Did you know? The hackney gait is a pronounced type of gait that is seen in the Hackney horse breed. It's characterized by a "high-stepping" gait with the head and tail carried high. There is one dog breed known for having a Hackney gait and that dog breed is the miniature pinscher. According to the American Kennel Club, the miniature pinscher must show a "hackney-like action"."
This dog breed prancing around can surely put up quite a show in the show ring! Those who own and love this breed enjoy watching their min pins prancing around as this gait reflects the proud, alert and spirited dynamite personality of this breed which not coincidentally is nicknamed "the king of toys."