|have an instinctive love of water.
An American Golden is lankier and less stocky than a British Type. A male
should stand 22–24 inch (58–61 cm) in height at the shoulders, and females
should be 21.5&lb. The coat is dense and water repellent, in various shades of
lustrous gold, with moderate feathering. The gait should be free, smooth,
powerful, and well-coordinated.
The Canadian Golden Retriever's appearance are similar to the American type
in height and weight, and have a thinner coat than their conformation line
counterparts, and they are usually darker in colour.
Some variations do exist between the British type Golden Retrievers prevalent
throughout Europe and Australia and those of American lines and these
differences are reflected in the breed standard.
The muzzle of the British type is wider and shorter, and its forehead is blockier.
It has shorter legs,
with a slightly deeper chest, and shorter tail. Its features make it generally
heavier than the American type.
Males should be between 56–61 centimetres (22–24 in) at the withers and
females slightly shorter at between 51–56 centimetres (20–22 in). Their weight,
however, is not specified in the UK standard.