November 22, 2017
Welcome to this week’s Update at Lamgo Farms! We are so excited you’ve stopped by to see just what is happening with our puppies, family and farm. I’d first like to say, Happy Thanksgiving!!! Everyone, including the animals will be eating well tomorrow! We have so much to be thankful for this year!
After this update is posted today, I will be taking off from my online duties for the rest of today through Friday. Let the cooking begin! I’ll be back answering email on Tuesday.
Thank you so much for those praying for our son who is having neurological and cardiac issues. We will be seeing a few specialists over the next few weeks to get some answers and hopefully get him feeling better. Although this can be scary at times, we know God has this and he has our son in His hands. So prayer for peace as well! We also have one child having his wisdom teeth out next week. So. . .yeah. . .lots.of.prayer!
This week has already been busy for us. Our Maybelline puppies started going home this week! Next up is our Brie/Duke puppy picking and our little Parker is due to have her puppies any day now!! We will keep everyone on her deposit list updated through email.
For those looking for Christmas puppies. . .unfortunately, our Christmas litter has been reserved for quite some time. If you are considering a Christmas puppy. . .let me interject and add a few tidbits for thought. Whether you are looking to take home a Lamgo Farms’ puppy or a doodle from another breeder. . .finding a doodle, especially a mini sized doodle for Christmas is proving to be quite a challenge.
Doodles in the smaller sizes take many years to breed down and here at Lamgo Farms, our puppies are usually reserved well before breeding. That means they are reserved at least 4 months before going home at a minimum. Our normal wait time for a mini, petite, micro mini or pocket size is about one year. If you’re wanting to surprise your family with a doodle for Christmas, you may want to start thinking about it now for next year. I know, it’s a long, long wait. But worth the wait. If we know of anyone with puppies- I am more than happy to refer you to help you with your Christmas dream.
The amount of time and dedication of our owners does not escape our notice! We appreciate your dedication and patience in waiting for one of our puppies. Thank you so much for choosing Lamgo Farms! Our passion is still to provide the best puppies and service we can and we are so very thankful for the opportunity to raise these beautiful fluff balls!
Now, before we all eat and slip into a deep turkey coma. . .let’s hop on down to see just what is happening in each of your litters. . .
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our Fall/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 schedule)
Here is what we have now and have planned:
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles
Maybelline gave birth to 5 boys and 3 girls October 3. Girls are purple, pink and light green collars. The rest are boys. Puppies going home November 25.
What’s Happening Now:
Three puppies have already made it home and the other five will be going home this Saturday. Right now, the puppies are continuing their crate training schedule and playing. This week’s pictures are actually photo collages that will be emailed on puppy pick up day!
Puppy pick up:
Puppy Pickup is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10 am.
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.
(past Maybelline/Paddington puppy- black turning dark chocolate- wavy coat)
Brie/Duke F1bb Medium
6 girls, Born October 22, 2017
Going home December 16, 2017
What is Happening Now: (**Please check the picking schedule below for a few time changes)
These puppies are growing and those little personalities are starting to emerge. All are so super sweet. We started gruel this week! Gruel is our own recipe of their first food. It’s a mixture of premium puppy food, milk replacer, nutritional supplement and warm water all blended to an oatmeal consistency. They love it! They’ll start eating once a day and gradually go up to twice a day. Once their teeth come in- they’ll start on hard kibble.
What Happens Next:
Each of you should have received your directions to Lamgo Farms and my puppy picking instructions. Please let me know if you will be doing a long distance pick (FaceTime, video) so we can plan. During week 5 we will be doing our temperament testing and then it will be puppy picking time on Dec 2nd.
Puppy Picking for this litter is Saturday, December 2, 2017 (times will be listed in your email). Puppy pick up is Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am.
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)
Parker/Squishy F1bb Pockets (white, cream- 8-16 lbs) (This is Parker’s second litter but Squishy’s first- so we do not have past puppy pictures for a litter for the two of them together. Parker was partnered with Paddington last year which gave us beautiful cream and peanut butter colored wavy coats- just larger in size due to Paddington’s larger size.)
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.
We took Parker in for a prenatal X-ray yesterday and it looks like she’s having 6 puppies!!! We have the final picking spot available in this litter. For this picking spot could be a male or female- so it’s perfect for someone without a gender preference.
For those on this picking list- if I have not emailed your paperwork yet- it will be coming this next week!!!
Signs of labor include panting and nesting (gathering things to make her big bed). Active labor is signaled by shaking and heavy panting. The next stage is contractions and then the delivery of the babies. Once labor has begun- I will email you and make the announcement on Facebook. Updates will be made on our Facebook page. Pictures will be emailed 24 hrs after delivery.
- Wait list: Gilliam
Jules/Paddington F2b Mini’s (red- 20-30 lbs) Litter Full
Yep, still waiting- although a few of our other dogs who we will not be breeding this cycle are starting to cycle. So, that usually means it’s any time now!!! Our scheduled time was October/November. So, just in the waiting game right now. The up and down weather pattern can cause some delays- so I’ll keep you posted!
- Lamgo Farms First pick
- Swearingen (double listed on Beasley’s litter)
- 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, Mercado
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)
- 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 back Up for current and upcoming litters (scroll down for more future litters) 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 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): $2,400
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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