I don't have any advice on breeders (although based on past threads - some of them being in the way past- I know who I probably would steer clear of, or at least go into it very cautiously), but wanted to say hi (missed your intro thread). I have also in N. Lake Tahoe
There is also another member from here as well - her pup is almost the same age as my youngster, so we get together when we can. Neither of my dogs came from this area though (nor did hers for that matter).
I am sorry to hear about Greta.
Leyna vom Grunenfeld, HT, PT, HSAs, HRDs, RLFs
Paisley vom Kirschental, 3/25/13, aka "the devil"
Levi vom Grunenfeld, RIP 9/5/04 - 3/4/13