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American Gointer

English Pointer / Golden Retriever Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

American Gointer sitting on grass with mouth open

"Joker is a 2 year old Gointer. His mom was an English Pointer and his dad was a Golden Retriever. He is 75 lbs. He has an absolute great temperament, great with kids with no bad habits. He has never snipped at any of our kids no matter what they do. He gets along great with other dogs. Probably would get along with cats also if taught. I say he doesn't have a bad bone in his body. He is intelligent, easy to train and eager to please. He does need a lot of exercise or he will tend to pace in the house. Always has his nose in the air looking for birds. His ball drive is out of this world."

Other Names



The American Gointer is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the English Pointer and the Golden Retriever. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know youcan get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = American Gointer

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = American Gointer

International Designer Canine Registry® = Gointer

Buck, the American Gointer sitting in front of a christmas tree

Buck the American Gointer—"His mother is a Golden Retriever and the dad is an English Pointer. He is beautiful and very intelligent. Very loyal, friendly and playful.”

Buck, the American Gointer layiong on carpet with a bone

Buck the American Gointer

Cada, the American Gointer puppy laying outside in the grass

"Cada is a 3-month-old American Gointer puppy. Her father is a purebred Golden Retriever and her mother is a purebred English Pointer. She is very smart and a lot of fun to be around."

Cada, the American Gointer puppy playing with a stick in the grass

Cada the American Gointer puppy at 3 months old

Cada, the American Gointer puppy being held by a child

Cada the American Gointer puppy at 3 months old