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I would have difficulty adopting a pup sight unseen from a rescue--it would be another story if the pups were transported North and then went into foster before being adopted out. One video captures how the pups were at that moment--30 min before it was taken or 30 min after, the dark pups may have appeared more calm as opposed to the light colored pups. So unless, the foster parent had been with the pups for several weeks and you had confidence in the foster's analysis of each, I think it would be difficult to search out the pup with the right temperament. As for what could be in the mix, I wonder if Akita is a possibility.
I have worked transports through golden rescue where goldens left from Oklahoma to Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Some went straight into their preselected adopted homes and others went into foster homes. We spent a lot of time communicating with the gaining rescue and sometimes even the adopters about the goldens' quirks, temperament, activity level, etc.
That being said, if you're gut is telling you to go for it and you've done well listening to your gut--then go for it. I can't imagine how empty your home is right now. All dogs need a home--even those with the traveling salesman for a dad. Good luck in your decision!