Canine Terminology – G

By | December 13, 2009
GAIT Manner in which a dog moves, as walking, trotting, pacing or galloping.
GALLOP A fast, running gait; canter, normal gallop or the double suspension gallop.
GUARD HAIRS The longer hairs on double-coated dogs; stiffer hairs that protect the undercoat.
GAY TAIL A tail carried higher than desirable for the breed; usually the tail is held over the back.
GAZEHOUND Hounds that hunt game by sight, such as Greyhounds, Whippets, Saluki, Borzoi or Afghan Hounds.
GOOSE-RUMP Croup (pelvis) sloping too steeply toward the rear; low tail set.
GROUP Dog breeds are divided into six groups to facilitate judging.