**Please, when in search for a Golden Retriever do not fall into the trap due to a good sales pitch.**
1). No..... Pale Golden Retrievers are NOT healthier. A Golden Retriever is a Golden Retriever, a different colour does not make it healthier.
2). No..... Pale Goldens do not have better Temperaments!. Again, this is not due to colour. It is how you raise your pup.
3) No. If you have bought a pale puppy it will NOT darken with age. If it has no colour behind its ears, tip of tail, or hocks then it will be pale for life! Please do not question me when the dog is 8 years of age and is still very pale. This question needs to be referred to back to the breeder of him, not me. I can only help you get a darker one (the one you wanted in the first place) next time.
4). American Lines are the Gold Ones, the European ones are Cream/Pale....Again NOT true. The beauty of this breed is in one litter you can get a range of colours. Doesn't matter what country the dog comes from.
However in my breeding program I have only Gold, this is because I have also chosen from Euro lines that have Gold as well, so I have chosen to keep the Gold within my breeding program. Pale colours are NOT rare, they are NOT special, they are NOT healthier. They are just a lovely Golden that has the cream gene like the gold ones have the Yellow gene.
5). Cross breeds are healthier because you are taking out the bad and only leaving the good....again NOT true.
There is no guarantee that you won't keep double the bad points and get rid of the good points. This is why we breed purebreds so we can watch the pedigrees and follow what is there and what isn't there. Cross breeds are exactly this, cross breeds. We do not mix our breeds and as of the 1st January 2018 every purebred breeder in Queensland will need to prove parents of your puppy by DNA parentage. If you do not have this, then you may not be getting a purebred pup with registration/pedigree papers via Dogs QLD.
WYSIWYG Litter July 2016
Sire: Aust./Am/Can ch. Edgecombe's WYSIWYG Chaos Bound for Botany Bay (Imp. USA) 'Havoc'
Dam: WYSIWYG Americana vs Kiwiana 'Kiwi'
This litter was delivered via cesarean, Kiwi was unable to nurse her pups.
A nurse mum, beautiful Aussie Girl and a Schnauzer Girl took the role on.