Portuguese Water Dogs

Ch Rustyco Makin the Boys Cry

DOB: 2/25/2009 (Spayed) Pedigree

(AKC, UKC Champion)

CHIC: 75888

A CHIC number is given by the Canine Health Information Center. CHIC is jointly sponsored by the AKC/Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). It signifies that all required breed health testing has been done.

ECR CLEAR (12/9/2013)
IC13: Carrier of Improper Coat
JDCM: Normal

Missy is currently working hard at Agility (usually at WAG), and tries to keep the household running smoothly. THREE of her offspring are now AKC Champions: Rucker, Avery, and Max!. (March, 2015)

Missy with Avery and Abbie, Surfari’s second generation.
Missy loves to retrieve from the water. A lot of drive in this one! (August, 2012)

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Missy also comes to us from Rustyco Kennels in Stockton, CA, out of Ferrusca (Ch. Del Sur’s Rustyco Bit o’ the Bud) and Giorgio (Ch. Rustyco Giorgio de Toraq). Her registered name is Rustyco Makin’ the Boys Cry.

Missy earned her second major win under Judge Dr. Eric Liebes on May 29th, 2011 (Mission Circuit), and is thus a NEW CHAMPION! Thank you Pam Lambie for handling Missy to her Championship, and thank you Judge Liebes!


Missy was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch (out of the Amateur Owner-Handler Class) at the 2010 Portuguese Water Dog Club of American National Specialty (San Luis Obispo, CA) in October, 2010. We are all very proud of Missy, and thank Judge Karen Arends for this great honor!


Photo by Nancy Gaffney

Continuing a hot streak, Missy racked up successive Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite wins (handled by Ben, here with Judge Joan Luna) and her first major win (Winners Bitch, handled by Lynn) at the San Joaquin Kennel Club (coming on the heels of Winners Bitch, but a broken major two days before), Thanksgiving weekend, 2010. Thank you Judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna!

Missy_WB_SDFC_2010_Sun_400 Missy_WB_Stockton_2010_400

Photos by Warren Cook/

Missy was awarded Winner’s Bitch/Best of Winners out of the 6-9 Puppy Bitch class in her first show in Carson City, NV, in September, 2009! Thank you Judge Donovan Thompson for recognizing Missy!