Whether you enjoy coloring as a child or an adult, you probably want to create the best possible coloring page or drawing. That’s all a coloring page is – a drawing someone else created that you handle coloring. The main challenges to coloring pictures of dogs or puppies stem from their fur, paws, and ears.
Welcome to our collection of free PUPPY coloring pages. Click the Puppy pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every Puppy coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
An illustration of a cute hairy puppy with droopy ears and a basket full of flowers, corn, and vegetables.
An illustration of a beautifully drawn puppy wearing a ribbon with balloons, confetti, and a cup cake with candle in the background.
An illustration of a cute spotted puppy sniffing a bug near the flowers
A cartoon illustration of five happy puppies of different sizes playing in front of the fence.
Four cute husky puppies leaning on the wooden fence with a beautiful butterfly flying on top of their heads.
A cute puppy happily playing with its ball while looking up at two beautiful butterflies.
Illustration of a baby talking to a cute puppy in a basket with plants, flowers, and butterflies in the background.
An illustration of two cute puppies happily grooming each other with small hearts above their heads.
A boy puppy and a girl puppy bumping their noses with each other with big hearts in the background.
An illustration of a cute puppy sitting on top of a pillow beside the window and a plant.
An illustration of a spotted puppy playing with many balls of different designs in front of the house.
An illustration of a happy puppy biting the strings of a balloon.
An illustration of a happy dog sticking its tongue out in front of plants and flowers.
An illustration of a bulldog puppy jumping to catch a small ball.
An illustration of a small and cute puppy smiling at a camera inside its dog house.
An illustration of a happy puppy sticking out its tongue with large lovely flowers in the background.
An illustration of an adorable puppy looking happily at a ball with a smiling sun and a building in the background.
An illustration of four puppies happily playing, standing, or walking in front of a wooden dog house.
An illustration of a puppy bathing in a tub filled with bubbles beside a cute kitten.
An illustration of a puppy with lovely eyes sitting near a tree.
A cute and happy puppy sitting while talking to a small bird.
An illustration of a cute puppy standing in front of its dog house and a smiling sun.
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Areas on a Puppy Coloring Page
Each puppy coloring page differs depending on the breed of the dog. You need a diverse set of colors from which to choose since these puppy coloring pages will contain many details. Think about blending your colors when you choose the media you use, since colored pencils or crayons or oil pastel sticks blend best.
Your puppy or puppies likely take up most of the page and leave little background for you to color. The colors you choose to use will vary depending on whether you color a cartoon doggie like a Paw Patrol Pup or a realistic coloring page of a goldendoodle puppy. The colors chosen will also depend on the breed of the dog and its variant. For example, you would use black to color a black Labrador retriever, but shades of brown and dark brown to color a chocolate lab.
You can use the Internet to look at photographs of each dog breed or check a book out from the library on dog breeds. This lets you know what colors to use and in what combinations. It shows you the variations in a dog’s paw, tail, fur, etc.
With respect to coloring the puppy’s fur, you need to color it in 3D. Dog fur is three-dimensional. When coloring fur, your coloring page might provide guidelines to indicate fur sections, but you need to color in individual strands of fur and shadows between those fur hairs.
You should shade one side of the animal drawing to provide the effect of the pet standing in natural light. Also, remember that animal hair doesn’t necessarily lie down. It might stick up in places or overlap, draw their fur growing from all sides. Color fur clumps in at least one spot, since that is how it grows normally. The fur should appear thicker close to the rear part of the body of your cute pup, as well as wider. Use shadowing in black and gray to add dimension, especially towards the base, or bottom, of the drawing. Color your shadows wider and bigger at the bottom.
You can use a cotton swab to blend the fur clumps together, following the flow direction of the fur. This is all about adding the right shadows and highlights, so you need three or four colored pencils or crayons close to the same color, but different hues. Within each fur clump, add very small shadows with the darkest color.
Your picture might be of rescue dogs. These puppies may be lying in a crate or basket. You need to also color these items in tan or brown, typically. With the blanket or pillow in the crate or basket, you can color any shade you like.
Perhaps your puppy in the picture plays with a cat or bird. They also deserve appropriate fur, feathers, and coloring. Check the Internet to find out what they each look like.
Puppy paws can seem a bit larger than the rest of the baby dog. They grow into them. You can enhance this effect by coloring the rims of the paws black with thicker shadows. Also, remember to shadow the inside of the ears. Make the ears a slightly lighter color than the fur – just barely. Since the light in a photo or in real life comes from above, the dog’s fur would seem to be lighter on top of their head than at their rear and tail.