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American Gointer

English Pointer / Golden Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The front right side of an American Gointer that is sitting across a grass surface, its mouth is open and its tongue is hanging out.

"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
  • Gointer
Description

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.

Recognition
  • 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
A tan with white American Gointer is sitting on a carpet, in front of a christmas tree and it is looking forward.

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.”

The right side of a tan with white American Gointer that is laying on a carpet with a bone and it is looking forward.

Buck the American Gointer

Close up - A tan American Gointer puppy is laying outside in grass, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it is looking forward.

"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."

Close up - The front left side of a tan American Gointer puppy that islaying outside in grass, in front of a tree and it is chewing on a stick.

Cada the American Gointer puppy at 3 months old

The right side of a tan American Gointer puppy that is being held by a sitting child.

Cada the American Gointer puppy at 3 months old