Cool information about normal gaits in quadrupeds from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Follow the link and click the buttons under the dog or other animal for more information on each type of gait. (via Dr. Sophia Yin.)
Why should you check it out? First, it’s really interesting to see how dogs move—what all four legs are doing and what your dog’s footfalls are. Second, if you know what a normal gait looks like, you’ll have an easier time recognizing an abnormal gait making it easier to catch any problems in your dog sooner.