Weekly Update December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018
Welcome to another update at Lamgo Farms! We are so very excited you’ve stopped by to visit and see just what is happening on our farm, with our family and with our furry friends.
It’s been another busy yet productive week on the farm with the weather being so nice. We are expecting a few more days of rain and then back to being nice. That brings me to answer a few questions on doodles and weather.
For us. . .once this rain is over, we will begin taking the dogs in for grooming. It’s a great time for me to remind everyone who is thinking of adding a doodle to their home to consider the work and costs associated with owning the greatest dog on earth. (Yeah, I just had to).
Doodles need to be brushed at least three times a week for shorter coats and every day for long coats. Then they need to be groomed every 8 to 10 weeks. Many of our owners do grooming themselves to save both money as well as insure the kind of “cut” they desire as to not go home with a full “poodle” looking dog.
Since doodles LOVE water and puddles and rolling around in the grass. . .I highly recommend brushing at night before bedtime so they can run outside and get yucky without ruining their coat. Because once the wet and matting meet. . .well, you have concrete. Haha! or not so funny after all.
Doodles do love the colder weather, but for those taking home a puppy this Christmas or winter, keep in mind that these babies have very little fat to help them regulate their temperature. So brief visits outside are preferred until it warms up a bit.
Quick puppy potty training in the rain tip: Just put a potty pad on the porch, patio or in the garage and give them their command. Or. . .you can invest in a potty patch. We recommend this very same thing for those living in apartments or on second stories so you don’t have to make the journey at night to find a patch of grass.
Next week I’ll be adding a few tips for taking care of puppy during the busy holiday season and with extra visitors as overstimulating a puppy can make for a pretty miserable time for both owner and puppy.
Now for just what’s been happening here. . .we’re so excited for those of you who have placed orders with our store, LamgoLand.com. Thank you so very much for trying us out and for the business! Our ChowChairs are both fun and functional and fit any decor because you can custom and personalize the look. Just a quick plug. . .we are offering FREE shipping through December 15th on all products. Keep looking out this next week for our beds, bedding and Dog Bone pillows along with Dog Bone Christmas Stockings!
Ok, enough about the weather and the store. . .let’s scroll on down to see just what is happening in each of your litters. . .
CURRENT and Next Season’s Breeding Schedule: (this is our 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. . . 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’s Photo Gallery
Sammy delivered 3 girls and 4 boys on Monday, October 29.
Girl collar colors: dark pink, lavender, bright blue
Boy collar colors: green, black, orange, yellow
What’s Happening Now:
The puppies are growing and playing and so much fun right now. We completed our temperament testing and hopefully I will get those emailed today. If I can’t get everything typed up today, I will get it emailed no later than Saturday. This will give everyone plenty of time to review each puppy’s temperament as well as look at video and pictures. We will have 2 more videos and pictures before puppy picking/pick up.
The puppies received another deworming this week and have switched over to hard kibble instead of gruel.
Everyone should have received directions to the farm via email. Please let me know if you did not receive yours. Everyone also should have already received your purchase contract which had the Health Warranty and Suggested supply list attached.
Next up. . .your picking instructions and pick up instructions. I’m tweaking these for this litter since puppies are going home for Christmas which often encompasses busyness and extra visitors. I just thought it would be helpful to throw out a few tips for juggling puppy and Christmas so you don’t feel overwhelmed. It is perfectly ok to deviate from the normal puppy schedule for a few days until after the holidays to begin a good schedule and resume the task of crate training.
Again. . .for those needing some extra help, boarding and training– check out http://www.HiltonButler.com. If they are not in your area, ask them about long distance boarding or if they have a recommendation in your area. We love the Butlers and love how they train and treat our puppies.
Balance Payments: We usually ask for balance payments during puppy picking. Since we are doing pick up and picking at the same time, we will be emailing invoices early during week 5 so you can plan on how you wish to make the final payment. Payments via check will need to reach us by week 6 so we can get them cashed on time. Our mailing address will be on your directions sent out this week. PayPal/credit payments that are automatic (meaning not through a checking account) can be made anytime- even at pick up. PayPal checking payments need to be made no later than week 6. We also accept cash at pick up. Although we use PayPal- you do no need a PayPal account to make your payment via credit card. We also accept the PayPal 6 mos no interest feature.
What Happens Next:
We will begin our weaning process this weekend by removing Sammy during the day for most of the day. She will nurse for breakfast and dinner until all teeth are fully in for the puppies and then we will remove her for the entire day and leave her with the puppies at night. We’re expecting rain for several days- so once things dry up, puppies will be introduced to the outside where they can play and learn to potty on the grass.
**Because this is a Christmas litter we will be doing our picking and pick up a little different than our other litters. Picking and pick up will all be on the same day! So, you will arrive at Lamgo Farms for your picking appointment and will spend 50 minutes choosing your puppy and then the final 10 minutes getting ready to go home. Everyone will receive temperament testing, plenty of video and pictures as well as picking and pick up instructions prior to your visit. I am setting picking / pick up for Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd.
For those wanting to travel and spend the night in town prior to your appointment- we have a new hotel nearby in Midlothian. Marriott Midlothian Conference Center. May of our owners do this to avoid long travels and to make sure they arrive onetime with plenty of time to choose their puppy.
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.
Your puppy will go home with a complete packet which includes-
*a folder with health records (first set of shots and 3 deworming will be included), training material, puppy schedule and crate training instructions. (Pedigree and health testing of pedigree will be emailed prior to picking.)
*10 lb bucket of puppy food
*Crate for transporting and crate training
*Scented blanket from littermates
*Poochie Pets’ Potty training Bells
*A few little extras
- Martin- 1:30 pm Friday, December 21
- Horton- Saturday, December 22- 10 am
- McCoy- Saturday, December 22- 11:15 am
- Bryant- Saturday, December 22- 12:30 pm
- Kelly- Saturday, December 22- 1:30 pm
- Foreman- Saturday, December 22- 3:00 pm
- Foreman- Saturday, December 22- 3:00 pm
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! This is a first breeding therefore we do not have past puppy pictures for this litter.
Due date: December 15. Puppies should go home the first or second week in February.
Nothing really new on Jasmine this week. She is still very active and her belly is expanding. She has been moved to the nursery so she can feel comfortable in her whelping box and be free to nest as the day approaches. I usually get a phone call or two on the due date asking if labor has begun. I will definitely let you know via email when labor has begun as well as place a post on Facebook. Dogs can go into labor a few weeks after the due date. So not delivering on the due date is quite normal. Every once in a while, I get super lucky and a litter is born on the due date. But I will definitely contact you and post if we see anything happening. Pictures will be posted 24 hrs after birth.
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.
- Desilets (mom)
- waitlist: McGregor, Hayward
Planned 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
– based on her recent cycle- she should have puppies going home between June and July 2019.
- Lamgo Farms Reservation
- Williams (double listed)
Past Snowflake/Burton Puppies:
Lina/Paddington F1bb Mediums
(June/July 2019)- first 2 picks reserved:
- Williams – double listed
- Hunter- double listed
Lina is our White Standard Poodle and Paddington is our red F1b Mini Goldendoodle (parents are Mrs. Beasley/Mr. Bean). Puppies have both a curly and wavy coat and are usually a cream or peanut butter color. They mature between 40-55 lbs.
Lina just finished her cycle. We have skipped this one and will breed the next.
Past Lina/Paddington puppies:
Bella/Paddington F2b English Medium’s
( June/July 2019)
- Hunter (double listed)
- Cabello (double listed)
Past Puppy Pictures. . .
I’ve started the lists for those who have reserved during our last season, or those who were already on a list and a puppy was not available. Keep in mind, deposits have not been received, so some of these names may move from their picking spots. Deposits for these litters will open up January 1st. If deposits are not received by January 10th. . .names will be removed. I will of course get in contact before removing any names.
Maybelline/Paddington Mini Double Doodles (August 2019)-
- first pick- Cabello (double listed)
Red / Beans F1b Petites (Fall 2019)
- Ratzlaff – hold- double listed
Boston/ Paddington F2b Petites (Fall 2019)-
- Ratzlaff- (double listed)
- Rainwater (double listed)
- Harmon (double listed)
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.
- Benavides (double listed)
Charmin/Paddington F3 Mini’s (Fall/Winter 2019)-
We have new breedings coming next Fall and Winter 2019-2020. These will include our first Sheepadoodle litter, New F1 Mini’s, F2b Petites and another new Pocket litter! More on these upcoming litters later this Fall.
- reserved for Lamgo Farms
Sanjay Pocket Goldendoodle list (this is a new breeding. . .still waiting on testing)
Lilly and Beans F1b Mini Goldendoodle (peanut butter coloring and red) (first time breeding- no past puppy pictures)
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): $2,100
Goldendoodles (Pocket): $2,400
Sheepadoodles (Standard): $2,100
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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