**EDIT** I understand you can get dogs from a shelter however that is not what I am looking to do. I'm sure many of you have had great experience with your adopted dog but seeing as how I am the one paying for it and taking care of it, I will be deciding what I get and where I get it. I was ONLY looking for anybody that could recommend a breeder....anybody that can help- THANK YOU and to everybody else- please respect the fact that I do not HAVE to go to a shelter and I am choosing not to. BECAUSE of known medical problems I want to know where the puppy is coming from to lower the risk of that happening. I know all about the breed and have done plenty of research.