English Creme Retrievers vs Golden Retrievers?? The biggest difference... the color of their coat. English Creme Retrievers tend to be a little boxier and lower to the ground, and have darker nose and eyes. AKC doesn't differentiate between the two. The Retriever gets his name from just that... being great retrievers when on hunting expeditions. They are extremely loyal, docile companions. The Golden Retrievers incredible temperament has landed them number one on many charts for most sought after family dogs. And their intelligence and ease to train has made them sought after for service canines. These active dogs have super sweet, loyal, and intelligent traits which make them so loved by many. Thus making this breed exceptional companions and lifelong partners.