Any further communications with the breeder? Very disheartening to read such posts, i too as of late have been asked to make a substantial deposit. Now am reconsidering finding a local byb rather than risk being scammed. Best of luck and please update us asap... 👂We were supposed to pick her up end of september; I received a one line email with the contract but no other replies to my several messages. I don't have any of her references but was recommended to her from another breeder who told me to contact her and that she's in good standing. I know she's not ill as she is active on her FB business page. Ive received no pictures or any replies to any of my correspondence.