Can a Golden Retriever be black?

Yes, a Golden Retriever can have a black coat. While the breed standard for Golden Retrievers calls for a golden or cream-colored coat, black-coated Golden Retrievers do exist. They are known as “black Golden Retrievers” or “dark Golden Retrievers.” This color variation is relatively rare and not recognized in breed standards, but it occurs due to specific genetic factors. Black Golden Retrievers have the same friendly temperament and characteristics as other Goldens, and their coat color doesn’t affect their behavior or health.

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