If you haven't heard of Sequoyah, you should give them a serious look. About the color, not sure if they produce lots of blacks, but they are known for having a proven, health tested, temprament tested breeding stock. They are working dogs, but every littler produces some serious working dog prospects and some that are less serious and would do well in active families.
Given your location, Sequoyah would be at the top of my list (I'm getting a puppy from them in April and I live 800 miles away)
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