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Weight: 35-50 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Lab Pointer Mix is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-15 years
The Lab Pointer Mix is a hybrid breed of the Pointer and the Labrador Retriever. Since this is a hybrid breed, it is important to look at the health conditions and genetic diseases on each side.
The most common problems to affect the Lab Pointer Mix include epilepsy, Myopathy, heart problems, Addison’s Disease, and bloat.
Epilepsy is quite common in the Labrador breed and can occur in your Lab Pointer Mix. Seizures can range from mild to severe. This condition often does not present itself until the dog is about two years in age.
Myopathy commonly occurs in dogs who are not very active. This is a muscular disease and it affects the fibers within the muscles. Typically, a dog who has this disease will have muscle weakness.
Heart problems are no stranger to the Lab Pointer Mix and different conditions can form. It’s important that you work closely with your vet to monitor your puppy.
Addison’s Disease is caused when there is a lack of corticosteroids in your dog’s body. This deficit is caused by an abnormal function of the adrenal gland. When this disease is present, your dog’s body will not function normally, and this disease can result in vomiting, low blood pressure, and bloody feces.
Lastly, bloat can occur in your Lab Pointer Mix and is often seen in dogs who are considered a large breed or those who are active. This condition can be fatal and happens when too much gas enters the stomach. This is usually caused by eating or drinking too quickly or playing right after eating.
The Lab Pointer Mix’s life expectancy is 10 to 15 years.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Lab Pointer Mix is considered to be a breed that is friendly, affectionate, and loyal to its owners. This breed comes from two breeds that on their own are very loving and affectionate as well.
When it comes to your new Lab Pointer Mix puppy, you will be happy to know that he or she has a high level of energy and is ready to play when you are. You can chase him or her around in the yard or you can play a good ‘ole game of tug-of-war.
Your Lab Pointer Mix is considered extremely intelligent and does need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. While you can leave him or her alone for a little while, you should not leave your dog alone all day, as he or she may become destructive or suffer from separation anxiety.
If you want a loving dog, this is the breed to get. Your Lab Pointer Mix, while not small, will still curl up in your lap or next to you for snuggles and attention. This breed loves to be pet and craves human interaction.
The Lab Pointer Mix gets along with children and is tolerant of even the youngest members of the family. You can also expect your new puppy to get along with other animals in the home.
As mentioned above, this breed needs stimulation which can be provided through outdoor time. You should allow him or her ample time to run in the yard as well as a daily walk or two.
This breed is very smart and adaptive, so training comes easy and will not be a problem. You should be gentle and consistent when you train your Lab Pointer Mix and avoid using a heavy hand or anger to accomplish the job.
You will want to socialize this breed early on to ensure that he or she is not too timid and can express his or her feelings.
While your Lab Pointer Mix does not have strict grooming requirements, he or she should ideally be brushed on a daily basis to remove loose hair and prevent excessive shedding.
Your puppy will need to receive a bath occasionally as he or she gets dirty or starts to smell – once a month is usually enough to do the job.
You should also clean your puppy’s ears once a week and remove any buildup of wax and dirt with a cotton ball and cleansing solutiosn.
Lastly, make sure that you trim your Lab Pointer Mix’s nails once a month or as needed. If your puppy’s nails get too long, he or she can snag them on carpet and this can lead to injury and pain. If you are not confident enough to cut your puppy’s nails at home, you can take him or her to the groomers to have them trimmed.
Your Lab Pointer Mix will need to eat one and a half to two and a half cups of quality dry food per day. You should ideally split this meal up into two portions, once in the morning and once in the evening.
The food you choose for your Lab Pointer Mix should be of high quality and not made with poor ingredients or chemicals. A good rule of thumb is – if you cannot read the ingredients or pronounce the name of the ingredients, choose a new brand.
If you need help choosing the right type of food for your puppy, talk to your veterinarian and ask them for some trustworthy recommendations.
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A Lab Pointer Mix puppy can cost anywhere between $250 and $600. This amount will depend on the breeder you choose to work with. You can sometimes find this breed at the local animal shelter and also at local rescues. If you are looking to adopt a puppy, you can expect to spend $150 to $300.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Lab Pointer Mix is the right breed for any family who wants a puppy that will grow into a well-mannered dog. This breed is affectionate and has a lot of love to give. The Lab Pointer Mix is intelligent and picks up on new commands quickly. This breed ranks a 1.
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