Welcome to the forum. When I acquired my dog (at 4 yrs) he was known to be very destructive and even tore up his crates. However, when I took him home and worked with him and spent time with him and gave him lots of toys, I never ever had any destructive problems. Who knows what went on with the previous owner!
Talk with your breeder and find out what kinds of dogs the parents were, and what kind of advice s/he can give you about training, etc. Reputable breeders will take the pup back if there is a serious problem and it just doesn't work out for you. Spend time with the breeder and get to know the puppy personalities.