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I am not from your area, and cannot recommend another breeder, but I think you can do better. I am sure some of the members that are familiar with the breeders in your area will have some good recommendations.
In the litter planned for the spring of 2013,
Kelsea, does not have heart or hip clearances listed on OFA and her eye clearance listed is from 2010 (should be done yearly). The eye clearance may have been done and not submittted. Heart clearance needs to be done by a cardiologist not a general practice vet, you need to ask the breeder, to see the clearance. I may be mistaken, but if the dog has had its hips cleared by OFA it will be listed on the OFA database, otherwise it is not considered a clearance. Hips may have been done by OVC in Canada, but I would think that unlikely.
Ryan has no elbow clearance listed on the OFA database.
When looking for a puppy, from a reputable breeder, you need to be able to independently confirm the 4 core clearances. Hips, elbows, heart by a certified cardiologist and eyes (CERF exam done yearly). It is also nice to have a breeder to who is active in the dog world, showing in confirmation, participating in one of the dog sports etc. Personally, I would want to see something more than a CGC on a breeding dog.
There is lots of great information on the forum, on what to look for in a good breeder. Good luck with your search for a puppy