Just to chime in on the "whole" expense of a puppy, thanks to my Quicken program I can tell you we spent $2700 on Porter in the first year. Porter was $900, pet quality, flashy fawn male in WA state. But the crate, vet visits, neuter, two series of obedience classes, toys, beds, leashes, etc... bring the total up a bit
Also, heads up, most breeders that I contacted had a wait list of at least 6 months. I realize that you want to acquire your pup quickly to coincide with your time off, but please be prepared that a reputable breeder usually comes with a wait for their pups. Good luck to you.