December 6, 2017
Welcome to another week at Lamgo Farms!!! We are blessed to have you stop by and visit. Right now we are getting puppies ready to go home for Christmas as well as prepare the cattle and other animals for a cold front. Believe it or not, we actually do have some pretty cold weather that blows through every now and again.
We are actually originally from Colorado, which is why we love our cold weather. But the one thing I never counted on was how cold it can get here in North Texas. When the wind blows, it is actually colder hear than back home. That humid wind just cuts through your coat and chills the bones.
Our cattle and horses have their winter coats already- but we must get ready for any winter weather to keep them warm, fat and happy! I guess I like to treat them like I do myself. We put out extra hay both to eat and to lay in; make sure they can reach the barn and if it freezes- we go out and break through the ice in their water to make sure they get plenty to drink.
The horses have been enjoying the cold front and have been galloping back and forth in the pasture all day. And the dogs have enjoyed barking at them! I think the mini horses do it on purpose.
Now for a little update on our son, Matthew. Tomorrow he goes in for an MRI of his brain to rule out any growth or other condition. He will also have an infusion of fluids and pain medication and a few migraine meds to assist him until we get a diagnosis. We’re hoping some of these medications will restore his vision as well. We would love for you to continue to pray for him and for his doctors- for wisdom.
Due to the nature of this testing tomorrow- I will be completely unavailable on Thursday. I will try to catch up with my email this weekend. If you have emailed and have not received a reply- please do feel free to email again. I appreciate your patience with me at this time.
I am currently working on backed up purchase contracts for our current litters- and will begin making my picking lists for next year within the next few weeks. Deposits will be accepted for next season after the first of the year- but we do have some owners that are already on lists. I’ll make those public over the next few weeks so you can make your plans for our next season. I’m looking forward to some new red mini’s, petites and more medium litters!!!
Now, let’s not drag this out any longer than we have to and 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:
Brie/Duke F1bb Medium- all reserved
6 girls, Born October 22, 2017
Going home December 16, 2017
Video will be posted on Friday, Dec 8
What is Happening Now:
We had an awesome puppy picking this past weekend and everyone is now spoken for! The puppies had their first set of shots this week and are now officially weaned! They are doing well without Brie and getting use to the new routine. Right now they are still spending time sleeping, playing and getting cuddled.
What Happens Next:
I’ll be emailing each owner on Monday. This email will have the pick up instructions, the contents of your puppy packet and should answer any questions you have about the first nights home with your new puppy. First up this weekend is crate training. The puppies will be paired with a buddy to introduce them to their crate. Once they are comfortable- we will move them to their own crate with their scented item.
Puppy pick up is Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am. (Unless you have made special arrangements with me for another date)
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- Litter Reserved
Parker had 3 girls and 2 boys on Friday, November 24, 2017. Picking for this litter is January 6, 2018 and pick up is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10am.
What is Happening Now:
The puppies are now one week old and all doing well. It’s always amazing to watch these little ones. They are acting like one week old puppies, but still staying small. I can’t wait for those eyes to open up for us! The girl collars are the pink, bright blue and purple and the boys are the red and yellow collars. Right now I can tell for sure that the purple and yellow are wavy coats. The others need to grow out just a little more so I can really feel the texture. Curly doesn’t always mean a fleece coat. So, we’ll wait and see for those. Right now the puppies are still just sleeping and nursing while I hold them a few times each day to get them use to my touch. The kiddos won’t handle the puppies until after their eyes open.
What Happens Next:
During week 2 the puppies will have their first deworming and we should see their eyes start to open. They will be coming more active during week 3 and you will finally get to see video for the first time!
Puppy picking for this litter is scheduled for Saturday, January 6. Puppies will be going home Saturday, January 20 at 10am.
- Scroggins- 10am
- West- 11am
- Andrews- 12pm (Long distance)
- Hendrichson- 1pm
- Bottenfield- 2pm
Mrs. Beasley/Burton F1b Petites (all shades of red- both curly and wavy- 16-20 lbs)- LIST FULL!
Mrs. Beasley has now had 4 inseminations and will have 2 more before we complete this cycle. Right now I’m setting a due date for February 7. Puppies should go home around March 31. Please keep in mind that much like humans, puppies can be born a week before or after this due date therefore- going home dates can change. Once the puppies are born, we will have the exact picking times and pick up times for you.
- Swearingen (double listed)
- Deggs (double listed)
Past Beasley/Burton puppies
Jules/Paddington F2b Mini’s (red- 20-30 lbs) Litter Reserved
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: O’Brien, Hayman, Shivdasani, Assing, Atit (more on waitlist not listed)
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini’s (white, cream, peanut butter coloring 25-35 lbs) Litter Reserved
Sammy is expected to cycle sometime this month- 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
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)
- Waitlist: Service Dog Hold, O’Brien
(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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