An asymmetrical, four-beat, leapinggait
in which there are two
suspension phases. In the first
extended suspension phase,
forelimbs extend forwards while the hind
limbs extend backwards, and in the second collected suspension
phase both fore- and hind limbs are gathered (airborne)
under the body.
All four limbs contact the ground separately, none in
This type of
is adopted by sighthounds, short-legged dogs, and cats
(and is exemplified by cheetahs).