Lab-Pointer

55-65 lbs
21-25"
North America
Labrador Retriever
Pointer
Labrador Pointer, Pointerdor
The Lab-Pointer is a medium to large size dog breed that is a hybrid of the English Pointer and the Labrador Retriever. These loyal, affectionate companions are a high energy dog that will be best suited to active households in urban and rural regions. They are a low maintenance breed, requiring very little grooming. The Lab-Pointer is an energetic, intelligent breed that can be a great fit for devoted first-time owners as they are relatively easy to train.
Purpose
Companionship, hunting
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
English Pointer and Labrador Retriever

Lab-Pointer Health

Average Size
Male Lab-Pointer size stats
Height: 24-28 inches Weight: 55-80 lbs
Female Lab-Pointer size stats
Height: 21-25 inches Weight: 55-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Obesity
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Blood Analysis
  • Optical Examination
  • Orthopedic
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian

Lab-Pointer Breed History

A hybrid of mysterious origin, the strong-willed  Lab-Pointer is a medium sized hybrid that may have only recently emerged within the last decade as a designer breed. It's unclear as to where this designer mix may have originated from or what the purpose of their creation may have been, but it can be speculated that the Lab-Pointer may have originated from North America, due to their current recognition and registration with the American Canine Hybrid Club, Dog Registry of America, Designer Dogs Kennel Club and Designer Breed Registry. Wondering where your Lab-Pointer gets its energy from? These hybrids often get their stamina and hunting skills from their parent breed, the English Pointer. The Pointer was a breed built for speed, tracking and pointing. The Pointer is believed to have originated in England during the 1600s but can be traced back to Spain. These versatile hunters are believed to share common ancestry with the Newfoundland, Setter, Bloodhound, Greyhound, and Foxhound. The Labrador Retriever is another sporting breed that originated from St John's, Newfoundland, Canada in the 1800s. First called the St. John's Water Dog, this incredible canine swam the icy sea of Labrador. Over the last decade, this breed has captured the hearts of millions of Americans and is considered the most common dog breed in America. During the 1800s, the Labrador mainly assisted fishermen in retrieving fishing nets; in England however, these breeds were used during various hunting expeditions. Today, both parent breeds are recognized by both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club

Lab-Pointer Breed Appearance

The Lab-Pointer is medium to large sized breed that carries itself very proudly. The breed has long, muscular legs built for speed and strength. The head appears broad and squared shaped, whereby its muzzle tends to be medium in length and slightly stubby. The ears of the Lab-Pointer are wide and sit at eye level, hanging down till about the upper jaw. Eyes are rounded and dark but some dogs may have lighter eye colors. The body is long, compact and muscular. They have a slight slope at the level of the shoulders. Tails are often long, powerful and thick at the base. The coats of these hybrids tend to be short, with sheen like the Pointer but dense like the Labrador.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Lab-Pointer eyes
Hazel
brown Lab-Pointer eyes
Brown
amber Lab-Pointer eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Lab-Pointer nose
Black
brown Lab-Pointer nose
Brown
isabella Lab-Pointer nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Lab-Pointer coat
Cream
brown Lab-Pointer coat
Brown
black Lab-Pointer coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Lab-Pointer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Lab-Pointer Breed Maintenance

The Lab-Pointer is considered a low-maintenance breed that requires very little when it comes to grooming. These dogs are seasonal shedders and will need to be brushed down with a deshedder during the warmer months. Throughout the rest of the year, owners can choose to brush their hybrid occasionally in order to remove debris and loose fur. These guys tend to have water-repellant coats and for the most part, don't need to be bathed weekly or monthly. Bathing should only be done when the animal is truly dirty. Other crucial maintenance requirements include regular teeth brushing done at least once a week with a pet toothpaste, trimming of the nails if not worn out through activity and regular ear examinations and cleaning.
Brushes for Lab-Pointer
Slicker Brush
Flea Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Lab-Pointer requires monthly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Lab-Pointer Temperament

A loyal, hardworking and quick learner, the Lab-Pointer has a great temperament that is suitable for many households. These dogs aren't guarding dogs and are not likely to show aggression towards strangers. The breed can have a relatively high prey drive due to its ancestral purpose. They may not be well suited to a household with small animals or cats unless they are properly socialized during puppyhood. The breed tends to do well with children and very often will be quite gentle. However, dogs should never be left unsupervised with young children. The Lab-Pointer is an active breed that requires a lot of mental stimulation and physical activity. Choosing to not exercise your dog's mind and body can result in an increase in bad behavior. A few common anxiety and boredom related behaviors includes excessive barking, destruction of the house and digging.

Lab-Pointer Activity Requirements

The Lab-Pointer is a very active dog breed. These guys will need a minimum of 65 to 75 minutes of physical activity per day and will thrive in highly energetic households. They aren't your big lazy lap dogs, they will need owners who can take them to the dog park, allow them to swim, play fetch, go on runs, hikes and long walks. Because they have a high prey drive due to their hunting and retrieving history, it is important that owners provide plenty of toys that will engage their pet; toys with squeaky sounds often are a doggie favorite. The Lab-Pointer thrives in all environments so as long as their daily activity levels are met. However, they may be better suited to rural or suburban areas where they can have plenty of backyard space.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
75 minutes

Lab-Pointer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.80 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$40.00 - $50.00

Lab-Pointer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Lab-Pointer size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Lab-Pointer size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 20 lbs
12 Months
Male Lab-Pointer size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 45 lbs
Female Lab-Pointer size stats at 12 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 40 lbs
18 Months
Male Lab-Pointer size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 70 lbs
Female Lab-Pointer size stats at 18 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 70 lbs

Lab-Pointer Owner Experiences

Xena
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch and Tug
Likes to jump on people and is very hyper at times. Xena was a rescue dog from GA.
2 minutes ago
Marley
4 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is very hyper and jumps on people. She doesn’t like new friends besides our other medium dog, Charlie.
4 days, 18 hours ago
Bosco
9 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Walking
Playing
He was a rescue and he is gentle and loving
4 months ago
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