English Cream Golden Retrievers FAQ’S

How Does An English Cream Golden Retriever Differ From An American Golden?

First of all, they are not two different breeds. They are both recognized by the AKC as golden retrievers. The term “English cream golden retreiver” is used in the U.S. to distinguish dogs whose very recent genetic lines are from European kennels. Overseas, they refer to their beloved dogs as just “golden retrievers”. But, because of the different genetic lines in the English or “European” goldens, there are 4 main differences:


The English retriever tends to be a healthier dog than the American retriever. Comparing studies from the Golden Retriever Club of America vs. the British Kennel Club, you can see that:

  • 62% of American goldens will die because of cancer
  • English goldens are 37% less likely to die from cancer
  • The average life span of an English golden is 15% (19 months) longer than an American golden.

Additionally, it seems overseas breeders have been more consistent in doing helath testing over multiple generations, in order to weed out dogs with higher genetic tendencies toward problems chronic to the golden retriever breed (especially hip and elbow dysplasia). The result is the English lines should have a lower incidence of these health problems.


English Cream Golden Retrievers Health



Even though American goldens are great, you have to experience the slightly more mellow temperament which sets the English golden apart and endears them to so many families.


The English golden retriever appears to have a slightly stockier build, a blockier head, and is built a little lower to the ground.


The English retriever often has a lighter colored coat than an American.


What Is The Difference Between A Goldendoodle Dandie F1 Standard English Cream Goldendoodle Puppy and Another Breeder’s Puppy?

Two big differences are Nature and Nurture. We know that neither is the key by itself. It is the careful attention to both that makes your Goldendoodle Dandie puppy “out of this world”.


A Goldendoodle Dandie puppy comes carefully bred from Sire and Dam with world class genetics for increased likelihood of superior health, temperament, intelligence, and beauty.


All our puppies are health certified at 8 weeks old. They come from genetically tested parent and grand parents. Our dogs have passed the 5 major classifications, and have there health certifications as displayed on their pages.


Our English goldendoodles will have the classic, loyal temperaments from their World Champion heritage that you desire for your family.


Coming from a lineage of World Champion trained dogs, your Goldendoodle Dandie puppy should possess superb genetic intelligence, enabling him (with good consistent training) to quickly learn potty training, obedience to basic commands, dog tricks, or even specialized training.


Goldendoodle Dandie F1 Standard English Cream Goldendoodle



Your Goldendoodle Dandie puppy possesses stunning beauty because his World Champion predecessor’s gorgeous structures and luxurious coats have been passed down. Plain and simple, superior genetics contributes mightily to a superior puppy.


The 8 weeks we raise your puppy is a foundational time. Every Goldendoodle Dandie puppy comes from a loving, intentional environment that gives your puppy and your family these important advantages:


All our Lil’ Dandies- stay inside with us, loved as part of our family. Since we are not a huge puppy factory, we have the opportunity to love each of our adults and puppies. All litters are born and raised inside our home. A more loved golden momma and puppy means a more loving puppy coming to join your family.


People feel better, have fewer problems, and are more fun to be around when they eat a healthy diet, take vitamins, and go to the doctor when needed. The principle holds for puppies too!


All our beloved Goldendoodles have these dietary advantages:

  • Eating top quality Purina One Large Breed Puppy food- specifically formulated for large breeds, that is high in nutrients and low in additives
  • Adults receive high quality vitamin supplements daily (including EPA & DHA)
  • Puppies receive vitamin drops added into their blended food during the weaning process to ensure their best development


Your Goldendoodle Lil’ Dandie puppy will have the following advantages:

  • The best preventative deworming at 3, 5, and 7 weeks of age
  • His first 5-in-1 multi-shot vaccine at 6 weeks
  • Full health examination around 8 weeks of age


Goldendoodle Socialization



Animal behaviorists agree that the social development of a puppy is critical in the early weeks of life. We personally handle our puppies daily. This socialization enables their natural mellow temperament to blossom, making them the world’s best family companion, especially to children.

We keep every Goldendoodle Dandie puppy for a full 8 weeks so they get the modeling and socialization learning from the Dam and litter mates during critical 6 – 8 week age. Our puppies are raised inside our home, around the hustle and bustle. Since your Goldendoodle Dandie puppy has been daily experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of all the aspects of home life, including children and cats, so he should adjust well to your home.


Behavioral and Personality Testing – Goldendoodle Dandies puppies share the even temperament, intelligence, and gorgeous qualities because we are bringing together the best, world-class, genetic lines in our breedings. But every puppy is unique. Goldendoodle Dandie puppies loves them like they are ours.. until they are yours.

NOTE: This page refers to our F1 standard, parti and miniature English Cream Teddy Bear Goldendoodles, but of course the same holds true for our F1B standard and miniature Goldendoodles as well.