White golden retrievers are also known as English, British or European golden retrievers. They are close cousins to the classic golden retrievers. Other than several physical differences, white golden retrievers are primarily similar to other retrievers.
The ears of the white golden retriever are situated just a little over the eyes and their bodies are somewhat stockier. Their fur is slightly shorter, meaning they are able to shake off water more easily and are easier to groom.
Like all other golden retrievers, white goldens are caring, friendly and fun loving. These amazing animals will go to great lengths to make their owners happy. They are ideal companions and perfect playmates. You get all the wonderful traits of a classic golden retriever with a beautiful cream-colored coat.
First, it is important to understand that there is actually no such thing as a white golden retriever. It is true that extremely light variations of the breed, and non-purebred variations that are white in color do exist. However, a purebred white golden retriever is just a myth.
You may find a few deceitful breeders out there who will try to sell you one at premium prices. However, you will not see this from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder, who wants to improve the breed, will not offer to sell you a dog that does not exist.
The European standard version of the breed is often referred to as white golden retrievers. The European golden retriever is also often called an English cream golden retriever, as well as a few other names. However, it is crucial that you understand the term white golden retriever is just a name.
A registered golden retriever in the AKC, CKC or European club will not be pure white, as white golden retrievers are against regulation. On the other hand, it is possible to register your European white golden retriever with the AKC.
Defining White Golden Retrievers
For the most part, white golden retrievers share the same qualities as their classic cousin. However, there are a few physical differences. The personality, as well as the intelligence and sporting attitude, is the same as in all other golden retrievers.
White golden retrievers merely look different from other retrievers. However, you will also notice other differences. For instance, the coat is more dense and shorter in length.
In addition, the body is somewhat different. The nose and the mouth are larger and the head is slightly less round. Also, the area around the eyes is considerably darker, as if wearing permanent eyeliner, than that of the classic version of the breed.
All golden retrievers are intelligent, loving and hard working. Although not the best choice for security, if companionship is what you want then a white golden retriever is exactly what you need.
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