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hotel4dogs 11-02-2011 11:03 AM

excellent website (thanks Tahnee GR)
Linda posted this in another section of the forum, but it's really good so I thought I'd repost it here:

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Very interesting illustrations of dogs' gaits.
When Tito is coming back with a bird, I always thought he had a somewhat odd gait. Now I see that he's cantering!!!
From the website:
The canter is a preferred gait for cruising or loping easily across a field because it is not tiring and it provides good support. It is often slower than a trot but it can be easily shifted into the faster transverse gallop. Because of the even distribution of support (tripod involving hindlimb followed by tripod involving forelimb), the canter is suited for rough ground or where footing is uncertain.

Interesting stuff, good reading!

LibertyME 11-02-2011 11:06 AM

agreed.....really good link! Thanks Linda!

Megora 11-02-2011 11:07 AM

I thought the same thing<:

My guy does the transverse gallop (I've always called it canter, but obviously it's not from the vid) sometimes (when he's really hyped up) when we do the fast pace in heeling.

hotel4dogs 11-02-2011 11:12 AM

I used to ride, so I know what the canter is, but I never really associated it with dogs. Now that I see the video, that's exactly what the monster boy is doing.

Tahnee GR 11-02-2011 11:20 AM

Thanks-I really love that site :) There are a couple of other good gait sites, one animated (dachshunds) and one with picture and videos (APBT). They are in the links section of this website, and I will try to post them tonight when I get home:

Endeavor Golden Retrievers

LibertyME 11-02-2011 11:58 AM

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Happened to catch these of Tracer this summer...
He is off lead - traveling at the speed of his choosing.
It was early morning in an unfamiliar location so his head was traveling back and forth a bit....
I thought it was neat to see the distance traveled ....each brick is 8" long.

rhondas 11-02-2011 02:25 PM

Barb, thanks for posting this. It is interesting.

Now I know that Jake is rotary galloping when he has his crazy zoomies after a 4 mile walk. He goes at it for 5-10 minutes.

Tahnee GR 11-02-2011 09:56 PM

Here's the dachshund movement website:

and the APBT

American Pit Bull Terrier Network Movement

These are both great sites.

Tamarackgoldens 11-03-2011 06:35 PM

Very interesting. We definitely have a rotary gallop to the bird, but I think we have a transverse gallop back. No wonder the poor boy sleeps the whole way home.

Jige 11-03-2011 06:48 PM

In the morning I am going to realy watch Jige's gait to see which he uses. Thanks for the website it is interesting.

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