We used AI to generate dog-related images and they’re hilarious (and sometimes beautiful)
It’s not that we’ve got too much time on our hands. We really are very busy creating content on how to best look after your dogs, different breeds, and the best doggie products available. But when someone showed us a picture of a magical world inside a giant tea cup and told us it was computer generated, well, we had to give it a go ourselves. Naturally, with dogs at the center of them.
After all, who doesn’t want to see the epic battle of Voldermort against a Cocker Spaniel or a surrealist portrait of Snoopy? Here are our beautiful (and sometimes a bit bonkers) AI-generated doggie artworks. Enjoy!
But first, what is AI-generated artwork?
AI pictures are taking the internet by storm – for both the good and the bad. They can be incredibly beautiful and very funny but artists are split down the middle. The lack of real artistic input has left many questioning whether they can be considered art at all.
We just wanted to create a bit more doggie spam for you to admire. But what exactly is the process?
For our below pictures we used the website Midjourney. Midjourney is a Discord bot input generator, meaning you can join with Discord to make everything a bit easier. There are various threads you can look at to see exactly what other people are creating, and – more importantly – what words they’re typing in to generate their images.
In the ‘imagine’ box at the bottom, you can enter whatever words you want as inspiration for your picture. When we say whatever words, we really mean whatever words. You could type ‘sea with dogs instead of fish’ or ‘Darth Vader as a dog’ and you’ll only have to wait a few moments for your totally unique images to be generated.
And yes, those are examples we tried out.
Midjourney pulls from millions of images across the internet to create something completely one of a kind. Even if you type in the same words, it will produce something totally unique the next time around.
From the keywords you’ve entered, you then get four possible renders which you can choose to upscale or make variations of (that’s why there are a couple of versions of some of the ones in this article – we just couldn’t choose)! It really is that simple.
So, let’s have a look at some of the pictures Midjourney and our imagination have created. Which one is going to be your favorite?
Portrait of a Jesus Dog
If Jesus were a dog (and who’s to say he isn’t) he’d definitely look something like this furry friend!
Andy Warhol-style portrait of a dog
Who wouldn't want to have this magnificent work of art in their living room?
Hachiko waiting for his owner in front of the Shibuya train station
There never was a better boy than Hachiko, who waited for 9 whole years in front of Shibuya train station for his owner to come back. The AI has perfectly captured this fluffy Akita’s wistful and patient look.
Epic combat between Voldemort and a Cocker Spaniel
EXPECTO PAWTRONUM! Or should that be Pawtrificus Totalus? Either way, if Harry Potter were a dog he’d definitely be an excitable yet brave Cocker Spaniel.
Marilyn Monroe as a dog
Would JFK approve?
A dog camping next to a peaceful river, colorful drawing
One of the best things about AI-generated images is all the different styles they can come in. These blocks of color certainly suit this pooch’s beautiful markings.
Surrealist portrait of Snoopy
Did you know Picasso lived with a Dachshund called Lump? Surely if he’d had a Newfoundland (or another furry breed with droopy ears!) his paintings would have looked something like this.
A happy dog eating ramen at a restaurant
Happiness is when the waiter finally brings over your bowl of ramen.
A dog inside a fish bowl with seaweed and other fish
There’s something so beautiful (and a little spooky) about this pup watching you. Especially with his bubble vision.
A dog made out of sand on a beach
If only we had a dog-shaped bucket.
A Samoyed eating spaghetti
Isn't he the cutest Samoyed on Earth?
A dog pharaoh style
That really is a Pharaoh Hound.
Portrait of a Poodle mixed with a cat
How incredible is the detail on this Catoodle?
A dog sleeping on a couch shaped like a cloud
How often have you looked for objects in clouds? We bet they never looked like this!
A French Bulldog with a birthday cake
This image is giving a whole new meaning to the word ‘Bulldog’. Is it just us, or has this little birthday boy got the eyes and nose of an angry bull?
A happy dog in a supermarket in front of the dog food
Hands up if this is literally the face your dog pulls when you bring out their food? Maybe he's thinking about the fresh dog food waiting for him at home…
A Labrador Retriever walking in heaven
See, told you Jesus might be a dog.
A man and his dog walking in an ancient temple
This is what ‘a man and his dog walking in an ancient temple’ generated. Pretty accurate.
Medieval portraits of a dog at a museum
No way would a dog sit still long enough to have its portrait done. These are awesome, though!
A sad Golden Retriever goes to hell
Looks like someone wasn’t a good boy after all!
Darth Vader is a dog
Luke would have had a lot of questions.
Impressionist painting of a dog reflection on the water
Dog, by Claude Monet, 1893.
A dog stuck in an ice cube
Why oh why is there a dog stuck in an ice cube? Absolutely do not put your dog in an ice cube.
A dog working on Wall Street
If dogs had jobs to do (other than chasing their tail and protecting the house from the postman) which breed would be a banker?
A Samurai Poodle
Of course, a Poodle would be a Samurai.
A seabed with dogs instead of fish
We really had dogs being best friends with Nemo in mind. Not caught in a net. Guess we should be more precise with our wording next time!
A very fluffy dog sleeping in a garden
And for some reason growing very fluffy leaves for hair.
Dogs protesting in the street
Hey Hey. Ho Ho. The cat next door has got to go!
Dogs sitting at a bar at night having a drink
What would dogs talk about if they could meet for a beer?
Manga drawing of a dog running in a city
Dog? Or wolf?
Half Gollum, Half dog, in a dark cave
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Arwen
She probably said that about a dog.
Hyperrealistic portrait of a Chihuahua
How incredible is the detail on this little Chi?
Mount Rushmore National Memorial with dog faces
We think all dogs deserve their own special memorial.
Portrait of a dog, Picasso style
And this is definitely Lump.
Portrait of a sad dog working at McDonald's at night
Even the smell of a big mac isn’t making this little guy feel better.
School photo of a Golden Retriever
This Golden Retriever is definitely the teacher's pet.
Surrealist and Psychedelic painting of a dog in a rainbow jungle
How stunning are the colors in these ones?
Wanted Poster of a dog
He really wasn’t a good boy.
Yoda as a dog
‘Do or do not. There is no try’. Imagine if obedience training was that simple?
And there they are! Our wonderful, slightly strange, and unique AI pup pictures. Which keywords would you use to generate a picture? Let us know and we might even add our favorite suggestions!
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!