March 25, 2020
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! Along with each of you, we are somewhat in awe of our current status as we navigate the current Covid-19 crisis.
Being out here on the farm, we don’t see the impact directly as packages are still arriving, the grass is still overgrowing the yards with the help of an over abundant amount of rain the past few weeks, and well, inside and just outside these walls, life is pretty much the same for us.
But then again, everything has changed. We grocery shop online and after a week of waiting for our pick up time, we arrive to find that the basic needs for our babies like milk and diapers aren’t in stock.
We are learning to stretch each meal and like an episode of Chopped, we are finding all kinds of ways to clean out the pantry.
We try to pass around funny memes and fill our time with much needed time together all while keeping the reality of the why all below surface level. This is hard.
The older children simply feel the heavy of working a little harder and eating a little less and looking to Phil and I for reassurance that they, the medically vulnerable will be ok. The younger children have no idea what is happening to us. And for them, that’s good. For us. . .it’s a little extra layer of stress upon stress.
I know you all feel it too. Although we homeschool, our children have a multitude of activities and lessons abroad. They too are feeling a bit of this cabin fever. Having a break in the rain has been awesome! Surrounded by a few hundred acres has it’s advantages. We have plenty of running room. We just need to tackle these fire ant hills first and then they can run free!
Having a number of medically vulnerable children along with my husband and myself, we have been completely isolated and as always with our puppies, we have been running the nursery like an NICU.
I’ve taken a few breaks from hunting down baby wipes, fruit and juice of all things to regroup and refuel.
As a diabetic, my body only takes me so far and well, sure willpower doesn’t go far on zero sleep. So I took yesterday to stay in my jammies, watch “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” eat some stew and burned cookies (story for another time), nap and took a little time to cry.
I think a little emotional let down is somewhat essential around here and especially during these times. I let go of the night with tears sending me off to sleep. And then the morning.
I’m gonna let you all in on another little secret about me. I hate mornings. My phone is set to be silent until 10am. I actually am up all night with our littles so my sleep time is from 6-10am. And even then, I sit at the side of the bed while Sara, our 18 month old jabbers away about her dreams and I take a few deep breaths to fill the lungs with hope.
Yesterday was different. As a breeder, I use to keep the “ugly” and hard stories in the background, out of sight from you. But as I’ve grown and my own life filled with hard has surfaced for you all to practically taste, I’ve learned that maybe just maybe opening up is better for all of us.
For those of you who have followed me for some time now know that I’m pretty much an open book. Flip flops with unmatched socks, zero make up and a tad bit of too much reality at times.
I woke yesterday to what appeared to be a dead newborn puppy just delivered by our Poppins. Laying still in her gestational sac, Phil and the boys hurried to help her. This is Poppins’ second litter. She’s not a stranger to puppies. But for some reason, she just wasn’t hurrying to open the sac. And that’s normal.
But sometimes, if left too long, they will suffocate and die. So my son opened the sac and began drying her off to stimulate breathing. Phil took it from there and for 15 minutes he breathed into her and prayed over her.
It reminded me of our son, Nathan. Nathan was born not breathing and was worked on for 12 minutes before he had signs of life. Even a little puppy is the great work of our creator. And at Lamgo Farms, every life is treasured. Every breath is a gift from our God.
She began breathing and crying. Then she snuggled up to Poppins and began to nurse. By the fifth puppy born, we could barely tell her apart from the others. I may have woke to commotion but once again went to bed with tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Whoever gets this sweet girl should consider a name that serves her great start. She is a direct gift from God to us. On a day of uncertainty, doubt and fear, she was our hope and joy and tears.
I know some of you are simply riding this out like an extended vacation while others are sincerely struggling. Some of you are even sick as I write this. Please know that we are praying for all of you. We are in this with you.
I hope those on our lists can take a break from the stress of it all and enjoy a little of the fluffy side of life here at Lamgo Farms. We are working hard to make sure each puppy is more than ready for your loving arms and sweet kisses.
Bless you all!
Here is what we have now
and what is coming up soon.
Scroll down to the FAQ section to see how to place a deposit, pricing, how to reserve a puppy and to answer many questions.
Sanjay and Paddington F1bb Petites
Litter all reserved.
Sanjay delivered 4 girls and 2 boys on my Mother’s birthday, February 11, 2020. They are all red. Some are curly and others are wavy. This is a mostly curly litter with all medium to dark red coats.
These puppies are a petite size maturing between 16-20 lbs.
What’s Happening Now:
Each of you should have received an email regarding picking/pick up instructions as well as directions to the farm to prepare for your trip. I will be sending reading material next and finally, temperament testing results.
Puppies are doing great and growing! They are getting to spend time in their kennels with a buddy right now to get them use to the crate. Once they have plenty of time with that, then we will move them by themselves. This helps them acclimate without stress.
What Happens Next:
The puppies are now in the weaning process. They are nursed in the morning and spend their evenings with mama. This will lead to morning nursings only by tomorrow. By this weekend, they will be fully weaned and Sanjay will leave the nursery to play with her friends. Now that the weather is drying up and warming up, she is more than excited to get to play.
Puppies will be moved by themselves in the crate once we feel they have acclimated nicely to both weaning and being in the crate.
These puppies are priced at $2,100
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we will be having all owners choose their puppy via FaceTime, pictures and extra video on Friday, April 3rd. Each of you should have received your “Puppy picking instructions” which explained all of this along with “Directions to the Farm” and “Reading material.” Invoices will be emailed ASAP so you can plan.
My husband and I have gone back and forth on this decision and based on all the known facts, all the families that could potentially be exposed as well as our own family, we feel this safety measure is the most responsible and logical at this time.
We will do whatever you need to make sure you are comfortable with your puppy choice. If it makes you feel any better, we have people that choose via FaceTime all the time and are very pleased with their choice. I also need to choose puppies from time to time from other breeders for our own stock. I have only chosen in person once.
Dates, Times and the Picking list with names is in your picking Instructions email. I have removed them from this public blog for safety reasons.
Maybelline F1b Petite Labradoodles
(Beans-red toy sire)
Maybelline delivered 3 girls and 4 boys on March 3, 2020. We have black, red, and a white! The girls are the Turquoise, Light pink and Lavender collars. All others are males. 16-20 lbs Mature. Black collar boy and lavender collar girl will be closer to 30 lbs due to the thickness of their frame.
Puppies will be scheduled to be both chosen and going home on Saturday, May 2nd.
What’s Happening Now:
The puppies are growing and oh so fat! I love fat puppies! The Lavender girl and black collar boy will be more of a mini size. They are just huge. Everyone has a nice long wavy coat. Right now the puppies are spending more and more time playing with both each other and toys.
They are incredibly sweet and loving. This is part just their breeds as well as the constant socializing brought on by my 12 and 16 year old daughters. They socialize them twice daily aside from their typical interaction with us. They have now started their first food, gruel which is a mixture of premium puppy food, nutritional supplement, milk replacer and warm water all blended to an oatmeal consistency. They love it!
What Happens Next:
The puppies will receive their second round of preventative de-worming and will start learning their “sit” command. Some learn faster than others, but these are smart babies. So it doesn’t take long to learn a new command.
These puppies are priced at $2,100
- LF Hold
Charmin/Paddington F3 Mini Goldendoodles
Charmin delivered 4 girls and 5 boys on March 11th.
Matures between 20-30 lbs.
Puppies will be both chosen and going home on Saturday, May 9th.
Individual pictures will be posted to the photo gallery on Friday!
Video begins at week 3.
Charmin has all wavy coats with beautiful blocky faces. Puppies are usually cream and peanut butter coloring.
What’s Happening Now:
The puppies are now 2 weeks old! Eyes and Ears are now open and they are now starting the potty training process. Yes, you read that right. We start them on this journey by placing potty pads right off of their bed so they learn just where to eliminate since they don’t want to sleep in the same place they potty. They are still spending most of their day sleeping and nursing. They are growing into little chunks!
What Happens Next:
Next week we will introduce them to their first food, gruel. They will continue with daily socializing and sensory stimulation followed by another preventative deworming at week 4. Video begins at week 3!
These puppies are priced at $1,950
- Evans-double listed
- Bratton- double listed
- Hodges-double listed
- Locke, D.
Poppins/Banks F1 Moyen Sheepadoodles
These Sheepadoodles are range between the Moyen and Standard size. They are not as large as Lina’s Sheepadoodles. Matures between 55-65 lbs.
Poppins delivered 5 girls and 4 boys on Tuesday, March 24th.
These puppies are priced at $2,100.
- LF Hold
- Hodges-double listed
- LF Hold
Grown Poppins and Banks’ Puppies:
Jasmine aka “Red” / Beans F1bb Petite Goldendoodles
Jasmine’s pregnancy has been confirmed! I have set her due date for April 1st. No, not kidding! Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we will not be taking Jasmine in for a prenatal X-ray. She has delivered safely all other times. The only reason for an X-ray would be to be able to tell owners ahead of time just how many puppies we think we have. So we will simply wait for labor to commence. She is now in my bedroom so I can keep a close watch on her.
Jasmine has beautiful dark red puppies with mostly wavy coats. Once puppies are one week old, we will ask everyone on the list to commit or move to another litter.
**I do have a few Contracts to send out to you! Thank you for your patience.
These puppies are priced at $2,100
Chaquita and Burton
English Mini Goldendoodles
Chaquita has completed the breeding process. Now we wait another 2 weeks to confirm pregnancy. If successful, she will be due May 12th which would make puppies going home around the 4th of July.
Chiquita has reds, peanut butter colors and some apricot. They are from the English Creme line mixed with red poodles so we get that great blocky face, mostly wavy coats, some curly and all in the darker colors packaged in a miniature size.
Snowflake and Burton
F1 English Mini Goldendoodles
Snowflake is currently in the insemination process. Once completed we will have an estimated due date. Snowflake is a white English Creme Golden Retriever and Burton is our AKC Registered red Toy Poodle.
Puppies are a peanut butter or cream color with wavy coats that do not shed. They tend to have more of the blocky English face. They mature between 25-35 lbs with an average of 27 lbs.
These puppies are priced at $1,950.
Rosita and Paddington
Rosita delivers mostly pocket size puppies with a few at the higher end around 15 lbs. The mature size range for these puppies is 8-16 lbs.
Rosita is one of Snowflake’s English Mini Goldendoodles. She is more of a micro mini size as she takes after her daddy’s toy size. But the English line runs through these tiny babies. Colors are cream to light red. Both wavy and curly coats.
These puppies are priced at $2,400.
She has completed the breeding process and we will wait another week to confirm pregnancy. If successful, she would be due May 18 with puppies going home around mid July.
2020-21 Breeding Lineup
2021 Parker Pocket litter: First spot reserved for Myane
Boston/Paddington F2b Petite Reds– still waiting on her cycle February/March 2020- Nevle. Boston and Paddington are both red with wavy coats. Their puppies have both wavy and curly coats and are usually all shades of red. Although we usually see one cream in her litters.
Bella/Paddington F2 English Mini/Medium– cycle due around May 2020. A May cycle would have puppies going home around Sept-Oct 2020. Bella is the daughter of our famous Moyen poodle, Brie and our famous English Creme Retriever, Bison. Bison’s breeding line is from Denmark. He is truly from champions. Bella is an f1 Standard Goldendoodle which we mix with our famous Paddington Bear who is red. Puppies in this litter have mostly wavy coats with maybe one or two curly. Some of the puppies end up with more of a wire texture. Basically a beautiful flowing non shedding coat. All others are a typical doodle wavy cotton texture. These puppies are what we call a mini/medium in that some stay the mini size around 35 lbs while others get around 45 lbs. We can tell this by week 5 when we do our testing. Colors are cream, apricot and some light red or peanut butter coloring. Bella usually has 10-11 puppies in a litter.
Retired: Mrs. Beasley, Daphne, Jules, Pringles, Sammy
Retiring next: Brie, Lina (final litter for Lina will be a Sheepadoodle litter)
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? Complete the contact form located at the end of each litter. Then make your deposit payment by choosing the Buy Now button under the litter in which you wish to reserve your picking spot. For litters not yet listed please Email me at email@example.com 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.
Are Deposits refundable? Unfortunately, due to the high demand of our puppies, we no longer refund deposits for any reason. 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 8 children. Ages 23, 19, 17, 15, 12, 3, 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 pet cargo 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. We can fly during the off season with Flight Nannies only.
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
Labradoodles (Petite): $2,400
Goldendoodles (Standard, Medium and miniature): $1,950 (Cheyenne mini’s $2,100)
Goldendoodles (Petite): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Pocket): $2,400
Sheepadoodles (Standard): $2,100
Do you offer discounts: Yes, we offer a $150 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.