Golden Retriever - English Cream Puppies for Sale
Want to find English Cream Golden Retriever puppies for sale? Also called White Europeans, White Goldens, or Platinum Retrievers, these dogs are still 100 percent Golden Retriever and retain all the wonderful, family-friendly qualities of the breed. The only difference is the color.
This breed originated in the highlands of Scotland during the 18th century as a hunter well suited to chilly water. We refer to white or light color pups as “English” because the British Kennel Club accepted cream as an acceptable color in 1936, while the American Kennel Club won’t register this color variation. But no matter what the color, this breed is one of the most popular in America.
The English Creams started appearing in North America around the same time the British Kennel Club recognized them, and they continue to grow in popularity. The Golden Retriever breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1925 and grouped as Sporting.
- Country of Origin: Great Britain
- Weight: 55 - 80 lbs
- Height: 21 - 24 inches
- Color: Before you buy an English Cream Golden Retriever puppy, get familiar with the coat and care of the breed. Their coat comes in shades varying from bright white to cream color. As they age, their coat may darken into light gold.
If you want to buy an English Cream Golden Retriever puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. These dogs are famously friendly and docile. Confident, responsive, and eager to please, they make an ideal family pet.
These hunters are famously easy to train and can learn a large number of commands. This exceptional trainability, combined with a calm demeanor and a gentle spirit, make them a popular choice as therapy dogs.
Like many hunting breeds, Retrievers are playful, outgoing, and social. Young dogs need a lot of vigorous, outdoor exercise and mental stimulation to stay calm and centered.
If you’re considering adopting an English Cream Golden Retriever puppy, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average life expectancy for a Golden Retriever is between 10-14 years. One of the more common health issues is Hip Dysplasia. The most common fatal health issues are Hemangiosarcoma and Lymphosarcoma, both forms of Cancer.
Work with your vet to watch for these conditions, especially later in life. Other health concerns to be aware of are:
- Heart Disease
Because this breed can have joint issues, it’s important to keep your dog at a healthy weight. Obesity is a common issue with this breed, so it’s especially important to keep them active and restrict their diet.
Because they can have eye and ear issues, clean your pup’s ears weekly and gently wipe the area around his eyes each day to remove any small bits of crust or buildup.
Take your dog in for regular vet checkups. With all breeds, it’s essential to stay current on all shots and vaccinations.
Coat & Coat Care
Retrievers are a double coated breed. The water-resistant, slightly wavy topcoat and the soft undercoat combine to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The undercoat sheds heavily in the fall and spring. English Creams have mild feathering on the back of their forelegs and heavier feathering on the front of their necks, back of their thighs, and on the bottom of their tails. Some owners trim the feathering, while others leave it long.
These dogs should be brushed at least once a week and every day during heavy shedding. Golden Retrievers require regular grooming and bathing every two months. Keep ears and eyes wiped clean to prevent infections.