May 2, 2022
Welcome to this week’s update at Lamgo Farms! I’m so happy you’ve found your way here to see just what is happening with our puppies, people and pastures.
This week is about to get super busy. We’re getting ready to say goodbye to our Boston Mini Goldendoodles this weekend. The older I get, the faster time seems to pass by me. It seems like these babies were just born and here we are preparing them to go home.
We squeeze a lot in to the final weeks around here. Those final two weeks after puppy picking includes crate training, introduction to bell potty training, more socializing, training a few commands, vaccinations and extra cuddles.
Although they are here for eight weeks, it’s the final two weeks that are the most work. Our goal is to make that transition from our home to yours as smooth as possible.
Prior to taking home your puppy, we arm you with reading material, a supply list and a puppy schedule to help you know both what your puppy is use to as well as how to acclimate your doodle to your environment.
If you’ve been following me for a bit then you’ve probably heard me talk a little about what to expect those first few weeks at home with your new baby.
When you take home your Doodle, you are in the “infant” stage of puppyhood. This lasts for about two weeks. During this stage- your only duties are to provide love, comfort and security for your puppy, provide and show them a place to potty and lastly. . .provide their food and water. That is all you need to concentrate on for those first two weeks home.
The second stage of puppyhood after taking home your puppy is the “toddler” phase. Now those who have been around toddlers already know what this stage is all about. For those not yet familiar. . .let me just say. . .you will get through this! So don’t back down.
The toddler phase begins with your puppy first of all, being awake more. Having a little more energy and feeling more confident in their new surroundings means they will begin to come out of that newborn shell where they will get into more things, chew on things a little more, and may even test their boundaries.
I always say. . .if a Toddler can get into it. . .so can your puppy. So think like a toddler when setting up your home prior to bringing home baby.
Remember they are teething and that along with the soft mouth of the retriever part of them, they will need to alleviate that discomfort by chewing. Provide numerous of chew things so they do not resort to relieving that urge on your shoes, sofa of sunglasses. Yes, sunglasses.
From the beginning- have a firm voice and practice your NO! A loud, demonstrative and authoritative tone that means business. Grab the upper hand right up front and don’t let go. You set the rules. Not to be mean. But to provide a safe and predictable environment. Your puppy will feel most secure knowing it’s limits.
These are just a few things to consider during those first four weeks home with Doodle. You can do this! And for our doodle owners. . .we are just a text away if you ever need anything.
For those considering a Lamgo Farms’ Doodle- you can start your inquiry by texting me at 817-366-7995 or emailing me at info@LamgoFarms.com.
To see what we have available- scroll down to see just what we have coming up.
For those local or coming to pick up puppies. . .let me know if you would like some farm fresh eggs! WE have an over abundant amount of eggs from our free range chickens right now. Oh so yummy!
Current Litters. . .
F2b Red TeddyBear Mini Goldendoodles. 20-30 lbs.
Boston delivered 4 girls and 3 boys on March 15. Puppies will go home May 7th.
Boy Collar Colors: Red, Black and Orange
Girl Collar Colors: Lime Green, Dark Pink, Purple and Turquoise
What’s Happening Now:
I can’t believe we are already at our final week with these sweet babies. This litter has been a pure joy! Each baby is so very sweet, attentive, smart and just fun. I can’t wait for each owner to meet them.
Right now we are in the thick of crate training. The puppies will be sent home with the same crate they are training in here so they have a familiar surrounding when they get home.
Please refer to your Crate Training Procedures which will be both in your puppy packet folder as well as the “Reading Material” email sent to you just after puppy picking. This will help you with those first few nights at home.
What Happens Next:
Puppy Pick up is Saturday, May 7th. There are a few owners that will be meeting us to pick up puppies. I’ll be texting to confirm the meeting spot. Pick up time is 11:00am for those coming to the farm. I’ll be texting each of you to confirm pick up as well.
This Litter is all Reserved.
F1bb Pocket Goldendoodles– 8-15 lbs
Sanjay delivered 5 girls and 1 boy on March 19th. These puppies are going home May 21st. Welcome letters have been emailed. If I do not get confirmation after a week, picking spots will open up.
Boy Collar Colors: Black
Girl Collar Colors: Yellow, Turquoise, Dark Pink, Purple, and Lime Green
What’s Happening Now:
Look at these babies! They are just so cute and fluffy and fat. I love fat babies! Right now the puppies are starting to get use to their crates with a buddy during nap time. Since we are sending them home at 9 weeks old, they will be with a buddy a little longer than we usually schedule. Once they are settled in the crate with a buddy we will move them by themselves during nap time.
Sanjay is still with the babies in the nursery.
What Happens Next:
We will begin weaning slowly by letting Sanjay nurse in the morning and during the night while taking the day off to play.
Crate training will continue and then they will be ready to go home.
Puppy Pick up for this litter is May 21st. For those flying- I will be shipping out puppy packets this week and will be contacting you to finalize your puppy’s flight.
English Creme Goldendoodles.
Bella delivered 6 girls and 5 boys on March 23. These babies will be going home May 14.
Boy Collar Colors: Dark Blue, Dark Green, Red, Black and Orange
Girl Collar Colors: Turquoise, Lime Green, Dark Pink, Light Pink, Yellow and Purple
What’s Happening Now:
We are now beyond the halfway point! The puppies are now starting to play with toys and each other. The crawling has now turned into walking and even running sometimes. Those little personalities have emerged and we will be conducing our temperament testing on Monday so you will be able to see those personalities on paper.
I will be emailing those results on Wednesday as well as posting new video to our YouTube channel. New updated pictures will be posted to our Facebook page. I also have pictures at the end of each weekly video if you don’t see them on Facebook. I realize not everyone has a FB account. I can also text the pictures to you if needed. Just let me know.
Right now we are continuing to socialize each puppy exposing them to all daily life environment. They are around children of all ages, cats and of course all the noises of the farm. The puppies are held three times a day now on a regular schedule. Extra cuddles come and go throughout the day when we pop in the nursery with the kids. As long as the puppies are 2 weeks old, our littles are allowed to handle them. They’ve grown up with puppies and do very well with them.
So for those of you with young children in your lives, this is a perfect start for your puppies.
PUPPY PICKING is THIS coming Saturday, May 7th. Each of you will receive Directions to the farm and puppy picking instructions this evening.
What Happens Next:
Week 6: Temperament testing results are emailed, Puppy Picking (virtually) This week the puppies will begin crate training. We place the puppies in a crate with a buddy to get them use to the crate without stress. The puppies will also be fully weaned at the end of this week.
Week 7: The puppies will be moved to their crates by themselves this week. At 7 1/2 weeks the puppies will be ready to go home.
F2b English Creme Mini (some medium) Goldendoodles– 1 picking spot 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
Charmin delivered 5 girls and 3 boys on April 8.
There are 2 picking spots available.
What’s Happening Now:
The puppies are now 3 weeks old and starting to walk around a little more than just crawl. They still spend a lot of time nursing and sleeping. That will soon change.
What Happens Next:
Week 4: I will be emailing the address to our farm and puppy picking instructions. Picking for this litter is Saturday, May 21st. This week we will also be introducing the puppies to their first food called Gruel. This is a mixture of our premium puppy food, puppy milk formula, nutritional supplement and warm water blended to an oatmeal consistency. They LOVE it! It’s sweet and sticky and they’ll lick it off of each other just to get one last taste.
Week 5: Temperament testing will be this week.
Week 6: Temperament testing results will be emailed this week. Puppy picking is next.
Video starts at week 3. Each Friday (sometimes Saturday) I post video of each litter on our Youtube Channel, “Happenings at Lamgo Farms.”
Confirmed Pregnancy: (pictures coming)
Parker (bred to Kevin). Pockets- litter currently wait list only. Due May 18.
Diana (bred to Burton) Petites- 2 picking spots available. Due May 24.
Emerald (bred to Paddington) Mini’s- 4 picking spots available. Duke June 3.
Bred and waiting for confirmation of pregnancy: Ethel (petite Double Doodles- red) (Beans is the sire). Puppies would go home around the beginning to mid August. Picking spots available. Chiquita/Burton Mini Goldendoodles (open picking spots- reds- picking spots open). CD/ Paddington mini’s (reds and cream) picking spots open.
We typically breed every other cycle. There are times we do breed back when a mom is off cycle or we will breed back and skip the next cycle. Each mama is different and their health and the health of the puppies is the most important. If we feel a mama is not ready to have another litter, we will pass up a cycle.
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.
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.