I remember a while ago I saw a cute pic of some small dog animations, by ronnieraccoon. I thought the small easy pallette would be fun to animate, so I gave it a shot. It was pretty fun.
I used to have a pit bull when I was younger, and he kinda' looked like this. The Dog's name was Champ. So I guess this is kind of a mini-tribute, in a kind of way.
Also, I know the spots change sides when he turns. I did all the animations of different activity separately from one another, so when putting them together, I didn't feel switching spots when he turns was worth the time. It's meant to be like a little game sprite, so I felt this little "glitch" wasn't as worrisome.
**edited two frames that transition from the idle to the sniffing animation to make it less snappy, per previous critique**