Readers wanted to show their gratitude to search dog Beck after retiring from service with the Lake District Mountain Rescue after an impressive 125 searches.

With her handler Chris Francis, the association’s callout co-ordinator, she has been a regular at many searches throughout her nine year career.

Many callouts were in atrocious and risky conditions on the central Lakeland fells, as her home team, Keswick Mountain Rescue, are one of the key teams serving in the area.

She has taken part in searches not only in the Lakes, but also in the Scottish Borders, the Highlands, Yorkshire and Lancashire, and was responsible for a notable find of an elderly gentleman in South Lakeland who had fallen and become stuck in a section of woodland near Newby Bridge.

Chris got Beck as a puppy back in 2008 from an estate in Keswick where she was a part of a working strain which made her ideal for the type of work she would later be involved in.

Beck became a qualified search dog in 2012 passing all required assessments in her two to three years worth of training.

Her retirement took place in the Newlands valley, the same location where she was graded.

About working with Beck, Chris said: “I will definitely miss working with her as any handler would do. She will be missed by the whole team for her loyalty and persistence.

“She’s always been such an amiable dog, very gentle and friendly. And she has this lovely grin.”

About her retirement one of our readers Sue Helm, said: "Thank you so much for your help and dedication, beautiful boy."

Rose French, said: "May you enjoy your well earned retirement."

Chris Bunker, simply said: "Respect."

Gill Hughes, said: "Thank you for your service. Rest up and walk for enjoyment only now."

Susan James, joked: "Put your paws up."

Julie Haffner, said: "Enjoy!"

Sue Clements, said: "Have a lovely rest."