New Scientist TV: X-ray video reveals how dogs move

Written on July 21, 2011 by Staff Veterinarian

New Scientist TV: Born to be Viral: X-ray video reveals how dogs move.

From Great Danes to dachshunds, dogs can have radically different body types. But now X-ray video is revealing striking similarities between the way different breeds move.

Martin Fischer and colleagues at Jena University in Germany used high-speed X-ray cameras to film hundreds of dogs representing 32 different breeds. Then they compared the footage with 3D motion-capture data to create a precise profile of how each breed walks, trots, and runs.

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