Thank you both! I've also read very good things about Eric Grasso, but from what I see on his site, he's training and selling older pups. (If we do get an older dog, it would probably be from a rescue.) Ultimately we would prefer an 8-wk-old that could become better acclimated with us and our dog as she grows up.
If it helps, I'm definitely willing to travel outside of CT, too, with reason obviously. I've also read good things about Ryanhaus and Miles River, both in MA. Anyone have any experience with them ??