A dogleg gearchange is a five-speed manual gearbox selector layout where first gear is to the left and back – either on its own or opposite the reverse gear position. The upper four gears are arranged in an 'H' pattern.

This contrasts with a conventional five-speed manual gearbox layout, where the lower four gears form the 'H' pattern and fifth gear is to the right and up.

The dogleg layout is used on high-performance cars where it is more useful to have easy access to the upper  gears than the lower gears.

Not to be confused with a dog-engagement gearbox.