Species group: Mixed Breeds
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation American Pit Bull Terrier / Pointer is a cross between a pure ABPT and a pure Pointer, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This mix is uncommon and, considering how different the parent breeds are, what you're getting could be anyone's guess as far as looks and personality. If possible, get to know the individual dog before you make a decision.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, if the mix strongly resembles the APBT side, you need to check local law and your insurance coverage to be sure you are allowed to hold this mix.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by any mixed-breed dog, the different characters of the parent breed mean that the mix could lack some of the personality traits you thought you were getting. Know how to approach a dog as an individual, and be prepared to offer kind, consistent socialization.