dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
A characteristic of a pet that deviates from the breed standard.
Some breed standards specify characteristics that are undesirable, some of these being disqualifying faults.
A symmetrical, two-beat gait in which diagonally contralateral limbs move in unison.
This is an endurance gait, which allows coverage of ground at a reasonable speed but without expending maximum energy. The trot may, therefore, be maintained for hours.
The foot of a cranial (
An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
The angles formed by bones meeting at a joint when the animal is standing at rest.
When the forequarter angulation matches the hindquarter angulation, the animal is said to be in balance.
The hind region of the dog, from the loin.
The region or joint between the femur (
) bone and the tibia and fibula (
Equivalent to the human knee.
The distance a limb can be extended.
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being too upright, and therefore incapable of a good
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