dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Foot that does not have sufficiently prominent arch.
There is insufficient angulation of toes and pads are insubstantial.
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.
Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
The hinge joints between the proximal and the intermediate phalanges.
Bones of a digit or digits (
The angles formed by bones meeting at a joint when the animal is standing at rest.
Cushion-like part of animal foot.
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Well Knuckled Up
Prominent and high arch of the
proximal interphalangeal joint
, displaying good
(nearly 90 degrees) over thick
Also known as
Close-Up of Whippet's Feet
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