Dog Movement Terminology
Whether you are a professional dog groomer, a breeder or simply a dog owner, knowing basic terminology is always a good thing.
We’ve come across miles of terminology with regards to our canine friends and have been sharing it in smaller, more targeted batches.
Movement of the animal.
Movement of the hind end with the hocks very close together.
As seen from directly in front of the animal, when the legs converge beyond the midline.
Thrusting from the hind end.
A specific way of movement.
A high-stepping movement of the front end.
Erratic movement with bad steps, often due to poor development of muscles.
Unwieldy and heavy movement.
A gait in which the animal moves both legs the same side of the body at the same time.
A movement of the front end in which the feet hit the ground with a jarring action.
The length of the forward stride.
As seen from directly in front of or behind the animal, when the legs converge towards the center line of balance during the trot.
A solid movement as seen from directly in front of or behind the animal.
A gait in which the animal moves both legs on diagonal sides at the same time.