I took some real time figuring out my dogformers.
Optimus Prime: A wolf hybrid, he’s the largest of them all, and leading comes naturally to him. He nobly regards his team as his family in either robot or canine mode, for that will never change.
Ratchet: An old Golden Retriever, he’s a loyal and trained service dog, skilled in his craft to help others in both a suit of armor and quadrupedal body.
Arcee: An Italian Greyhound, smaller than the rest but nimble and incredibly fast, she’s a smart warrior in both universes.
Bulkhead: A Bullmastiff, he’s a terrifying enemy and a wonderful friend, in either mode he’s a wrecker through and through.
Wheeljack: A bit of a mutt, Jacky’s an Australian Shepherd ((for his reckless cowboy side)) and a Rottweiler ((for his fearlessness)) mix, torn up from his past in either world he stays loyal to his faction no matter what.
Smokescreen: A pure white German Shepherd, chosen not just for the match in paint job ((for the most part)) but for his detail as a security guard at Iacon, he’s focused and confident, but still young, and underestimated in both bot and pup modes.
Bumblebee: A German Shepherd/Pitbull mix, he’s a cute puppy who grows into a fierce dog, a gentle soul he learns from Optimus all he can until his eventual take over as alpha of the pack.
As you can see I put in almost a week of labor and planning before designing these guys. I wanted their coats to match their bot counterparts without using insanely unrealistic colours. Also, I greatly apologize for the bad anatomy, I haven’t drawn a dog in 5+ years….