The White Golden Retriever

 The golden retriever enthusiasts understand the difference between the actual color of the golden retriever and its origination and the differences between European and American golden retrievers.   However, for the ordinary dog lover the only difference can be the color which can range from creamy, dark to almost a red color.  There have been many discussions between the American and European Kennel club in regards to the classification of Golden Retrievers. 

White golden retrievers are referred to with a large alteration of names including English cream golden retrievers, English golden retrievers, European golden retrievers, blonde golden retrievers, British cream golden retrievers, white goldens,  platinum blond goldens or light golden retrievers.  These names are primarily used in America to differentiate between the Kennel Club Standard for British golden retrievers and those that were bred in America.  Although pureblood white golden retrievers can be registered with the American Kennel Club, there are a lot of differences between American and European golden retrievers.  The visible top difference is the color of their coats.  American golden retriever standards call for a golden color of various shades.  Both extremely pale or an extremely dark color is undesirable while the European standard calls for any shade of gold or cream but neither red nor mahogany. 

 The nature of the golden retrievers’ coats can fluctuate between the American golden retrievers to the white golden retrievers.  Golden retrievers were primarily bred to be hunting dogs. The hunters expected the golden retrievers to endure harsh climates, cold winters, run through bush lands and cross lakes and rivers.  The American golden retrievers have longer coats and the coat is very thick with lots of hair.  The white golden retrievers have larger facial features such as mouth, nose and are also more masculine in nature.  Another major difference between American and European Golden retriever clubs is the acceptance of the ear of the golden retriever which causes two different standards between the Kennel clubs. The American Kennel club expects for the golden retriever to have its ears behind and above the level of the eyes, whereas the British Kennel club wants the ears at the same level as the eyes. 

White golden retrievers present qualities which are in great demand by pet owners and dog lovers.  They are laid back, happy, intelligent, and love all human.  They are energetic, great with kids and other pets and are willing and eager to please their owners.  With the different amount of names given to white golden retrievers, it shows a huge interest in the dogs in the United States.  The number of white golden retrievers in America has been growing steadily in the past years.  Even though they would not stand to win in any of the American Kennel Club shows, the white golden retriever has entered the lives of the people here and has won over their hearts with their shiny disposition and their love for all people.

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