March 9, 2022
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by to see just what is happening with our Pastures, People and Pets!
As many of you have noticed we have had an incredibly busy past few weeks. Our Melissa turned 18 followed by Nate and Ava turning 5 and 6. And we still have two to go.
By the end of March we are more than tired of cake eating and I’m usually ready for a break in my schedule.
Frosting and jokes aside, these many blessings have given me so much joy even in the midst of the complete and total chaos of parenting a large family. . .on a farm. . .with all of these furry friends.
There are just moments in life that make you press that pause button, stand back and take a good look at your life and those you love within.
In the puppy business, I often get the call for a companion or emotional support pup needed as therapy for a critical moment in one’s life. A single moment that can change the trajectory of one’s entire future.
This past week has been one of the most difficult in my life. Saturday night, the hubs, Phil, fell seriously sick. We thought it was a bout of E-Coli but after a high fever and antibiotics, he continued to be sick and after one week of illness, we made the trip to the emergency room.
Phil was severely dehydrated and his heart went into A-fib. (Atrial fibrillation). The room was swarming with a very meticulously orchestrated chaos. They were eventually able to get his heart to a normal rhythm. After that a CT scan revealed that he was suffering from Diverticulitis.
We always like to keep things interesting around here don’t we? I’m so very thankful that we are having some down time with litters right now and that while my adult boys and myself were basically moving us without Phil, we only had 5 little puppies to tend to in the midst of it all.
These five little ones have been an absolute Godsend to me right now with the stress of having a sick husband and not knowing right now the depth of what is going on with his heart.
Walking into the room and being greeted by these little furry feet has been the absolute best therapy for me. Oh, I’m talking about the puppies. . .the kids have furry feet from time to time. Haha!
It wasn’t until I returned home sometime Sunday that I was able to drop the adrenaline of the situation and really take stock of what had happened.
It was another one of my life moments to sit back and soak in what is really important to me. Of course my family is always at the top. But I’ve realized that while tending to all of the many details of getting lists together and videos posted, I have been missing those awesome moments we have always shared with our customers when they show up for puppy picking and then return for our pick up.
I’m so excited to let you all know that we will be returning to in person puppy picking this summer!!! I have not enjoyed the rush of the pick up process lately and the inability to visit while our owners choose their puppies. I miss that! I miss you!
Now, on to our BIG announcement for those of you who have not yet see the news on our Facebook or Instagram accounts.
Lamgo Farms has MOVED!!!!
Yes, you read that right! We have moved to Red Oak, TX which is basically just a 25 minute drive southeast from our current ranch. The drive is about the same distance from Austin and San Antonio. It is however about 10 minutes faster for our Houston owners!
We also wanted to let our owners know that due to the increase in gas prices at the pump, we are offering to meet our owners coming from the Houston area or those traveling from down south half way. We have so many coming from the same general area, that is just makes sense to see if anyone would like to meet. We could take all of our puppies belonging to our owners down south and meet you all to save you some gas money.
Of course many enjoy traveling up in this direction to see the farm and meet the parents of the puppies. I’ll be putting driving directions together for our new location.
At this time, all barns and nurseries are moved but we are still sleeping at the Venus residence until a few details are completed. We should be sleeping in the house in another week.
Ok, is that enough shock for you all for now? I know I’m all full and ready to get back to our semi boring lives here. Oh, who am I kidding. . .life is never boring on this farm.
Current Litters. . .
F2b Red Mini Goldendoodles
Rosita delivered 4 boys and 1 girl on 2/2/22. They will be going home Saturday, April 2.
Rosita’s puppies are usually all shades of red and a few apricot colors. These are a smaller miniature litter which is estimated to mature around 20-30 lbs.
Welcome Letters have been emailed to those on this list.
This litter is currently reserved. I will hold a wait list just in case we have any cancellations.
What’s Happening Now:
Oh these babies are absolutely precious! Each one is so personable and of course, they love our kids. Like a bunch of toddlers, they all just come toddling up to use when we walk by. Everyone is already starting to grasp a favorite.
Right now the puppies are spending more and more time playing with each other and toys. They are spending more time awake which gives us more time to cuddle and socialize with each one.
They are continuing to potty train with their potty pads and we have now introduced the “sit” command.
What Happens Next:
Week 5: Temperament testing. Each of you should have received an email regarding picking and temperament testing.
Week 6: Temperament testing results will be emailed. Puppy Picking! Puppies fully weaned.
Week 7: Crate training intro.
Week 8: Continued crate training. Command work. Puppies go home!
Past Rosita/Paddington Puppies:
Winter 2022 Planned Litters
(pictures of parents and past litters will be uploaded in a few weeks)
Bella’s pregnancy has been confirmed. She is due March 20th. Of course, puppies can come a week before or after this estimated due date. I will announce when she goes into labor on our Facebook page. Once puppies are born, I will email each person on her list with a Welcome letter.
F2b English Creme Mini (some medium) Goldendoodles– 2 picking spots available. 25-40 lbs. Most are in the 25-30 lb range. The mediums can get up to 40 lbs.
Past Bella/Paddington Puppy Pictures
F1bb Pocket Goldendoodles– litter reserved. 8-15 lbs
Sanjay’s ultrasound confirmed. She is due March 16. Of course, puppies can come a week before or after this estimated due date. I will announce when she goes into labor on our Facebook page. Once puppies are born, I will email each person on her list with a Welcome letter.
This litter is currently all reserved.
F2b Red TeddyBear Mini Goldendoodles. 20-30 lbs.
Boston’s pregnancy has been confirmed. She is due March 25. Of course, puppies can come a week before or after this estimated due date. I will announce when she goes into labor on our Facebook page. Once puppies are born, I will email each person on her list with a Welcome letter.
This Litter is all Reserved.
Pictures of Ivy coming soon!
All Shades of red F1 English Creme Mini Goldendoodle – First time breeding -Pregnancy will be confirmed in another week- picking spots available. With our larger Retrievers, it can be difficult to feel these babies therefore, we need an ultrasound to confirm. If pregnancy is successful these babies will go home the end of May 2022. 20-30 lbs.
Pictures of Orchid coming soon!
Orchid is a solid white English Creme Golden Retriever. F1 English Creme Mini Goldendoodle. We have paired her with our Burton to create the Snowflake/Burton’s of the past. We can’t wait to see these babies! This is a first time breeding. With our larger Retrievers, it can be difficult to feel these babies therefore, we need an ultrasound to confirm. Pregnancy will be confirmed in 2 weeks. Picking spots available. If breeding is successful these puppies should go home around the end of May or beginning of June 2022. 20-30 lbs.
Charmin’s pregnancy has been confirmed. She is due April 15. These are F3 Mini Goldendoodles. Charmin has had enough litters for us to know how these babies grow up. These F3’s do not shed. We have mostly wavy soft cotton coats but every once in a while we will have a few curly with some fleece. The colors are cream, peanut butter and a few reds.
There are 4 picking spots available.
Waiting on cycles for Emerald (Paddington is the sire) and Parker. Parker is showing signs of impending heat while Emerald is running late. While it’s difficult sometimes, right now we just wait.
Our next season of breeding begins in April-June. I will announce our breeding pairs in April.
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.
To be placed on our generic list (for instance- red mini’s or cream petites) simply send me an email to info@LamgoFarms.com with your preferences, email address and name and I will put you on our master list. Once we have our line up for that preference- I will place your name on the list. Once breeding begins- we will request your deposit.
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? Please send me an email to Info@LamgoFarms.com outlining your preferences such as size, color, coat type (wavy vs curly), gender, and any special circumstances I need to be made aware of for your situation.
I’ll need your name, email address and phone number. Once you are ready, you can make your deposit payment by choosing the PUPPY DEPOSIT button below. Deposits are non refundable but are moveable from one litter to another.
Puppy Purchase Deposit
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. Regular puppy pickings will commence this coming Summer 2022!!! 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 25, 20, 19, 17, 12, 5, 4 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. We also send home a 30 day free enrollment with Trupanion Pet Health insurance.
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 $550. 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?
Our current pricing is: $1950-$2100. Please Text Sandi at 817-366-7995 for current Pricing details.
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.