This video of cockapoo Ernie reuniting with his nanny after lockdown will bring a tear to your eye

By Laura Davis

You have all been sharing videos of your dogs and their wagging tails on TeamDogs Facebook post today - and this heart-warming clip of cockapoo Ernie reuniting with his nanny post-lockdown was selected as the winner.

Ernie won the Waggiest Tail category in TeamDogs Dog Show. His waggy tail brought a tear to everyone's eyes at our sister site TeamDogs - including the competition judge, Karen Price.

Owner Rachael Hartwell shared the winning video of Ernie, and said: “Here’s Ernie with his waggiest tail meeting his Nanny after not seeing her for nearly 3 months due to the original lockdown 2020.

“The video brings a lump to my throat every time I watch it as I feel it encapsulates mine, my mums and Ernie’s love for each other.”

The footage shows Ernie running on a footpath towards his nanny. When he spots her, he stands still in shock.

His nanny calls for him, and he scampers straight to her in excitement, with his fluffy black tail wagging.

He jumps back and forth before planting a kiss on her face, and circling her in glee.

Afterwards, Ernie doesn’t know what to do with himself, and burns off some steam running around the field.

Post-lockdown reunions don’t get any better than that!

Ernie's post-lockdown reunion with his nanny won him the Waggiest Tail award (Rachael Hartwell)

TeamDogs judge Karen Price, co-host of the Fetch. Chase. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Podcast, picked Ernie as her winner.

She said: “It was such a close call as all the shortlisted dogs had brilliantly waggy tails but Ernie was a joy to watch when he greeted the lady and you could experience his sheer excitement seeing her through his incredibly waggy tail.”

While Ernie stole the show - and all our heart’s - there were so many other contenders that made us smile and laugh. Here are 13 of the happiest dogs wagging their tails.

Of course, the fun doesn’t end here, because tomorrow TeamDogs will be looking for a Golden Oldie. Get ready to enter the Dog Show competition and share your senior dog on their Pictures of Dogs page.

May the best pup win!


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