English Cream Goldendoodles
An English Cream Goldendoodle is a type of Goldendoodle- a combination of an English Cream Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Goldendoodles are known for being intelligent, friendly, and low-shedding dogs. Their coat can vary from wavy to curly, and can come in a variety of colors, including cream. The English Cream color is due to the English Cream Golden Retriever parent. They are friendly, intelligent and have a low shedding coat which makes them ideal as a family pet and companion. They are also known for being great with children and for their trainability, making them suitable for therapy and service work.
English Cream Golden Retrievers and American Golden Retrievers are both breeds of Golden Retrievers, but they have some physical and personality differences. English Cream Golden Retrievers are generally lighter in color and have a cream or white coat, while American Golden Retrievers can have a wider range of coat colors, including darker shades of gold. English Cream Golden Retrievers also have a blockier head than their American cousin. English Cream Golden Retrievers also tend to have a more calm and laid-back personality compared to American Golden Retrievers, which are known for their high energy levels and exuberance. It should be noted that the difference in color is not a result of different breeding but it is simply the gene pool of the breeders in Europe versus the breeders in America.
We love using the English Cream Golden Retriever as the top of our line due to these physical and personality traits. We like the look of a bigger blockier head, and a calmer disposition. Every dog we have produced has the English Cream lines of from our Matriarch, Grace. English Cream Goldendoodles can come in a variety of colors (not just white/cream). Most of the coloring in Goldendoodles is brought in by the Poodle, an English Cream Goldendoodle can be any color from icey white to cream, apricot, red, chocolate, black, sable (black or brown based) brindle, phantom (black or brown based), blue merle or chocolate merle- all in a solid pattern, abstract pattern (50% or less white spotting) or parti pattern (50% or more white spotting).
Goldendoodles and Hybrid Vigor
English Cream Golden Retrievers and American Golden Retrievers are both breeds of Golden Retrievers, and both breeds are prone to certain health issues. Both breeds can develop hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cancer, and heart conditions.
It is important to note that, regardless of the specific breed, all purebred dogs are at risk of developing certain genetic health conditions. It is important to research and understand the potential health issues of any breed before adopting a dog. It’s also important to seek out a reputable breeder who conducts genetic testing on breeding dogs and provides health guarantees for their puppies.
Hybrid vigor, also known as heterosis, is the phenomenon where the offspring of two genetically diverse parents have better physical and genetic characteristics than the purebred parents. This is because when different genes are combined, it can lead to a more diverse gene pool and thus more robustness to diseases and environmental factors.
Hybrid vigor is the reason why crossbreeds tend to have fewer genetic disorders compared to purebreds, as purebreds have a higher chance of inheriting genetic disorders that are common in their breed. This is why crossbreeding can be beneficial for breeding healthier and hardier animals.