Proportions can vary a lot between breeds and drawing styles. If you are drawing a profile of a dog, the outline would look like this:
The dog's head will be slightly oval.
The nose is shaped like a cone with the point cut off, with the skull widening where it connects with the nose.
A dog's back is bowed slightly in the center: think of a sausage or a bean shape.
The neck is two forward-curving lines: The front line goes from the bottom center of the neck to the front center of the body, and the back line runs a little below the center rear of the head to the top of the body where the shape starts to curve downward.
The front outside leg will start at the bottom of the front neck line. The inside leg will be partially obscured by the front leg.
The tail goes slightly below the top right of the body.
The rear outside leg starts below the tail. This connects to a broad c-shaped thigh muscle that will overlap with the rear of the body. The rear inside leg will start half-way between the bottom and bottom right of the body.
The feet are ovals. If you are drawing a left-facing dog, the upper right part of each oval will overlap with the leg.
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