Archie the springer spaniel has become a blood hound.
Stressed out by his job as a sniffer dog with the force, the four-year-old retired from active service earlier this year to live with new owners on Tyneside.
Now fully recovered and back on top form Archie is officially registered as a canine blood donor.
After he was given a clean bill of health, his owners responded to an advert in his vet’s surgery appealing for voluntary donors.
In the finest traditions of Durham Constabulary Archie agreed to put his best paw forward.
Archie is shown in the picture being handed over to his new owners - John and Denise Parker, in March this year.
John and Denise are involved with 'Husky Rescue' and regularly attend our DogWise events. This year they brought Archie with them, and it was great to see him back to full health and clearly enjoying his retirement.