I would strongly suggest that if you are thinking of buying a puppy from Missy @ Kinni River Springers, I would look up the definition of a "puppy mill" first. This is the definition via the ASPCA: A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation that places profit over the well-being of its dogs—who are often severely neglected—and acts without regard to responsible breeding practices.
I have never dealt with a breeder as rude as Missy was. She was very friendly until she received our down payment. Then she turned quite rude, and was put off by phone calls. She is a pro at screening calls too, so don't expect her to answer you or return your call. Once we submitted our down payment, she emailed the contract. Be wary, and make sure you comb through the "CONTRACT" that she supplies you. She has all her bases covered so you can not even speak to her on a human level. She immediately becomes defensive and tells you to read your paperwork. We love our puppy, but we wound up with a pup that came with no shot records, or AKC papers. She blamed that on the airline she shipped the pup through. Apparently, she doesn't bother registering her litters either unless you pay extra for the papers. I wouldn't have had a problem with this, and offered to pay the AKC fee. She wanted to charge me for the entire litter since no other purchaser requested them. Unbelievable! This allows her to continually breed her dogs without their being any record of how much they over breed their poor dogs. When the dogs have outlived their usefulness to her, she sells them. I would NEVER recommend this breeder to anyone.
I used to raise Springers, but only allowed my female to have 2 litters. We also did not breed her on her very next heat cycle after she whelped. When I sold our puppies, interviews with the potential families were required. We actually became friends with all the pups owners, an still have friendships with many of them today. Once we were sure our pups were going to a good home, they were sent with a folder that included the pups shot records, AKC papers, photos of the pup from birth to 8 weeks, a blanket, bandanna, and a toy. I don't expect every breeder to handle their pups the same way, but I do expect a little compassion toward the animals & the people that purchase their pups. I would NEVER recommend this breeder to anyone.