Have you ever wondered what the difference between an American Retriever vs. an English Retriever are? Here’s an easy chart that lists the main differences between these two retriever breeds that will help you decide which one is right for you.
Why we love English Retrievers and why you will too:
The English Cream Golden Retriever is one of the most delightful & beautiful breeds we have ever encountered.
The health differences between the English Golden and the American Golden are staggering. It is the greatest reason why a serious dog seeker will consider purchasing an English Golden over an American Golden. The money saved in purchasing an American Golden pales in comparison to the vet bills accumulated over the dog’s life span.
Many of European Goldens are now becoming the therapy dog of choice not only because of the health benefits but because of their calm disposition and temperament. Not all American Golden Retrievers are hyper and not all English Golden Retrievers are calm but there definitely is a CLEAR difference on average. It’s quite obvious that English Goldens are more often calmer than American Golden Retrievers. They are rarely hyper or high energy. Many American Golden Retrievers have a lot of energy and are very athletic. European Goldens are calmer, more mature and easier to train.
Golden Retrievers are compatible with children and adults and are good with other dogs, cats and most livestock. Golden Retrievers are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people, calmness, and willingness to learn. Because of this, they are commonly used as guide dogs, mobility assistance dogs, and search and rescue dogs. They are friendly and tend to learn tricks easily. The first three dogs of any breed to achieve the AKC Obedience Champion title were all Golden Retrievers.
The typical Golden Retriever is calm, naturally intelligent and biddable, with an exceptional eagerness to please. Whether the object is a thrown stick, tennis ball, or flying disc, retrieving can keep a dog of this breed occupied and entertained for hours, particularly if water is also involved. Goldens might also pick up and “retrieve” any object that is near to them upon their masters’ arrival, all of this lending to their retriever name. Golden Retrievers are also noted for their intelligence, and can learn up to roughly 240 commands, words and phrases.
Why you’ll love OUR English Cream Golden Retrievers at Hill Haven Kennel:
First off we have some of the best pedigrees in the world. All of our Goldens have been imported from only the best European Golden Retriever breeders. If you study our dogs pedigrees you will see multiple World, International & National champions. Also, many of our own dogs are International champions, which is very rare in the U.S.
All of our dogs & puppies have a tremendous amount of exposure to little children, families, trainers, water, stairs, car rides & crates as these are facilitated into our everyday lives here. Our dogs/puppies are family to us. We find that raising the puppies in our own home is really the best way, as emotional support and connection is crucial & our dogs to deserve to have all of their needs met. One of the most important aspects that we focus on for our pups is ensuring that the transition stage to their forever home is as easy, comfortable & painless as possible. If you are looking for Golden Retriever puppies in Oregon, please submit an inquiry and a member of our team will be in contact with you ASAP!