AA advert steals hearts with Tukker The Dog, encouraging you to drive again

The AA is encouraging drivers to take summer road trips with the launch of an advert featuring Tukker the dog.

AA's Tukker the dog

As lockdown restrictions ease up across the UK, the AA is encouraging people to get behind the wheel again for Summer road trips, with the launch of their new advert.

Competing with the infamous Andrex puppy, the AA has introduced a new furry friend to our screens – Tukker the dog. The 50 second clip features Tukker turning on a record player and jumping in front of a fan, and dreaming of that summer feeling of the wind blowing through his hair (or fur, in his case).

Created by communications agency adam&eveDDB, and directed by the Perlorian Brothers, the animation-style advert is aimed at families that are looking for staycations and road trips during a summer when relaxing holidays seem like a thing of the past. But with an insight into the joy Tukker feels in his living room, many have been reminded of the joy of the open road.

An AA spokesperson said: “Tukker longs for the feeling of freedom – the pure enjoyment of being out in the car without a care in the world. He loves adventure, as well as that quick trip to the dog groomers for a post-lockdown cut. He always wants the window down with the wind blowing through his fur and his favourite track on.

“It doesn’t matter where he’s going – his eyes are never brighter and his tail never wags harder, than when he’s out on the open road.”

Along with the video ad, there will be a social media campaign featuring gifs of Tukker, as well as a Spotify partnership with sponsored road trip playlists.

READ MORE: Will we be able to get our hands on a Tukker dog? The AA’s head of brand marketing offers a glimmer of hope.

17 Comments on AA advert steals hearts with Tukker The Dog, encouraging you to drive again

  1. Are you realeasing this as a teddy it brings as smile to my parent everytime its on and i would love to get them one as a gift thank you

  2. Tina hubbard // September 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm // Reply

    I want to knit him he’s so adorable

  3. http://Www.etsy.com/shop/MomentsInTwine
    With a few tweaks and different colours could make passable Tukker

  4. My husband loves him too. I’m a hopeless knitter, heaven knows what sort of creation I’d come up with. I just wouldn’t do that to Tukker!! So please, where can I buy one?

  5. Sandra Goldsbrough // December 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm // Reply

    I too would love a Tukker dog, reminds of Max, died many years ago.

  6. I’ve loved this dog from the start! Just waiting for the day they are available to buy. Different sizes for us that can only afford a small one please. you will make heaps of money, maybe put it toward a good cause and create a great deal of good will? Support for all our wonderful NHS staff?

  7. HEATHER MILLER // February 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm // Reply

    I have just lost my Schnauzer Truman and Tukker reminds me of him can i buy one

  8. I.don’t knit any more. But I would love to have a soft toy of tucker.

  9. Please I need to buy this dog I’m going to loose my mummy very soon and this is the only thing made me laugh out loud so much. I have a Shnoodle and he looks exactly the same. Please make for purchase!!!!!

  10. Would love a tukker

  11. is it a real live Dog please some one say??
    please tell me its real

  12. Tukker is lovely, just like my miniature schnauzer, Nobby. Would love to buy one or even try to make one – any patterns being designed? My whole family wants one!

  13. Jane Paskins // March 7, 2021 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    PLEASE do produce a Tukker toy dog that everyone can buy. He is so adorable.

  14. colin smith // March 28, 2021 at 11:01 am // Reply

    i would love to buy one of these my partner is going into hospital i and would to buy him one when he come out thank you

  15. Dave Thompson // April 16, 2021 at 2:15 pm // Reply

    Easily the best ad on TV for a very long time – we absolutely love Tukker! I wish we could buy one 🙂

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