What Do You Call a Pointer Labrador Mix?


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A dog bred by crossing a German Shorthaired Pointer with a Labrador Retriever is a German Shorthaired Labrador Retriever. The cross is recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club. A dog of unknown ancestry with traits resembling those of German Shorthaired Pointers and Labrador Retrievers is considered a mixed breed.

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What Do You Call a Pointer Labrador Mix?
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Breeders create designer dogs by crossing purebred parents of two different breeds in hopes of producing puppies with the most desirable traits of both breeds. Designer dogs of the same type can be bred to each other or back to either of the parent types as a breeder continues selecting for desired traits. Mixed breeds have a more random genetic background and only DNA testing can confirm that a mixed breed shares common ancestry with any given pure breed.

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