October 19, 2018
Welcome to another update at Lamgo Farms! I am so excited and blessed that you have stopped by to see just what is happening with our farm, furry friends and family.
We have a lot to cover this week, so I’ll just jump right into it. As you all noticed, we did not have a weekly update posted last week. Pictures and video were posted on our Youtube channel, “Happenings at Lamgo Farms” and in our photo galleries at photos.lamgofarms.com. But the update simply did not get posted.
Thank you all for your patience with me and overwhelming grace as we conclude this particular busy season on the farm.
With Boston and Charmin’s puppies going home this week and tomorrow- there will be video for Maybelline’s litter only posted Saturday evening on our youtube channel. Boston’s puppy pictures are in the photo gallery as well as Maybelline’s.
I believe at this time we are all full in our Fall/Winter 2018 litters that will be going home for Christmas and in February. We were not able to get Sammy to the vet for a prenatal X-ray with all of the rain. It just wasn’t worth the risk to take her into a place wet that may possibly have illness. So, we will wait and be surprised right along with all of you!
We are so very thankful for the handful of puppies God gave this Summer and fall. Yes, it is a LOT of work and yes, my laundry room is overflowing with mounds of laundry needing to be folded, and yes. . .we have eaten way too much take out. But we are thankful and blessed and have been so excited being able to meet so many wonderful puppy owners turned friends.
I am however, ready for some rest and some good ole down time with the kiddos. We have been homeschooling non stop through all of this and it’s time for a fall break to sit and stare at a tree. Just a little something my dad, father of 7 use to say. I thought he was possibly losing it. . .but then I had 8 children. And now I dream of sitting in a quiet room looking out of the window. . .just staring at a tree.
If you have noticed my silence for a few weeks, I covet your prayers. Our family has been through a unique season and the waters can get rough. Many of you have held on with us during the death of my father in law. Followed by the birth of our sweet, sweet Sara! And now we ask for your prayers again.
I have become friends with so many of you who share your prayer requests and pray for us continuously. Thank you! We appreciate it so much!
My husband learned a little over a week ago that my brother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. We just saw him, healthy, witty, and energetic when we visited Colorado for my father in law’s funeral. My brother in law is one of the sweetest men I know. Gentle, kind and loving. Please lift him and my husband’s family in prayer at this time. I believe everyone is still in a state of shock. Like a huge kick to the gut. Pray for God to be glorified at this time even through fear, doubt, sorrow and anger.
I’ve always pretty much just laid everything out for our friends and puppy owners so once again. . .thank you for walking this path with us. My sweet husband, my rock is just really struggling through sorrow and grief at this time. The kids and I are picking up where he has left off. I have had the honor of walking with so many of you through terrible grief. I know you know this pain well. Moments like this remind me of you and we pray for you often.
Today one of our puppy owners came to pick up their fluffy one to go home. She said, “we’ve been praying for you and the puppies.” I don’t know if she will ever know how much I treasure that. While our bodies and minds are wanting to just sleep and moan and cry. . .I know that life must and will go on. I have 8 children who get hungry and well. . .at least the younger three need mama to help with that. But they count on me to keep going no matter what happens around us.
Puppies still need me to cuddle them and feed and clean them. They still need to learn their commands and get comfy in their crates. Owners still need paperwork and returned emails and phone calls. And new clients still need answers to their questions. So your prayers for me and the puppies are greatly appreciated and needed!
We pray over our puppies before they are even conceived. We pray for the owners and your families and your future with one of these puppies. I know God hears and answers and at times, He too can seem silent.
I feel we are not alone in our season of grief and sorrow and hard. I know so many out there are in our boat with us. So in between the bookends of puppy fluff and kisses, I’m opening up a forum for prayer. For whatever reason. . .feel free to ask us to pray for whatever your circumstance. Feel free to message me, text me, post on our Facebook page or email me. We are here for you!
I know that even when God seems silent, He is here. He may sit with us in silence or hold our hands as we weep. But He is here. And because of Him, we will see joy once again. We will see His rainbow and his miracles and His promises will be revealed.
And some of those little miracles and answers to your prayers are listed below. Just scroll on down to your litters to see just what is happening this week with these precious ones. . .
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our Fall/Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 schedule)
Here is what we have now and have planned: scroll down to the FAQ section to see how to place a deposit and to answer many questions.
Upcoming Litters. . .FAll 2018-19 Breeding Schedule
Boston/Paddington F2b Petite Goldendoodle litter
1 girl 6 boys
What is Happening Now?
Puppies are going home tomorrow already! We have been crate training like crazy and working on our “sit” command. Pick up is fairly simple. Puppies will be ready to go and should be traveling during nap time and in between meals. For those who could not pick up at the scheduled time- your puppies may not nap during drive time. For you and for those with a long drive- I suggest letting puppy sleep in his/her area with an open crate for the first night. Then start night crate time the next night.
I will show you your puppy packet contents, you will collect your puppy and then be on your way!
There isn’t video for the final week- but you can click on the photo gallery link above for this week’s pictures.
Puppies will go home Saturday, October 20th at 11 am.
Pick up schedule:
- Lacy- 2pm
- Knisley- already home
- Hughes- 2pm
- Riddick- 2pm
- Murti – 11am
Maybelline / Paddington Mini Double Doodles
3 girls 5 boys
Girl Collars: Lavender, Dark Pink, Light Pink
Boy Collars:Back, Orange, Red, Yellow, Blue
The Mini Double Doodle: F1 Mini Chocolate Labradoodle mixed with an F1b Mini Red Goldendoodle. Puppies will be a chocolate/red color with a wavy coat that matures between 25-35 lbs.
What’s Happening Now?
Puppy picking has now concluded and we are beginning the crate training process with everyone having a buddy to start. Once puppies are all settled, we will move them by themselves with their scented item. The puppies are now fully weaned and have been away from momma for several days. They received their first set of shots and another deworming.
What Happens Next?
Next Saturday is puppy pick up!!! Everyone is scheduled to arrive at 10am. I’ll go over your puppy packet contents and you will collect puppy and be on your way. Pick up is scheduled so your puppy will nap on your way home. If you have not yet received your reading material and pick up instructions. . .I will be emailing again tomorrow evening to make sure everyone receives the proper paperwork.
Maybelline’s puppies will be going home Saturday, October 27 at 10am.
- LF-Faith and Mike- Blue Boy
- Trefz- Dark Pink Girl
- Tannery- Yellow Boy
- Mendivil- Light Pink Girl
- McCoy- Black Boy
- McWha- Orange Boy
- Burleson- Lavender Girl/Red Boy
(past Maybelline/Paddington puppy- black turning dark chocolate- wavy coat)
(past Maybelline/Paddington puppy- red with white markings- wavy coat)
Upcoming. . . Late 2018/ early 2019 SEASON
Sammy/Paddington F3 Mini Goldendoodles– Cream, white, apricot and peanut butter coloring. Wavy coats (one or two curly fleece possible). 25-35 lbs.
Sammy is doing great and is due October 28. Puppies should be going home just a few days before Christmas. For those needing boarding and training – please check out www.HiltonButler.com. They do a wonderful puppy boot camp and have worked with us for many years. Just let them know you are getting a Lamgo Farms’ Christmas Puppy! We are unable to keep puppies past the pick up date this year for Christmas. I have promised the kiddos that they can have all of mommy this Christmas. As soon as the puppies are born, I will have picking and pick up dates for you. We may be changing our schedule to have picking and pick up on the same day. This means you will choose your puppy and take it home on the same day. I have found that it is very difficult to have puppy picking during the holiday season. Most families are coming from out of town and therefore need a weekend to travel. However, during the holiday season, most weekends are scheduled to the max with programs, etc. Having picking and pick up on the same day may assist with that issue.
Sammy has been moved to the puppy nursery to her whelping area. We will keep a close watch on her and let you know when things start to happen.
- Rice- double listed
- Martin- double listed
Jasmine “Red”/ Beans F2b Petite Goldendoodle Litter. Jasmine is a Beasley/Burton Petite Goldendoodle. These will be mostly wavy and a few curly. All shades of red. LITTER FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
Jasmine’s inseminations are now complete. We will now wait another 3 weeks to confirm pregnancy. Right now, I have set the due date at December 15. Puppies should go home the first or second week in February.
Jasmine has been paired with our new little “Beans.” Not to be confused with our retired, Mr. Bean. Beans is a miniature dark red poodle. These will make the puppies an F1b generation. Because Jasmine is a wavy coat- we are using Beans to make sure we have the desired coats and colors. We do expect mostly wavy coats in this breeding. I’m so excited to see these puppies! Both Jasmine aka “Red” and Beans are dark reds.
- waitlist: McGregor
Future Breedings: Winter/Spring 2019
(Deposits for the following litters will not be accepted until January 1, 2019- lists will not be started until then.)
Snowflake/Burton F1 Mini’s (May/June 2019)- Snowflake has just finished her cycle. We have skipped this one and will breed the next.
Lina/Paddington F1bb Mediums (May/June 2019)- first 2 picks reserved:
Lina just finished her cycle. We have skipped this one and will breed the next.
Bella/Paddington F2b English Medium’s ( May/June 2019)- Bella is in mid cycle. We will skip this one and breed the next.
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles (August 2019)
Red / Beans F1b Petites (Fall 2019)- Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
Boston/ Paddington F2b Petites (Fall 2019)- Ratzlaff, Guggenheim (double listed), Rainwater, Harmon
Parker Pockets – Breeding again early Summer 2019. The deposit list for our Pockets will open January 1st 2019. Please check back with us then to place a deposit. Parker will be bred to Beans or one of our F1b Pockets. We have now retired Squishy.
We have new breedings coming next Fall and Winter 2019-2020. These will include our first Sheppadoodle litter, New F1 Mini’s, F2b Petites and another new Pocket litter! More on these upcoming litters later this Fall.
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? 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. Then go to our pricing/payment page at LamgoFarms.com to place your deposit of $250. There is a $5 PayPal processing fee that will be added to your total.
Are Deposits refundable? Unfortunately, due to the high demand of our puppies, we no longer refund deposits. 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 7 children. Ages 22, 18, 16, 14, 10, 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 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.
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
Goldendoodles (Standard, Medium and miniature): $1,950
Goldendoodles (Petite, Micro mini’s): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Pocket): $2,400
Do you offer discounts: Yes, we offer a $300 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.
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