December 28, 2017
Welcome to this week’s Update at Lamgo Farms! We’re so glad you’ve stopped by to visit us. I trust everyone had a beautiful Christmas celebration and pray you are continually blessed throughout the coming New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2018. I know I’ve been writing it for quite some time and now am working on our 2019 lists. . .but for me, these years are passing by more quickly each year.
Our Christmas puppies are now in their new homes and we are looking forward to our upcoming puppy picking for our pocket litter next week. A little announcement. We may have a cancellation in our Parker Pocket litter, which means we will most likely have a puppy available! Those on the list would move up a picking spot and the final picking spot may come available. I will know more details this weekend. The final picking spot will most likely be a curly male based on the preferences of those already on the list. I’ll be contacting those on our cancellation list. . .but if you are interested or know you are on that list. . please text me at 817-366-7995. Our pockets are one of a kind. They average 8 lbs fully grown. Scroll down to see video and individual pictures as well as our picking and pick up schedule. Puppies are going home January 20th. Our next opportunity for a pocket will be this time next year.
I will be working on our upcoming 2018/19 schedule which will be posted in next week’s update. You can see the pairing we have planned by scrolling down to the end of this update. You can also see just how to reserve a puppy in our FAQ section. I know that’s hard to do this week because I do not have the actual lists up. Any deposits placed are reserved in order the deposits are received.
We know each of you have many choices in regards to doodle breeders and we are so very blessed and amazed at how God brings our owners and how we are forever bonded while friendships grow throughout our process of finding puppies for each owner. Thank you again for choosing Lamgo Farms and for your constant grace as we navigate our season with our new babies and growing business.
So many of you have been praying for us throughout our adoption process, for the health of our new baby, and for the health of our 15 year old son, Matthew. We cannot thank you enough and each note, message, phone call and letter are greatly cherished. The Lord hears our prayers and sometimes we get a no and sometimes we get a very beautiful yes.
We are so excited to update you about Matthew. The many tests have resulted in a diagnosis of rare migraine with the aura of blindness. With medication, his vision should return. There were so many scary variables on the table during the testing process. Matthew and I grew closer together and to God as we daily gathered to cry out to God to help us. Help us in our exhaustion, our worry, our anger, our anxiety. I know you all prayed for us and we felt every word from that.
I also appreciate our customers who have endured my lack of communication during the hospitalizations. Thank you so much for your grace as I play catch up with email, messages and paperwork.
In times such as this, I am so thankful for each life intertwined in ours. Customers who are doctors, medical professionals, etc have been a great help and resource to us. Thank you! Having a large family came in handy these days. Each puppy still received constant socialization, training and care during days when I could not be home during those critical moments.
Now. . .we are excited as we move into this new year with awesome insight, numerous growth possibilities, and a renewed hope in our Lord and his mighty power over our lives. We are in his Hands and I have peace knowing each owner takes home the perfect puppy created just for them. Please continue to pray for us as we continue with our litters. Pray for the health of our dogs and puppies and for energy to keep up the quality and standards we have set many years ago.
You all hold a special place in our hearts. Now. . .before I write us into Valentines day. . .let’s scroll on down to see just what is happening in each of your litters. . .God bless you all and God bless us in 2018!!!
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:
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 walking and talking and eating their gruel! Gruel is their first food which is a mixture of our premium puppy food, milk replacer, nutritional supplement and warm water all blended to an oatmeal consistency. The babies are growing and their personalities are emerging big time! The rare such a delight to hold and play with. It’s a full sized doodle personality all in a tiny body! Puppy picking is the 6th. Each of you should have received directions and puppy picking instructions. Please let me know if you did not receive yours.
We may have a cancellation in this litter which would mean each of you would move up a space. I’ll let you know for sure if this happens. But right now we are waiting to hear from the current owner on the list to make sure.
What Happens Next:
Temperament testing will be on Wednesday, January 3 with the results emailed to each owner on Thursday, January 4. For those picking long distance- I’ll call you at your scheduled picking time. Please let me know your preferred phone number.
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)
- Henrichson- 1pm (Long distance)
- Bottenfield- 2pm (Long distance)
Mrs. Beasley/Burton F1b Petites (all shades of red- both curly and wavy- 16-20 lbs)- LIST FULL!
Mrs. Beasley has now completed all inseminations. We will now wait for another 2 weeks to confirm pregnancy. As with humans, there are some signs and symptoms to look for such as morning sickness that lasts a few days, a little nesting and with my momma dogs. . .they like to hang around me more during those first few weeks.
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
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini’s (white, cream, peanut butter coloring 25-35 lbs) Litter Reserved
Sammy has now completed the breeding process. We will wait another 2 weeks to confirm pregnancy. Her due date is set for February 24, 2018. Puppies should go home around April 21. Keep in mind that momma dogs can deliver up to one week before and a week after delivery date- so this would change the going home date.
- Manor (double listed)
- Wait list: Kuyrkendall, Mercado
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.
Lina has now had 4 inseminations. She will receive one more this weekend. I’m setting her due date at March 3 which would put puppies going home at the end of April/Beginning of May. We will wait another 2 weeks past the final insemination to confirm pregnancy. I’ll keep you posted! We have the final 2 picking spots available in this litter.
- LF hold
- Churman hold
- Manor (double listed)
- Bhavsar (double listed)
- Hold- Steelman Service Dog (double listed)
Lina and Paddington’s Past Puppies. . .
Jules/Paddington F2b Mini’s (red- 20-30 lbs) Litter Reserved
STILL Waiting! At this time, I believe Jules has skipped her scheduled cycle- so we are still waiting and praying she will start any day now. I know many on this litter are double listed on our other litters which are now being bred. So- many may end up with puppies before this litter is bred-we are anxiously waiting for this along with you! Since our other females are starting their cycles this 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, Garrett(more on waitlist not listed)
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)
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 email@example.com 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): $1,950
Goldendoodles (Petite, Micro mini’s): $2,100
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 : Breeding August 2018 (goes home around Thanksgiving 2018) All 8 picking spots open.
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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