Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

‘He goes wherever I go’ (Picture: @acro__al / Caters News)This is Stan, the miniature schnauzer who loves going on adventures with his owner, Alex Colbeck.Alex said: ‘I have a paraglider wing and harness for myself and one for Stan which is a custom-made doggy harness.

Blind man hit on head with baseball bat and robbed of £6,500 puppy

Blind man hit on head with baseball bat and robbed of £6,500 puppy

Precious the American Bully was just 14-weeks-old when she was stolen (Picture: SWNS) She was stolen after the group of men brandished a knife and baseball bat (Picture: SWNS)He said: ‘They knew I was blind.

Dog warning: Worst UK areas for pet theft MAPPED and breeds at risk– owners urged to check

Dog warning: Worst UK areas for pet theft MAPPED and breeds at risk– owners urged to check

Dog thefts hit a record high last year (Image: Getty) Map of dog thefts in UK (Image: Express)Kent Police received 182, Lancashire Constabulary had 116 and South Yorkshire Police had 100.French Bulldogs, which are the second most popular breed in the UK, are one of the most commonly stolen dogs, along with Jack Russell Terriers.

Saved by a screen break at the cinema

Saved by a screen break at the cinema

Caroline Cole Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.“Always put your complaint in writing” is good advice (How to complain effectively – and get results, 21 March ).Thank you, Alys Fowler, for reminding us of the importance of the humble weed (16 March ).

Yorkshire terrier ‘stabbed to death’ in horrific attack on housing estate

Yorkshire terrier ‘stabbed to death’ in horrific attack on housing estate

The disturbing attack took place in the Orchard Park estate in Hull, East Yorkshire, and is being investigated by the RSPCA.For more stories like this, check our news page.

Not such a mystery for dog owners?

Not such a mystery for dog owners?

| For the love of Brahms | Hand-washing tunes | Living in the United Queendom.• I’m now washing my hands to the tune of Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) (Letters , 20 July).

Dog found hanged with fractured skull makes ‘miracle’ recovery in loving home

Dog found hanged with fractured skull makes ‘miracle’ recovery in loving home

He’s now happy and loving life with owners Lara and Chris (Picture: Emilyapfel photography/Mercury Press & Media)‘I found him in the kitchen in his bed and when he tried to stand up he just fell to the floor.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

Dog trainer Jay Gray has shared some pearls of wisdom ahead of Bonfire Night (Picture: Jay Gray/iStockphoto)Bonfire Night can be an absolutely hellish occasion for pets across the country who are petrified of loud bangs from fireworks.

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Hockney looks as pretty as picture after being rescued (Image: Dogs Trust) The tiny terrier was only five weeks old and weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was cruelly abandoned with no food, water or blanket to keep warm.

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. • Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.