"Gait tells much about a dog's structure that is not revealed when he is standing still, as it reflects his physical coordination, balance of body and soundness. The correlation between gait and structure is frequently misunderstood and - in a time when growing interest in dogs as family pets tends to lessen awareness of the need for stamina and working ability - its significance is often overlooked."
Rachel Page Elliott Dogsteps: A new Look
"Under no circumstances can it be assumed that a posed observation will forecast with certainty how a dog will perform." "The statement that if a dog is built right, it will move right is wishful thinking; if a dog is built right, it has the possiblity of moving right."
Curtis M. Brown Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis
UNITED KENNEL CLUB standard
The Jindo moves with strides of moderate length. It is a quick, light, elastic trot which enables the Jindo to travel quickly over any terrain. Correct movement is essential in this breed. The forelegs and hind legs are carried straight forward, with neither elbows nor stifles turned in or out. While the dog is gaiting, the topline remains firm and appears level. At a normal walking speed, the Jindo tends to lower its head.
FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE standard
GAIT-MOVEMENT : The Korea Jindo Dog should not pace at the trot. The back should remain firm and level and the hindquarters should not be swayed. He trots carrying his head high, but when speed increases, the head is carried rather low, almost at the level of the shoulders. The upper part of the tail moves slightly according the change of direction of the dog.
I am a bit concerned about the FCI's description of "He trots carrying his head high." When the dog is excited, it is certainly the case, but under normal situations, a Jindo's head is carried lower than most other breeds.
Here are some examples of the moderate stride in the Jindo. It should not be "flashy", "kickback", "over-extend", or in any way have wasteful motion.
Walk/Slow Trot by BaekRyong : Quicktime
Quicker Trot by BaekRyong: Quicktime
Commentary on BaekRyong: BaekRyong is close to balanced. Although some judges might want more angles and length in his leg bones, his balance still allows him to move smoothly and efficiently at slow and fast speeds.
More examples will be posted as they are obtained.