(Drimbea Misconduct of Adephagia)
Date of Birth: 06 March 2007
Height: 25.5"/64.8 cm
Colour: Ash-colour brindle (raiado cinza)
with black mask
Hip-score: 8* (5/3) (at 4.5 years)
Heart test (DCM): Clear as at 20 November 2013
Breeder: Nichola Marshall (Drimbea)
Sire: Asterel Red Rum
Dam: Clerafora Lucena of Drimbea (Luna)
Dam's hip-score: 8* (4/4)
* Breed mean score = 25; Highest Breed Score = 89
Missy is a charming dog to own. She has very much inherited her mother's cheeky personality, being an exceedingly happy dog, mischievous with a good sense of humour, very food driven, highly intelligent, and exceedingly affectionate.
Missy is vocal when guarding her territory and does suffer from phantom pregnancies, both of which are common in the breed and understandably so (the latter being natural for livestock guardians who are, as a rule, very nurturing in either gender, but being much relieved by homeopathic remedies). She is a true Estrela in that she takes her guarding "job" very seriously and yet is wonderful with children and other dogs. She is happy to be wherever we take her, so long as she is with us.
When Missy joined our family as a puppy, we had no intention of showing or breeding, but she is just too good an example of the breed not to, and is very maternal; to be a mother was something she had wanted for a very long time and she was wonderful at it. We also wanted to ensure that her Mum's line continued and through Missy, being very much her mother's daughter personality-wise, all the while enhancing the breed in the process; we feel that she is a great ambassador for her breed and indeed she has represented the Estrela at Essex Dog Day and the Robin Hood Country Show. She is a real credit to her breeder, Nichola Marshall.