I have never in my life selected dog based on color, nor will I now. However, I would really like to find a puppy from respected German show lines, with excellent temperament and health, and strong structure that happens to be black. I would consider a working line dog, too provided I see really nice structure and bit less hardness and drive than typical working line dogs. This may be the last GSD I own (I still have 5 at home) and I have some mobility issues. So wild and crazy doesn't interest me anymore. I am no longer a serious competitor in anything but tracking. I am not a Schutzhund competitor and do not have any interest in puppies that are encouraged to bite. I DO want a pup that is well socialized with other dogs or pack members and is hopefully with their litter and mom up to 8 weeks, has been naturally weaned by mom. I'd prefer to find a breeder that does the Dr. Jean Dodds vaccination protocol. I'd like to find a breeder that starts their puppies on raw food. I would also like to see OFA hips and elbows and DM testing. Hopefully CERF's on the parents too. I am not opposed to European breeders. I don't ask for much do I? Actually, these are all things I have done with my own litters. But, I will never have a black with my lines. I am also open to coats. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!