he is running. The fur should be shorter on the ears but long enough to where you won’t need to draw much detail.

Step 7

Draw a collar with a tag for a little extra personality. For the collar, draw a half-circle around the neck, add the little ring, and attach a tag. The tag can be a standard oval, or you can personalize it and make it any shape you want. 

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This drawing is based on a photograph on my Labradoodle Max

Step 8

Now move on to the body. Start with the front right leg by drawing straight lines from the body, with the paw slightly facing the viewer. Add short to medium-length hair that’s facing down.

Step 9

Draw the left leg now by going out towards the viewer and then drawing the paw drooping down. You will not see the paw because the fur will cover it.

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Details like toys or collars can add a splash of color.

Step 10

Move on to the back and chest now. Connect the legs by a line with hair that will be the chest. Now, draw lines extending from the neck and the left leg outwards. That will be the back. Add fur to contour the body.

Step 11

Draw the left hind leg connecting from the back and left front paw, angled toward the viewer and straight. There should be no detail on the paw as the fur will also cover it.

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Practice drawing wavy hair, it is a mainstay of Doodle dog drawing.

Step 12

Only a tiny section of the right hind leg will be visible. Draw it out from the middle of the left back leg and have it curved down and around until it connects slightly higher up from the left hind paw. Add fur.

Step 13

Now for the tail! Draw it out from the back and slightly to the side of the body to add movement to the picture. The tail should be covered in long strands of hair that appear to blow in the wind.

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Lots of brown… use lighter colors to highlight even if your own Labradoodle has a coat that is not light.

Step 14

Now it’s time to paint. Use black paint around the inner ears, mouth, nose, neck, chest, and right front paw. It will add shadows to the painting and give it more depth and realness.

Step 15

Paint the rest of the drawing in your preferred labradoodle colors! Allow to dry completely before hanging up or framing.

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Our step-by-step guide on how to draw a Labradoodle!

About Labradoodles

The labradoodle is a cross between a labrador retriever and a poodle. It is a very intelligent and friendly dog. These adorable pups are affectionate, loyal, and playful. The perfect kind of dog to bring to life through art!

The labradoodle coat ranges from four to six inches of straight to loose curls. Their color also varies widely and can come in several shades, from chocolate to cream to red. Most labradoodles have dark hazel to brown eye color.

The colors you choose will be up to you. You can look at images of labradoodles for inspiration or if you have one for a pet, use them as your muse.


This easy step-by-step guide can make anyone a beginner artist, but most importantly, it will give you the information you need to create a work of art for your favorite furry friend!

Don’t forget to show off your skills, and maybe introduce someone to a new hobby! You can even make this activity into a fun night with friends and see who can come up with the best creation.