This is beautiful! The texture of the fur is magnificent! It's like some beautiful cross between a big cat, a dog and a ram. The lighting and shading are great! You did a truly beautiful job on this!
As much as I love creatures like dragons, it gets kinda old to go "how did they come to be?" and the response being either "created" or "it's magic". This... this looks like a creature that could actually exist. A creature that evolved to this state... and I love that.