By Macy Gen Veterinary AssistantMacy Gen Last updated: 18th October 2022



Macy Gen Veterinary Assistant Macy Gen
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Lab-Pointer is a mixed breed developed by crossing the Labrador Retriever and Pointer. This medium-sized dog has bright almond-shaped eyes, floppy ears, and a broad head.

Lab Pointer Pictures

Quick Information

Other NamesLabrador Pointer, Pointerdor
CoatShort, Straight, Medium
ColorBrown, Black, Lemon, Chocolate, White, Orange, Black and White, Brown and White, Yellow ( with spotted and kidney-shaped markings)
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group (of Breed)Designer Dog
Lifespan10 to 15 years
Weight35 to 50 pounds
Height22 to 28 inches
TemperamentPlayful, gentle, loyal, intelligent
Good with ChildrenYes
BarkingBarks like a hound or bird dog
Originated inEngland
Competitive RegistrationDDKC, DRA, DBA, ACHC

Lab Pointer Puppies Video


Though not much is known about its origination, this new breed has obtained recognition by the American Canine Hybrid Club as well as a few other clubs that recognize designer breeds. It also possesses the bird-hunting trait, similar to its parent, Pointer, who was referred to as a “bird dog” because of its immense skill of hunting game birds.


These energetic, sweet-tempered dogs have a pleasant and courteous disposition. Being fond of playing, they can get highly possessive as far as their toys are concerned. Though gentle and loving, they have an independent nature, not requiring too much attention, unlike other breeds. Moreover, separation from their owners for some time will not have a great impact on them.

Having a loyal nature, they are extremely devoted to their masters, trying all means to please them. The Lab-Pointer behaves calmly with other canine breeds, also being friendly with children provided they are not rough with it. Another interesting trait this breed has inherited from the Pointer is its brilliant sense of smell that makes it alert on sniffing something unusual or encountering any unfamiliar face.



It is essential to make them exercise regularly to maintain a good physical and mental health. To channelize its high energy levels in a positive way, owners should take their pets out on a walk two times in a day or make them run daily. Lab-Pointer puppies are more active compared to the older dogs as the latter tend to calm down with age, preferring to be indoors.


Requiring less grooming, their short or medium-length coat should be brushed once or twice a week to keep off dead hairs. Bathe the dog when dirty to prevent them from getting too smelly. Cleaning their ears will minimize chances of infection.

Health Problems

This hardy breed has no known health problems as such. However, it might be prone to certain common ailments suffered by its parents like hip dysplasia, epilepsy, cataract, cherry eyes and allergies (of Pointer) as well as dysplasia, luxating patella, hereditary myopathy and deafness (of Labrador). It may even suffer from some of the common dog diseases.


The English pointer-lab mix is convenient to train though it sometimes becomes a mammoth task to obtain their attention. Therefore, they need a firm and tactful trainer who will handle them in a patient, thoughtful and gentle way, tempting them to follow his commands through rewards and incentives.

Socialization and obedience training are also to be imparted to help them come out of their timid nature and mingle well with strangers, children as well as other pets. If kept as only pets and not for hunting then owners should make a conscious effort to keep their chasing instinct under control.


Give your dog between 1.5 and 2.5 cups of dry dog food on a daily basis. Moreover, they should also be provided a nutritious diet to meet their protein and mineral requirement.

19 responses to “Lab-Pointer”

  1. Debbie H. says:

    Nathaly Jones – from May 2017. and anyone with info !!!
    Thx in Advance

    My daughter/son-in-law just adopted a 2 year old Lab-Pointer mix, per the rescue org. She does look EXACTLY like an English Pointer should look except for the ears… they are much shorter, bent over and stick out from her head, instead of being long and laying flat.
    Was wondering if you, or anyone, could provide some knowledge about this. I have found a few pics online that look similar to her ears, but not as pronounced as hers.
    So far, only been 4 days, she seems to be a wonderful dog !!!!

    • Debbie H. says:

      I think I should have referred to our dog as a Pointer-Lab mix…. she looks like an English Pointer — white body with small black spots, black face.
      Which makes the Pointer breed much more dominant in her apperance.

  2. Janet LEMONS says:

    My son just brought home a pointer/ lab mix..the only one not happy is our 8 mnt old Siamese you think they will make nice and be friends? My son just rescued him from the Humane Society and hes 7 mnts old….any pointers on how to help them both adjust?

  3. Janet LEMONS says:

    How are they with indoor cats?

  4. Gregg Walters says:

    Don’t know what kind of dog I have. She supposed to be half pointer half black lab. She’s 6 months old and weighs 45 lbs. Your chart says lab/pointer full grown weighs 35 to 40 pounds. I think she’s half black lab half Shetland pony.

  5. Jules's says:

    We have a Lab Pointer who is almost 3yrs old. We rescued him when he was 8 month from Eleventh Hour Rescue as to what we know he was a abused and possible attacked by other dogs and was hit with sticks ???? It’s taken us some time to get him out of that stage of been scares if he saw us with a broom or anything that went in form of a stick. I ended up getting my other dog I had homed with a relative since I wasn’t able to have her at the place we rented. Well to make it short they got along she was older so she kind of took over the show but at the same time made him a dog that likes to be pet that likes to be touch that isn’t scared to see us hold a broom or anything object that he might fear ????our Oreo showed him how to be a normal dog ???? ☺️ They got along perfect and at the same time Chewie showed Oreo to be gentle to my babies ☺️ The perfect pair ???????? ???? Well Oreo just passed away a month ago ???? we miss her dearly each and every single one of us but specially Chewie he didn’t eat the first 2 days ???? when he finally eat he would eat only his half of the bow since they shared the bow he would always eat his side leave Oreo her side then come back and finish what was left ???? Now he’s eating normal but we notice he’s a little down and becoming very attached to all of us 2 adults 2 kids under 3 to the point that if he sees we are getting ready to go he starts getting all excited like if he’s going with us and we open the door and our he goes ????????‍♀️ We have cameras in the house and we check at times and we see him the in the couch looking out the window crying and hauling ????????‍♀️ We tried taking him to the dog park see how he does and boy that was an experience he was growling like we’ve never seen him and it kind of scared me so we left ???? any suggestions on what we can do to help him go to his old ways? Sorry so long ????

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Jules,
      I am so sorry to hear your loss. It seems like Oreo and Chewie were closely bonded, and so Chewie is grieved in the same way we humans are experiencing grief over Oreo’s death. Therefore, you should take some steps to comfort your grieving pet.
      • Carefully monitor your Chewie and pay attention to any signs of distress reactions.
      • Try to keep exercise, walks, playtime, mealtimes, bedtime, grooming, and other regular activities as consistent as you can.
      • Make sure you do not inadvertently reward your Chewie’s distress reactions like anxiety, inactivity, and reduced appetite. Instead, you can distract Chewie with health-giving activities such as a game of fetch, a walk, or short training sessions.
      • Be sure your Chewie is entirely over his sorrow and pain before you bring home a new pet. It is recommended that you wait for at least three to four months and give him time to adjust.
      • You may use some natural grief remedies like OptiBalance Love Lost, Bach flower Honeysuckle, or Spirit Essences Loss Remedy. Consult a vet before administering any of these remedies.

  6. Helen farrugia says:

    I am looking for a lab x pointer puppy can anybody help. I live in Bromley Kent area.

    • Sarah says:

      Are you still looking for lab/pointer? If so check out rescue and regime Cyprus on Facebook – there one pup left – but you’ll have to be quick

  7. Phil says:

    I’m looking female . Do you have dog left

  8. Matt and Joyce says:

    We have just gotten a Blk. Lab. mix puppy and been trying to figure out what she’s mixed with and we believe it’s pointer. The characteristics and the pictures are to the T! At 81/2 wks. she was house trained, by 10 wks. she could sit shake both paws and go and stay on her pillow during family dinners. We live on a small ranch and she’s adjusting to farm life well. She’s been easy to train as long as you keep her attention on the command but learns readily. The only problem is when she gets excited when we come home and Pee’s a little…I’m sure she will grow out of that.She actually look on the computer with me and now thinks she’s royalty The Lady “Luna Rosada”

  9. Greg says:

    Looking for a puppy for my young family

    • Chontelle says:

      We have 7 female’s an 1 male, Lab pointer mix babies an they are very smart an the mother an grandmother are here,so therez 3 generations here too look at

      • Hatti says:

        Hi there,

        By any chance do you have any pups left? Our family pet is a pointer x lab and she’s wonderful. Looking for a pup to join our fanily

      • Terry Gregory says:

        I am interested in a Lab Pointer puppie. Are you a breeder of this mix and do you currently have any puppies or will have in the near future. I live in British Columbia Canada.

        • Nathaly Jones says:

          Hi Terry, we just got a litter of 8 pups of lab/pointer if you are still interested. Ph. 604-309-1151

      • Nathaly Jones says:

        How much do these puppies go for? (we have a litter and wondering how much we should ad them for)

  10. Brayan says:

    We have one of your dog doors and have two new dogs that will not use it the are afraid of the door. I have taken the door off an use a colupe of piece of flooring I had, and they use that with no problems. Also both of my cats use the door and they are small cats. Do you know of a away to train dogs to use the door?

    • Chontelle says:

      What I did was,stand on the other side of door an have pieces of hotdog wenie an call them to the door. Give 1 for just watching you thur the door an keep attention on the treat an what ur saying. Then once they like the door,give sit or laydown command by door. Move around in “at ease maner” then to door an outside. Once outside give treatz an tell them good,an try door in an out with the treats visible. Then when got it,tell them “door potty”

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