canine freestyle moves database

natural gaits

These are movements natural to the dog. The name of the gait indicates the dog’s pattern of steps at a particular speed.

 

Walk

Dog moves at a walking pace [a four beat gait].
When walking, the dog never has fewer than two feet on the ground (usually three feet), and occasionally all four feet may be on the ground.

Trot

A two beat diagonal gait with diagonal pairs of legs moving and striking the ground together. Faster than a walk.

Lope

A three beat gait with a long stride capable of being sustained a long time. One hind foot strikes the ground followed by the diagonal pair and lastly the opposite and leading front foot. Resembles a canter.




No video available

video Block
Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more

Pace

A two beat lateral gait with legs on the same side moving and striking the ground together.





No video available


video Block
Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more

Trot

Lope

Pace

Canter

Run/Gallop


Note: Function key F5 will refresh the page and restore the video thumb nails.

back to start