What is the difference between an
English Golden Retriever vs. American Golden Retriever
All Golden Retrievers originated in Scotland,
and they were known as a superior hunting dog.
They are all Golden Retrievers, but there are definitely some differences
between the American and the European Bloodlines.
Though they did not originate in England, they are commonly called English Goldens to
differentiate between the American and the European Golden Retrievers.
Generally lighter in color Generally darker in color
Top line is a level slope Back slopes down a little
Broader Head Narrower profile that blends into skull
Eyes are round and level Slanted
Ears are level with eyes Ears are behind and just above the eyes
Neck is long, protruding neck, Neck is medium length, muscular
Clean and often trimmed ruff and
Tail is level with back Tail has a slight upward curve
Build is heavier and stockier Leaner build with a more lightweight
Males height is 22 - 24 inches Males height is 23 - 24 inches
Females height are 20 - 22 inches Females height is 21 - 22 inches
Lifespan 12 years Lifespan 10 - 11 years
Cancer Rate 38.8% Cancer Rate 60 %