White Golden retriever puppies or English cream Golden retriever puppies, despite being mesmerizingly beautiful, are quite rare to find in the United States. Just like their name suggests they are actually more common in Europe, precisely in England. However this does not mean you can’t find them in the US at all, you’ll probably just need to pay a little more.
In this article, I’m going to explain to you why white Golden retriever puppies cost a lot more in the US.
White Golden retriever puppies
Let me start off by saying that there is no such thing as a purely white Golden retriever. However, there are very pale cream-colored Golden retrievers. But for the sake of this article, I will refer to them as “White Golden retrievers”.
Generally speaking, all Golden retriever puppies should cost the same. No matter what their coat color is, the price is around $500 and $3000! Of course, the price can vary a little bit depending on the location and the reputation of the breeder. Whether the puppy descends from champion lines also determines the cost of a Golden retriever puppy.
Wrong! Some breeders actually don’t see it like that.
A Golden retriever is a Golden retriever
Because white Golden retriever puppies are so rare to find in the US it’s no surprise that breeders ask for a lot more money for them! This might not be really fair, because a Golden retriever is a Golden retriever no matter their color. If anything, they should maybe even cost less because the American Kennel Club doesn’t allow very pale coat colored Golden retrievers to compete in different shows.
Why do breeders charge so much for a puppy?
But why do some breeders charge so much for white GR puppies so much more? Well, this is the thing. You can get a Golden retriever from your neighbor for like 500 bucks. However, chances are that your neighbor didn’t take proper care of the puppies.
This means that in the long run your dog will get sicker and you will actually spend more on medical treatments. This is one of the reasons why puppies from reputable breeders cost more.
These people know exactly how to take care of a puppy and they know what to feed puppies. This is why breeders generally charge more for Golden retriever puppies of all colors.
Some breeders demand more money for a white puppy
Now onto answering the question as to why some breeders demand more money for white Golden Retriever puppies.
Let’s go back to the neighbor scenario. Let’s be real on this one, how high are the chances your neighbor will have English Cream goldens? The chances of, not only your neighbor having white puppies, but breeders in your area, are way less than the chance they’re breeding golden-colored golden retrievers.
Beware of those breeders
I am not saying that all breeders who ask for more money for a white Golden retriever puppy are scammers, but it is in a way a red flag. You can see it as a marketing trick. They’ll claim they have rare white Golden retriever puppies in order to make more people interested which then leads to more profit for them. So always think twice before talking to breeders like that.
And like I said, I’m not calling these breeders scammers, but their intentions aren’t clear either. Many people are also very skeptical about breeders who do this! If you take a look at any Golden retriever forum you can see that people aren’t very happy with some breeders charging more for a white Golden retriever.
Pure white Golden retrievers don’t exist. If a breeder is marketing his litter as “purebred rare white Golden retrievers” or something like that, run! No, seriously. Do not buy from that breeder. Don’t fall for marketing tricks.
Generally, always be careful about who you buy your puppies from. Find a reputable, trustworthy breeder who has all the medical documents of the puppies’ parents and the babies.