not that you need another person to tell you to reach out...but reach out and make a connection. Ask if they don't have a potential litter coming if they could refer you to someone who might. Even ask if they by chance have one of their pups within a reasonable time of your home and see if you can arrange to meet that person. Network, reputable breeders have a waiting list and limited puppies available. It can take a year or two...patience.