Hi Mark! Welcome...and Bravo to you for researching and especially for being proactive. There are soooo many scams out there. I wouldn't buy a pup online. Sadly, there are just too many scams. We have had members fall prey to these. When you are ready for a pup and want to investigate real trustworthy breeders..you are welcome to post where you are at. We aren't allowed to recommend breeders here, but members can send you a PM with recommendations or even warnings! We have a few members who do breed responsibly also ànd they can advise you also.
Lol! Just saw you already said you were in SW Florida...sorry!