One of the most affectionate and friendly dog breeds in the world is the Golden Retriever. They are among the most popular family dogs in the world. The goldies are very well-mannered, easily trained, and very playful.

This is the reason why they make the perfect dog for a first-time dog parent. They are great with small kids and the elderly as well, so if you are thinking about getting a golden retriever, then get one without any hesitation.

Now that you have decided on the breed, you are gonna have to choose a color for the golden retriever. You might be thinking, What? Are there different colors of a Golden Retriever?

And the answer is there are six different shades of golden retrievers that you can choose from. So let’s scroll down to learn more about these Golden retriever colors.

Different Colors Of Golden Retriever

Before we talk about all the Golden retriever colors individually, you should first know what these golden retriever different colors are. The different golden retriever colors are:

  • Cream Golden Retriever
  • Light Golden Retriever 
  • Dark Golden Retriever
  • White Golden Retriever 
  • Red Golden Retriever
  • Black Golden Retriever

Now that you are aware of the different colors of golden retrievers then, we can dive into understanding more about these colors.

1. Cream Golden Retriever

Cream Golden Retriever

It is weird to identify the color of a golden retriever, anything other than golden, but cream color is a very popular color for golden retrievers. But since their color is very much like Labradors, you should never confuse the two totally different dog breeds.

The cream color of the golden retriever comes off as off-white, maybe that is the reason why it is so popular in the United Kingdom since the color makes the dog look pale.

In the UK, the cream colored golden retriever is called an “English Golden Retrievers or English Cream Golden Retrievers.” And because of this reason, the cream golden retriever is not recognized by the AKC officially.

2. Light Golden Retriever

Light Golden Retriever

One of the most popular and widely recognized golden retriever colors you are going to find all over the world. And since it this color of the golden retriever is very popular in the United States, which is why it is recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Since light is not a color, it is difficult to differentiate the color of this light golden retriever by you and me. But for most dog enthusiasts, the color is like a standard cream and gold variation of color.

This light golden retriever is the second most popular and common color in the world. The color only comes second to the golden colored golden retriever. It is the most common type off golden retriever you will see in most places.

3. Dark Golden Retriever

Dark Golden Retriever

Much similar to your standard red golden retriever, the dark golden retriever looks pretty similar if compared to the two.

The only difference that you will notice between a red and a dark golden retriever is that the red one has a red or amber hue to it. While the dark one is obviously darker in color.

Among all the colored golden retrievers, this is the first colored golden retriever that has been recognized and registered by the American Kennel Club. That means you can compete with a dark golden retriever at all AKC shows.

4. White Golden Retriever

White Golden Retriever

Although a white golden retriever might seem white, that’s not true. But on the other hand, it is a shade of extremely pale cream color. The color is so pale that it seems pure white.

As usual, this colored golden retriever is not recognized by any Kennel Club dog shows, both in the UK and in the United States as well. But other than the color, the white golden retriever is a purebred golden retriever dog, similar to the rest.

Since the white golden retriever seems pure white, but with age and maturity, this white golden retriever will have sudden tinges of cream and gold colors on their coat. But don’t you worry, this white goldie is equally healthy as any other goldies.

5. Red Golden Retriever

Red Golden Retriever

After seeing a red golden retriever, don’t you confuse them with a dark golden retriever because both golden retriever colors are quite different in colors.

Just like the cream colored golden retriever, the red golden retriever is also not being recognized or registered at the American Kennel Club, which means you cannot put them on shows.

From dog to dog, the contrast of the color red varies quite as much. But to be classified as a red golden retriever, their coat should be darker than the standard dark golden color of a golden retriever.

6. Black Golden Retriever

Black Golden Retriever

For the people who love the color black, wouldn’t it be a great thing if there was a black golden retriever? But that is only a dream that we can have of owning a black golden retriever.

So you won’t be able to see a purebred black golden retriever since they don’t exist at all. But with a genetic mutation, it is possible that your goldie has dark black spots on their body but just as a birthmark.

Wrapping Up!

Now that you have a proper idea of what are the different golden retriever colors, you can decide on what color of golden retriever you wanna own.

And if you think that this article was helpful for you, then give this a like and comment down below on which golden retriever color you would like to have.

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Nabamita Sinha loves to write about lifestyle and pop-culture. In her free time, she loves to watch movies and TV series and experiment with food. Her favorite niche topics are fashion, lifestyle, travel, and gossip content. Her style of writing is creative and quirky.

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