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I am so tired of playing semantics
English style vs. type... I think we all know what was meant despite the wrong word being used....
In the US we refer to this "style" of dog as "English" style... the pedigrees go back to UK dogs... regardless of whether they are from Wales, Scotland, Romania, Portugal, Russia... whatever... they generally go back to UK pedigrees and share certain physical characteristics that are different from "American" style goldens which can be from Australia, Canada, Mexico etc. wherever, that generally go back to "American" dogs in the recent pedigree and share certain physical traits.... In the U.S. for better or worse they are not "British" golden retrievers... and it doesn't matter if they are from Wales, or Scotland or Ireland for that matter... there are some lovely dogs from Ireland that are still referred to as "English"
as for type - type is what makes a golden look like a golden, coat color, size, overall shape, feathering etc etc... type is apparent when you look at a golden retriever and immediately know that it is a golden retriever.
style is what separates out the physical differences that one might consider for a field golden, show golden, american golden or ENGLISH golden....
Shalva and the Milbrose Retrievers and Irish Wolfhound