First Congrats on the new V, welcome
A lot of people will suggest putting the crate in your room. We don't have Tabor's crate in our room and it has worked out very well. What works for some doesnt work for others..you'll learn your dog. (he's 7 months now)
Your breeder telling you to ignore her until morning sounds like terrible advice, they cant hold it that long. There was a point where we got up every hour, sometimes more, to take him out (it's miserable, it passes fast, deceased over time and it's worth it).
If the bed in her crate was damp, it's your fault. Honestly. That's something I had to learn, if the dog goes in the house...the blame is on you.
Dogs don't like to soil their crate, but if she's that young...she probably cries until she cant hold it..then pees...then repeats.
When she howls in the middle of the night, take her out, let her pee, celebrate(!!), then put her right back in the crate. Make her learn that crying will only get her to the bathroom, nothing more (and certainly not in your bed). Some people to say wait until the crying has stopped for a few seconds to let them out, I found that didn't always apply cause his crying usually stopped when he knew I was coming.
You'll find different opinions on this but I do not have water in the crate. He's really only in there at night, or for an hour or two during the day.
Feeding in the crate is great. Also start teaching a 'kennel/home/crate' command now. Just grab a treat and reward her when she enters the crate, it's a happy place.
I'm NO expert, this is what I did and it worked to our liking.
Biggest thing, take tons of pictures...they don't stay wrinkly forever.