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Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Dog Bite News in the USA

Dog bite news in the USA presented state-by-state from an animal behavior perspective.  This section of  contains summaries of the most significant and often tragic stories concerning dog attacks on people, including fatal dog attacks.


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Four-year-old killed by unrestrained German Shepherd mix in Tallahassee.



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Arizona Arizona dog bite expert

Several noteworthy stories which include an incident in which a man bit the dog to break up a dog fight,  recent dog bite statistics, and how animal behavior expert opinion applies to dog bite law in Arizona.


Arkansas  Arkansas dog bite expert

News about fatal dog attacks involving pit bulls and bull mastiffs and an incident in which an animal shelter lied to about the temperament of a pit bull to during the intake process.


California California dog bite expert

Dog bite news from San Diego, Little Rock, San Francisco and Santa Monica.  In addition, find out about why the  high dog bite rate in Southern California news about Cesar Milan, aka the “Dog Whisperer”, troubles with the law.



Colorado dog bite expert
Dogs in packs may present a grave danger to people they encounter particularly if they are and large size dog such as the Great Dane.  Read more



Connecticut   Connecticut
A vicious attack by a chimp named Travis on a person familiar with the chimp ha clear implication for strict liability laws as it pertains to animals in Connecticut. Read more


Florida  Florida dog bite expert

Dog bite statistics, fatal dog attacks, and large jury verdicts for dog bite injury in Florida.  Read more




dog expert Georgia
News about an award for punitive damages in the amount of $36 million along with stories about  several incidences of fatal dog attacks, one involving a pack of unrestrained dogs, in Georgia.



Hawaii  Hawaii dog bite expert
$500,000 for punitive damages was awarded to a dog bite victim attacked by a Rottweiler in Kahala.




Idaho   Idaho dog bite expert
Dog bite news for the state of Idaho forthcoming.



Illinois  Illinois dont like expert
 $1.1 million record settlement for teenager attack by a bull mastiff.




Indiana  Indiana dog bite expert
Read about  dog bite statistics for the state of Indiana published by State Farm insurance Company for 2012



Iowa  Iowa dog bite expert
Read about an appellate decision addressing strict liability for dog bites in the state of Iowa.



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Pennsylvania   Pennsylvania dog bite expert

Rottweiler attack on four-year-old girl results in $130,000 settlement




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VirginiaVirginia dog bite expert

Fatal dog attack on 90 y.o lady in Virginia Beach by predatory aggressive pit bull



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Wyoming    Wyoming dog bite expert