Meet the Dog: Wilco

Introducing you to Wilco, one of the models for our new collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked his owner questions about Wilco so we could learn more about the crazy and mischievous dachshund starring in our campaign.


Dog Name:

Wilco (Willie) Leedy

Dog Age:


Dog Breed:

Standard Dachshund

Tricks for Treats?

Will jump up for treats.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

I thought Wilco would be a good model for your newest line, because he embodies that everyday style that dogs all around are searching for.


Wilco checking out his casting picture

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Wilco’s favorite place to hang out is in the kitchen.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

No, not really! Wilco likes to keep it real most of the time.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments?

Wilco’s most embarrassing moments are when he tries to hang with the bigger dogs, because although he is a tiny dog he tries to act like the big ones which never really works out.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

Wilco loves to relax in his hot dog costume!

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Already have.

Is your dog single or attached?

Neither, Wilco seems to attract lots of ladies.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Walk in the park

Rope vs. Fetch?


Favorite treat?


What’s your best memory with your dog?

My best memory is going to the beach with him and playing catch.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

My dad had a dream he wanted a dachshund so we knew it was meant to be!

What was it like seeing him/her up for the first time after you purchased the dog?

It was so cute! Wilco was so tiny he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Is the dog an only child?

No! Wilco has an older sister Maggie.

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

He only barks, would never bite.

Nappers vs Players?

Wilco is most definitely a player!

What words do they know?

Sit (only if my dad says it), Potty, but most of all food!

What tricks can they do?

Wilco doesn’t know how to do much of anything besides eat.

Do they prefer mud or baths?


Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words-

Crazy, lovable, mischievous, stubborn, and criminal.

Who are your dog’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

His sister Maggie.


Besties on the set of the American Beagle Outfitters photo shoot

Where does your dog sleep?

In the bathroom.

What’s your sleeping style? Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me?

Don’t disturb me.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

Not at all!

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

He loves the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (He loves seeing Jiggy on the big screen!)

What makes your dog bark?

Any loud noise!

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

One time he jumped up on the table and drank my dads rum and coke! lets just say he couldn’t walk straight for a while!

How would you describe your personal style?

“I like to be comfy and cute at the same time!”

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

He’s inspired by Preston [AEO’s Director of Styling]! He would like to be Preston when he grows up.

What do you think of your dog’s outfit?

He loved his look.

When you heard American Eagle Outfitter’s was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

“What took them so long and it must have been Preston’s idea because he’s a genius.”

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

Around town, the kennel, the groomers and to his vet check ups.

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog?

Jeans and a tank top.

Want to show off your dog’s style? Then use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to see your pup on


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