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English Cream Golden Retriever: The best facts

English Cream Golden Retriever: The best facts

When you hear “English Cream Golden Retriever” you might think that it’s some new kind of Golden retriever. You might imagine a European breed, with a light, cream coat, however that is not true. Even though it sounds fancy, the English Cream is just a white Golden retriever. Basically just a Golden retriever with a paler coat.

However, that doesn’t mean these beautiful Golden retrievers aren’t worth mentioning. Plus, there are so many interesting facts about them that you probably didn’t even know!

Facts about the English Cream Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are loyal, loving, and friendly, no wonder they are one of the most popular breeds in the US! But, imagine all of these great qualities but with an interesting coat color.

Many people believe that there are actually some notable differences between the white Golden retriever and your traditional Golden retriever., however, there are also some facts unique to the white Golden retriever.

White Golden retrievers Are Not “Rare”

Even though it doesn’t seem like that, but the white Golden retriever isn’t really rare. white Golden retrievers are actually very common across the world.

English Cream Golden Retriever or also called white Golden retriever
The English Cream Golden Retriever is just a white Golden retriever with a fancy name (Source: Pinterest)

Don’t let breeders fool you by saying he is selling “Rare White European Golden Retrievers,” or, “Exquisite Platinum Imported Golden Retrievers”. It’s a way for them to sell more dogs.

The AKC actually does recognize the English Cream Golden retriever

According to the AKC predominant body color which is either extremely pale or extremely dark is undesirable. However, even though they are considered undesirable, golden retrievers are golden retrievers! If you have a white Golden retriever golden you can still register him with the AKC as a golden retriever.

They are more expensive

It is not very likely you’ll find a white Golden retriever at your neighborhood breeder. To get a white Golden retriever you will have to go to a quality breeder. These people usually charge much more for a Golden retriever, so it’s safe to assume that, yes, you will pay more for an English Cream.

White Golden Retrievers have blocky heads

White Golden retrievers usually have blocky heads. They also have wavy coats, wider muzzles and stockier bodies.

They take longer to mature

Golden retrievers tend to mature on the slower side compared to other dogs. However, many people believe that white Golden retrievers take even longer to mature. Many owners also claim that they stay playful puppies for life. That means you’ll have a lot of fun with your Golden throughout their lifetime.


No matter what you call them the white Golden retriever will definitely always be an interesting and unusual sight to see. Their beauty and playfulness is what makes them so special, however, if you want a Golden retriever with a lighter colored coat you will have to play a little more money. And don’t worry, your white Golden retriever will definitely be recognized by the American Kennel Club!

My name is Jackie and I am a veterinarian with a degree in veterinary medicine. With extensive experience in treating various animals, I am known for my compassionate and personalized approach to animal care.