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American Gointer

American Gointer

Breed Characteristics

Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:12-15 Years
Nicknames:Pointer/Golden Retriever mix, Gointer

American Gointer Build Information

The American Gointer is a hybrid cross-breed between the English Pointer and the Golden Retriever. They are medium sized, with flappy ears, and straight fur that comes in color variations of light cream, golden fawn, or even dark brown/chocolate with the occasional occurrence of white-tipped footpads and tails.

Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

American Gointers are extremely loving dogs, perfect for family pets and great with children. They can, however, stubborn and should be trained and socialized from their puppy days. American Goiters are protective of their families and tend to do best with people who pay attention to them and have regular interactions.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Energy Level:Very Active
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Gold, Light Brown
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

American Gointer Common Health Conditions

This breed requires regular exercise to stay fit.

American Gointer Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

This dog breed is a huge fan of hunting!

Hunting Companion:Yes
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes