I remember a movie from the 80s...could have been a comedy. In any case, it featured a spotted blue, almost clay-like dog. Breed looked somewhat like a beagle. It wasn't a claymation film though. The people in it were real actors but the dog must have been mechanical? Anyways, the dog was made to look semi-real. I don't know if the dog played a major role in the film or not.
I don't remember anything about the plot. It was a B-movie. I think there may have been other creatures/animals that looked similar in texture and aesthetic to the dog.