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You know how we like to keep it dog-centric around here! Adult coloring is all the rage, but it’s that much more fun when the subject matter is doggos galore. We went out and found of the best-loved dog coloring books, all extremely affordable, for your stress-busting needs. Dog designs range from mandala-inspired to simple lines, so there’s something here for everyone. All share in common great customer reviews and beautiful dogs and all are recommended as stress relief for grown-ups.
I spent the first half of the 90’s coveting all things Lisa Frank, so I’m pretty stoked that she’s having another cultural moment. For the dog-loving 90’s kid whose mom wouldn’t get them the Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper. Trust us; this is the perfect coloring book for adults born in the ’70s and early- to mid-80s.Buy Now on Amazon for $2.25
This coloring book celebrates internet sensation Doug the Pug, each page depicting Doug on one of his adventures.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.98
This one is a little wild and I like it. With complex illustrations that incorporate intricate shapes (like Louis Wain, but with dogs!), Colorful Dogs should keep you busy for a while.Buy Now on Amazon for $14.99
Sharpen up your 96-pack of colored pencils for this collection of realistic coloring pages. You can have a lot of fun with shading here.Buy Now on Amazon for $6.59
Take all the guesswork out of which color goes where and color by numbers! So soothing.Buy Now on Amazon for $5.23
Putting the “adult” in adult coloring books, this naughty collection features cute dogs and swear words. Not for sharing with your 7-year-old nephew, but really effing fun.Buy Now on Amazon for $4.99
I don’t know about you, but I have a soft spot for corgis. The perky face, the fluffy, wiggly buns—what’s not to love? Features fun illustrations by Jean Tumbagahan.Buy Now on Amazon for $4.99
Another breed-specific book! This one features adorable illustrations of varying levels of difficulty, so whether you want to get super-focused and specific or just zone out and scribble, this pit bull coloring book’s got you covered.Buy Now on Amazon for $8.99
A roundup of dog breeds for your coloring pleasure! Each coloring page is on a separate sheet, so feel free to pull out your faves and tape them to the fridge. Most breeds are represented here, including dachshund, French bulldog, Cocker spaniel, poodle, golden retriever, beagle, border collie, and more.Buy Now on Amazon for $8.99
Okay, this one doesn’t have any dogs (unless you count raccoons, or as I call them “trash-dog bear cousins”), but who doesn’t like to mix it up from time to time? Apply your freshly honed coloring skills to these illustrations of sugar gliders, guinea pigs, coatimundi, prairie dogs (sort of a dog!), tarantulas, iguanas, and many more. Stress relieving and educational all at once.Buy Now on Amazon for $7.99
If you’re not already up on the adult coloring craze, now’s the time to start. Coloring isn’t just a hot new trend, it’s also good for you—seriously! Coloring has proven de-stressing effects, making it a great way to unwind after a long day at work. Dogs are also major stress relievers, of course. So why not combine the two?
These adult coloring books for dog lovers combine the soothing effects of coloring with the charm of our best friends, making them the perfect gift for the artistic pet parent in your life. Or, say, for you.
This book contains over 30 unique pure-breed dog illustrations for you to color, from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane. Best of all, the pages are single-sided so you can remove your favorite masterpiece and stick it to the fridge.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.91
Can you imagine anything more soothing than coloring in the panes of a stained glass illustration? Ok, maybe you can. (Warm bath, a glass of wine…) But really, try it. Once you’re done coloring in a stained glass Labrador retriever, hang your masterpiece so the light streams through and bliss out.Buy Now on Amazon for $6.99
Ready for a challenge? This one’s not for the adult coloring newbie. Dazzling Dogs promises intricate patterns and flowers for experienced colorists. And of course, every delicate design features a pooch doing something adorable. Creative Haven publishes a whole series of adult coloring books for animal lovers if you like this style.Buy Now on Amazon for $5.99
Love Puppies was created by Alisann Smookler, an artist who began making meditative adult coloring books after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. The 15 puppies pictured in this beautiful coloring book are “state dogs” from around the U.S. Enjoy coloring an adorable Boston terrier (Massachusetts), foxhound (Virginia), and more!Buy Now on Amazon for $10
It’s no surprise to learn that the creator of Love Dogs is also the creator of Love Puppies. In this sequel, you can search for hidden hearts while coloring in 25 distinct dogs. Two soothing activities in one!Buy Now on Amazon for $10
Challenge yourself to capture the delicate colors of a dog’s coat in these ultra-realistic drawings. You’ll be so focused, the stresses of everyday life might just melt away.Buy Now on Amazon for $9
Featuring 25 portraits of dogs’ faces, from the basset hound to the Saluki and the schnauzer. Each darling doggy face is printed on a stark black background, so your fantastic color combinations will really stand out.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.99
As the title implies, Doodle Dogs is full of fun designs swirling over and around the pups pictured. This is one of our favorite simple gift ideas for doodle owners, btw.Buy Now on Amazon for $7.76
Go retro with this classic adult coloring book, first published in 1984. In Favorite Dogs, you’ll fill in the blanks for 42 breeds, learning as you go from informative captions.Buy Now on Amazon for $4.99
Take a walk on the wild side! This book has 40 distinct wolf illustrations on which to exercise your most precise coloring skills.Buy Now on Amazon for $4.87
Whether you’re an adult coloring beginner or a shading pro, there’s a book out there to meet your needs. So grab your pencils or crayons and settle in for a relaxing evening of coloring dogs…with your IRL dog curled up beside you, of course.
This cat coloring book for adults is a bestseller. Need we say more? We’re thinking it’d make an ideal gift for cat lovers with a sense of humor.
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Are you ready to get to scribbling? Line up your coloring implements of choice and prepare to immerse yourself in color and dogs. Sounds like a perfect way to chill.
Featured image from Creative Haven: Dogs Draw and Color.