I recently wrote on my lessons learned, in dealing with a backyard breeder for a puppy that never came to fruition. Now, I'm wondering how many lists to get placed on in waiting for a puppy. I'm currently on two that I know of for sure. One breeder says, "I don't count my chickens before they are hatched." So, since I'm dealing with two breeders that both do not require a deposit to be on a waiting list, it makes it very nice, as they know I'm waiting for a female puppy. I've contacted others by email and haven't heard back yet. I figured I wait till next week after the Thanksgiving and Black Friday is all said and done, before I start calling them. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.