March 8, 2021
Welcome to Monday on the Farm! I’m so excited you’ve found your way here to see just what is happening this week with our farm, family and our furry friends.
It has been a wonderful few days of Spring here in North Texas. The ground is drying up which means we have been tending to the landscaping and chores as we prepare for the arrival of both summer and our busy season.
This week is grooming week on the farm. And by that I mean, every dog and puppy gets a bath but not all by me. Nope. We have a wonderful groomer that we have been using for nearly eighteen years. The entire crew takes about a week or two to clean. The only grooming I do now is for our puppies.
Even then, I can only do a few at a time before my back wears out.
For those considering a Goldendoodle and wondering about the details of grooming- I will say this. . .we take our Doods every three months for grooming. We’re a little behind right now due to weather. Either it’s been raining or snowing. So the doods are all getting a good shave down getting ready for warmer weather.
So, do you need to shave your doodle? Only if the coat is matting. The doodle coat serves a purpose. It protects your doodle from the sun. If you’re wanting to cut down the coat, just remember to leave about 3 inches to keep that protection.
Here in the Texas heat, a shorter coat is usually desired and much appreciated by both dood and owner especially if your doodle has a liking to the swimming pool.
Several times a season I get a text and a picture exclaiming tears pouring because a groomer has “poodled the doodle.” This is when the groomer does a typical poodle cut on the crown of the head and then shaves the snout and between the eyes.
I can’t tell you how many times I see before and after pictures and yell out. . .”I like the before picture!” The Goldendoodle is suppose to have a shaggy rag-O-Muffin type look. Shaving the snout is a big no-no. Let those bangs grow out and do trimmings at home if you feel the hair is in the eyes too much.
You do not need to trim your doodle until about five or six months old. Even then, you should just need a face trim and not an all over trim. Remember, your dood’s coat is still a puppy fluff until about 11 months old. So shaving that coat with a clipper cut will fray the cuticle and can promote more matting. A scissor cut is the desired method until about a year.
Always remember to brush! I like to brush at night before we put the dogs to bed. Thank way they are ready to go outside, no matter the weather in the morning. Why is the weather so important? Because if there is a mat in the coat and it gets wet, it will set in like concrete.
It’s just easier to have that combed coat so if it happens to get wet, then you can simply towel and blow dry then brush again without ruining the overall coat.
Ok, enough about grooming today. I’ll touch more on grooming products next week. Having a shed free coat is both awesome and a lot of work, but sticking to a routine of brushing and having a set grooming schedule will make sure your dood is constantly looking it’s best!
One final thought- always take a picture in with you to your groomer to assure you get the “look” you desire.
Now, what’s up with our breeding schedule? Right now we are currently breeding two litters- a Double Doodle litter and another english Sheepie Doodle litter. I am taking names for both lists and will accept deposits once pregnancy is confirmed. Breeding literally just concluded so we have another three to four weeks before we will confirm pregnancy.
Other than those litters, all others are on a wait list basis as we have now filled up our entire 2021. Names will be added to a master 2022 list but we will not take deposits on 2022 until January 1st.
Thank you again for everyone emailing and messaging requesting information on our puppies. If you do not see your name on a particular list, please know you have been added to the master list and I will be emailing details soon. Many are double listed, meaning, they are on more than one list to ensure they get their desired look/size in a particular litter. This means that it is possible for a spot to open up yet this season. With the master list, this will allow me to contact those on the list in order to see if anyone is interested in an open picking spot.
At this time, deposits are only required once pregnancy has been confirmed.
Ok, let’s scroll on down to see just what is happening in each of your litters. . .
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.
Litters Going Home in 2021
F2b Mini Goldendoodles
Boston delivered 4 little girls on Sunday, January 17th. it looks like we may have 2 curly and 2 wavy. Puppies will be going home on my Birthday of all days. . .March 13.
What’s Happening Now:
We are almost there folks! The puppies are now fully weaned and are even in their crates by themselves. We have been working on a few basic commands and are continuing socializing as well as bell potty training. Keep in mind that the puppies use both the potty pads and grass. A potty pad in the playpen is permissible. Just avoid potty pads around the house.
The puppies will receive their first set of shots this Saturday. The next set will be due at 10 weeks old. More information is in your Reading Material email.
What Happens Next:
We will continue potty training, crate training as well as socializing during this final time at the farm. Everyone should have received directions to the farm, Reading material and more about pick up in your picking/pick up instructions. I’ll be emailing more pick up information tomorrow. Pick up day will be here before we know it!
Sanjay F1bb Pocket/Petite Goldendoodles
Sanjay delivered 2 girls and 4 boys yesterday, March 7th. All are shades of red and doing wonderful! I will post more pictures identifying genders on Wednesday. Right now I see maybe one or two curly coats, but the majority look to be wavy. It will take a few days for me to be accurate on that.
We expect both a pocket range of 10-15 lbs and petite range of 16-18 lbs. (Cream, Apricot, and red coloring in both curly and wavy coats. The majority are curly).
- Waitlist: Horton, Gaboriau
Past Sanjay Puppies. . .watch them grow
Maybelline / Beans F1b Petite Labradoodles
Due to the weather we had to postpone Maybelline’s ultrasound. It is scheduled for Monday. I’ll keep you posted as soon as we have answers. If breeding was successful, she would be due around March 22nd which would give us puppies going home the middle of May.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Ethel, our Mini Double Doodle (Maybelline’s daughter) is currently in the breeding process. Ethel and our Red Toy poodle, Beans have been paired together to give us Petite F1b Double Doodles!! We expect reds, maybe apricot and possible black. I’ll post pictures next week.
( black, red and apricot) Wavy thinner more wire coats.
Poppins / Banks F1 Moyen Sheepadoodles
Poppins’ pregnancy has been confirmed via Ultrasound. We have set her due date for March 25. I know I have several of you who have emailed about this litter. I will be getting back to you within the next few days. I have everyone’s name on our list in the order inquired. If we have any cancellations or more puppies born than expected, I will start moving down the wait list.
These puppiese are more of a medium size vs our Lina Standards. They are black and white with some having black and white faces and others having black faces with a black and white body. They are mostly wavy with some curly. These babies mature between 45-55 lbs. We have had a few mature at 60 lbs. We are generally able to pick out those that will be larger around 5 weeks old.
Pictures coming soon!
Emerald / Paddington
F2bb Mini Goldendoodles
Litter Reserved with a waitlist
Emerald’s prenatal ultrasound is scheduled for March 10th. Sorry for the wait everyone. On a positive note, Emerald is experiencing morning sickness and I can confirm that I feel little “balls” which are babies! I will have ultrasound results for you next week.
Emerald is the daughter of Cheyenne and Duke. Cheyenne is a red and Duke is white. Puppies will have both curly and wavy coats much like our Famous Duke/Daphne F2b past litters. These will mature around 25-35 lbs. Colors will be like our Charmin or Sammy match ups. They will be cream, apricot and a peanut butter color.
Emerald is in the breeding process. Once completed we will wait 3 weeks to confirm pregnancy. If successful, puppies would go home around early to mid June.
This is a first time breeding so we do not have past puppy pictures for this litter, but because we have been breeding these lines for some time and have been matching these colors and coat types, we have a great idea what they will look like.
Below are pictures of some of Sammy and Charmin’s puppies (both Sammy and Charmin are Duke puppies as well and resemble Emerald) for reference.
We also do not have a past litter size to indicate how many picking spots we can reserve, therefore, we will open up 6 spots and then hold a wait list to be on the safe side. Deposits will be accepted once pregnancy is confirmed.
- Waitlist: Spruill, Douma, Lovell
Snowflake / Burton
F1 English Creme Mini Goldendoodles
Snowflake’s next breeding cycle is scheduled for April 2021(cream, peanut butter) Wavy coats. Deposits will be accepted after pregnancy confirmation.
Let me know if I have missed anyone on this list! Info@LamgoFarms.com
- Getterman-double listed
- Hold- Gaboriau
- waitlist: Spruill
Past Puppy Pictures can be viewed in our Instagram Page Highlight “Snowflake.”
You can view past Snowflake/Burton puppy pictures by visiting our Instagram Highlight “Snowflake.”
2021-22 Breeding Lineup
Our Spring/Summer 2021 lineup has puppies going home between May and August 2021. We will be adding our Fall 2021 lineup after the first of the year. Please note pricing below in the FAQ section.
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.
- Hicks- double listed
- waitlist: Duncan
Lina / Banks F1 Standard Sheepadoodles
Lina’s cycle arrived just at the start of the storm. She is currently in the breeding process. Once completed, we will wait 21 days and then confirm pregnancy via ultrasound. Lina is a very large Standard poodle and confirming pregnancy any other way just isn’t reliable.
(Mostly black with a few white markings) Wavy coats. Next breeding Cycle expected in March/ April 2021. Pups would go home around July/ August 2021. First pick reserved. (This is Lina’s final litter before retirment)
Bella/Paddington F2b English Creme Mini/Medium Goldendoodles
(cream, apricot, some peanut butter). Mostly wavy coats. Any curly coats are often a cotton and not a fleece texture. Scheduled to breed around June with puppies going home between Sept/Oct 2021.
- waitlist: Ratzlaff, Spruill
Past Bella Puppies. . .
Lilly/Burton F1b Mini Goldendoodles
(Mostly all red litter) wavy and curly coats. Scheduled to breed around June with puppies going home between Sept/Oct 2021.
- waitlist: Whitzel
F3 Mini Goldendoodles
Litter Reserved (wait list available as we have several double listed)
Charmin is the daughter of our famous duo Duke and Daphne. She is an F2b Mini Goldendoodle. The sire of this litter is Paddington Bear. He is the son of our other famous duo, Mrs. Beasley and Mr. Bean. The F3 gives us those beautiful wavy coats without the shedding. In her last litter she did have a few curly but the coats are a soft cotton texture. The coloring is a blond/apricot, peanut butter color or a light red. Some an have white markings. These puppies mature between 20-30 lbs. This breeding is scheduled for August 2021 which would give us puppies going home in December 2021. Charmin delivered 9 puppies in her last litter. We will reserve 8 since that is her typical litter size. We will hold a wait list after that. Deposits will be requested sometime this spring.
Past puppy pictures coming.
- Saletan- double listed
- Rothstein- double listed
- Waitlist: Lovell
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.
The end of our 2021 season will consist of another Jasmine Petite red litter (first 3 spots reserved) Whitzel, Ethel mini Double doodle litter, Ruby English Sheepie Doodle litter and another Parker Pocket litter 2021(all picking spots reserved. Parker was suppose to cycle at the end of January. At this time we are just waiting. If she had a missed cycle then the next one would be in June. Unfortunately Parker’s cycles are not the same length as our larger doodles, therefore we will watch her carefully between now and June. We have reserved the first spot in her 2021/22 breeding as well.)
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 PUPPY DEPOSIT 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? *** COVID-19: All pickings will be conducted virtually at this time. 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? *** COVID-19: All pickings will be conducted virtually at this time. 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 24, 20, 18, 16, 12, 4, 3 and 2 yrs 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: First set of shots, Crate, potty training bells, nutritional supplement, toys, treats, scented blanket from littermates, training material, folder with health records, Vet check prior to going home, 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.
WE will be having a price increase after January 1, 2021. Those already on a 2021 list will be able to have 2020 pricing.
Double Doodles (mini Labradoodle/mini goldendoodle cross): $2,100
Labradoodles (Petite): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Standard, Medium and miniature): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Petite): $2,100 (Starting 1/1/2021- $2300)
Goldendoodles (Pocket): $2,500
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. Breeding a Lamgo Farms’ puppy will result in a fine. We are pro-breeding and we support many other breeders, we just do not sell for that purpose especially for those who intend to breed for hobby of for just the experience of having a litter. Puppies not fixed by the requested time frames will void the Health Warranty.
What sets Lamgo Farms apart from other Goldendoodle breeders? First, having 17 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, mom and daddy dogs 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 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.