Golden Retriever Questions

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Golden Retriever Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/7/2005
We have AKC papers on a golden retriever puppy that show she's a purebred. But while her fur is dark gold, her two front paws are snow white. The breeder had English and American goldens. Is it possible that she's a mix of the two?

Date Reply Member
2/17/05 They can have white markings, I see it mostly in the darker goldens. Alot of the reds tend to have white markings, and quite a few on their feet. Colleen
Taul Golden Retrievers
3/22/05 Yes and if you look at the standard for the breed it will even say (as much as the standard does) what is acceptible Brenda
Duso Goldens
4/8/05 Here is the AKC breed standard on Color: Rich, lustrous golden of various shades. Feathering may be lighter than rest of coat. With the exception of graying or whitening of face or body due to age, any white marking, other than a few white hairs on the chest, should be penalized according to its extent. Allowable light shadings are not to be confused with white markings. Predominant body color which is either extremely pale or extremely dark is undesirable. Some latitude should be given to the light puppy whose coloring shows promise of deepening with maturity. Any noticeable area of black or other off-color hair is a serious fault. Judy
A Promise Kennels