English Cream Golden Retriever

By Josie  January 12th, 2023

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The English Cream is a type of Golden Retriever. Even though no kennel club has recognized them, they are gaining popularity as a traditional dog breed.

Let's get to know them!

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English Cream is a Scottish-born variation of the breed of the golden retriever.

They are a cross between the Tweed water spaniel and the yellow wavy-coated retriever.

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English Cream Retrievers were bred for dog shows in England in the early 1900s.

In 1936, the British Kennel Club declared the English Cream industry standard.

So, they can compete in Canada and the UK but not in the U.S. since the American Kennel Club does not accept the color of these pups as a standard.


Male Golden Retrievers must reach 65 to 75 pounds, while females must weigh 55 to 65 pounds.

These dogs’ glossy, light-colored coats set them apart from the other Golden Retrievers.

Additionally, they differ from other Golden Retrievers in having a blocky, wider head.

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English Creams are calm, loving pups that get along well with children and make excellent therapy dogs.

They make excellent guiding dogs, mobility assistance dogs, and emotional support dogs due to their disposition, intelligence, and mid-size.

Life Span 

English Creams typically live longer than those from America.

The average lifespan of an English cream golden retriever is between 12 and 14 years.

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English creams are vulnerable to health problems like any purebred breed.

However, it has been observed that they are frequently healthier than their American counterparts.

Most English Retrievers are prone to cancer, eye issues, and joint dysplasia.

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English Creams can be pretty pricey.

The cost of a Golden Retriever can range from $500 to $3,000, depending on several variables

It depends on whether you’re getting a hybrid, the lineage, the breeder’s reputation, and the dog’s color.

They Mature Late

Even though they may appear to be adults at roughly a year old, golden retrievers mature more slowly than other breeds.

They won’t stop acting like wild, obstinate pups until they turn two or three years old.


Despite maturing late and acting like babies longer than other breeds, they are highly intelligent.

Because they are so intelligent, they are prone to mischief, especially if they are not kept mentally active.

The best approach to train them is by positive reinforcement, which involves giving them a treat, toy, game, or praise when they behave well.

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