can be a loaded term. It is actually a marketing ploy term usually used by unscrupulous breeders. The good news is that there are a few reputable breeders (when compared to the overwhelm number of "greeders")who do have dogs that are English or European style. This means they more closely conform to the UK standard as aposed to the GRCA (US) standard. These reputable breeders of English style dogs may have colors ranging from very light to dark gold. They however do not usually tout the color of their dogs as a selling point since structure, temperament, health and trainability are the focus of their program not the color.
In general, please be very cautious of any breeder using this term. Any breeder using any variation that includes white, platinum, silver, or ultra light is a red flag
to steer clear of. Also, anyone who is stating that these dogs are more mellow, have less cancer, or are healthier is either horribly misinformed or misleading you.
Now on to the good stuff.
What do you want in your golden? What do you want to do with your golden? Have you read the stickies in the choosing a puppy area? If not please do, it is some great info including a great article on English style goldens.
In your search, remember to verify the clearences on any potential puppies parents. The should have the core four: Eyes done annually, Hips, Elbows, and cardiologist
Heart. Hips and Elbows tend to be the easiest to verify online. With English style goldens this can get a little more challenging if dogs are from several foreign countries, then there are going to be different hip/elbow rating systems in place.
If you have your heart set on a very light golden of English or European parentage, here is a site you can start with. English Goldens in North America - Breeders
It seems to me that Onterio is a kind of hub for this style. The Candian standard although it does have a preference for light colored dogs, it does not penalize them like the US standard does. So, quite a few breeders up there are very successful in the show ring, where their US counter parts are not normally competitive.
If you do final a breeder or parents of potential pups, you can post them and the forum can double check your research.