Do you have a furry friend that needs a pumpkin this Halloween? Well, we’ve got you covered! We searched the Internet for free dog pumpkin carving templates and found some really great ones. All you need to do is print them out, trace over the template with a pencil, and carve away! Your pup will be so happy when he sees his spooky face in your front yard. And don’t forget about all of those treats inside
Halloween is almost here and that means pumpkin carving season is in full swing. We have been having a blast this year with making pumpkin crafts like this Mums Pumpkin Planter, but our latest pumpkin project might just be the cutest! We carved a dachshund into a jack o’ lantern pumpkin and it is just so super cute!
My dog is nicknamed a “Chiweenie” because she is a mix between a chihuahua and a dachshund. She looks more like the dachshund so we decided to print that dog breed carving template from the Purina and Walmart Howl-o-Ween Pet Park, and then we adhered it to a freshly cleaned out pumpkin to trace the outline. Using a craving tool, we were able to cut out an adorable dachshund dog face for our fat pumpkin.
It came out really well, and while my pooch might not be impressed, the kids sure are!! These Free Dog Pumpkin Carving Templates are perfect for Halloween and would make awesome pet Halloween photo props. Using a white background, and the addition of a Halloween bandanna, I was able to snap some impromptu Halloween photos of my dog for cards!
Unfortunately, the Purina carving templates don’t seem to be available any longer, so we found some other great templates for you to use.
Dog Pumpkin Carving Templates
We’ve found the best free dog pumpkin carving templates for you to use this Halloween! Find your favorite template, print it out, and get started on these adorable pumpkins. You can find all of our favorites below. Happy Carving!
Our first pick is the Pedigree Foundation. They have 13 different carving templates of popular breeds like pug, golden retriever, bulldog, and others to choose from. All templates are free and PDF format and are easy to print.
Better Homes & Gardens has a great selection of 24 different dog breeds to carve into your pumpkin. Unfortunately, some of their templated didn’t load for us, but most did and they were good quality.
How To Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin Longer
If you want your carved pumpkin to last as long as possible. Follow these steps.
Be sure to remove all seeds and pulp from the pumpkin before carving. Use an ice cream scoop to remove all the seeds and stringy bits. After that, use some paper towels to pat the inside dry.
Put a few drops of bleach into a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the inside and outside of the pumpkin with the bleach solution to kill any bacteria that will accelerate the decomposition process.
If you’re expecting a hard frost, take your pumpkin inside. A light frost should be okay, but a hard frost will soften its flesh and cause it to rot fast.
I hope you had fun reading about where to get free pumpkin carving templates for your dog. Leave a comment below letting us know what kind of dog you’re carving your pumpkin for this year.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Your dog is so cuuuuuute! The pumpkin came out awesome, too!
Jennifer Sikora says
This is so awesome. My daughter free handed her cat onto a pumpkin the other day. It turned out great, but your dog looks awesome!
What a cute idea. Your dog looks great with the Halloween bandanna. I know some people who would love to carve dogs into their pumpkins.
Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! says
You have a chiweenie! We want one! We have a beagle mix and think she needs a little buddy. I think my husband would not be amused though. Anyway, thanks for the info about the doggie stencils. I LOVE these!!! I’m going to check them out and pin them, too, right now.
How cute! What a fabulous idea. I think my kiddos would love a pumpkin like this, I used to do ones like this when I was a kid. So fun.
Vera Sweeney says
These are such cute pumpkin carving templates!! My kids always love to find new things to carve their pumpkins into.
So cute idea, Im a dog lover. This is really great. I should try this at home. Thanks for sharing.
We have yet to carve the pumpkin this year. We need to do it. This one is SO cute I just might use it.
That’s awesome! Your pumpkin turned out really good. I’d love to get these templates except for cats. I have two cats and this would be great!
What a cutie! I would like to try carving a pumpkin.
This is amazing! You did a great job! I’m totally trying the German Shepherd one!
Ann Bacciaglia says
Howl-o-Ween sounds like so much fun. I will have to try these templates on my pumpkin. I hope mine turn out as good as yours.
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That pumpkin is so cute! I think my family would love to carve one that looks like our dog!
Tiffany Cruz says
That’s one super adorable pumpkin! I love this. Your dog is adorable. We will be carving pumpkins tomorrow.
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
How original. I love the idea of incorporating two of my favorite things into one craft: dogs and pumpkins. Thanks for an inspiring post.
Oh my goodness I love that idea. I would love to get one of my dog.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
What a cute doggie! That scarf and jack-o-lantern are the perfect Halloween accessories!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
We made one with our Frenchies this year. It was awesome.