October 25, 2017
Welcome to this week’s Update at Lamgo Farms!!! We are so thankful you have stopped by to see just what is going on in all of our litters.
Brie delivered her babies on Sunday and after a quick trip to the vet for a c-section, we have an almost all female litter of beautiful fluffies for Christmas! They’re all reserved, but we are so very thankful that God answered our prayers during Brie’s lengthy labor. In the end, we did lose two little babies, but God saved the others who are perfect and beautiful. Although God did not do everything in the exact manner in which we asked, He ultimately did answer our prayers and just went about it a different way. I’m always amazed at how each puppy comes into this world. It never gets old. It’s always a miracle.
In this line of work I am given the unique opportunity to walk along side of many who are in a season of suffering, struggles, new beginnings and even bittersweet endings. A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to my cousin who fought remarkably for eight months before losing her battle to pancreatic cancer. Just before her home going, we lost one of our puppy owners who came to us for a puppy during her battle with cancer. She was only 21 years old- and gave courage and encouragement to everyone around her.
These moments when I’m considering throwing a pity party or I just can’t seem to shake the grief bug- I’m reminded of those walking beside me in hard seasons. So many of you come to me after a loss. Whether it is human or pet or employment or health. Thank you so very much for reaching out and allowing me to journey with you. We are always honored to have the customers that come our way. You may come to us as a customer, but you leave us as a friend and part of the family.
There are seasons in this life and along with the loss, there is new life all around. These little puppies, fluff balls of new hope and a new journey just show me a mere glimpse of the joy the Lord has awaiting us. I can’t wait for each of you to take home your little bundle of puppy breath! For such a time is this. . .a time of joy!!! Now, let’s hop on down and see all that is happening on the farm this week. . .
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our Fall/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 schedule)
Here is what we have planned:
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles
Puppies born October 3, 2017
5 boys 3 girls
What’s Happening Now:
Look at these beautiful babies!!! Oh, I am in love! The puppies are now walking and talking and playing with each other. Those little personalities are beginning to emerge. This week we will start the puppies on their very first food called “gruel.” This is our own recipe of our premium puppy food, milk replacer, nutritional supplement and warm water all blended to an oatmeal consistency. They LOVE it! This is our very first step towards weaning. Basically, this week we concentrate on socializing and holding the puppies. I know, it’s a horrible job. . .but someone has to do it:)
What Happens Next:
Next week the puppies will have another deworming and we will just continue more of the same. Holding, socializing and working on weaning.
The Double Doodle: F1 Mini Chocolate Labradoodle mixed with an F1b Mini Red Goldendoodle. Puppies will be a chocolate/red color with a wavy coat that matures between 25-35 lbs.
Brie/Duke F1bb Medium
Puppies born October 22, 2017
6 girls 1 boy
(cream, peanut butter – 35-45 lbs)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Brie delivered her puppies during the storm on early Sunday morning! After several hours of no contractions- we met the vet and she had a c-section to deliver the final few puppies. Brie is doing great!!! Unfortunately, we did lose the 2 tiny boys. At first my husband told me the first loss was a little girl, but after I examined (I just couldn’t look at first) it was indeed a little boy who had aspirated at birth and was very small. When they aspirate, eating becomes a problem. We also lost the second tiny boy this morning. I was bottle feeding him but his suck was weak and he passed away. It is always hard to lose a puppy even if I have only known them for a few hours. But, I believe God works all things together for our good and his glory. So, I know this loss did not take him by surprise and that he has the perfect puppies in store for each of you!
We now have 6 beautiful girls and 1 little boy! The little boy is white and will have a curly coat. Each day I am seeing the coats clearly and will be able to tell you by next week just what each will look like when fully grown. I did have a few families choose a later litter they were double listed on which allowed many of you to move up the picking order. Because of this- picking times may change just a little. I’ll email you to make sure these changes are ok with each of you.
Right now the puppies are nursing and sleeping and gaining weight. My vet’s office called me Monday with their dew claw removal appointment. We are going in tomorrow late afternoon to see the vet. I’ll keep you posted!
The eyes and ears are currently closed. So they can neither hear nor see. They use their sense of smell to locate momma and their meal. The eyes and ears will start to open around 14 days old. Individual pictures will then be taken. Video starts at week 3.
Brie/Duke’s Baley (click link for baby pics)
Brie/Duke’s Emmie (click on link for baby pics)
Nala (Brie/Duke’s 2014 puppy) (clink on link for baby pics)
Jules/Paddington F2b Mini’s (red- 20-30 lbs) Litter Full
We are currently waiting this cycle to arrive October/November. Which would give us puppies going home around February/March 2018.
- Lamgo Farms First pick
- Swearingen (double listed on Beasley’s litter)
- Newport (double listed)
- Woodward (double listed)
- Wait list: Hayman, Shivdasani, Assing, Atit (more on waitlist not listed)
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini’s (white, cream, peanut butter coloring 25-35 lbs)
Sammy is expected to cycle around December. If she cycle’s on time, she will have puppies around February which will have them going home around April. Sammy is known for cycling off schedule. So, this could change if she follows all the other females. We’ll keep you in informed.
- Holding for Hayman
- Manor (double listed)
- Wait list: Kuyrkendall
Parker/Squishy F1bb Pockets (white, cream- 8-16 lbs)
Parker is expecting puppies due November 24th. I estimate puppies will go home late January or early February. Once puppies are born, I’ll have the exact going home day and puppy picking day so you can plan.
- Scroggins- waiting to confirm
- Wait list: Gilliam
Mrs. Beasley/Burton F1b Petites (all shades of red- both curly and wavy- 16-20 lbs)- LIST FULL!
Beasley usually cycles in the winter around December. We’ll keep you posted!!! Puppies should go home around March/April
- Swearingen (double listed)
- Young/Neal (double listed on Jules)
- Deggs (double listed)
Past Beasley/Burton puppies
Snowflake/Burton English F1 Mini Goldendoodles (35-45 lbs)
Snowflake and Burton had their first litter this past year. All were a “peanut butter” color with beautiful soft cotton wavy coats and blocky heads. We are excited to watch them grow! Snowflake should have her next breeding cycle in January which will mean puppies will go home around May/June 2018.
- Lamgo Farms first pick
- Manor (double listed)
(Past litter- all now home)
Lina/Paddington F1bb Medium Goldendoodles (40-55 lbs) (Light red or a Peanut butter color with both wavy and curly coats). This is the same generation as Professor Raman who is from our Brie/Duke litter.
- LF hold
- Churman hold
- Manor (double listed)
- Bhavsar (double listed)
What breedings to you have coming up? Please scroll down to the “Next Season’s Breeding Schedule” to see what will be bred and what picking spots are open.
How do I know if you have any open picking spots in a particular litter? Scroll down until you see your desired litter. Any available picking spots will be listed as “open.”
How do I reserve a picking spot? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “deposit” in the subject line. Note which litter and number on the picking spot you prefer. Include your name, mailing address, phone number and any preferences you may have for your puppy. Then go to our pricing/payment page at LamgoFarms.com to place your deposit of $250.
Are Deposits refundable? Unfortunately, due to the high demand of our puppies, we no longer refund deposits. If for some reason we do not have enough puppies born to provide for every owner- your deposit can be transferred to your next desired litter. The $250 is a picking spot reservation. This also helps us weed out those who are not serious about taking home one of our puppies.
Do you have any paperwork we need to complete? Since our puppies are Reserved almost a year in advance- we will spend that time getting to know each of you and will be offering the proper education to make sure you are fully prepared to bring home your puppy. When placing a deposit, please include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and any preferences you may have. Once you place your deposit, I will email you your purchase contract which also serves as your receipt. You will need to sign and email this back to me. You will also receive a suggested supply list as well as our Health Warranty. The Health Warranty is not due back until 30 days after you take your puppy home.
Do you choose the puppy for us or can we choose our own puppy? You will be asked to visit the Farm at your puppy picking appointment and will be given an hour to choose your puppy. The choice is yours. Please understand that we cannot guarantee gender availability. When it comes to our donated therapy/service dogs, we will choose the top two for you and then you can make your choice out of those.
Can we visit Lamgo Farms for allergy testing or just to see the dogs? Every puppy owner that has placed a deposit is invited to the farm between weeks 5 and 6 for a puppy picking appointment. If unable to attend- we can send extra video and pictures or FaceTime the appointment. Unfortunately- we do not allow other visitors due to the health risk for our puppies and dogs as well as for the safety of our family. If you wish to have allergy testing- it’s best to find a doodle owner and see if you can tolerate that particular generation of doodle. We have several pictures, video as well as slide shows showing our grounds, parents and past puppies. You may also visit our Facebook page and join our open forum to communicate with any of our past owners about their experience with Lamgo Farms. We welcome your questions!
Do you do temperament testing? Yes, all puppies are tested at week 5 and the results are emailed prior to your puppy picking appointment.
Do you take weekly pictures of your puppies? Yes, The first week is simply a group photo but individual pictures are taken weekly starting at week 2. Video is taken weekly starting at week 3 and concludes at week 7.
Are your puppies socialized? Yes! We now have 7 children. Ages 21, 16, 15, 13, 9, 1 and 3 months old. We homeschool and are able to hold, socialize using sensory stimulation as well as play with and cuddle your puppy several times a day which prepares them for any home environment.
When do the puppies come home? Puppies are ready to go home on the Saturday between weeks 7 and 8.
Do you have a Health Warranty? Yes, Lamgo Farms has a 2 year warranty over hips and eyes.
Do you Health Test your Breeding dogs? Some are OFA tested but not all. After consulting an Animal Orthopedic doctor- we learned that these tests do not offer the assurance that puppies will not have hip issues. A good line of breeding stock along with cross breeding and proper care of the puppy will protect and prevent hip issues.
Do you allow boarding after the release date of the puppy? Unfortunately, we are unable to keep your puppy past the pick up date. You will be notified within 24 hours after the birth as to your picking appointment time as well as puppy pick up date/time/information. This will allow you at least 7 weeks to make pick up arrangements. Pick up is on a Saturday between 10-11am. We do sometimes offer a Friday pick up by appointment. Lamgo Farms is closed on Sundays and cannot do picking appointments or pick up appointments at that time.
Do you fly puppies out of state? At this time, we only fly during the months of November through May. Our summer months are too hot to fly. Flying is an additional $450.
What is included in the price of the puppy? An awesome Lamgo Farms PUPPY. . . complete puppy packet: Crate, potty training bells, nutritional supplement, toys, treats, scented blanket from littermates, training material, folder with health records, pedigree, etc, emailed photo collage of your puppy as well as a 10 lb bucket of premium puppy food that will last a few months.
What is your pricing?
Double Doodles (mini Labradoodle/mini goldendoodle cross): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Standard, Medium and miniature): $1,850 (increasing to $1,950 1/1/18)
Goldendoodles (Petite, Micro mini’s): $2,000 (increasing to $2,100 1/1/18)
Goldendoodles (Pocket): $2,500
Do you offer discounts: Yes, we offer a $300 discount for our Military owners. Once a year we also offer donation dogs for those medically requiring therapy or service dogs. Please email me your circumstance and we will pray and ask God for the answer.
Do you have a Spay/Neuter clause? Yes. All of our puppies are sold with our contract stating all males must be neutered before 5 months old and females must be spayed before 6 months old. We no longer sell for breeding purposes.
What sets Lamgo Farms apart from other Goldendoodle breeders? First, having 14 years experience in breeding Goldendoodles- we have learned quite a bit about what to breed to create the perfect doodle for every coat type and personality desired as well as our dedication to each litter. Living on a farm and homeschooling allows us to constantly lay hands on the puppies and give them the ultimate care they need and you desire in a breeder. We care greatly for our puppies and owners and strive to give that personal touch to every one and puppy that comes our way. We also trust God to give us the perfect puppy you desire. We pray over every breeding and puppy and are genuinely blessed with the ability to raise these fluffy friends.
Future Breedings: 2018/19
Maybelline/Paddington Double Doodles (usually goes home around Thanksgiving/Christmas)
2 Red Mini litters (combinations TBD) Usually goes home early 2019
Sammy/Paddington F3, Parker/Squishy Pockets- Winter/Spring 2018/19
Brie/Duke F1bb Mini/Mediums (Christmas 2019)
Snowflake/Burton F1 Mini’s (May/June 2019)
Lina/Paddington F1bb Mediums (May/June 2019)
New additions: Bella (Brie/Bison baby) and Charmin (Duke/Daphne baby)
Retiring: Daphne, Mrs. Beasley, Sammy will retire within the next 2 years. Buffy is no longer a candidate as a breeder.
Pictures and Video: When we do have puppies. . .Pictures will be uploaded in our photo gallery at photos.lamgofarms.com and on our Facebook page. Video will be located on our Youtube channel at Happenings at lamgo Farms. Weekly pictures will start at week 2 and Video will start to be taken when puppies are three weeks old.
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