Types of Golden RetrieversAlthough distinctions exist between types of golden retrievers, they're mostly cosmetic. This breed has minimal variation in terms of temperament and personality — all golden retrievers are known for their loyalty, intelligence and good-natured, fun-loving personality. Golden retriever types include the:
- Canadian Golden Retriever: Canadian Goldens have thinner and darker coats than American Retrievers and are usually leaner and taller than British Goldens.
- American Golden Retriever: This type of golden retriever has a longer and thicker coat of fur than the British Golden Retriever. Other differences between American and British Goldens are minimal.
- British Golden Retriever: British Goldens have shorter and wavier fur than American Goldens. Their coats are a characteristic cream color, and these dogs have rounder eyes, a broader skull and more powerful forequarters when compared to American Goldens.