Hi All Well I spent most of the day researching breeders (probably to my employers dismay) :) And I found a great local breeder through the AMSC website.
He breeds ONLY blacks and black and silvers and get this...he is a relative of mine! Isn't that weird?!?? We're related by marriage so neither one of us would have known the other, but his last name was familiar and I asked him and he confirmed all the info.
So I am now on the waiting list for his next litter. He guarantees his puppies for life against genetic defects, he certifies their eyes against disease and he does his own grooming as well. Sounds like a win win situation to me.