April 12, 2018
This week’s update is a little like my emotions this week. . .ALL OVER THE PLACE! So, I’m praying for a lot of grace as you navigate through it. Haha!
A few huge Ups! My husband and two oldest boys returned safely from working Buffalo in New Mexico. No one was injured! Yay! It was a long hard week for those of us left here on the farm. If anything could go wrong. . .it did. And my sweet Matthew, who is 16 and I did our best to manage each crisis both big and small.
Our one and two year olds had the most difficult time though. Ava kept wandering the house calling out and asking, “Where Daddy Go?” She couldn’t possibly understand that he would be coming back. She just knew he was gone and she couldn’t find him.
Oh, it was heartbreaking and hard. Nathan’s sleeping schedule was worse than ever and just when I thought I couldn’t hold on any longer. . .my husband called and said they were heading home after one last stop. Praise the Lord! Help was on the way!
That stop was to pick up our Jessica’s Christmas present on their way home. For those who have followed us for some time, Jessica is our 10 year old horse, cat, dog, pig, chicken, and duck whisperer. She knows all things animal and they seem to know it. If you want to know which dog is the “pick” of the litter. . .just ask which one is Jessica’s favorite.
My husband arranged to bring home a horse for Jessica since she has been taking horseback riding lessons for 2 years now. We haven’t had a big horse since the kids’ horse, Buster passed away. It was awesome to see her face light up next to this huge animal!
Of course. . .because we just couldn’t seem to get through the week without a struggle. . .the guys broke down on their way home just an hour away. It took six hours to get through that final stretch. They arrived tired and beaten. But they were home!!! And everyone said. . .”AMEN!”
Thankfully, our week, although crazy, went rather fast as we tended to new puppies and played with the larger ones. That is one job the girls do really well. They play the heck out of these puppies!
We didn’t finish the week without sorrow though. Our Jules’ litter suffered more loss. We went from 7 puppies down to 3 within days. It is a rare thing, but it happens.
I am heartbroken over the loss, but thankful for our sweet owners and prayers and so excited for everyone to meet these three babies! Each of these puppies is my very own until the owner chooses it. Each one although brand new, is loved and holds a special place in my heart. Letting them go to families is sometimes hard but joyous as I see the excitement on new owner’s faces and get to watch them grow through pictures.
Losing puppies to death is devastating though and my sweet husband could see the toll this past week had taken. I started bottle feeding a few of the pups every hour and then was able to move to every 2 hrs. Add our one year old who also doesn’t sleep and I basically was up for 7 days straight.
I’ve been blessed to be one of those people that really doesn’t require a lot of sleep. But I do have a limit. The adrenalin carried me during the bottle feedings. But once we lost those struggling- I lost my momentum.
I literally fell in bed and didn’t wake up for hours. I’m so thankful the hubs took over with our little Nathan who still gets up all night and let me catch up on sleep.
Thank you all so much for your patience with me as this week’s update was late. Yesterday, my husband began to see that the light in my eyes was beginning to dim; so he called my mom to watch the babies and took me along with him to run to the office and do a few errands. Of course, we stopped for a nice lunch.
It was good for me to get away and not feel the absence at home. I know . . .they are puppies. But they are more than that to me. Each little life is so precious and each loss is felt greatly no matter how small. My heart was aching for the owners I would have to call and for each of you who prayed for these babies. So, I had a few enchiladas and a margarita. . .picked myself up, dusted off and got back up again. Well, with the help of many who were praying for me! God is good all the time, even if and even when.
Life goes on. So let’s give thanks for the blessings in our lives and the life we have left and enjoy watching them grow! Now on to see just what is happening with each of these litters this week. . .
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our Spring/Summer 2018 schedule)
Here is what we have now and have planned: scroll down to the FAQ section to see how to place a deposit and to answer many questions.
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini’s
(white, cream, peanut butter coloring 25-35 lbs) Litter Reserved
What’s Happening Now:
Can you believe it? Puppy picking is this weekend! These babies are growing and I can’t wait for everyone to see them. I’ve decided to wait on their first set of shots until after picking on Saturday. Shots can cause a little stress and we don’t want them stressing during picking. So postponing a few days will help out. Next on the docket is another round of deworming and then you guessed it. . .crate training!
What Happens Next:
After puppy picking, I’ll be emailing more reading material and further instructions for puppy pick up. We’ll start crate training 2 or 3 to a crate to help them adjust with a buddy. Then we’ll move them by themselves along with your scented item. Before you know it. . .it will be pick up time!
Puppy picking will be scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and pick up will be Saturday, April 28. (Pick up can also be scheduled for the 25th, 26th and 27th.)Picking times listed are central time zone.
- Rinehart- prefers girl, but temperament most important – 10am
- Lamgo Farms – 11am
- Burger- would like a girl, but fine with a boy – 12pm
- Martin- prefers a girl – 1pm
- Garrett- 2pm- long distance pick
- Nugent- 3pm
- Kuyrkendall – 4pm- long distance visit
Jules/Paddington F2b Mini’s (red- 20 lbs) Litter Reserved
boy- light blue, girls- lavender and light pink collars
What’s Happening Now:
This week has been a hard one for me with this litter. It appears that one entire uterine horn delivered small and skinny babies. You all knew about the little tiny girl that just couldn’t make it through those first days. Next was another girl that was thin, but active and eating. We lost her when Jules laid on her. Then after our vet visit, we noticed the two skinny boys weren’t gaining weight and were actually losing weight. Unfortunately, we lost them both. Our remaining babies are beautifully fat and healthy! One boy and 2 girls.
Right now they are nursing and growing! They’re eyes and ears are now shut so they use their sense of smell to locate momma and their milk.
What Happens Next:
Around day 14 we will notice the eyes starting to open and the puppies will begin to respond to our voices. They will begin to crawl instead of scooting around on their tummies. Starting next week, we will post individual pictures of each puppy in our photo gallery at photos.lamgofarms.com. A link will be provided here each week. Videos will start at week 3.
Puppy picking will be scheduled for May 12. Appointments are one hour long. Times are listed below. Puppies will be ready to go home on Saturday, May 26 at 10am. This is Memorial Day weekend. Extended stay is possible for an additional week for those who already have plans for this weekend. Our extended stay pricing is $30 per day which includes the second set of shots.
- Deggs- 11am
- O’Brien- 12 pm visit
Brie/Duke F1bb Mini/Medium Goldendoodles.
Due April 25.
Brie is active as ever and will be moved to the nursery this weekend. We will be waiting until the first signs that labor is near and then she will have a c-section for this litter. I’ll keep you informed if anything happens via email and then will update on our Facebook page after that.
These puppies mature between 30-40 lbs and are cream, white and a peanut butter coloring. The coats are a soft curly and wavy coat.
- Sotak (double listed for Lina)
- holding for possible Lina litter transfer- Martin
- Holding for Cheshire
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)
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. LITTER FULL! WAIT LIST ONLY NOW.
Lina’s pregnancy is now confirmed!!! I’m feeling babies and there appears to be quite a few. This should give us a due date around May 12. Puppies if born on May 12th would go home around July 7. Please take note that we will not be able to keep puppies for extended stay this summer for vacations. You will know exact dates for picking and pick up as soon as the puppies are born. This will give you 6 weeks to plan for picking (we can do long distance picks for those out of town) and 8 weeks to make arrangements for puppy pick up.
Many of you are double listed with other litters. You are free to move to another litter such as Brie’s since she will deliver first- or you can hang in there for a Lina baby. We will ask you to make that decision within the first week after Brie has her puppies. Congratulations!!! And thank you all for your patience!
- Churman hold
- Manor (double listed)
- Bhavsar (double listed)
- Hold- Steelman Service Dog (double listed)
- Martínez/Burch (double listed)
- Wait list:
Lina and Paddington’s Past Puppies. . .
Bella / Paddington F1b English Medium Golendoodle: Bella is a Brie/Bison English Creme puppy and Paddington is a Beasley/Bean puppy. These will be a Peanut butter coloring, red and cream with wavy coats. Some straighter coats can have a shedding capability but nothing like a retriever. This is a first time breeding between the two so we will reserve 6 picking spots and then hold a wait list.
Bella is expecting!!!! Yay!!!! Her due date should be right along with Lina’s or just before May 12th. I’ll let you know asap once calculated. I know several of you are double listed in other litters. So, whoever gives birth first- you will have a week to decide if you wish to stay on that litter or move to your next choice. Congratulations!!!
- Kuyrkendall (double listed)
- Candelaria (double listed)
- Galvan (double listed on Charmin)
- Mutchler (double listed with Maybelline)
Past Polly/Paddington puppy pictures: Bella is Polly’s sister- so puppies will look similar.
Snowflake/Burton English F1 Mini Goldendoodles (35-45 lbs)
Snowflake’s inseminations are now complete. We will now wait another few days to confirm pregnancy. Puppies should be going home around mid July. Once we have confirmation of pregnancy- the due date should be around May 30th with a going home date around July 25. These dates will be an estimate and will be officially set once puppies are born.
- Lamgo Farms first pick
- Manor (double listed)
- Waitlist: Ditchman, Service Dog Hold, O’Brien, Steed
(Past litter- all now home)
Upcoming Litters. . .FAll 2018-19 Breeding Schedule
Maybelline / Paddington Mini Double Doodles: Breeding starts July/August with puppies going home around Thanksgiving 2018.
The Mini 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.
8 picking spots
- Martin (double listed with Sammy’s litter)
(past Maybelline/Paddington puppy- black turning dark chocolate- wavy coat)
(past Maybelline/Paddington puppy- red with white markings- wavy coat)
Jasmine “Red” F2b Petite Goldendoodle Litter. Jasmine is a Beasley/Burton Petite Goldendoodle. Jasmine will be paired with our new addition F1b Red Mini Goldendoodle to create another “Jules” type of litter. These will be mostly wavy and a few curly. All shades of red. Breeding will be Fall 2018. LITTER FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
- Hofmeister (double listed- holding Jules litters)
- Coast/Laris (double listed)
- waitlist: Hughes, Ramen, Guggenheim, Rainwater
Charmin / Paddington F3 Mini Goldendoodles: Charmin is a Duke/Daphne F2b Mini Goldendoodle and Paddington is our Beasley/Bean F1b Goldendoodle. They will have another F3 mini litter like our Sammy/Paddington. Charmin has more apricot markings on her back and tail. Colors to be peanut butter, white and cream. Coats to be wavy. Breeding will be Fall 2018. This is a first time breeding for Charmin. She is the same breeding as our Sammy. So you can look at past Sammy/Paddington puppies for comparison as to what the puppies will look like.
- Galvan- (double listed on Bella)
- Cheshire (double listed)
- Holding for Guggenheim
- Waitlist: Harmon
Upcoming litter. . .Boston/Paddington F2b Petite Goldendoodle litter. Boston has completed her testing and will become our next “Jules.” She will be ready for our 2019 breeding season. We will know which half of the 2019 season once we complete her next cycle. These puppies will be a petite size and will be all shades of red and peanut butter. Wavy coats expected. LITTER FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
- LF hold- Woodward (double listed)
- Hold- Hobbs
- waitlist: Champion (double listed with Charmin) Ramen, Guggenheim, Rainwater, Harmon
We breed our dogs once a year unless we have scheduling issues or need to get them back on the right cycle schedule. Here is what we will pair up again after this year’s breeding. Upcoming 2019/20.
Parker/Squishy F1bb Pockets
LITTER FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
Below is video of Parker’s first litter with Squishy giving us super tiny puppies. We will publish pictures of these puppies as they grow and as owners send them in so you can see what they look like full grown. At this time, we only have grown pictures from Parker’s litter with Paddington Bear.
Parker should have another breeding cycle around May/June. We will keep you informed when breeding begins!
- waitlist: Phan, McCoy
Future Breedings: Winter 2019
(Deposits for the following litters will not be accepted until January 1, 2019- lists will not be started until then.)
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini’s (Feb 2019)- White – first pick, Rice
Snowflake/Burton F1 Mini’s (May/June 2019)
Lina/Paddington F1bb Mediums (May/June 2019)
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles (August 2019)
Red (Fall 2019)- Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
Boston (Fall 2019)- Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
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): $1,950
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.
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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