Hackney Gaiting Miniature Pinscher 
Illustration of Hackney Gaiting

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Hackney Gaiting
A variation of the trot in which the forelimbs are lifted unusually high and given exaggerated extension.
The Miniature Pinscher should move with a hackney-like gait, in which the dog should lift his forefeet up and out with a bend at the wrist, while driving smoothly and strongly from the hindquarters.
This gait is, however, not desirable in other breeds, because a true hackney gait wastes energy. For this reason, the hackney gait is a fault for many dog breeds.
Also known as high stepping and [by the Kennel Club] as hackney action.