Divine Dreams English Golden Retrievers and Maltese

European and American Lines, Health Tested Parents

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.

 



ENGLISH                     AMERICAN


  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 untrimmed


                            Tail is level with back                       Tail has a slight upward curve


                            Build is heavier and stockier            Leaner build with a more lightweight

                                           appearance

                          

                            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 %