Meet Leia's Anneli of Brush Creek, affectionately known as Annie, our Chief Canine Officer. Annie is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog who came from Brush Creek Farm in 2007. While she's a big girl with a big bark, she's a gentle giant whose antics entertain our office (and our customers, who may hear her barking when we're on the phone!). She was recently featured on the cover of a local Peoria magazine, Art and Society
More about Swiss Mountain Dogs
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs or "Swissys, Swissies" as they are also known will make good family companions if properly raised and trained. Early and intensive socialization is a must to mold a rambunctious puppy into the confident, reliable and friendly adult the GSMD breed is known for. Thanks to its mellow, affectionate and protective disposition, a well socialized and trained Swissy is quite easy to take care of and will make a loyal and loving family pet. If properly brought up, they are great with children of all ages, and if introduced and accustomed to from an early age on, they will get along well with smaller pets such as cats and small dogs as well as horses and farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and cattle.
Originally bred as multi purpose farm dogs used for watching over the homestead and as outstanding draft dogs and able livestock drovers, GSMD will easily take to pulling carts, wagons and sleds and carrying back packs on hiking trips. Their protective but non menacing nature makes them very effective and impressive watch dogs. Because of their short double coat, grooming requirements are minimal.
(Credit, Brush Creek Farm)
Annie may have a few thoughts to share with everyone from time to time so keep checking our website, blog and Facebook to keep up with Annie!
NOTE: We would like to thank our friends at V Gallery for allowing us to use the photo they took of Annie as a pup. They do excellent photography of families, children, pups and fine art alike. You may click the link above to visit their website or call them at 309-266-8877.