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Lab Pointer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Lab Pointer so you can get to know the breed more.

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Lab Pointer
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Lab Pointer have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer.Pointerdors
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Lab Pointer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Lab Pointer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Lab Pointer breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Lab Pointer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Lab Pointer price:
200-600
Availability
Average

Lab Pointer History

The Lab Pointer is among the most recently developed new hybrid breeds, it is thought that the breed is originated from the late 1990s. Even though, it is possible that mixes, resembling the Lab Pointer, were in existence as a result of natural mating through the years. The trend of creating new designer breeds started around the middle of the 20th century, in North America and in Canada, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, with the intention of developing new breeds. These hybrid dogs gained popularity instantly, for the reason that they usually inherited the best and most desirable qualities, abilities, and traits of their parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these designer breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to create these dogs.

The Lab Pointer was developed by cross-breeding the Labrador Retriever with the Pointer. In order to have a better understanding of the motives and reasons why breeders sought after mixing these two breeds, we should dive deeper to explore the two-parent breed’s histories. Both the Labrador Retriever and the Pointer have long and extensive histories, and both of them are recognized by all of the major kennel clubs.

Firstly, the Labrador Retriever can trace its ancestry back to Newfoundland back to the early 18th century. Back in time, the breed was known as the Saint John’s Water Dog, and the dogs’ purpose was to give assistance to the fishermen with moving the giant and heavy nets and to catch and to control the vermin population at the ports, and on the ships. Later, the breed was re-named after the Labrador Sea nearby, where the breeding’s last stage is thought to have taken place. According to the experts, the Labrador Retriever was brought to England in the 1820s, where the dogs were further developed to be skilled retrievers and hunting companions. The Labrador Retriever quickly got really famous in all parts of the world. Unfortunately, it was pushed to the brink of extinction towards the end of the 1890s in their native lands. However, during the 1920s, the breed got to the United States of America, where it was an instant hit. Nowadays, the breed is considered to be one of the most popular breeds of all time. They are versatile, intelligent, funny, all in all, the perfect breed for most. Secondly, the Pointer is originated from the early 17th century, from the Iberian Peninsula. The breed was used as a hunting dog, who excelled at pointing and tracking too.

As both of the Lab Pointer’s parent breeds come from hard-working stock, the Lab Pointer is not a slow, chilled-out, and lazy breed at all. Moreover, the Lab Pointer is thought to be very friendly, outgoing, and intelligent just like its parent breeds. Yet, although both of the parent breeds are well-recognized, the Lab Pointer, just like any other hybrid breed, is not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs. However, the breed is a member of the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), the DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club), and the DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc). Nowadays, most of the specimens are kept as excellent family companions, rather than hunting partners or working dogs.

Lab Pointer General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Lab Pointer size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Lab Pointer weigh? Lab Pointer weight:
35-80 pounds (16-36 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Lab Pointer? Lab Pointer average weight:
57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Lab Pointer? Lab Pointer height:
22-28 inches (55-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Lab Pointer average height:
25 inches (63 cm)

Lab Pointer Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Lab Pointer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseStraightShortMedium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lab Pointer's coat?
CreamBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Lab Pointer and how often?
Easy to groom: The Lab Pointer doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Lab Pointer is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Lab Pointer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer.? Lab Pointer shedding level:
Lab Pointers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Lab Pointer need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Lab Pointer every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Lab Pointer Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Lab Pointer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
EnergeticLoyalIntelligentActiveGentle
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lab Pointer? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Lab Pointer's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Lab Pointer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lab Pointers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Lab Pointer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lab Pointer sensitivity:
Lab Pointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Lab Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer. need? Lab Pointer social needs:
Lab Pointers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Lab Pointer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer. bark?
Low to Average: The Lab Pointer rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Lab Pointer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Lab Pointers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Lab Pointer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Lab Pointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Lab Pointer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lab Pointer? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Lab Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Lab Pointer has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Lab Pointer, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Lab Pointer do?
Lab Pointers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lab Pointers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lab Pointer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lab Pointer roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Lab Pointer is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lab Pointer have high prey drive?
Lab Pointers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Lab Pointers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Lab Pointer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Lab Pointer. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Lab Pointer tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lab Pointers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Lab Pointers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Lab Pointer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Lab Pointer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Lab Pointer temperament with other people:
Lab Pointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Lab Pointer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lab Pointer temperament with children:
Lab Pointers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Lab Pointer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Lab Pointers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Lab Pointer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lab Pointer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Lab Pointers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Lab Pointer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Lab Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Lab Pointer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Lab Pointer be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Lab Pointer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Lab Pointer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Lab Pointers good office dogs? Do Lab Pointers make good office friendly dogs? Can Lab Pointers be office dogs?
Yes
Lab Pointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Lab Pointer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lab Pointer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Pointer. temperament with senior people? Are Lab Pointer dogs good for elderly owners?
Lab Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a boat dog?
Not really
Lab Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lab Pointer dogs get along with other pets? Are Lab Pointer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lab Pointers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lab Pointer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Lab Pointer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Lab Pointer Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Lab Pointer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Lab Pointers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Lab Pointer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Lab Pointer breed? Most common health risks of Lab Pointer:
ObesitySkin DiseasesHip DysplasiaElbow Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Lab Pointer breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Lab Pointer see the vet?
Rare
The Lab Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Lab Pointer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Lab Pointer be? What is the age limit of the Lab Pointer? How many years can the oldest Lab Pointer live?
10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Lab Pointer breed hypoallergenic?
No
Lab Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Lab Pointer have? What is the activity level of the Lab Pointer?
Lab Pointers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Lab Pointer dogs require per day?
Lab Pointers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Lab Pointers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Lab Pointer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lab Pointer risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Lab Pointer's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Lab Pointer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Lab Pointer has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Lab Pointer drool?
The Lab Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lab Pointer could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Lab Pointer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Lab Pointer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Lab Pointer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Lab Pointer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Lab Pointer Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Lab Pointer's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Lab Pointers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Lab Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Lab Pointer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Lab Pointers are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Lab Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Lab Pointer has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Lab Pointers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Lab Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Lab Pointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Lab Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lab Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Lab Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Lab Pointer.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Lab Pointer is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Lab Pointers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Lab Pointers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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