November 21, 2018
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! Happy Thanksgiving!!! We are so excited you’ve landed here on this page to see just what is happening this week with our family, furry friends and our farm.
It’s currently raining as I type this. I have 4 chocolate pies made and put to bed in the refrigerator. . .dill ranch dressing marinating flavors together and a completely set table just waiting for a toddler to notice, pull on the table cloth and destroy my floral centerpiece.
I only have a few side dishes to make or heat up before our big feast. I’m so very thankful my mom, who now lives next to us, has taken on the task of the great Turkey. Growing up, mom was always in charge of the turkey when our large family would get together for Thanksgiving. Mom is the best with turkey. And she should be, because she was raised on a Turkey farm. After the death of her father at the age of 15 years old, mom became part of the workforce in the family on their Turkey farm. My sweet and spicy Grandma raised chickens, turkeys, and sheep along with selling milk from their cows to make a living.
Thanksgiving was their big season. And Grandma knew everything about raising turkey and cooking turkey. Don’t get me started on her dinner rolls. We still can’t find anyone to duplicate her “just go by feel” recipe. But every Thanksgiving we still make a comment about how we miss Grandma and her dinner rolls. So, my mom was raised on one farm and has come full circle to living on our farm. She’s just glad we don’t have milking cows.
Speaking of the dogs- we are excited that our Sammy Christmas puppies are growing and absolutely adorable! We are enjoying this stage all over again. I can’t wait for Jasmine’s puppies to get here next month.
We are excited that we are already thinking about our summer litters listed below. We have been receiving more than usual inquiries about our upcoming puppies. We do have 3 litters that we are accepting deposits on now. That is our Snowflake English F1 mini’s, our Lina F1bb Mediums, and our Bella English F2b Mini/Medium’s. We are accepting deposits for these 3 summer litters, but we will still be waiting until January 1st for deposits on our Fall 2019/Winter 2019 litters.
Until then, we are concentrating on our current litters and busy working in our store. Along with Christmas puppies, we have a few doodle lover favorites at LamgoLand.com.
Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. . .it’s still Thanksgiving. . .a time for giving Thanks, holding hands with friends and family and enjoying a big meal to it’s fullest. For us here at Lamgo Farms. . .we are thankful for our family, friends and for each of you!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our Fall/Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 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.
Upcoming. . . Late 2018/ early 2019 SEASON
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini Goldendoodles
Cream, white, apricot and peanut butter coloring. Wavy coats (one or two curly fleece possible). 25-35 lbs.
Sammy delivered 3 girls and 4 boys on Monday, October 29.
Girl collar colors: dark pink, lavender, bright blue
Boy collar colors: green, black, orange, yellow
What’s Happening Now:
The puppies are fat and growing and doing great! They are really enjoying being socialized and love being held. They were weighed this week and they average 1.8-2.8 lbs. Those on the higher end are bright blue girl, green boy, and black boy. Those on the lower end are yellow boy and lavender girl. Orange boy and pink girl are right in the middle. Right now we are keeping up the socializing and they still spend plenty of time sleeping and nursing.
Please note that the first pick of the litter has moved to another future litter, therefore, opening up a picking spot. Everyone has moved up a spot. Please check your picking/pick up time to make sure scheduling works for you. There is a possibility that the second pick will also move as I have not heard back from them yet. Sometimes people are traveling and don’t check their email- so I want to make sure it’s ok to remove them before taking them off the list. So there is a possibility everyone could move up one more time. Most likely, all picking times will remain the same though. I don’t want to keep moving everyone as you schedules are most likely set in stone by now.
What Happens Next:
Weeks 3 and 4 are a continuation of socializing and spending time with momma. During week 4 we really begin to see personalities emerge.
Week 4 will also be the week we introduce them to their first food, gruel. This is a mixture of premium puppy food, milk replacer, nutritional supplement and warm water all blended into an oatmeal consistency. They LOVE it!
During week 5 we will have our temperament testing so you will have plenty of time to review video, pictures and testing results to help you in your choice for puppy picking/pick up.
As we prepare for picking/pick up. . .please scroll down to see our schedule to make sure that works for you. As a reminder. . .puppies will be chosen and then taken home the same day. I will email you the contents of your puppy packet and picking/pick up procedures so you are ready when you come.
**Because this is a Christmas litter we will be doing our picking and pick up a little different than our other litters. Picking and pick up will all be on the same day! So, you will arrive at Lamgo Farms for your picking appointment and will spend 50 minutes choosing your puppy and then the final 10 minutes getting ready to go home. Everyone will receive temperament testing, plenty of video and pictures as well as picking and pick up instructions prior to your visit. I am setting picking / pick up for Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd.
For those wanting to travel and spend the night in town prior to your appointment- we have a new hotel nearby in Midlothian. Marriott Midlothian Conference Center. May of our owners do this to avoid long travels and to make sure they arrive onetime with plenty of time to choose their puppy.
For those needing boarding and training – please check out www.HiltonButler.com. They do a wonderful puppy boot camp and have worked with us for many years. Just let them know you are getting a Lamgo Farms’ Christmas Puppy! We are unable to keep puppies past the pick up date this year for Christmas.
Your puppy will go home with a complete packet which includes-
*a folder with health records (first set of shots and 3 deworming will be included), training material, puppy schedule and crate training instructions. (Pedigree and health testing of pedigree will be emailed prior to picking.)
*10 lb bucket of puppy food
*Crate for transporting and crate training
*Scented blanket from littermates
*Poochie Pets’ Potty training Bells
*A few little extras
- Rice- double listed- 3:30 pm Friday, December 21
- Martin- double listed- 4:15 pm Friday, December 21
- Horton- Saturday, December 22- 10 am (let me know if you prefer Friday evening)
- McCoy- Saturday, December 22- 11:15 am
- Bryant- Saturday, December 22- 12:30pm
- Foreman- Saturday, December 22- 1:45pm
Jasmine “Red”/ Beans F2b Petite Goldendoodle Litter. Jasmine is a Beasley/Burton Petite Goldendoodle. These will be mostly wavy and a few curly. All shades of red. LITTER FULL! WAITLIST ONLY! This is a first breeding therefore we do not have past puppy pictures for this litter.
Jasmine’s pregnancy is confirmed! Congratulations!!! I have set the due date at December 15. Puppies should go home the first or second week in February.
Jasmine has been paired with our new little “Beans.” Not to be confused with our retired, Mr. Bean. Beans is a miniature dark red poodle. These will make the puppies an F1b generation. Because Jasmine is a wavy coat- we are using Beans to make sure we have the desired coats and colors. We do expect mostly wavy coats in this breeding. I’m so excited to see these puppies! Both Jasmine aka “Red” and Beans are dark reds.
- waitlist: McGregor
Planned Breedings: Winter/Spring 2019
(Deposits for the following litters will not be accepted until January 1, 2019- lists will not be started until then.)
Snowflake/Burton F1 Mini’s
– based on her recent cycle- she should have puppies going home between June and July 2019.
- Lamgo Farms Reservation
Past Snowflake/Burton Puppies:
Lina/Paddington F1bb Mediums
(June/July 2019)- first 2 picks reserved:
Lina is our White Standard Poodle and Paddington is our red F1b Mini Goldendoodle (parents are Mrs. Beasley/Mr. Bean). Puppies have both a curly and wavy coat and are usually a cream or peanut butter color. They mature between 40-55 lbs.
Lina just finished her cycle. We have skipped this one and will breed the next.
Past Lina/Paddington puppies:
Bella/Paddington F2b English Medium’s
( June/July 2019)
- Cabello (double listed)
Past Puppy Pictures. . .
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles (August 2019)- first pick- Cabello (double listed)
Red / Beans F1b Petites (Fall 2019)- Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
Boston/ Paddington F2b Petites (Fall 2019)- Ratzlaff, Chandler, Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
Parker Pockets – Breeding again early Summer 2019. The deposit list for our Pockets will open January 1st 2019. Please check back with us then to place a deposit. Parker will be bred to Beans or one of our F1b Pockets. We have now retired Squishy.
-holding first pick for Withey
Charmin/Paddington F3 Mini’s (Fall/Winter 2019)- holding first spot for Shannon. 2nd spot held for Lofton.
We have new breedings coming next Fall and Winter 2019-2020. These will include our first Sheppadoodle litter, New F1 Mini’s, F2b Petites and another new Pocket litter! More on these upcoming litters later this Fall.
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 that is listed as open. 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. There is a $5 PayPal processing fee that will be added to your total.
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 22, 18, 16, 14, 10, 2 and 16 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 1 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 a 10 am. 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. We use both Flight Nannies (for dogs that stand no taller than 11 inches) and pet cargo flights.
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? Sales Tax is included in the price.
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. Verification of service is required. 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. We have a medical form that needs to be completed by a doctor to qualify for service needs.
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. Puppies not fixed by the requested time frames will void the Health Warranty.
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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