English Golden Retriever

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Are you looking for an English Golden Retriever?
I find myself answering this question so often I felt a need to write a post.

Did you know there is NO such thing as an English Golden Retriever?
The breed began in Scotland, British Yes.
Would you not wonder why the breed clubs doesn’t say British Golden Retriever?
I think people have gotten caught up in the color variations of The Golden Retriever .. Cream to dark red… Really anything between seems to win at the AKC Dog shows. *on occasion the Cream coat shines. AM CH Scandal Lover deZelkova (Spanish Imp)

It’s not a pet peeve or irritant to me that the main stream of America refers to the Cream coat as White, as the mind draws a conclusion when you see an American dark coated Golden next to the cream coat. One might say, is that a white retriever?
*white is not a shade for the breed FYI :0)

However, I feel the rant of stating the ‘English Golden’ vrse the ‘American Golden’ is healthier and lives longer is a false hood. I’ve been in the breed since Nov. 2002. In this time I have made many friends abroad and here (USA)) noting health issues with the British style Golden (ok my preference to refer to our Breed in a cream coat), yes cancer, yes Epilepsy, yes heart failure, yes blindness, … The list is just as equal to our American Bred Goldens. There are times I wish I could comfort my callers or emailers that the ‘white’ coat as they refer to the English Golden didn’t have the health issues our American bred Goldens do. It’d be a lie to say so.
Though I have not seen a recent study of British vrse American on health related issues, just my own observation from the relationships I keep here and abroad.
~ Ok, I’ve said my peace~
I have a HUGE heart for our breed as a whole and want to see us all striving in force to make healthy, longevity, well tempered, well mannered, Gorgeous Typed Goldens.
To know a Golden is to know a true friend!
Much luv to all my readers
I do breed for type but Health & Temperament are Key!

Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health

A Team of researchers at the University of California, Davis examined 759 Golden Retrievers in a study finding risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases after neutering under one years of age.

Below you can read the facts & findings by clicking the links. It is very interesting to read that they found that US pet owners spay/neuter under a year to prevent pet over population or to avoid unwanted behaviors. However in Europe Spay/Neutering is usually avoided not only by owners but by trainers and that it’s not promoted by animal trust authorities.

A MUST READ to all GOLDEN owners IMHO.

UCDAVIS News and Information

Online Scientific Journel

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Heath Fulk

April Fulk

Alaska’s Retrievers Breeders of Distinction 2004

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Heath Fulk & April Fulk are students continuously regarding our beloved breed THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. The health of The Golden Retriever is very important to us. As we grow in knowledge we desire to share to help others. We invite you to stop back by to read more Health news. If you have anything you would like to add that is not offensive please feel free to post your comments & any links that will support your knowledge. (We will review & cross-reference your information before posting). CHEERS TO A PAWSITIVE DAY,
Heath & April Fulk, Alaska’s Retrievers, British Golden Retrievers in Kenai, Alaska
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