July 20, 2020
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! I’m so excited you’ve found your way here to see just what is happening with our farm, family and furry friends.
Right now we are expecting a petite litter and mini litter at the beginning of August. We should have another 3 litters then before Christmas and then we will begin accepting deposits for our 2021 breedings. I’ve updated our lists below! Please check them out and let me know if I have missed your name or made any mistakes.
I’ll make sure to make corrections before next week’s update.
During my time away from the update, I learned that my diabetes has caused a few other issues with one resulting in an alarming rise in blood pressure. The temporary cure? As little stress as possible and rest. I had to remind my doctor that I have 8 children, one husband, a farm, business, and well rest and less stress was impossible.
It turned out that when confronted with unhappy kidneys, I found a way to rest. Phil and the older kids were awesome this past weekend allowing me to literally spend three days in bed or laying on the sofa. We adjusted my medication and my blood pressure, although not back to normal, has taken me out of the danger zone. Diabetes is a nasty life long disease. In this line of work, I’ve loved watching puppies turn into diabetic detection assistance dogs.
Just another reminder that what we do goes beyond companionship for our owners. Although during this pandemic, we have learned that companionship can literally be a life savor. I’ve been more thankful now than ever for these wonderful little miracles.
I’m back to doing everything puppy that I was doing before. Only this time, I’m making sure to keep my do not disturb time set on my phone for the evening and early morning as well as making sure I sit down and rest. That’s a hard one. We have a preschooler and a toddler. One minute of rest equals three hours of clean up.
I’m learning how to say “no thank you” more often. It’s so important to take the time to re-evaluate and follow through with new plans when the trajectory of current life is no longer productive.
As you all have watched over the past four years since bringing home baby after baby after baby, I have been learning to delegate more and more to those around me in order to do what is best for both my family and our owners. Delegation has been a difficult one for me.
I had been so use to being a one woman show that watching someone else step in on my territory was uneasy. BUT, I learned. Or rather, I’m learning. One of my oldest children has taken on a love of cooking and well, that has been a huge God send for our food lovin family! Basically-everyone has a chore and a job here on the farm. Structure and schedules have just become a way of life as a large family. That is the answer to “I don’t know how you do it all.” Well, I don’t.
I’m so thankful for children both adult and young who love animals and nature. Lending a helping hand has been my secret to getting things done while adding to the family and business along the way. We certainly do take some down time too. So just a little reminder that my cell phone is turned to “do not disturb” from 5pm till 10am. This allows me to have dinner with the family, get the littles down and then start our school day in the morning without interruption. Don’t worry about keeping those times when texting. The phone will be silenced. Feel free to text all you want. Just know I won’t see them until 10am.
We are also returning to Sunday’s off regarding online and phone time. Again- that doesn’t mean you can’t text or call. I just won’t see messages until Monday.
I’m hoping that forcing myself to rest and restructure my time management will allow me to both feel better as well as become more effective in areas such as communication with my customers.
Thank you all so much for your patience and sweet spirits. And for those waiting for a returned email or text. Thank you for considering us and inquiring. If your answers are not answered below, please do let me know. I’d love to speak to you about our doodles.
Now, let’s get on to the exciting part of the update. . .
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.
Snowflake and Burton
F1 English Mini Goldendoodles
Puppies born May 29th.
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 babies are doing awesome! My girls call them “potatoes.” They use that term because when they were younger they looked like a potatoes lying there. They are crate training awesome! Learning where to potty and playing with our kiddos as much as they can.
Snowflake has now been removed and they are doing life without mama. Everyone is happy and the weaning process was pretty simple with these two.
Well, this is the end of their time with us. Yep, these babies are going home this week. We’ll have one final Snowflake litter around this time next year. I’m sure her litter will fill up quickly.
These puppies are priced at $1,950.
F2b Petite Reds
Boston delivered 3 boys and 2 girls on June 16th.
What’s Happening Now:
These babies are doing awesome! Just a bunch of little teddybears. Right now they are starting on hard kibble and they are spending one nap in the mornings in their crates with a buddy. We like to put them 2 or 3 to a crate to start so they ease into crate training without adding stress.
This week we will be conducting temperament testing which will help those looking into therapy or service for their puppy. This also helps you understand your puppy’s underlying temperament. Keep in mind personality and temperament are two different things. Temperament lets us know their natural reactions, character, etc. Personality are the little things that make your puppy individually “them.” That is their little attitude, playful tendencies, the funny and sweet.
What Happens Next:
Week 6: Temperament testing results (which includes my assessment as well as estimated weights, coat texture and colors) will be emailed.
Week 7: Puppy picking! This is a virtual picking. We can do a facetime or you can text me your choice at your appointment time. Extra video will be posted prior to picking. Reading material and puppy picking/ pick up instructions will be emailed. Invoices will also be emailed this week.
Week 8: Puppies go home August 8th (unless you are using the Hilton Butler training).
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.
Final 2020 Breedings
Sanjay is due August 6th. She is doing great and is looking like she is about to pop. She is playing around outside during the morning but spends her days laying on the cold kitchen floor. I’ve been there. . .it’s a pretty comfy spot. haha! Puppies should go home around October 1, 2020. The exact date depends on exactly when she delivers.
Sanjay is one of our Daphne and Burton girls. She is Parker’s sister from a later litter. She has the wonderful loving traits and coat from her mother and Burton has given her that beautiful color that passes down to her puppies. Her puppies have both the pocket and petite sizes in one litter. We will have puppies as small as 10 lbs and as large as 18 lbs.
- Crawford- double listed
- waitlist: Klugh
Puppy Purchase Deposit
“CD” and Fred F2bb Mini Goldendoodle’s
C.D. is expecting puppies due on August 6th. She is doing great and still very active even in this heat. She is still playful. We are opening 5 pickings spots until delivery. IF she has more than 5 then we will have more open spots.
“CD” is one of our F1b puppies born and raised here. Fred is one of our own Duke and Daphne puppies!!! He is from their final litter. This is a first time breeding for both of them. We are so excited to see their babies! Breeding is now complete and we are now waiting another 2 weeks to confirm pregnancy. Puppies should be born around early August with a going home time frame around early October. I have started a list with a few spots taken. I’ll post that next week along with pictures of CD and Fred.
- Waitlist- Klugh, Wedtbroo
Puppy Purchase Deposit
F2 English Mini/Medium
Bella is due July 26. This will give us puppies due mid to late August and going home mid to late October. Keep in mind that much like humans, labor can happen a week before or after the due date.
Bella is scheduled for a prenatal ultrasound on Wednesday. Her size is a little smaller than I’d like so we will take a look inside for a little piece of mind.
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.
Past Puppy Pictures. . .
STILL waiting on Parker’s cycle. I know this is hard. We are checking her every day. This extreme heat could be delaying her cycle. So we wait! Any time now. Parker’s puppies mature between 8-16 lbs. They are cream, peanut butter and red. Wavy and curly coats.
- Smith- double listed
- Baesler – double listed (pick #2 2021 list)
- Crawford- double listed
F1b Red Petite Goldendoodles (we have been having small litters with Red, but we are trying one more time to see if we can get one of her larger litters again). Breeding expected early August. Pups to go home around Christmas. Deposits will not be accepted based on Red’s past 2 small litters. Once we have an xray with a puppy count we will then accept deposits. Right now we will simply hold a wait list for this litter.
Pictures and updated list Coming. . .
2021-22 Breeding Lineup
We will have lists for these litters starting in July 2020. Deposits will not be accepted until after January 1st 2021. Pictures of parents and past puppies will be posted in a few weeks.
Poppins / Banks F1 Moyen Sheepadoodles (white and black) cycle scheduled for mid January. Pups would go home around May 2021. 8 picking spots.
Charmin / Paddington F3 Mini Goldendoodles. (apricot, cream and peanut butter colors- wavy coats). cycle scheduled for early January. Pups would go home around May 2021. 8 picking spots. First 2 spots reserved. Chandler
Maybelline / Beans F1b Petite Labradoodles ( black, red and apricot) Wavy thinner more wire coats. Cycle scheduled for December 2020. Puppies would go home around April 2021. 8 picking spots.
Chaquita / Burton F2bb Red English Mini Goldendoodles (red, peanut butter, some cream or apricot). Wavy coats, more blocky face. Cycle expected around March 2021. Pups would go home around July 2021.
Rosita / Paddington Pocket and petite English Goldendoodles. (Mostly red, peanut butter or apricot). Wavy coats, more blocky face. Most will be the pocket size 8-15 lbs. A few end up Petite 16-18 lbs.
Lina / Banks F1 Standard Sheepadoodles (Mostly black with a few white markings) Wavy coats. Cycle expected in March 2021. Pups would go home around July 2021.
Snowflake / Burton F1 English Creme Mini Goldendoodles. (cream, peanut butter) Wavy coats. Cycle expected in March / April 2021. Pups would go home August 2021.
Boston / Paddington F2b Petite Goldendoodles. (red/ peanut butter) wavy and curly coats. Cycle expected in April 2021. Pups would go home around August 2021.
As you can see, we normally have the same schedule each year. Our dogs typically breed every other cycle. However, sometimes cycles run early or late so this can alter our schedule. Occasionally we will do a back to back breeding and then rest our mama a little longer. It all depends on our mama’s, their health, and our schedule.
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 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.
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.