Canine Gait

An excellent study of canine motion – you need Flash player which is a free download.

What you will see is a:

  1. healthy dog
  2. a dog with CHD (Hip Dysplasia) 
  3. Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture. 

Each of the above dogs are shown 

  • walking
  • gaiting
  • stairs

There are 2 main views of 3 dogs:

  1. actual video
  2. dog in abstract with the use of reflective markers in key locations

All can be seen from 4 different views:

  1. Side
  2. posterior
  3. frontal
  4. overhead

Here you go:

3 thoughts on “Canine Gait

  • December 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Wow—I’ve never seen such an excellent presentation of canine motion. I could spend hours here. Thank you, Julie.

  • December 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I could watch and watch…..I was especially aghast over the dysplastic dog, marveling at how unever the hips were. Until I read that it was poor marker placement. Ha!

  • December 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    In early summer of this year, our 10 yr old Lab tore his ACL while prancing around after we had just cleaned his ears outside. His gait was very similar to the CCL rupture video. He has healed so well that his gait is almost normal now, and he has resumed all his activities and play.

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