If you really wanted a female, you could always find a good breeder you like the look of and ask to go on a waiting list??
I had that option closer to home but this summer was THE best time of year for me to get a puppy, so I didn't want to wait. It was a good decision too, I eventually found a girl smoothcoat, only on the other side of the country :roll: :lol:
yeah its probably best! keep trying! are you not intrested in the long coats, i know everyone has their favs but just wondered if you had considered it? Have you checked out the list i think sullysmum put on with the breeders?