First realistic render i tried. Really really happy with this. Using the picture of my dog as reference, I personally tihnk I created a good portrait of him in the picture and compliments him really well. Taking into account lighting, his fur and skin blends well of each other.
A negative area of this would probably be the mouth area. The mouth seems to lack colour. In my defense, it was so it didnt contract too much but maybe I didnt put enough detail into this area.