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"My experience with Classic Heritage has been extremely positive. The care and love you, Heather and all at Classic Heritage devout to these pups is remarkable. The efforts taken to ensure pups are matched with their new happy forever home are excellent."
At Classic Heritage Golden Retrievers, English Golden Retrievers (sometimes called English Cream or Creme) and their puppies are the passion of our lives. We are a northern California breeder (near Sacramento) that prides itself on choosing our breeding dogs for top health, temperament, and beauty that conforms to the breed standard. Our dogs are selected from champion lines with health clearances. We will only breed dogs that pass all of these tests, so we can continue reaching to improve the breed through imposing high standards for our dogs. We breed dogs from these lines to continue a heritage of excellence in the breed.
Our Goldens are bred to the "British Standard" (link goes to the KC standards page). This standard is different from the AKC standard for golden retrievers, but both are accepted and licensed. The English type should have a blockier and fuller head, shorter muzzle, lower ear set, rounder eyes, stouter body structure, as well as a lighter color than the American type (see comparison figure below).
Growing up with two “American Goldens” was a highlight of many childhood memories for me and my family. As an adult, it has been a pleasure to now show and selectively breed these beautiful English Golden Retrievers. Raising our English Golden Retrievers is a family endeavor that includes everyone from the youngest to the oldest. It is wonderful to make family memories with our dogs and children together. Our English Goldens are first and foremost pets who live and play among our family. Our children are involved from showing our dogs to whelping the puppies. Our puppies go home to their new families very loved and well socialized.
We are located in Newcastle which is at the base of the Sierra Mountain foothills. We are close to Sacramento, and about 100 miles from San Francisco or about 150 miles from San Jose (other cities near us are Roseville, Loomis, Folsom, Orangevale, Auburn, Lake Tahoe (about an hour), and Reno (about 2 hours). We can deliver our puppies to you if you are out of state, and prefer to personally travel with the puppy to bring your puppy to you.
American Type vs. English Type (light colored)